A return to normal June temperatures isn’t expected until Tuesday, June 8, according to the National Weather Service Hanford.
And, for the next couple of afternoons, there is a chance of record highs in Fresno and other Valley locations.
The NWS forecast calls for 105 degrees today in Fresno, Visalia, and Bakersfield.
Splash Parks, Cooling Centers Open
But the triple digits are accompanied by good news for Fresno residents. The city’s splash parks are now open seven days a week and free to use through Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021.
The splash parks are at Figarden Loop Park, Inspiration Park, Martin Ray Reilly Park, Melody Park, Mosqueda Community Center, and Todd Beamer Park.
However, Fresno City Councilman Tyler Maxwell said the Melody Park splash pad needed repairs. A city spokesman said that the Melody Park splash pad would return to service on Wednesday.
— David Taub (@TaubGVWire) June 2, 2021
In addition, city pools will open the week of June 14 for the summer.
One more thing: Fresno’s four cooling centers will be open from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. today.
Cooling centers will be OPEN today in the City of Fresno, as the @NWSHanford has projected the weather to be at or above 105 degrees.
Open 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.:
🔹Ted C. Wills Community Center
🔹Frank H. Ball Community Center
🔹Mosqueda Community Center
🔹Pinedale Community Center pic.twitter.com/Csikr9is4l
— City of Fresno (@CityofFresno) June 1, 2021
No Blackouts Expected
Despite the heatwave baking California, the state’s power grid operator says that it doesn’t anticipate energy outages.
There’s enough electricity to serve the expected spike in demand, the California Independent System Operator said. However, it is monitoring the grid closely in case it needs to call on the public to conserve.
ISO says the state is better prepared to avoid last summer’s rotating blackouts.
Tips to Stay Safe
Health officials advise residents to stay safe by drinking plenty of water and reduce the time spent outdoors. If you do have to go outdoors, lather on the sunscreen.