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January 15, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A winter heat wave continued across Southern California on Wednesday, setting or tying record temperatures for the day and creating extreme fire conditions across parched wildland areas. Point Mugu Naval Air Station, Fullerton and Camp Pendleton each topped out at 90 degrees, which were the highest temperatures in the nation, according to the National Weather Service. Downtown Los Angeles hit 85, tying a daily record set in 2009. Bob Hope Airport in Burbank recorded a high of 86 degrees, breaking by one degree a record for the day set in 1976.
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June 30, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
FURNACE CREEK, Calif. -- At noon, the temperature stood at 122 in the shade, what little of it there was. Ravens huddled in the shadows of desert scrub, panting with their beaks open wide. The Desert pupfish of Salt Creek swam for cover in the deeper, cooler pools near the stream's headwaters. A sign posted at the entrance to the Furnace Creek Golf Course registration office said, “Closed at 12:30 due to extreme heat.” With the temperature inching toward a forecasted peak of an oppressive 130, fluid loss through sweating, with the depletion of sugar and electrolytes, can exceed a gallon an hour.
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June 28, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer and Joseph Serna
The first day of a heat wave produced extreme temperatures Friday across Southern California, but forecasters say the real broiling will come this weekend. Heat records in Palmdale and Lancaster, which stand at 113 and 114 degrees, respectively, could be broken, National Weather Service specialist Stuart Seto said. The last significant heat wave to hit Southern California was five years ago, Seto said. The 2009 heat wave baked the region for about two weeks. In Los Angeles, the hot weather is a particular concern to firefighters because it comes in a year of record dry conditions that have already sparked several brush fires across the region.
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June 28, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Emily Foxhall
Temperatures continued to climb across Southern California on Friday as a heat wave expected to last into next week settled over the region. “By this weekend, it'll cover most of the Western United States,” National Weather Service specialist Stuart Seto said. By 2 p.m. the heat was at near-record levels for several cities in the Antelope Valley and in California deserts. It was 104 degrees in Lancaster, 103 in Acton, 102 in Palmdale and 94 in Burbank. The mercury hit 115 at Palm Springs International Airport and 114 in Death Valley, which isn't at its hottest until 4 or 5 p.m., Seto said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2013 | By Ahn Do
More records broke Saturday as a heat wave kept its grips on California and the West. According to the National Weather Service, several desert and Inland Empire communities set new records for this day of the year, including Palm Springs (122 degrees), Indio (121) and Riverside (105). Other record highs for the date were recorded in Lancaster (111), Paso Robles (111), Idyllwild (98) and Camarillo (89), according to the NWS. The hottest places were in desert areas. Needles set a new record of 120 degrees, according to Accuweather.
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June 28, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Emily Foxhall
Temperatures reached 105 degrees Friday in Palm Springs and it wasn't even noon yet. It was 97 degrees in Lancaster and 95 in Palmdale before 11 a.m., the National Weather Service reported. And it's only going to get worse. Los Angeles International Airport will match its record for June 29 if it hits 85 degrees Saturday as expected. Heat records for this weekend in Palmdale and Lancaster, which are 113 and 114 degrees, respectively, could also be broken this weekend, said National Weather Service specialist Stuart Seto.
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April 7, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
After weeks of cooler temperatures, and even spurts of rain, Los Angeles will experience a warm-up this week with temperatures as high as 15 degrees above normal, forecasters said. A “very large” high-pressure system will bring temperatures into the upper 80s along with off-shore winds from the northeast, National Weather Service weather specialist Stuart Seto said. Downtown, for example, will warm to about 87 degrees on Monday before a cooling trend begins after Wednesday.   Temperatures are “really on the climb,” Seto said.
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