... Warm weather and fast flowing cold water expected this
... National safe boating week this week...
Sunny and warmer today with temperatures in the valleys warming to
mid to upper 80s and into the upper 70s to low 80s in the foothills.
Good weather weekends this time of year lead to lots of water and
other outdoor activities.
Melting snow is feeding mountain streams... rivers and lakes and the
water temperatures are very cold and dangerous. Sierra and
foothill water temperatures are currently in the 50's and valley
water temperatures are in the mid 50s to mid 60s. These water
temperatures are expected to remain very cold and dangerous for many
Exposure to water of this temperature is very dangerous. Even
experienced swimmers can lose muscle control very quickly and fast
flowing water will make Rescue difficult. People planning
activities such as rafting or boating should always wear life
jackets or vests. Children in particular should always wear a life
Vest if they are even near the Waters Edge.
The National Weather Service and the National safe boating Council
will partner for National safe boating week may 18-24. The week
will highlight relevant weather and safety-specific public service
announcements for the recreational boating public.