Sacramento, California (KTXL) — If you’ve lived in Sacramento in the last 12 months, you’ve likely experienced some historic weather events, including record drought, record rain, and record heat. There will be
Tuesday’s high in downtown Sacramento was 116 degrees Celsius, breaking the record set in 1925. The record fell after several days of triple-digit temperatures. In such temperatures, residents were asked to conserve electricity.
So far rolling blackouts have been avoided. Power generators in Roseville and Yuba and emergency alerts sent out to Californians are credited with helping.
In late October 2021, residents of Sacramento experienced rainfall that broke the record set in 1880.
Record rainfall is notable for another reason. Through the weekend of October 23 and 24, Sacramento had only registered 4.89 inches of rain for the entire 2021 season.
Sacramento’s record rainfall was caused by a “bomb cyclone” that led to flash flood advisories and warnings. Heavy rains in the area prompted the city on October 24 to advise residents not to drive until 4 a.m. the next day.
Rising creeks flooded roads and closed the northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 99 in South Sacramento.
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Sacramento firefighters were called in at one point to help 14 homeless residents after the area of Pell Drive and Pell Circle flooded. A group of 10 residents were also rescued when two houses were flooded.
All this happened at a time when residents of Sacramento, and most of California, were suffering from drought. To make matters worse, the city suffered several dry streaks and no measurable rain.
Prior to the record rainfall, downtown Sacramento was experiencing a historic drought. From March 20, 2021 to October 17, 2021, there was no measurable rainfall in Sacramento. It was 212 days in a row.
The previous continuous drying record was also set in 1880. Sacramento had no measurable rainfall for 194 days, from May 13, 1880 to November 22, 1880.
Earlier this year, downtown Sacramento faced a record streak of dryness. In mid-March, Sacramento saw his first measurable rain in 10 weeks.that is longest winter period No rain: 66 days.
A water alert has now been issued in the city, and residents are planning to water.
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