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By Miriam Raftery


June 9, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) – The National Weather Service has issued an extreme heat warning for San Diego County’s deserts from Tuesday morning through Wednesday, when high temperatures are forecast to reach 110 to 114 degrees.  

Lows of 80 to 84 degrees are forecast at night.  On Monday, daytime temperatures are also expected to reach triple digits with low humidity, increasing fire danger as well as temperatures.

Excessive heat is also forecast in other desert communities outside San Diego County, including Indio, Palm Springs, La Quinta and Coachella.  


To avoid heat stroke or heat exhaustion, stay indoors in an air-conditioned area if possible and rink plenty of fluids. Please check up on relatives and neighbors, particularly those who are elderly or disabled.


Beach areas will be cooler, with morning fog possible along the coast.

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Check Your Plants Too

If you plant a tree now make sure you can water it at least once a week or more. Check other newer plantings that may not yet have deep roots. June is when native topsoil usually dries out and native annuals and weeds go to seed. Most native shrubs with deep roots are going from flowering to fruiting boosted by the late spring rains in May. Large trees are still subject to drought stress and a deep soaking or two in the summer through fall may help if we have another dry year.

Pets amd Livestock

Make sure your animals have access to cool water and shade if possible, Plant a tree.