CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 2013 |
If you're out of sunscreen, stock up. An unusual three-day heat wave due later this week has weather experts predicting temperatures in the Los Angeles area will be approaching 90 degrees. The searing heat is likely to have a prelude Wednesday, when a combination of high pressure and offshore winds should send temperatures into the upper 70s. That will be followed by three days when highs in downtown Los Angeles are expected to be well into the 80s, according to Stuart Seto of the National Weather Service.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2013 |
Temperatures across Southern California crashed through the triple-digit mark Saturday as a heat wave bore down on the region, leading by broiler conditions in the Coachella Valley and other desert locations. As of noon, numerous valley areas had passed the century mark including Van Nuys, Chatsworth, Lancaster, Woodland Hills, Saugus and Acton. A little before 1 p.m., Palm Springs was already at 116 and climbing, according to the National Weather Service. Bylthe recorded 109 and Needles 114. Death Valley -- one of several locations that could set new records this weekend -- was at 116 degrees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2010 |
Balancing a giant jug of icy watermelon juice over one shoulder, Rafael Soria trod though the Santa Monica beach sand like a man on a mission. Out on the shore, his thirsty wife and three children awaited. "We came all the way from Palmdale as soon as we could," said the 36-year-old in shorts and a tank top. "It's just way too hot today." Across Southern California, people flocked to the coastline to seek relief from the summer's first heat wave. Crowds hauling boogie boards, fishing poles, kites, hula-hoops and coolers stuffed with hot dogs and chips drove toward the sea breeze Saturday as the fourth straight day of high temperatures persisted, particularly in the valley and inland areas.
June 29, 2012 |
Climate scientists have this to say about the record-breaking heat wave rippling across the country: Get used to it. This week's spike toward triple-digit temperatures is unusual, they say. But as Earth gets warmer and greenhouse gases build, highs will keep getting higher. “There have always been heat spells,” said Glen MacDonald, the director of the UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “That's just the climate system.
July 22, 2011 |
Of course, New Yorkers get that the city can be unbearable when summer peaks. The defiant-chic pretend not to notice, and they stroll Fifth Avenue with ice cream cones and pack outdoor cafes on the waterfront till all hours of the night. But not this week. Ice cream melted faster than it could be eaten. And a faint fog surrounded St. Patrick's Cathedral as blasts of cold air from inside collided with hot air on the street. On Friday, the temperature reached 103 degrees in Central Park, and with the humidity, weather experts say, it felt like 115. New Yorkers were not the only oppressed.
April 1, 1986 |
A massive wave of cold air and rainstorms swept across the country's midsection today, chasing away a weeklong heat wave that still warmed most of the East Coast with sunny skies and balmy weather in the 70s. The cold front stretched from the Great Lakes across the Midwest to west Texas and triggered showers and thundershowers from Oklahoma to northern Wisconsin.
June 15, 1988 |
Most of the nation baked in hot, dry weather today that closed schools, cut water supplies and made toilet flushing and lawn watering a luxury in parts of upstate New York. Prayers for rain went unanswered in the Plains. The mid-June heat wave pushed the mercury into the high 80s and 90s in dozens of U.S. cities. In Boston, a high of 97 exceeded the previous record of 96 set in 1956. Near Fostoria, Ohio, several hundred worshipers prayed for rain and a good crop season at an open-field Mass.
July 17, 1986 |
A heat wave suffocating the Southeast for nearly two weeks spread today to the Midwest, sending temperatures into the humid 90s. Atlanta hit 99 degrees, and city officials began planning fines for violators of a new water ban to go into effect Monday. The heat spread east of the Mississippi River to Kansas City, Mo., and cities broiled. Chicago suffered in 93-degree heat, and it was 91 in Milwaukee and Minneapolis. Omaha sizzled under 92-degree temperatures.
June 15, 1987 |
A heat wave brought more temperatures in the high 90s to the Great Plains today, but a cool front took the sting out of the searing air across the upper Midwest and Great Lakes region after a weekend of record highs around 100. Muggy weather also covered much of the East Coast, with Pomona, N.J., near Atlantic City, hitting a record high for the date of 92. It was 94 in New York City by early afternoon, two degrees under the record for the date.
June 28, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - This is a town that might as well be situated on the surface of Venus; it's that accustomed to the wrath of the summer sun. So when this tourist haunt issues health warnings about an upcoming heat wave, it's a good idea to sit up and take notice. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for this weekend, predicting that temperatures Sunday could match the record-high of 117 degrees, reached on only two other occasions in the city's recorded history.