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Eureka, Calif.: Feeling hot, hot, hot?

AA8-4.11 It's not 584 degrees in Eureka.

That's what Monday's weather page reported for Sunday's high temperature in the Northern California city. It's clearly a typo, but a couple of readers had some fun reporting the error.

"According to your California Cities weather reports, Eureka has been having a hot spell for the past week, with temperatures over 500 degrees," said Martin Zacks of Altadena in an email. "The forecast always is for a cooling trend into the 50s, but each previous day is listed around 580 degrees. If your figures are correct, Eureka has the highest temperature in California, the nation, and perhaps the planet."

And Lorraine Gayer of Huntington Beach wrote, "It is hard not to believe in global warming when, according to your weather section, Eureka's Sunday high temperature was 584 degrees. Yikes."

Yikes, indeed.

The error will be corrected in the For the Record section.

-- Deirdre Edgar



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Comments (14)

I blame the heat on Tom Abate.

Yep...empty beaches, warm 580 degree weather and the magnificent Redwoods, we've got it all in Eureka!

No wonder I got a sunburn…! It is amusing to think of Eureka as the hot spot in the nation given how temperate it is here.

I’ll take the beautiful Redwood forests of Humboldt County over sunny southern climes any day, even with the rain.

Well, Humboldt, home to Eureka, is the hottest (and coolest!) place to be! The Redwoods make it so...they love the fog that comes from the hot (air of inland) hitting the cool (air off the ocean).

Our beautiful redwood trees and proximity to the ocean give us a free, built-in, year-round source of air conditioning. It's never too hot in Humboldt!

Eureka/Humboldt is home to the tallest trees on the planet-coast redwoods (, but not the highest temps. There is little chance of 90 degrees, much less 584.

It's very cool up here in Eureka. Luckily that holds true in the summer as well.

Luckily, redwoods don't burst into flames until it reaches 585 degrees.

The Redwoods in Humboldt County are mystical, and it doesn't stop there. So much more to see and experience in Humboldt County. Really, just pick any one of the five local breweries! Eureka I Found It!

The entrepreneurs really heat things up in the redwoods!

Wow, Samoa Cookhouse just got their Google ad displayed above. So cool, especially since the Samoa Cookhouse, the last surviving cookhouse in the West, continues the tradition of serving lots of good food - redwood lumber camp style!

I am happy you came to our region. I hope we in Humboldt County unerstand that the Redwood Trees created our special eco-system and makes us what we are today.

You want hot? Check out the art and music scene! You want cool, try a nice long walk under the tallest trees in the world, the majestic redwoods. Or you can cool off with one of our great local brews. If you want crazy, the Kinetic Sculpture Race is just a little more than a month away.

It was warm and gorgeous yesterday, so the temps must be below the 500 mark. Even Big Foot likes the weather on the Redwood Coast as long as it is below 400. The cold local beer helps cool him down, too.

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