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131-Year-Old Heat Record Broken In Downtown L.A.

Heat waves rise and distort Hollywood Boulevard during a major heat wave in Southern California on June 28, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Folks, it's hot out here in Los Angeles. How hot, you may ask?

131-year-old heat record hot, that's how much.

Downtown Los Angeles reached 96 degrees Saturday, breaking the 95 degree record set in 1886, according to the National Weather Service. This follows the seven different heat records broken Friday (none of which were even close to 131 years old, though). Summer 2017 has seen a number of heat waves, but the current baking temperatures are expected to cool off a bit on Sunday.

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As old as the 131-year-old record is, it's not the oldest standing record in Los Angeles. According to NWS, the oldest is a 90 degree record from March 28, 1879. Apparently 1879 was a sweltering year for L.A.; several high-temperature records still stand from that year.

Another record was broken in Oxnard today, where temperatures reached 90 degrees, breaking the previous record set in 1992.

Keep cool, everyone! Maybe check out a rooftop hotel pool, perhaps?

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