Heat Wave: San Diego region hit with 120-degree temperatures

Heat wave set to bake the county

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Parts of Utah were also issued an excessive heat warning with temperatures this week expected to approach 109 degrees.

The San Diego area endured some wilting temperatures Monday- almost 120 degrees in one desert locale - at the outset of an intense summer hot spell that promises even more extreme heat before it's over.

Records were also tied in Ramona, Borrego and Indio, according to the weather service.

Another sweltering heat wave has arrived in Southern California.

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The desert northeastern corner of San Diego County will continue to see high temperatures, reaching a climax of 115 degrees on Wednesday.

On Monday, heat records were already shattered in Thermal and Palms Springs - which noticed temperatures of 122 and 119 degrees, respectively.

The National Weather Service says Waco officially reported a high temperature of 114 degrees around 5 p.m., beating the city's previous all-time record of 112 degrees set in August 11, 1969.

"At least through Wednesday, heat's going to be the big thing", Bianca Hernandez with the National Weather Service told KTAR News 92.3 FM. Southern California Edison customers were urged to conserve energy during evening hours or turn air conditioners to a higher temperature.

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The weather service advises residents to drink plenty of water, take extra precautions while working outside and to never leave children or pets inside a vehicle, even for a short time.

The Los Angeles County of Public Health has issued a heat alert in various areas.

The weather agency uses a complicated formula that varies from region to region to declare an excessive heat warning, including close to record-breaking temperatures.

Surf levels of 6-8 feet will be possible, forecasters said.

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