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High temps: Coronado schools to close early Monday

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Posted at 1:44 PM, Sep 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-25 16:44:00-04
CORONADO -- Students in Coronado will get out of school early on Monday due to the high temperatures expected in our region.
 
The school district sent out the following notice on Sunday:
Because of the high heat that is predicted for tomorrow, Superintendent Karl Mueller is declaring a Minimum Day on Monday, September 26th. 
 
“Minimum Day” means that all schools will begin at their regular times, but all schools shall end the day at 12:30 PM. For those who need lunch, sack lunches will be available for purchase/pick-up in the lunch area at dismissal.
 
Again, we will experience high heat tomorrow, so Karl Mueller is declaring Monday, September 26th to be a Minimum Day. This means that all students should report to school at their regular time, but the day will end for all schools at 12:30 PM. 
 
For complete information on the Coronado Unified School District Heat Release Guidelines, go to www.coronadousd.net.
Temperatures are expected to rise 10 to 20 degrees above average Sunday and Monday. Two cities could set heat records - El Cajon could hit 100 degrees on Sunday, breaking the former record of 99 degrees, and Chula Vista could soar to 99 degrees on Monday, shattering the old record of 95. FORECAST
 
Wildfire danger is also high right now. The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag warning in light of critical fire weather conditions, which will remain in effect through Monday evening.
 
A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and heat could contribute to extreme fire behavior, the weather service stated in the warning.

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