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Saturday - one for the record books

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    Mother Nature again proved her dominance over high-tech weather computers.  Saturday was supposed to be a little cooler than the preceding record breaking four days of intense heat; instead it turned out to be the hottest day yet overall.

    Count 'em: 17 communities hit 100 degrees or higher yesterday - and that doesn't even include Borrego Springs' 112.  Places like Kearny Mesa, Lemon Grove, Miramar MCAS, San Marcos and La Mesa joined the hot-spots like El Cajon, Esondido, Fallbrook, Ramona and, of course, the Wild Animal Park, which again took top honors (west of the mountains) at 109.

    On Thursday, 14 places in the county were in triple digits and, while Friday was predicted to be even hotter, it turned cooler by a few degrees.  Noting this, the computers got on board and in subsequent model-runs they called for slightly lower temperatures on Saturday.  Apparently Mother Nature wasn't listening or she just decided to be difficult because, not only was the mercury well above 100 in more places, "MN" decided to throw in a little extra humidity adding insult to injury.

    By late morning, abundant high clouds were moving across the county indicating the return of the monsoonal moisture out of Mexico.  So, not only was yesterday the hottest of the current heat wave it was also the muggiest.

    There is some good news - the high pressure should start breaking down today.  We're expecting only a few of the hottest locals to be in triple digits this afternoon and most places should be 4-7 degrees cooler than yesterday; that is unless "Mother" decides to be contrary again.

    How hot was it yesterday in your neighborhood?  Take a look at the numbers from the National Weather Service:

     :        ...COASTAL AREAS...

    L34  :    * OCEANSIDE HARBOR    10 :    M /   M /     M /
    OKB  :      OCEANSIDE AIRPORT   28 :   88 /  59 /  0.00 /
    VSTC1:    * VISTA              330 :  100 /  67 /  0.00 /
    CRQ  :      CARLSBAD AIRPORT   328 :   91 /  68 /  0.00 /
    SDETS:      ENCINITAS          270 :   94 /  64 /  0.00 /
    SOL  :      SOLANA BEACH        75 :   83 /  68 /  0.00 /
    DMRC1:    * DEL MAR            100 :   84 /  66 /  0.00 /
    NKX  :      MIRAMAR            477 :  102 /  66 /  0.00 /
    MYF  :      MONTGOMERY FIELD   420 :  105 /  72 /  0.00 /
    SWDC1:      SEA WORLD SAN DIEGO 10 :   81 /  67 /  0.00 /
    SAN  :      SAN DIEGO           15 :   88 /  70 /  0.00 /
    CDOC1:    * CORONADO            25 :   87 /  71 /  0.00 /
    L13  :      CABRILLO NATL MNMT 364 :   88 /  69 /  0.00 /
    SDNAC       NATIONAL CITY       25 :   92 /  69 /  0.00 /
    CVAC1:    * CHULA VISTA         56 :   94 /  66 /  0.00 /
    IPLC1:    * IMPERIAL BEACH      22 :   83 /  62 /  0.00 /
    SDM  :      BROWN FIELD        525 :   98 /  67 /  0.00 /

    :        ...INLAND AREAS...

    SDFBK:      FALLBROOK          698 :  101 /  69 /  0.00 /
    SDSMP:      SAN MARCOS         630 :  101 /  70 /  0.00 /
    SDESN:    * ESCONDIDO          600 :  103 /  77 /  0.00 /
    ASCC1:    * WILD ANIMAL PARK   420 :  109 /  59 /  0.00 /
    RNM  :      RAMONA AIRPORT    1393 :  105 /  62 /  0.00 /
    SGX  :      RANCHO BERNARDO    690 :  100 /  67 /  0.00 /
    POWC1:    * POWAY              648 :  106 /  64 /  0.00 /
    ALPC1:    * ALPINE            1695 :  104 /  73 /  0.00 /
    SDLAM:      LA MESA            500 :  101 /  72 /  0.00 /
    SNTC1:      SANTEE             340 :  105 /  66 /  0.00 /
    ELJC1:    * EL CAJON           405 :  107 /  65 /  0.00 /
    SPVC1:    * SPRING VALLEY      270 :    M /   M /     M /
    LMGC1:    * LEMON GROVE        427 :  101 /  66 /  0.00 /

    :        ...MOUNTAIN AREAS...

    PLRC1:    * PALOMAR MOUNTAIN  5550 :   92 /  73 /  0.00 /
    JULC1:      JULIAN            4240 :   96 /  74 /  0.00 /
    MLNC1:    * MOUNT LAGUNA      5920 :    M /   M /     M /
    CZZ  :    * CAMPO COOP        2615 :  106 /  56 /  0.00 /

    :        ...DESERT AREAS...

    BROC1:      BORREGO            805 :  115 /  83 /  0.00 /