According to Dave Bruno, chief meteorologist for the National Weather Service, the record temperature was in Woodland Hills.
“We reached 121 degrees (F) in Woodland Hills, California. This is the highest temperature at any station that hit 119 degrees on July 22, 2006,” Bruno told CNN on Sunday.
“Woodland Hills is the last place where the effects of the ocean breeze can be felt. It’s in the western corner of the San Fernando Valley,” explained Bruno. “This record heat was in a perfect or incomplete situation. High surface-to-atmosphere temperatures, weak offshore flow, and just enough to keep the ocean breezes out.”
More than 2,094,955 acres have burned to date, said Cal Fire Capt. Richard Cordova on Sunday.
In a press release from the department, Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette agreed with state electricity operators that there is “a grid reliability emergency that requires immediate federal intervention.”
However, the statement also questioned why the network was having trouble dealing with it.
“While offering this relief to California during this time of crisis, the Secretary is also encouraging state policymakers to evaluate why the grid is unable to cope with the extreme stress of supporting and supporting larger base load power generation Natural gas could be mitigated supply, “read the statement.
The emergency powers allow the DOE to adjust power generation and distribution during the crisis.