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113 Degrees! Today is Downtown LA's Hottest Day on Record

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113 degrees record high temperature downtown LA
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The summer of 2010 was bound to be remembered for cool temperatures across Los Angeles and a stubborn El Niño-enhanced marine layer blanketing the west side.And then it became Fall.

The mercury hit an unprecedented 113 degrees shortly after noon and we may see hotter temps yet as the September sun bakes the downtown streets into the afternoon.

Today is not only the hottest September 27th since 1877 when meteorological record-keeping began -- it's downtown LA's highest temperature reading ever.

The previous record high temperature for downtown LA (Civic Center) was 112 degrees on June 26, 1990. Today is the hottest September 27th for LA since it hit 106 degrees in 1963.

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Naturally, it's even hotter in the valleys and inland. Stay cool!

photo by cogdogblog via Creative Commons.