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Triple-digit weather in SCV reaches 9th day

Posted: August 15, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: August 15, 2012 2:00 a.m.

Swap meet vendor Leticia Vasquez packs up early due to the heat under the shade of her umberella at the Tuesday Swap Meet at Saugus Speedway in Saugus on Tuesday.

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Southern California Edison postponed two planned electricity outages this week and vendors packed up early at Tuesday’s Saugus Swap Meet as the Santa Clarita Valley endured its ninth consecutive day of triple-digit temperatures.

Tuesday’s highs hit 104 degrees in the Newhall Pass and 102 degrees in Saugus around 3 p.m.

For Marc Simmons, 68, the heat has put a hold on his golf game, which he normally enjoys every day.

“Before, I would go golfing all the time,” Simmons said. “But the last three to four days, no golfing because of the heat.”

The heat drove Simmons and others to the mall Tuesday.

“We went to the pool yesterday, but it was too hot,” said Erica Camara of Valencia. “At 9:30 in the morning, it was too hot.”

Vendors at the Saugus Speedway Swap Meet began packing up about noon Tuesday, citing the heat and lack of clientele.

While the humidity is expected to die down during the next few days, temperatures aren’t expected to drop much, according to a special weather statement issued Tuesday by the National Weather Service.

Temperatures are forecast around 101 to 102 degrees daily hrough Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
Southern California Edison postponed two outages planned for this week until later this month due to the high temperatures, said spokeswoman Anna Frutos-Sanchez.

Frutos-Sanchez could not provide details on where and when the outages would have taken place or how many customers would have been affected.

Tuesday’s highs marked the ninth consecutive day of triple-digit temperatures in the SCV.
If forecasts remain accurate, the current heat wave could break the record of 12 consecutive days of triple-digit temperatures set between Aug. 7, 2003, and Aug. 18, 2003.


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