Another heat wave that fell over southern California was expected to push temperatures into the triple digits and possibly to record highs in the region’s high desert and inland valleys.
The National Weather Service issued a warning of excessive heat for much of the state, which began Friday at noon and will extend until Monday night.
Forecasts predict dangerous triple-digit elevations and nightly heat down much of the state’s interior regions.
Extreme heat is putting pressure on the California power grid, and the agency, which manages most of the state’s power grid, has asked consumers to save energy during a Flex Alert Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m.
Flex Alerts are a call to consumers to voluntarily save energy when the demand for electricity can exceed the supply, which generally occurs during heat waves when the electricity demand is high.
If demand still exceeds supply after Flex Alert takes effect, ISO may order state utilities to reduce demand by implementing relatively short-duration rotary power outages to expand the available electricity as much as possible, according to the independent system operator in California.
Extreme heat conditions have continued since last month, which the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration considered to be the hottest June on record for not only California but also for the rest of the United States.
According to the June 29 report, US Drought Surveillance experienced just over 47% of the contiguous US drought ̵
NOAA estimates that the drought and heat wave hitting U.S. western conditions have caused losses in excess of $ 1 billion. $.
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