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Heat bearing down across San Diego County sets all-time records this weekend

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Posted at 6:02 PM, Sep 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-06 21:12:04-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Like Saturday, several cities around the county saw temperatures hit record highs as temperatures baked the county over the holiday weekend.

Sweltering heat continued across the county on Sunday, prompting residents to flee for the coast only to be met by more high temps.

According to the National Weather Service, several cities saw daily record highs for Sept. 6, with Escondido hitting an all-time high of 115 degrees:

  • San Diego: 100° (old record: 97° in 2011)
  • Oceanside: 85° (old record: 83° in 2004)
  • Vista: 107° (old record: 102° in 2004)
  • Chula Vista: 102° (old record: 97° in 2011)
  • Escondido: 115° (old record: 104° in 1955) — an all-time record
  • Ramona: 112° (old record: 102° in 1983)
  • Palomar Mountain: 98° (old record: 94° in 1955)
  • Campo: 110° (old record: 104° in 1955)
  • Borrego: 117° (old record: 115° in 1989)

Saturday, Alpine and El Cajon set all-time highs at 113 and 114 degrees, respectively.

Monday, a slight heat reprieve with come to parts of the county. Monday's highs are forecasted for the coast at 80-91°, for the inland areas at 93-99°, in the mountains at 91-103°, and for the deserts at 113-119°.