This SLO County city just broke a 17-year-old heat record. Here’s how hot it got

It was bound to happen at some point during this heat wave: Paso Robles on Friday broke a 17-year-old temperature record.

According to meteorologist John Lindsey, the Paso Robles Airport recorded a high temperature of 112 degrees Friday afternoon.

That broke the previous 110-degree record for the same day in 2007, he said.

The new record comes as much of San Luis Obispo County and the rest of California languish under a sweltering heat wave.

On Thursday, the National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning advising of conditions that could result in “rapid fire growth and and extreme fire behavior could threaten life and property.”

That was expected to be in place from Friday at 10 a.m. to Saturday at 6 a.m.

At the same time, an excessive heat warning was in place for northern and interior San Luis Obispo County until Wednesday night, with temperatures in the triple digits for inland areas.

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