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Sweltering weather to continue

Highs of 107 recorded today in Saugus

Posted: July 10, 2012 6:39 p.m.
Updated: July 10, 2012 6:39 p.m.

Ethan Charon, 4, of Newhall, pretends to be a shark as he cools off in 100-plus degree heat at the Newhall Park Community Pool in Newhall on Tuesday.

 

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Temperatures reached 107 degrees in Saugus on Tuesday and 106 in the Newhall Pass as the Santa Clarita Valley continued to endure the summer’s first serious heat wave.

More triple-digit temperatures were ahead, with highs of 105 forecast for Wednesday and Thursday. Overnight cooler temperatures will dip only to the high 60s.

The National Weather Service doesn’t track record temperatures in the Santa Clarita Valley, National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Sirard said Tuesday, but no record highs were set in areas nearby where record temperatures are tracked.

In fact, they were five to 10 degrees below records for Tuesday’s date, Sirard said.

Still, he said, “It’s obviously darn hot out there. We’re looking at having another couple of days past the century mark this week.”

The Angeles National Forest elevated its fire danger level from high to very high effective Wednesday.

“Live fuel moisture readings have been declining, grasses at lower elevations have cured and recent fire activity has increased in and around the forest,” officials said in a news release issued Tuesday.

Despite the change, there are no new campfire restrictions. Open wood and charcoal fires will still be permitted in approved “developed” campgrounds and picnic areas.

 

 

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