California heat wave may rival deadly July 2006 event, forecasters say

A map shows above-normal temperatures forecast throughout California and the Southwest for August 20 to August 24

By Paul DuginskiGraphics and Data Journalist  Aug. 14, 20207:53 PM

The heat wave that began Friday in California may rival the deadly seven-day heat event of July 2006, the National Weather Service said.

The valleys, mountains and deserts of Southern California are likely to see daytime and nighttime temperatures challenge records through at least Thursday, and humidity will make conditions feel 2 to 5 degrees warmer during the day.



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