BREAKING NEWS: Extreme Heat Warning Issued; Cooling Stations established

It is going to be hot


Walk into local gardening shops throughout Crescenta Valley and the talk will usually turn to the calm and cool summer.  Southern California residents have been enjoying cooler than normal days and, at times, chilly nights over the past few summer months but that is all about to change tomorrow through Thursday.

The National Weather Service has sent out an Excessive Heat Warning for the next two days.

“The peak days will be Tuesday and Wednesday. The temperature will be 104 [degrees Fahrenheit] on Tuesday and 101 on Wednesday,” said Stuart Seto of the National Weather Service.

The city of Glendale Community Services and Parks Department will make available “cooling stations” for seniors and frail adults who need to escape the heat.

The air-conditioned stations will include activities like board games and movies and television.  Lunch will be available for a suggested donation of $2.50 for adults 60 years of age and older. Reservations are required. The locations are: Sparr Heights Community Center, 1613 Glencoe Way, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. For more information or for lunch reservations call (818) 548-2187.

Other locations in Glendale are: Adult Recreation Center, 201 E. Colorado. For information call (818) 548-3775. Also the Pacific Community Center, 501 S. Pacific Ave. For information call (818) 548-4098.

Southern California Edison is not expecting any rolling blackouts to occur during the week, according to Dave Ford, spokesman for SCE.

Glendale Water and Power is expecting high peak demand for the next few days.

“The utility wants to assure its customers that it has enough power resources to meet Glendale’s needs,” stated a Glendale Water and Power press release. “Though GWP does not anticipate any shortages, we want to urge our customers to do their part to conserve energy so that more power is available for our neighbors that may not have a city utility.  The crucial time for conservation is the peak demand hours of 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.”

The heat wave is expected to break this weekend with temperatures dropping to below normal.