Records set across Southern California as region sizzles
Monday was a day of record heat as Southern California sizzled amid triple-digit temperatures.
Highs for the day included 113 in downtown Los Angeles, the highest temperature there since record-keeping began in 1877, the National Weather Service said. Burbank Airport reached 110 degrees, breaking a record of 104 set in 1963. Pierce College in Woodland Hills hit 111, topping a 1993 record of 107 degrees.
In Orange County, Santa Ana recorded 111 degrees, breaking a record of 108 set in 1963. Yorba Linda hit 112 degrees, breaking a 1963 record of 108 degrees, the weather service said.
Oxnard was 100 degrees, breaking a record of 99 degrees set in 1963. The high at Santa Barbara Airport was also 100, breaking a record of 99 degrees set in 1970, according. to the weather service.
The temperature at the Santa Maria Airport topped out at 105, breaking a record of 99 degrees set in 1917, the weather service said.
The hot weather will last through at least the middle of the week, and the moisture level will increase and lead to possible thunderstorms, the weather service said.
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-- Robert J. Lopez
Photo: Longboarders collide at Swami's surf break in Encinitas. Credit: Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times