Paradise >> Little bit of rain this past weekend leads right into another expected heat wave by the weekend as the National Weather Service is calling for triple-digit temperature by Saturday all across the valley. Chico is expected to reach 104 on Sunday, with Oroville and Gridley just over 100 degrees, according to the NWS extended forecast.
Paradise folk will have to deal with mid to upper 90 temperatures all weekend, with the high near 99 degrees on Sunday and Monday.
“High temperatures Friday and into the weekend will increase heat related illnesses for those exposed to prolonged outdoor heat, especially the elderly, children, and other sensitive groups,” NWS said via a statement.
NWS also warns against remaining in the heat for long trenches as a way to increase the likelihood for “heat-related illnesses for sensitive groups and livestock.
The minimal wet weather that Paradise and the upper Ridge received put the monthly total at just over an inch, with De Sabla running at seven one-hundredths of an inch according to accumulated totals for Tuesday. For the season De Sabla is at 86.50 inches, Paradise at 88.23.
The season officially ends June 30.
Lake Oroville continues to lower its level, with the Department of Water Resources latest lake figures at 813.24 — 66 percent of capacity. Paradise Irrigation District reservoir is at 100 percent capacity as of late last week (12,126 acre-feet).
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