Historic heatwave continues

The last time we had a comparable heatwave was 1938.
Posted at 6:35 PM, Jul 09, 2024

Monday's high of 114° was Bakersfield's third day in a row at or above 112°.

That hasn't happened since 1938.

Tuesday's high of 109° was our seventh day in a row at or above 107°.

That also hasn't happened since 1938.

So this is truly is a historic heatwave.

The last time it was this hot for this long FDR was president, gas was about $0.20 a gallon, and Bakersfield had less than 30,000 people.

Our heatwave isn't stopping yet, either.

Highs are expected to be between 108° and 112° from Wednesday through Saturday.

If we were to get to ten days in a row at or above 107°, that would be the first time since 1933.

Our heat will back off a little next week at least.

Highs look to be under 105° by Monday and Tuesday.

That's still hot, but a big improvement over where we have been.

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