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The Heat Continues

The National Weather Service estimates high temperatures of 100 to 110 degrees once again today for the Motherlode.

In the Sierra Nevada mountains, temperatures in the upper 80’s are expected today, even at the highest elevations.

Tuesday saw a high temperature of 108 degrees in Sonora and 103 degrees in Twain Harte.

Drink plenty of fluids. Stay out of the sun during the hottest times of the day or remain indoors with air-conditioning if possible. Avoid alcohol and caffeinated beverages such as coffee, soda and tea. Use wet cloths or blue cooler packs on the face, wrists or neck for a quick cool-down. Remember your pets, as they need plenty of fresh drinking water and shade to be protected from high heat.


Cooling will begin on Thursday with 90s forecast throughout much of the Motherlode. Gusty winds will be possible on Friday.


By Saturday and Sunday, the highs in the Motherlode will reach only into the upper 70s. Most of the Sierra Nevada, during the weekend, will see high temperatures of only the upper 50’s, with a chance of showers in the north on Sunday.


Written by mark@mlode.com