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LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Extreme heat continued to blanket Southern California on Sunday, and was expected to burn through more records.

A day earlier, several cities posted record temperatures including Palm Springs at 122 degrees, Indio at 121 degrees and Riverside at 105 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

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.

Small planes were kept on the ground amid the extreme heat in the desert.

AGUA DULCE (KTLA) — Vehicles stalled and overheated in the extreme heat as traffic was backed up after two collisions on the 14 freeway on Saturday.

A man was working on his car on the northbound side of the freeway near Agua Dulce Canyon Road when he was fatally struck by a big rig around 11:28 a.m.

The driver of the truck did not stop after the collision, but may not have known he had struck someone.

The accident, as well as a second crash involving cars in the backup, shut down several lanes for hours.

Only one northbound lane remained open after the accident, authorities said. All lanes were reopened by 5 p.m.

As many as 30 vehicles overheated on the side of the freeway, California Highway Patrol said.

“I guess the car couldn’t take it,” driver Angel Gonzales said about his limo, which overheated on the 14.

Cars were seen exiting the freeway in the wrong direction as traffic was backed up.

Scorching hot temperatures once again across the Southland. Excessive heat warnings in place as the National Weather Service is expecting record breaking heat in the valleys and inland areas. Along the coast, daytime highs will top out in the 80s, 90s in the LA basin and triple digits in the deserts. Drink lots of water today!

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06/29/13

Extreme Heat Sets Records In Southland On Saturday

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Extreme heat hit Southern California on Saturday, as temperatures set records in some areas.

Cities setting records on Saturday included Palm Springs at 122 degrees, Indio at 121 degrees and Riverside at 105 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

An excessive heat warning had been issued for several areas from Saturday morning 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.

The extreme heat will continue on Sunday.

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 has 89 cooling centers that are open 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: http://www.goo.gl/ZDQER.

Get more information on heat waves and heath dangers here: http://lacoa.org/PDF/ESP_FocusSheet_Heatwave_0710.pdf.

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Southern California was in the midst of a heat wave on Friday, and the extreme heat was only expected to climb over the weekend.

The National Weather Service predicted record-setting and potentially dangerous temperatures across the Southland.

An excessive heat warnings was issued for several areas from Saturday morning 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.

Heat records in Palmdale and Lancaster, which are 113 and 114 degrees, respectively, could also be broken this weekend, National Weather Service specialist Stuart Seto said.

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

A marine layer should spare the coast from the most extreme heat, but temperatures were still expected to be 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 has 89 cooling centers that are open 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: www.goo.gl/ZDQER.

Get more information on heat waves and heath dangers here: http://lacoa.org/PDF/ESP_FocusSheet_Heatwave_0710.pdf.

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Southern California was in the grips of a heat wave on Friday, and the extreme heat expected to continue through the weekend.
Read more: http://ktla.com/2013/06/28/l-a-county-opens-colling-center-in-advance-of-heatwave/#ixzz2XXoCKCA0

Friday was day two of an extreme heat wave in Southern California. The record-breaking temperatures could reach dangerous levels over the weekend.

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