A September To Remember In The Weather Record Books For Los Angeles: Did Your Community Hit A New High Temperature?
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Those crouching TV weather guys and girls in nice, shiny suits told us summer would finally be coming this week. But they failed to grasp the ferocity of this particular high pressure system. They didn't tell us hell was taking over.
We spent much of the day converting back to our favorite religion, trying to convince God it wasn't our time to burn just yet. We also watched records fall like a swim fan at the 2008 Olympics.
Turns out the 113-degree all-time record for Los Angeles was only as far as a measuring equipment would go before it broke. Here are some of the other records for the region, according to the National Weather Service:
-Downtown: 113. Previous record: 112 on June 26, 1990.
-Long Beach Airport: 111 (tie for all-time record). Previous record: 111 on Oct. 15, 1961.
-Burbank Airport: 110 (record for the date). All-time record: 113 on Sept. 12, 1971.
-Woodland Hills: 111 (record for the date). All-time record: 119 on July 22, 2006.
-LAX: 105 (record for the date). All-time record: 110 on Sept. 26, 1963.
-San Gabriel: 110 (record for the date). All-time record: 112 on Sept. 4, 1988.
-UCLA: 108 (record for the date). All-time record: 109 on Sept. 20, 1939.
-Lancaster Airport: 103 (record for the date). All-time record: 114 on July 18, 1960.
-Palmdale Airport: 102 (record for the date). All-time record: 113 on July 5, 2007.
By the way, Tuesday's forecast calls for more heat and more high pressure (which is moving east and out), but few record temperatures.
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