Hot and hotter – heat wave roasts Reno

June 25, 2015

In retrospect, I actually enjoyed the cool and rainy weather in May and early June. I wasn’t ready for the summer heat, but that’s too bad now – it’s here, ready or not.

The weather forecast is calling for 100 degrees on Thursday, followed by a few degrees hotter each day through the weekend. If the prediction holds up, we will be flirting with a June record high by the time Sunday rolls around. With that in mind, you might be interested in some ways to cool off.

One way to chill is by going to a public swimming pool in the Truckee Meadows. There are both indoor and outdoor pools, plus a couple of splash parks especially for the kids. The Truckee River at Wingfield Park is always a popular and free water play place, but how long this will last during the ongoing drought remains to be seen.

When it’s hot down here, it’s usually quite pleasant up at Lake Tahoe. A drive up the Mt. Rose Highway will take you to Sand Harbor beach and the cool water of Lake Tahoe. Be sure to read up on the parking situation and shuttle bus service at Sand Harbor. There is also Kings Beach State Recreation Area, a big north shore beach park just west of Incline Village on the California side. It’s a popular spot and finding a place to park is a chore, but access to the beach is free.

Another option that involves getting into an air conditioned space is going to the movies. There are lots of good movies playing right now at theaters in both Reno and Sparks.

There are some other things going on through this weekend. Check out “June 2015 Events and Activities in the Reno Region” to see what else might be of interest.

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