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NEWS
April 1, 1986 | From United Press International
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.
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NEWS
June 15, 1988 | United Press International
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.
NEWS
June 15, 1987 | From Associated Press
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.
NEWS
July 17, 1986 | From United Press International
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.
NATIONAL
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
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.
NATIONAL
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
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.
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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