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Sweltering heat sets several records across San Diego County

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Posted at 7:57 PM, Sep 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-05 23:06:56-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Extreme temperatures set several records in cities across San Diego County on Saturday.

As the region sweltered under the heat, the mercury went soaring. Seven records were set, including:

  • Escondido: 111 degrees (old record was 108 in 1984)
  • Ramona: 112 degrees (old record was 102 in 2006)
  • Alpine: 113 degrees (old record was 110 in 1984)
  • El Cajon: 114 degrees (old record was 107 in 1984)
  • Palomar Mountain: 97 degrees (old record was 96 in 1955)
  • Campo: 108 degrees (old record was 104 in 1955)
  • Borrego Springs: 117 degrees (old record was 113 in 1989)

Poway unofficially set an all-time record of 113 degrees, but it falls out of the National Weather Services 30-year period of record.

Temperatures across the county on Saturday were forecasted to hit as high as 122 while many coastal areas could see high 90s.

Saturday into Sunday, overnight temperatures along the coast, inland, and mountain areas will hover in the 70s most of the night, and 90s and 80s in the deserts.

A gradual return to cooler temperatures won't be in the mix until beginning Monday for coastal communities. Above normal temperatures are expected through next week.