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    Record-setting heat continues to cook Southern California
    • July 9, 2024

    Unprecedented temperatures are baking the Antelope Valley in northern Los Angeles County with record-breaking highs and streaks that are expected to continue Tuesday and for the rest of the week — and the rest of Southern California isn’t far behind in terms of sweltering conditions.

    Lancaster and Palmdale set records for the most consecutive days over 110 degrees. The streak in Lancaster is five days in a row with temperatures above 110 degrees, breaking the mark set in 1945. The streak in Palmdale is five days in a row with temperatures above 110 degrees, breaking the mart set in 1931.

    The high in Lancaster was 113 Monday, breaking the record for the day set in 2008. The high in Palmdale was 112 Monday, breaking the record for the day of 110 set in 2008.

    People cool off at at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center on Monday, July 8, 2024. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    People in line to get food use umbrellas trying to keep cool in the heat wave Monday, Van Nuys CA. July 8, 2024.
    (Photo by Gene Blevins, Contributing Photographer)

    People set under the bushes trying to keep cool out of the sun in the heat wave Monday, Van Nuys CA. July 8, 2024.
    (Photo by Gene Blevins, Contributing Photographer)

    Work crew use umbrellas to try to keep cool in the heat wave Monday, Van Nuys CA. July 8, 2024.
    (Photo by Gene Blevins, Contributing Photographer)

    People cool off at at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center on Monday, July 8, 2024. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    People cool off at at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center on Monday, July 8, 2024. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    People cool off at at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center on Monday, July 8, 2024. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    People cool off at at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center on Monday, July 8, 2024. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    People cool off at at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center on Monday, July 8, 2024. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

    People cool off at at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center on Monday, July 8, 2024. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

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    A brief onshore flow is slowly backing off and promising to push temperatures a little higher through at least Wednesday.

    An excessive heat warning will be in place through 9 p.m. Saturday for the western San Gabriel Mountains, the Antelope Valley and the Antelope Valley foothills, along with the 5 and 14 freeway corridors, with forecasters predicting temperatures of up to 116 degrees.

    The eastern San Gabriel Mountains will be under an excessive heat warning until 9 p.m. Thursday, thanks to predicted temperatures of up to 105.

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    A heat advisory was in effect in the Santa Clarita Valley, Calabasas and the western San Fernando Valley until 10 a.m. Tuesday, when it be was replaced with a more severe excessive heat warning, with temperatures potentially reaching 108 degrees. The warning will be in place until 9 p.m. Thursday.

    An excessive heat warning was also slated to be in effect from 10 a.m. Tuesday until 9 p.m. Thursday in the Santa Monica Mountains Recreational Area, the eastern San Fernando Valley and the San Gabriel Valley, where temperatures could reach 106 degrees, according to the NWS.

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    It was 101 in Sandberg on Sunday, breaking the record for the day of 100 set in 2018.

    A heat advisory was in effect for the Santa Ana mountains and foothills, with temperatures expected to be between 95 and 102, from 11 a.m. Tuesday until 9 p.m. Thursday.

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    A heat advisory was also in effect in Fullerton, Orange, Garden Grove, Irvine, Mission Viejo Santa Ana and Anaheim from 11 a.m. Tuesday until 9 p.m. Thursday. High are expected to be in the 90s.

    Authorities reminded the public to never leave pets or children inside vehicles on days that are even a little warmer than normal, as locked cars can turn into death traps in mere minutes.

    The city and county of Los Angeles both operate cooling centers for people who need a place to escape the heat. To find a location, visit https://ready.lacounty.gov/heat, or call 211.

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    The city of Los Angeles is operating four “augmented” cooling centers that will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. through at least Thursday. The centers are located at:

    — Fred Roberts Recreation Center, 4700 Honduras St., Los Angeles

    — Mid Valley Senior Center, 8825 Kester Ave., Panorama City

    — Lake View Terrace Recreation Center, 11075 Foothill Blvd.

    — Jim Gilliam Recreation Center, 4000 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles

    City officials also noted that climate stations are available for the homeless on Skid Row, offering cold beverages, shade and seating. The stations are on Towne Street between Fifth and Sixth streets; and at San Pedro Street between Sixth and Seventh streets. Another station will be open by July 16 at Fifth and Maple streets.

    The homeless can also visit the ReFresh Spot, 544 Towne Ave. The facility is open 24 hours a day, providing drinking water, restrooms, showers and laundry facilities.

    ​ Orange County Register 

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