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Mini-heat wave arrives in Southern California

July 9, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
After starting off the summer with mild temperatures, Southern California found itself settling into a mini-heat wave on Monday.

Temperatures were expected to get into the triple digits in the valleys and deserts, but it didn't stop people in Sherman Oaks from getting outside.

"I swim hot or cold weather," said Darcy Kaye of Sherman Oaks. "I love it, but it's particularly refreshing on days like today."

Meanwhile, Los Angeles and Orange counties were expected to see highs in the upper 80s. Highs at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank were slated for 86 degrees, which would have been a walk in the park for this same day in 1940 when the city saw a record 102 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

Anyone participating in outside activities is advised to stay hydrated and work out under the shade. Children and pets should also not be kept alone in the car.

This comes as the rest of country is coming off major heat wave that is blamed for 46 deaths. Just before the heat wave, a series of storms in the mid-Atlantic also left thousands without power for weeks.


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