San Juan Buatista Cooling Center

For those without access to a cool space this weekend, the City will have its air-conditioned City Library open from 11 AM until 6 PM Saturday, and from 12 PM to 4 PM Sunday and Monday.  If necessary, it will stay open until 6 PM on Sunday and Monday.  The City Library staff will offer the normal services plus puzzles and games or something on the TV. Bring your own non-alcoholic beverages and food if necessary. Food and drinks can be consumed in our foyer and back room. 

Per the PGE press release received today, 

This communication is to provide you information surrounding an incoming excessive heat wave over the coming weekend.  A significant multi-day heat event is predicted to unfold over the upcoming Labor Day weekend, which may result in substantial unplanned heat-related outage activity throughout the PG&E service territory. 

 Fair and dry weather is expected today with morning low clouds near the coast and slightly warmer inland temperatures.  More robust warming by about 5-10 degrees is anticipated tomorrow into Friday with highs in the 103-108F range in the interior.  Temperatures will peak over the Labor Day Weekend as a very strong ridge of high pressure builds over the region with widespread triple digit heat expected immediately inland from the coast.  Daytime highs in the 108-110F range or warmer are possible in the Central Valley during this time, with 90s to low 100s in coastal valleys, and multiple Excessive Heat Watches and Warnings have been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS).   

The heat along the coast is expected to subside on Tuesday, but hot conditions will continue in the interior through at least the latter part of next week.  Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) events are not expected in the Monterey, San Benito or Santa Cruz County areas, but Enhanced Powerline Safety Settings (EPSS) technology is active on circuits in our region that cross into high fire threat 
areas, so some unplanned outages are to be expected if the EPSS technology senses a danger to the grid.  

If you have any questions or concerns about the Cooling Center, please feel free to Email the City Manager Don Reynolds at , or Call City Hall at (831) 623-4661.  For after-hour emergencies call the public work’s after-hours line at (831) 907-0887. 

City Halls -Press Release Flyer
PG&E's- Simple Ways to Save Energy: Take Steps Now to Prepare for Incoming Excessive Heat Wave