Glendora Heat Index Tops Wednesday’s Highs

Photo by Aaron Castrejon.

The National Weather Service reported that Glendora had the highest heat index Wednesday as high humidity levels combined with triple digit temps blanketed the area.

The city’s heat index value was 112 degrees Wednesday, topping other cities, such as Whittier Hills (109 degrees), Fillmore (108 degrees) and Chatsworth (107 degrees), the NWS said.

Heat index values are measured by how hot the temperature really feels when relative humidity is factored in, according to the NWS on their website. Alerts are issued when the heat index rises above 105 to 110 degrees for two consecutive days, depending on local climate.

An excessive heat warning was issued Thursday and will last until 8 p.m., with maximum temperatures and heat index values to reach 98 and 107 degrees.

Glendora cooling centers are available:

La Fetra Center, 333 E. Foothill Blvd.
Monday – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday – 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday – 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Walmart, 1950 E. Auto Centre Dr.
Cooling center runs from 6 a.m. to midnight.

Glendora Public Library, 140 S. Glendora Ave.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Crowther Teen and Family Center, 241 W. Dawson Ave.
Monday through Friday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Seniors and handicapped people can receive transportation assistance by calling the Glendora Mini Bus at (626) 914-8233.

In the event of a heat alert, or if temperatures rise above 100 degrees on any Sunday, the Historic Building at the La Fetra Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.