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Record-Breaking Heat Overtook SoCal This Weekend

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If you felt uncomfortably warm this weekend, there was a good reason: high temperatures shattered records in SoCal over the last few days. According to the National Weather Service, records were set in Long Beach, Santa Barbara, Oxnard, and Camarillo—it was 90 degrees in the LBC, while Santa Barbra hit 86. Today, it was expected to reach 88 degrees here in Los Angeles proper.

Kathy Hoxsie of the NWS told the L.A. Times that warm temperatures were fueled by dry, warm offshore winds coming from the northeast. However, it should get cooler by about 15 to 18 degrees by Friday as wind patterns shift. By Tuesday, downtown L.A. will be in the low-80s, and gradually decrease to "seasonal averages," reaching 74 by Friday.

Yes, we know this is Los Angeles—city of no seasons. But still; temps nearing 90 in April just ain't right. But which is worse: blistering heat, or ridiculous wind? And as for the supposed Godzilla El Nino that was supposed to wreak havoc on the southland? It looks like it's game over.