When climate change becomes weather change …

3 October 2010


‘Hottest day in Los Angeles history’

‘The mercury hit a blistering 113°F (45.0°C) at 12:15 pm PDT yesterday [Monday, Sep. 27] in downtown Los Angeles, making it the hottest day in Los Angeles history. It may have gotten hotter, but the thermometer broke shortly after the record high was set. The previous record in Los Angeles was 112°F set on June 26, 1990; records go back to 1877. Nearby Long Beach tied its hottest all-time temperature yesterday, with a scorching 111°F. And Christopher C. Burt, our new featured blogger on weather records, pointed out to me that a station in the foothills at 1260’ elevation near Beverly Hills owned by the Los Angeles Fire Department hit 119°F yesterday–the hottest temperature ever measured in the Los Angeles area, tying the 119°F reading from Woodland Hills on July 22, 2006…’

– Meteorologist Jeff Masters, www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/

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