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It's Barely Noon And Six Daily Heat Records Have Already Been Broken Or Tied
Los Angeles remains in the grips of an unusually late-season October heat wave, although the region was substantially cooler Wednesday than during the previous two days of scorching, 100+ degree heat. Still, even with mercury in the (relatively) moderate 90s, three daily temperature records had already been broken by the late morning, and three others had been tied.
The first daily record to fall on Wednesday was in Camarillo, where a 9 a.m. temperature of 91 degrees broke the 88 degree record set in 1983.
In Santa Barbara, a 92 degree late-morning temperature surpassed the previous daily record of 90 degrees at around 11 a.m. The previous record dates back to 1965. Oxnard hit 99 degrees before noon, sliding four degrees past the previous 94 degree record, set in 1968.
Daily temperature records have also already been matched in Long Beach, downtown Los Angeles, and Los Angeles International Airport. Downtown and LAX reached 96 and 92 degrees respectively before 11 a.m., tying records from 1983. Long Beach hit 95 degrees, tying a record set in 1966. Given the early-in-the-day highs, these records will likely end up being surpassed by the end of the day.