It’s that time of the year to discuss one of the many unique-ish things about Sacramento…it gets hot, damn hot. And the only thing more unique-ish about the heat in Sacramento is the denial about the heat in Sacramento by those who have lived here for years. I’m going on my 9th year in the River City and this “heat wave” is no different than in years past. However, no matter where you go or what you are doing you run into a steady stream of, “Man, it’s really hot out there, what’s going on?” “This heat wave, come on, it’s a killer, what’s going on?” Well, what’s going on is that it gets hot in Sacramento about this time each and every year. Sure, some days are hotter than others, but again, Sacramento gets hot, you with me yet?
The good news is that San Francisco has four times the number of heat-related deaths as Sacramento – about 41 per year, compared with 10 here. So chin up Sacramento, you’ve got that going for you.