Temperatures top 100 degees in some parts of Southland
The calendar says November, the Thanksgiving turkeys are on order and Christmas carols are popping up in TV commercials. And triple-digit temperatures outside?
The National Weather Service said temperatures Wednesday reached record highs throughout Southern California, including some readings that topped the 100-degree mark.
The temperature reached a record 101 degrees in Santa Ana about 2 p.m. -- 22 degrees higher than the previous record of 79 degrees, which was set last year. The normal high on Nov. 3 for Santa Ana is 72 degrees.
In Long Beach, the thermometer reached the 100-degree mark shortly after 2 p.m., trumping the previous record of 94 degrees set in 1994.
Others at or above the century mark: Chino, San Gabriel and the Whittier Hills, 100; Pasadena, 101; and Anaheim, 102.
Downtown Los Angeles just missed triple digits, with the mercury stopping at a still-record-breaking 97 degrees. The previous record was set in 1900, at 96 degrees.
The autumn sizzle is expected to continue Thursday but then give way to a cool and breezy, if not cloudy, weekend, with highs in the 70s, according to the National Weather Service.
-- Rick Rojas