September’s heat wave has affected almost every corner of Southern California in recent days, but the map below shows some of the hardest-hit hot spots.
On Monday, Thermal lived up to its name but failed to break its record for the date, set in 2000. Meanwhile, heat champ Woodland Hills broke a 25-year-old record by 1 degree. Sandberg, at 96, topped its record from 1995. Camarillo tied a record of 90 from 2012. Newport Beach beat its record for the day from 1997, but its September average is 72, so that comfortable coastal temperature is par for the course.
Sunday’s hot spots were Santa Barbara at 87; it hadn’t seen that kind of heat since 1959. That’s 10 degrees hotter than the city’s average temperature for September. In Camarillo, the 1971 record fell; Laguna Beach topped its record from 2000. El Cajon tied its 2012 heat record of 102.
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