Also in Nevada and Arizona.
Temperatures are climbing past 40°C (104F) in parts of California, Nevada, and Arizona prompting authorities to issue an excessive heat warning about … hypothermia?
The extreme heat is causing a rapid melt of snow that had fallen on some northern Nevada ranges, including in northeast Humboldt County, the Jarbidge Wilderness, and the Ruby and East Humboldt Ranges, among others.
All of that snow is flowing into Central California rivers and streams, and officials are warning residents to avoid taking a dip in the icy water.
“Brief exposure to the cold water of a river or stream may lead to hypothermia,” the National Weather Service says in a statement.
Thanks to Winston Smith for this link