375 consecutive days with temperature over 60: The streak is over
The streak is over. The storm that has brought snow to some parts of Southern California has ended a 375-day stretch in which high temperatures in downtown Los Angeles reached at least 60 degrees.
On Tuesday, the high in downtown L.A. was 56 degrees.
This was the second-longest string of consecutive days with highs of at least 60 downtown since record-keeping began in 1877.
The longest such streak stretched for a whopping 629 days -- from Feb. 27, 1993, to Nov. 17, 1994.
A few more weather facts:
-- It’s cold all over. The lowest temperature in the United States on Wednesday so far was in Daniel, Wyo., where it was 48 below zero just before sunrise, said Susan Buchanan of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
-- The average high temperature in Los Angeles in December is 71 degrees, and the average low is 49.
-- The record high temperature in California -- a blazing 134 degrees Fahrenheit -- was set on July 10, 1913, in Death Valley, according to census records.
-- The record low temperature of 45 below zero in California was on Jan. 20, 1937.
-- In November 2014, the average temperature in the contiguous U.S. was 39.3 degrees, which is 2.4 degrees below the 20th century average, according to NOAA. A huge swath of the Midwest and East saw temperatures “much below average” for the month. California, however, was “much above average” in November.
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