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Heat Wave Breaks Records Throughout San Diego County

Most of these areas saw temperatures 15 to 20 degrees above average for this time of year

A heat wave moving into San Diego on Friday broke record temperatures throughout the county. 

An excessive heat warning was issued by the National Weather Service for the deserts and foothills while a heat advisory is also in effect for inland areas until 9 p.m. Friday.

Here are the areas that broke records, according to the National Weather Service: 

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                                    Friday's High Record
San Diego 93       84, set in 1936      
Vista 98 92, set in 1981
Chula Vista 93 84, set in 2014
Escondido 112 102, set in 1940
El Cajon 112 96, set in 1996
Ramona 117 100, set in 2017
Campo 104 104, set in 1976
Alpine 109 104, set in 1957

Most of these areas saw temperatures 15 to 20 degrees above average for this time of year.

Escondido, Ramona and Alpine saw temperatures more than 20 degrees above average.

Typically on July 6, temperatures are in the low- to mid-80s in inland areas and valleys and in the low 90s in the deserts, according to NWS data. 

In order to prepare for the heat, the National Weather Service suggests residents drink plenty of water and stay in air-conditioned rooms when possible.

Here is the county's official list of "cool zones," places to beat the heat during this wave. 

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