Heat wave shatters temperature records across Southern California
A sweltering heat wave baked Southern California on Sunday, bringing triple-digit temperatures to some areas and shattering records that in some cases held for decades.
The National Weather Service issued a list of record-setting temperatures in cities across the Southland. Here’s a selection:
Burbank: 109 (previous: 104 degrees, set in 1973)
Chula Vista: 93 (previous: 88, set in 1957)
El Cajon: 104 degrees (previous: 94, set in 2001)
Escondido: 103 (previous: 102, set in 1929)
Idyllwild: 94 (previous: 93, set in 1954)
Indio: 118 (previous: 117, set in 1945)
Palm Springs: 118 (previous: 116, set in 2008)
Ramona: 106 (previous: 102, set in 2008)
Riverside: 111 (previous: 107, set in 1922)
Sandberg: 101 (previous: 94 degrees, set in 1961)
Santa Ana: 103 (previous: 95, set in 1973)
Thermal: 119 (previous: 118, set in 2008)
Woodland Hills: 109 (tying previous record, set in 2008)
Other cities didn’t break previous records but still saw scorching temperatures. Downtown Los Angeles saw a high of 96 degrees, while a 100-degree high was observed in Simi Valley and Long Beach. The Getty Center saw a high of 103 degrees. Lancaster, Pasadena and Ojai each observed a high of 106 degrees.
Temperatures are expected to rise Monday, the first official day of summer. The hot spell is expected to last until Tuesday.
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