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It's hot, but not as bad as last year

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Ojai Valley News photo by Andra Belknap
City workers brave the heat June 20 to remove a dead tree on Summer Street.
Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter
Summer in the Ojai Valley has, to borrow a phrase from the inimitable Nuke LaLoosh, announced its presence with authority.
The summer solstice will occur June 20 at 9:24 p.m., arriving on the heels of an expected afternoon high of 100 degrees, and the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a regional heat advisory until June 21 at 9 p.m.
That 100-degree mark for June 20 is slightly cooler than the 105 degrees reached the same date a year ago, according to the U.S. Climate Data website www.usclimatedata.com, with a high of 111 degrees recorded in the Ojai Valley for June 21, 2016.
“Last year at this time, on this very day, we were having a heat wave,” NWS meteorologist Eric Boldt said June 20. “But that was more of a Santa Ana-type flow, with winds coming out of the desert down the mountains.”

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