Temperatures To Reach And Exceed 100 Degrees
Here’s the NWS bulletin:
“Extended period of very hot temperatures expected across the interior portions of southwest California this weekend through the middle of next week… .Strong high pressure building across the western states will cause temperatures to climb to 12 to 18 degrees above normal in many parts of interior southwest California this weekend through at least the middle of next week. The warmest temperatures are expected to be in the Antelope Valley early next week when highs near 110 degrees are expected. …HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM SATURDAY TO 9 PM PDT WEDNESDAY… The National Weather Service in Los Angeles/Oxnard has issued a Heat Advisory, which is in effect from 11 AM Saturday to 9 PM PDT Wednesday. The Excessive Heat Watch is no longer in effect. * TEMPERATURES…103-108 across the interior valleys and mountains of San Luis Obispo County and the Cuyama Valley. 100-105 in the mountains of Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles Counties, mainly below 5000 feet. * Impacts…The very high temperatures create a dangerous situation in which heat related illnesses are possible. Temperatures inside vehicles, even if the windows are partially open, can quickly rise to life-threatening levels.”
Temperatures are more than 15 degrees above normal. In the valleys and high desert, temperatures into and through the weekend are forecast to be in the upper 90s to as high as 106 in the high desert, which includes Lancaster.
This of course increases the danger of fires, so officials and fire stations are on full alert for the next several days.
If you want to cool off, head either to a pool, the beaches where temperatures are a milder upper 70s/low 80s (but with no breeze so it’s warm by beach standards and you had better not take off your flip flops because the sand will burn your feet) or to the mountains; Big Bear has temperatures in the mid-60s.