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Red hot record temps across the Southland

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"Oppressive conditions" continue as a triple digit heatwave harbors in Southern California. 

Woodland Hills melted on Monday matching a record high of 108 degrees that was set on Aug 6, 1997. In Ontario, the week started with a toasty 107 degrees that tied the record temp set for the date in 1983.

Punishing high pressure over the region is exepected to push through Thursday keeping temps above 100 degrees in valley areas before a weekend of monsoonal moisture and humidity moves in, according to advisories and forecasts from the National Weather Service.

Can the state's power grid handle the demand for extreme coolness? No sweat, said Stephanie McCorkle with the California Independent System Operator who told the Associated Press there should be plenty of electricty to keep AC units running.

To help relieve strain on the power infastructure, LADWP published a list of energy saving tips with a stressed message of conservation. The city's Ready L.A. program addresses "extreme heat" preparedness.

 

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