The “blazing heat” that has stifled Riverside County for a week will continue today with temperatures expected to climb even higher, a day after Riverside and Lake Elsinore set new heat records and Idyllwild tied its high-temperature record for the date, the National Weather Service said.
Triple-digit temperatures are expected to continue throughout the region, one day after the heat in Thermal broke a record set more than three decades ago.
RIVERSIDE – Cooling centers were activated throughout Riverside County today in response to the sweltering heat hitting the region. The temperature in Palm Springs reached 122 degrees Friday, just shy of the all-time record of 123 degrees, and in Riverside the mercury reached 102 degrees. Similar temperatures were expected today, with a high of 118 […]
PALM SPRINGS – People in Los Angeles may complain about record temperatures nudging triple digits this week, but that doesn’t come close to the record-melting misery of 122 degrees in Palm Springs. That scorching-high Friday temperature shattered the previous record of 117 for July 7, which was set in 1976. But it just missed breaking […]
RIVERSIDE – High temperatures, humidity and unhealthy air quality are on tap for Riverside County over the next few days as a heat wave grips the region. Temperatures are expected to begin rising Thursday and hit their peak Saturday, when temperatures could reach 115 to 120 degrees in the low deserts and 105 to 110 […]
MORENO VALLEY – Nearly 200 residents of a west Moreno Valley neighborhood were briefly without electricity today after a transformer blew up as temperatures soared into the triple digits. The transformer fire was reported about 1:30 p.m. in the 25300 block of Filaree Avenue, near Gabriel Street, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Crews […]
RIVERSIDE- Another round of extreme heat is expected in Riverside County today, with windy conditions and low humidity also increasing the risk of wildfires throughout the region. On Sunday, a high of 122 degrees in Palm Springs topped by two degrees a previous record for the date set in 1957, according to the National Weather […]
RIVERSIDE – Scorching heat is expected again today in Riverside County as the summer season officially gets underway. On Tuesday, the heat wave baking Southern California pushed the mercury to 122 degrees in Thermal, breaking a year-old record, according to the National Weather Service. Palm Springs also reached 122 degrees, tying the city’s record high […]
PALM SPRINGS – Blistering heat in Palm Springs and Phoenix forced American Airlines to cancel at least six flights scheduled today between the two desert cities. American canceled more than four dozen flights in and out of Phoenix Monday due to operational concerns over extremely high temperatures. It wasn’t immediately clear how many of those […]
RIVERSIDE: County health officials urge residents to take precautions as temperatures expected to rise
With temperatures expected to reach triple-digits in parts of Riverside County, health officials are urging the community to take precautions against the heat and remind residents that cool centers are available throughout the county. The National Weather Service is predicting higher temperatures over the next seven to 10 days, with some areas of Riverside County […]