In addition to its hottest day in history, Woodland Hills recorded L.A. County's with a Sunday high of 121 degrees.
The record temperature was documented by Pierce College around 1:30 p.m. and broke the previous county record of 119 degrees, which was set on July 19, 2006.
The all-time high in Woodland Hills (Pierce College) breaks the old record of 119 ° on 07/22/2006 today at 121 °. Click the link below for more interesting details. https://t.co/wDCq45s0No#cawx #LAheat #LAweather #SoCal
– NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) September 6, 2020
New forest fires have also added to the heat in LA County. More than 1,000 acres are burning in the so-called Bobcat Fire in the Angeles National Forest.
More than 100 firefighters are fighting the fire with 0% containment.
| Update | #BobcatFire Over 100 firefighters are fighting the fire that has grown to 1,000 acres. It still contains 0%. pic.twitter.com/2DuUGIB2rV
– Angeles_NF (@Angeles_NF) September 6, 2020
The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch with the expectation that winds of up to 35 m.p.h. meet in LA County on Tuesday and Wednesday.
"We are experiencing weather conditions that can quickly cause dangerous and fast-moving forest fires, especially in communities near foothills, canyons and wilderness areas," said Kevin McGowan, director of the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management. “Emergency professionals will act quickly and competently, but they need the cooperation of LA Counties to keep as many neighborhoods as possible safe. We call on all residents to practice preparedness and safety for forest fires now. Schedule the evacuation, pack supplies to quickly evacuate if necessary, and keep up to date with breaking news to keep up to date. "
The district has detailed tips on precautionary evacuation through its “Ready! To adjust! Go! ”Program asking LA Counties to have a plan if evacuations are required.
The record heat is also affecting LA County's power supply, as a nationwide flex alarm went off through Monday, September 7, asking California residents to monitor power usage between 3:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. to reduce. and 9 p.m.
"Ok, California – timing for this conservation effort is very important," said Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California governor's emergency services and homeland security. “We need everyone who leans on and conserves until 9 p.m. to keep it up. Therm at 78 & lights off! This will help keep the network reliable! Thank you for all of your efforts! "