At Least Three Southern California Heat Records Were Broken Monday
The latest heat wave to hit the Southland was slated to peak on Monday and into Tuesday, and by Monday afternoon several Southern California heat records had been broken.
As of 4:30 p.m. on Monday, three different temperature records had been broken across the greater Los Angeles area, with record-setting highs seen in Lancaster, Palmdale, Woodland Hills and Sandberg. It is, however, important to note that these aren't all-time records—they are just for this particular day of the calendar year.
The preliminary high temperature for Woodland Hills was a whopping 111 degrees, shattering the previous record of 109 degrees, from this day in 2009.
According to the National Weather Service, temperatures in Lancaster reached 108 degrees today, slipping past the previous record of 107 degrees from 2008. The Sandberg area of the Antelope Valley reached a 103 degrees, substantially surpassing the 2008 record of 97 degrees.
And temperatures in Palmdale reached 107 degrees, tying the previous 107 degree record set in 2008.
Today's tallies still pale in relative comparison to the single scorching Friday afternoon this July when seven different heat records were either broken or tied.
Angelenos shouldn't expect any relief from the heat Tuesday. "We're supposed to be probably just a tad warmer tomorrow, so I would expect similar records that we had today to be broken again tomorrow," Todd Hall, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, told LAist.
According to Hall, tomorrow is forecast to be substantially warmer on the coast. Temperatures will also be hotter downtown tomorrow, with a forecasted high of 95 degrees. "It's not going to break the record as of right now but it will be significantly warmer downtown than it was today," Hall said.