Millions of people in the Western United States are under some type of heat advisory. According to the National Weather Service, Sacramento hit 116 degrees yesterday and records were also broken all over the Bay Area with some cities shattering previous daily records by more than 10 degrees. In a Tweet yesterday, California Governor Gavin Newsom said the temperatures in the state are ‘unprecedented’ and that the wave will be the hottest and longest on record for the state for the month of September. California residents have also been urged to set thermostats to 78 degrees or higher, avoid using major appliances and turn off all unnecessary lights between the hours of 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. to prevent potential rotating power outages.
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