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Special Weather Statement

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for today and tomorrow. Stating that we can expect very warm and dry conditions for interior southwest CA. Temperatures in the mid 90’s to 103 degrees can be expected for much of the valleys and foothills.

This means an elevated fire danger, so please be on alert. The hot temperatures will combine with low humidity and occasional gusty winds to create elevated fire danger for inland communities. Although widespread red flag wind advisory conditions are not expected. Local critical fire weather conditions cannot be ruled out.

A strong upper level high pressure system in combination with a weak onshore flow near the surface. Brought record-breaking triple digit heat to portions of the valleys and foothills. A record high temperature of 103 degrees was set at Bob Hope Airport (Burbank) on Sunday. This breaks the old record of 100 set in 1976.

Victor Valley News would also like to remind our local residents to please remember to check on our elderly friends and loved ones during extreme heat conditions. According to the Centers for Disease Control, extreme heat kills more Americans each year than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes and floods.

I know you’ve heard it before, but please be sure to drinks lots of water today and stay hydrated. Heat related illnesses can sneak up quickly when outdoors for any period of time.

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