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September 29, 1991
Hot weather is bound to bring out the crankiness in even the most even-tempered, says Dr. Alexander Lampone, medical director of the emergency department at St. John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica. Factor in the humidity and we can feel uncomfortable pretty quickly, he says. Certain people feel the heat more acutely than others, says Tom Anderson, an exercise physiologist at Centinela Hospital's Fitness Institute in Culver City.
August 7, 1995
Q: Do earthquakes occur more often during hot weather or in the early morning hours? Is there earthquake weather? A: No, according to seismologist Lucile Jones of the U.S. Geological Survey. Sixty-two years of records at the USGS show that earthquakes occur randomly at all hours of the day and at all times of the year. Although scientists have looked intently for patterns in quake occurrence, they have never found any.
It felt as if summer blasted in early Monday as Orange County sweltered under temperatures that soared into the mid-90s in some places, well above the mid-60s and low 70s normal for this time of year. Santa Ana hit 94 degrees, breaking a 1982 record of 82 degrees and reaching nearly 30 degrees above normal. Meanwhile, Anaheim posted 95 degrees, the high for the county according to WeatherData, a private weather service that provides forecasts for The Times.
March 25, 1988 | MARK ARAX, Times Staff Writer
Santa Ana winds blew hot through the canyons and passes Thursday, bringing a record-breaking temperature to Los Angeles and a prediction of more dry, hot weather today and throughout the weekend. Thursday's Civic Center high reached 94 degrees, shattering the old mark of 89 set in 1930. The city of San Gabriel, peaking at 95, was the hottest spot in the Southland. Several other cities, including Long Beach and San Bernardino, matched Los Angeles' high.
July 30, 1995 | from Associated Press
The scorching heat smothering much of the country eased slightly Saturday, but still left many looking for relief from temperatures that hit triple digits. The Southwest got the worst of the hot weather. Tropical moisture streaming across the Southwest into the Great Basin raised desert humidity levels as well. Phoenix was 97 at 2 a.m., and climbed to 115, breaking the record for the day of 113, set in 1972.
September 29, 1992 | BOB ELSTON
Six days after the official beginning of autumn, Orange County continued to swelter in the same hot weather usually associated with summer. At Fullerton's Independence Park, the mercury hovered in the low 90s as the public swimming pool teemed with more than a hundred people trying to escape the heat.
June 21, 2013 | By Devin Kelly
A  large wildfire raging in southwest Colorado was threatening a small mountain town on Friday, with high winds and hot weather hindering efforts to battle the flames.   Residents were evacuated as the blaze moved within seven miles of the tourist town of South Fork on Friday. The town has 400 permanent residents, but many as 4,000 people were living there in summer residences, said Steve Till, public information officer for the U.S. Forest Service. Till did not have an estimate for the number of homes threatened by the flames.  The mayor of South Fork, Kenneth Brooke, told the Associated Press he was staying in town to help responders prepare to hose off structures.
August 17, 1988 | LARRY GREEN and MARK LAWRENCE, Times Staff Writers
A killer heat wave continued to fry the Midwest on Tuesday with languid, enervating 100-degree temperatures that one environmental expert said may claim thousands of victims by the end of summer. "Certainly more than 10,000 deaths," was the prediction of W. Moulton Avery, executive director of the Washington-based Center for Environmental Physiology and an expert on heat-related ailments. "And it wouldn't surprise me if it exceeded the number of deaths in 1980."
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