HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS BROKEN AS EXCESSIVE HEAT WAVE CONTINUES

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East County News Service

June 12, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) -- An excessive heat warning remains in effect through today. The heat wave which prompted an excessive heat wave on Tuesday brought record-breaking temperatures across East County. So how hot was it?

In Borrego Springs, a high of 115 degrees broke an all-time record set 34 years ago for the date, June 11th.  Campo hit 102 degrees, breaking a 39 year old record.  A temperature of 91 tied its maximum temperature for the date set back in 1985.

The high temperatures and low humidity have also elevated fire danger, with several small brush fires quelled by firefighters yesterday including Pauma and Rancho Santa Fe areas.

Residents are asked to limit power use to avoid brown-outs due to high demand for air conditioning.  Be sure to leave out plenty of water for pets and livestock, avoid strenuous outdoor activities during the heat of the day, and check on those living alone.

Next up, temperatures are expected to cool off significantly, staying cooler through Tuesday across most of the county though triple-digit heat will continue in the desert areas.