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July 29, 1995 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Temperatures skyrocketed across the San Fernando Valley by midmorning Friday, baking the area from Woodland Hills to Newhall in record-breaking temperatures as high as 111 degrees before dropping unexpectedly in midafternoon. Weather forecasters said a high-pressure system caused the mercury to rise quickly before noon then fall several hours later. In Burbank, temperatures climbed to 104 by 10 a.m. then dropped to 88 degrees four hours later.
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July 20, 2000 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mike Mariona wiped his sweaty face on his T-shirt and leaped onto his skateboard for another run down the hot sidewalk. It was the kind of day that turns icy drinks to lukewarm slosh, that roasts steering wheels and seat belts beyond the touch. In Chatsworth, the temperature soared to 107 on Wednesday, breaking an 11-year record for the date. "It seems like it's 140 degrees, because we're skating all the time," said Mike, a lanky 15-year-old.
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August 4, 1998 | ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Their air conditioners were pumping full blast, but Automobile Club of Southern California dispatchers in Burbank were nonetheless sweating the heat Monday. While the August sun baked the San Fernando Valley at record temperatures of 107 degrees in Chatsworth and 105 degrees in Woodland Hills, more than 100 calls per minute poured in from motorists stranded by overheated cars.
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September 23, 1998 | MARGARET RAMIREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The heat is off. After gasping and sweating through the third warmest August in the 121-year record, Los Angeles residents can brag they survived and gratefully welcome a refreshingly cool fall, which officially began Tuesday night. Because of a high pressure system that remained trapped over Southern California in July and August, the summer of 1998 was marked by record-breaking temperatures at the Los Angeles Civic Center and throughout the San Fernando Valley.
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August 7, 1998
The cooling trend the San Fernando Valley is enjoying should last into early next week, forecasters say. *--* Thursdays Record City highs for day Burbank 88 105 (1994) Chatsworth 97 110 (1997) Glendale 86 n/a Lancaster 106 106 (1960) Newhall 94 n/a Van Nuys 90 n/a Woodland Hills 97 107 (1960) *--* Sources: WeatherData, National Weather Service
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August 7, 1997 | CLAIRE VITUCCI and DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here's how handyman Jim Conroy responded to the tortuous heat Wednesday afternoon: He left his job building a fence and joined his construction-worker buddies for frosty mugs of Guinness at Ireland's 32 pub. Conroy was not alone in his quest to escape the broiler known as the San Fernando Valley as the area endured a fourth day of unforgiving heat.
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August 5, 1997 | MATEA GOLD and DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Playgrounds emptied, pools overflowed and the hum of the noble air conditioner echoed over the land as another Southern California summer settled into high gear Monday with more record-breaking heat. By midafternoon, the temperatures had easily topped 100 degrees in the inland valleys, and the National Weather Service had issued a rare "excessive heat" advisory. Forecasters said people should stay out of the afternoon sun through Wednesday, especially if they are elderly.
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September 29, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
Summer returns to the San Fernando Valley in a big way this week, with temperatures reaching the high 90s and the low 100s on Monday and Tuesday. "The reason it's been so warm is that winds blowing from inland areas to the Pacific Ocean have kept cooler sea breezes from coming in," said John Sherwin, a meteorologist with WeatherData Inc., which provides forecast information to The Times.
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June 13, 1995 | HENRY CHU
After weeks of un-spring-like weather, the race to summer got a jump-start Monday as high temperatures continued, sending Southland residents scurrying for air-conditioned buildings and pushing smog to unhealthful levels in some areas. Without the protection of a thick marine layer, temperatures hit 96 degrees in Monrovia and 93 in Van Nuys Monday, nine days before the official start of summer, reported WeatherData Inc., which provides weather forecasts for The Times.
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September 23, 1998 | MARGARET RAMIREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The heat is off. After gasping and sweating through the third warmest August in the 121-year record, Los Angeles residents can brag they survived and gratefully welcome a refreshingly cool fall, which officially began Tuesday night. Because of a high pressure system that remained trapped over Southern California in July and August, the summer of 1998 was marked by record-breaking temperatures at the Los Angeles Civic Center and throughout the San Fernando Valley.
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August 7, 1998
The cooling trend the San Fernando Valley is enjoying should last into early next week, forecasters say. *--* Thursdays Record City highs for day Burbank 88 105 (1994) Chatsworth 97 110 (1997) Glendale 86 n/a Lancaster 106 106 (1960) Newhall 94 n/a Van Nuys 90 n/a Woodland Hills 97 107 (1960) *--* Sources: WeatherData, National Weather Service
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August 4, 1998 | ANTONIO OLIVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Their air conditioners were pumping full blast, but Automobile Club of Southern California dispatchers in Burbank were nonetheless sweating the heat Monday. While the August sun baked the San Fernando Valley at record temperatures of 107 degrees in Chatsworth and 105 degrees in Woodland Hills, more than 100 calls per minute poured in from motorists stranded by overheated cars.
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August 3, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
Triple-digit afternoon temperatures return early this week, but relief is in sight beginning Wednesday and through the end of the week, forecasters said. An upper level ridge of high pressure, centered over Northern California and spread across the Western states today and Tuesday, will shift toward the east and into the southern deserts beginning Wednesday, producing lower afternoon temperatures, said Wes Etheredge, a meteorologist with WeatherData Inc.
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July 19, 1998 | MEGAN GARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was hot Saturday, no doubt about it. Chatsworth tied a record high 104 degrees for July 18. And though not record-setting for the day, Northridge hit 105 and Van Nuys hovered at 100. Three days into a heat wave, the San Fernando Valley saw little relief. Still, it wasn't quite as blistering as meteorologists had predicted, and this week the intense heat should ease at least a little.
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July 18, 1998 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN and SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Record-tying heat baked the San Fernando Valley again Friday, causing power outages and setting organizers to worry about the health of spectators when the Van Nuys air show opens today, with the temperature expected to reach 106. Chatsworth hit 105 Friday, equal to the temperature of the hottest July 17 on record, in 1988, and in Lancaster it was 107, a tie with the record set in 1961. It was 108 in Palmdale, 102 in Burbank, 100 in Woodland Hills and 99 in Newhall.
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September 29, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES
Summer returns to the San Fernando Valley in a big way this week, with temperatures reaching the high 90s and the low 100s on Monday and Tuesday. "The reason it's been so warm is that winds blowing from inland areas to the Pacific Ocean have kept cooler sea breezes from coming in," said John Sherwin, a meteorologist with WeatherData Inc., which provides forecast information to The Times.
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February 8, 1996
Just one week after the biggest rainstorm of the season, record heat baked the San Fernando Valley on Wednesday. In Burbank, afternoon temperatures reached 91 degrees by 4 p.m., breaking by three degrees the old record for the date set in 1954, according to the National Weather Service. Woodland Hills was even hotter, with an afternoon high of 92 degrees, or 24 degrees above average. In Canoga Park, the previous record high of 87 degrees was set in 1953.
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August 7, 1997 | CLAIRE VITUCCI and DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here's how handyman Jim Conroy responded to the tortuous heat Wednesday afternoon: He left his job building a fence and joined his construction-worker buddies for frosty mugs of Guinness at Ireland's 32 pub. Conroy was not alone in his quest to escape the broiler known as the San Fernando Valley as the area endured a fourth day of unforgiving heat.
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