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HEATWAVE: Longest triple-digit stretch of summer coming up

Posted at 5:28 PM, Aug 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-15 20:33:42-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The upcoming week of August 16th-22nd will be the longest triple-digit temperature stretch of the summer.

A heat warning has been issued for the city of Bakersfield, and it doesn't expire until Wednesday at 9 p.m. The heatwave could be the worst in the state since the year 2006.

The highs in the Valley could reach 110 degrees. The 7 day forecast shows Kern River Valley in the 100's for most of the week, and Tehachapi and Frazier Park in the 90's.

The temperatures outside don't always match the temperatures inside vehicles. A car in 100-degree heat will reach 143 degrees in just one hour.

Temperatures higher than normal as well as high humidity add to the discomfort of the heat. In high humidity, sweat evaporation slows down.

The image below shows some heat exhaustion safety tips.