Droughts and Heat Waves

At 98 degrees, heat in Los Angeles breaks a 131-year-old record

At 98 degrees, heat in Los Angeles breaks a 131-year-old record

Los Angeles hit a record high of 98 degrees Saturday, as a wildfire in northern Santa Barbara County continued to burn out of control and the region suffered through the third day of a blistering heat wave.

Downtown Los Angeles’ record high temperature beat out the 131-year-old record of 95 degrees set in 1886, according to the National Weather Service.

Record high temperatures were also recorded in Long Beach, 96 degrees, and Burbank, 105, whilePalmdale tied its record of 110. Woodland Hills also reported a temperature of 110.

The San Fernando Valley was especially hard hit by triple-digit temperatures. By 3 p.m., the mercury registered 107 degrees at Lake Balboa,...

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