Death Valley Reaches 126 Degrees As Region Sizzles For Third Day

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Extreme heat continued to blanket Southern California on Sunday, as temperatures hit 126 degrees in Death Valley, according to the National Weather Service.

In Pasadena, six runners were hospitalized for heat-related conditions during a half marathon, the Los Angeles Times reported.

On Saturday, several cities posted record temperatures including Palm Springs at 122 degrees, Indio at 121 degrees and Riverside at 105 degrees.

An excessive heat warning is still in effect through Sunday evening.

The affected areas included the San Fernando, San Gabriel, Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys, as well as the valleys of the Inland Empire.

There were also excessive heat warnings for the mountain areas in Los Angeles, Ventura, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

A marine layer spared the coast from the most extreme heat, but temperatures were still in the 80s.

Authorities urged people to drink plenty of water and reschedule strenuous activities for the early morning or evening hours.

Pets should also be kept indoors or in shady areas. Children and pets should never be left in cars.

L.A. County opened 89 cooling centers to help residents beat the heat.

For cooling center locations, call the L.A. County Information line at 211, or view an interactive map here.

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