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Scorching Heat Prompts Warning About Power Supplies

Update, 11 a.m.: The California Independent System Operator has issued a Flex Alert urging all businesses and residents to conserve electricity to avoid disruptions to power supplies as a heat wave grips much of the state.

Recommended conservation steps include turning off all unnecessary lights; delaying using major appliances until after 6 p.m., when power demand begins to drop; and setting air-conditioner thermostats to 78 degrees.

Original post: Redding: 113 degrees Fahrenheit. Woodland: 108. Sacramento and Fresno: 107. Davis, Stockton and Modesto: 106.

Those are the high temperatures forecast Tuesday for selected much-too-hot points in the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys as the second major California heat wave in two weeks ramps up. Triple-digit temperatures are also expected in the Bay Area’s inland valleys, with the National Weather Service forecasting that both Livermore and Fairfield, for instance, will hit 100.

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