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June 28, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Emily Foxhall
Temperatures continued to climb across Southern California on Friday as a heat wave expected to last into next week settled over the region. “By this weekend, it'll cover most of the Western United States,” National Weather Service specialist Stuart Seto said. By 2 p.m. the heat was at near-record levels for several cities in the Antelope Valley and in California deserts. It was 104 degrees in Lancaster, 103 in Acton, 102 in Palmdale and 94 in Burbank. The mercury hit 115 at Palm Springs International Airport and 114 in Death Valley, which isn't at its hottest until 4 or 5 p.m., Seto said.
October 28, 2013 | By Tony Barboza
Scientists have discovered a weather pattern that foreshadows heat waves and could be used to predict them more than two weeks in advance, well beyond the  10-day range of weather forecasts, a new study reports. Researchers at the National Center for Atmospheric Research wondered if the prolonged and often deadly heat waves that hit the United States and other Northern Hemisphere countries during the summer could be triggered by large-scale atmospheric circulation patterns.
April 7, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
After weeks of cooler temperatures, and even spurts of rain, Los Angeles will experience a warm-up this week with temperatures as high as 15 degrees above normal, forecasters said. A “very large” high-pressure system will bring temperatures into the upper 80s along with off-shore winds from the northeast, National Weather Service weather specialist Stuart Seto said. Downtown, for example, will warm to about 87 degrees on Monday before a cooling trend begins after Wednesday.   Temperatures are “really on the climb,” Seto said.
July 22, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Reporting from Baltimore — How hot was it Friday in Baltimore? It was so hot you could have steamed crabs without water. In fact the National Weather Service said it's never been hotter, with the midafternoon temperature of 107 degrees downtown matching a record set in 1936. And with the humidity at 48%, the heat index — a measurement that factors in the temperature and humidity — was 120 degrees. "It is what it is. There's nothing you can change," said T.J. Harrington , the Angels' strength and conditioning coach.
July 29, 2010 | By Sergei L. Loiko, Los Angeles Times
As peat fires raged on the outskirts of town, shrouding Moscow in a thick cloud of smog, residents Wednesday sought to cope with a record-breaking heat wave that is expected to intensify further. Public health officials urged workers in non-essential jobs to stay home and people not to drive their cars as weather forecasters predicted temperatures exceeding 102 degrees Thursday, in a city more used to icy spells than such heat. With more than 1,480 fires in two weeks, the smog level had soared to as high as 10 times the safe level in parts of Moscow.
June 11, 1991 | Reuters
A searing heat wave in Pakistan's southern Sind province killed at least 200 people over the weekend, raising the toll to more than 300.
July 24, 1987 | From Reuters
At least five people have died and thousands have asked for medical help in Yugoslavia due to a heat wave, with temperatures in some parts of the country soaring to 104 degrees.
July 12, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / for the Booster Shots blog
As a heat wave sweeps eastward through much of the United States, residents of the affected cities are bracing for the worst. A few words of advice: Protect your young, your elderly and your residents of bad shopping areas. It's true. People who live in areas without "inviting" businesses are more at risk of dying. A 2006 study published in the American Sociological Review looked at the 1995 heat wave in Chicago and found that mortality rates were higher in areas where businesses were not well tended and leaned toward the bar-and-liquor-store variety.
March 13, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Spring does not technically begin for at least another week, but summer-like weather is already headed to Los Angeles, with temperatures this weekend possibly beating 90 degrees in some areas. The weekend heat wave prompted forecasters to issue a heat advisory, warning the public to take precautions. After a relatively cool Thursday, with temperatures in the mid-60s to lower-70s, conditions are expected to start heating up, with highs on Saturday in the mid-80s in the valleys and from 75 to 80 degrees along the coasts.
November 2, 2010 | By Shelby Grad, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
A wind advisory has been issued for several Southern California valley and canyon areas as Santa Ana winds and high temperatures return to the region over the next few days. The National Weather Service said the winds and warm conditions increase the risk of brush fires. Winds gusts could top 35 mph in the Santa Clarita Valley, parts of the Antelope Valley as well as the San Fernando Valley. Forecasters also predicted a heat wave through Thursday, with temperatures 10 to 20 degrees above normal.
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