Eighty-five schools will be on a minimum day schedule Tuesday and Wednesday due to expected excessive heat.
San Diego County is under a fire weather and excessive warnings until Wednesday due to Santa Ana winds and hot temperatures.
Yesterday I was talking about the Rainmaker that flooded San Diego county in 1915. Now Santa Ana winds and record-breaking heat prompted Red Flag Warning in San Diego County. It is even so hot that schools have to finish earlier!
The torrid conditions have San Diego area firefighters on high alert for wildland brushfires and will force several dozens of schools to shut down early again as temperatures are forecast to hit 20 to 25 degrees above averages.
Several cities set new heat records Monday with afternoon highs of 104 degrees in El Cajon, beating the prior Oct. 23 milestone of 100, set in 2003; 101 in Ramona, (97 degrees, 2003); 100 in Vista (99, 1965); and 99 in Alpine (98, 1959).
El Cajon is expected to hit 105 degrees Tuesday, which would shatter the previous Oct. 24 record of 98 set in 2007. Chula Vista, Ramona and Vista are also expected to hit triple digits and set new heat records Tuesday, while forecast highs of 98 in Alpine and 96 in San Diego would also set new high- temperature records for Oct. 24.
Schools on a minimum day schedule
Schools on a minimum day schedule generally do not have enough air-conditioning for the high temperatures forecast. Under SDUSD policy, those schools with less than 80 percent of classrooms air-conditioned may move to a minimum day schedule. You can find a list of Schools to be on Minimum Day Schedule for Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017 here.