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Heading to the Mid-State Fair? Prepare for a triple-digit heat wave

One way to beat at the Mid State Fair in Paso Robles are the fan/water spray units at various points throughout the fairgrounds.
One way to beat at the Mid State Fair in Paso Robles are the fan/water spray units at various points throughout the fairgrounds. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

San Luis Obispo County residents heading to the California Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles next week should prepare for a triple-digit heat wave.

Temperatures in the North County are expected to surpass 100 degrees beginning Monday with the scorching heat potentially lasting through Friday, according to PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey.

Wednesday and Thursday both could bring record-breaking temperatures to Paso Robles.

The record high in Paso Robles for July 25 is 112 degrees set back in 2006, Lindsey said, and the all-time high for July 26 is 109 degrees set in 1959.

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Current projections have Paso Robles reaching 111 degrees Wednesday and 109 on Thursday, Lindsey said.

“In the coastal regions, gale-force northwesterly (offshore) winds will keep temperatures cooler with the daily highs occurring during the late morning hours,” Lindsey said, “before the onshore winds coming off the Pacific bring a cool and moist air mass to the coastal valleys during the afternoon hours.”

San Luis Obispo will experience slightly warmer temperatures next week, with a high of 89 projected for Thursday.

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