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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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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2010 | By Esmeralda Bermudez, Los Angeles Times
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.
NATIONAL
July 22, 2011 | By Geraldine Baum and Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
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.
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June 29, 2012 | By Steve Clow, This post has been updated. See below for details
After a day of record-breaking high temperatures, extreme weather pummeled the nation's capital and surrounding region Friday night, causing massive power outages. The Washington, D.C., area was especially hard hit, but a line of intense storms -- whipped up by unrelenting 100-degree heat -- cut a swath from Indiana to Virginia. One million residents were without power in the D.C. area alone, NBCWashington.com reported, while CNN said 3 million people were left in the dark across seven states.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 2013 | By Kurt Streeter
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
March 10, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
With Southern California in the midst of a mini-heat wave, Los Angeles set a record high Sunday, the National Weather Service said. The temperature Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport soared to 85 degrees, surpassing the record of 82 degrees for the day set in 2012.   In Long Beach temperatures reached 87, matching the record for that date set in 2004. The hotter-than-normal weather conditions made it one of the toughest and hottest race days  for Los Angeles Marathon runners.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2013 | By Joseph Serna and Shelby Grad
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.
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June 29, 2012 | By Laura J. Nelson
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 2013 | By Louis Sahagun
FURNACE CREEK--Blame it on dueling thermometers. The National Weather Service thermometer recorded a peak temperature at 4 p.m. Sunday of 128 degrees in Death Valley National Park, which ties the record for the hottest June day anywhere in the U.S. The National Park Service thermometer - 200 yards away - recorded a temperature of 129.9, which shatters the record for June. But the National Weather Service has the final say, and its official electronic readings will not be available until 8 a.m. Monday.  “There's only one thermometer that counts,” said Charlie Callagan, the park's wilderness coordinator and former head of its weather station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Temperatures in some parts of Los Angeles County will still likely exceed 90 degrees this weekend, but it may not be quite as hot as meteorologists initially predicted. As David Sweet of the National Weather Service in Oxnard put: "Not quite as hot. Still pretty warm. " The coasts are forecast to have temperatures Saturday in the mid-70s, and from the low to mid-80s farther inland. In the valleys, temperatures in the low to mid-80s are expected. Photos: California's drought Sunday remains the hottest day in the forecast, with temperatures in the 70s at the beaches and in the 80s inland, Sweet said.
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