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Heat Wave Hitting the Beach

Heat Wave Hitting the Beach”

The Antelope Valley and other inland valleys are expected to face the worst heat this week, with triple-digit temperatures.

Forecasters said Sunday that a record-breaking heat wave will linger in Southern California until at least Thursday.

An excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service will be in force until 10 p.m. Wednesday in the San Gabriel, Santa Clarita, San Fernando and Antelope valleys, the San Gabriel Mountains, the Santa Monica Mountain Recreational area and both coastal and inland Orange counties.

Records could break again Monday, with temperatures expected to reach 110 in Woodland Hills, 109 in Lancaster and 111 in Paso Robles, according to the service.

In Ramona, the high will hit 107 on Monday, 108 on Tuesday, and 106 on Wednesday.

The Central Valley will be slammed Tuesday as it flirts with a few records.

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It has not been that hot on this date in Fresno since Calvin Coolidge was president - it hit 108 in Fresno on August 28 in 1888 and 1924.

"It will be important to prepare for the heat and have a plan ready in case your (air conditioning) goes out or you don't have any (air conditioning)", the weather service said.

The forecasted string of sweltering days is just the latest in what's been a brutally hot summer, even by Bakersfield standards.

Officials said the hot, dry conditions would heighten the fire risk this week.

Forecasters urged residents to protect themselves and those close to them by finding access to air conditioning, reducing time spent outdoors, drinking plenty of water, checking on friends and neighbors - especially the elderly - and by never leaving children, seniors or pets in parked cars, even with windows cracked open.

For more information on staying safe in the heat, view tips provided by the County of Los Angeles.



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