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11/03/2010 01:30 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

California Heat Wave Brings Record Temperatures

The calendar might say November, but California is in the midst of yet another unseasonable heat wave. This autumn began with an all-time record 113 degrees being set in Downtown Los Angeles, and the current pattern looks to continue through the end of the week.

From the NWS Special Weather Statement:

...RECORD HEAT EXPECTED FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA
TODAY...

A STRONG UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM COMBINED WITH OFFSHORE
FLOW NEAR THE SURFACE WILL LIKELY BRING RECORD HEAT TO PARTS OF THE
SOUTHLAND TODAY. THE WARMEST LOCATIONS ARE GENERALLY EXPECTED TO
BE ACROSS COASTAL AND VALLEY AREAS OF LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA
COUNTIES DUE TO THE GREATER OFFSHORE INFLUENCE IN THOSE LOCATIONS.
WARMEST LOCATIONS TODAY WILL LIKELY CLIMB INTO THE UPPER 90S.
THE RECORD HIGH OF 96 DEGREES TODAY FOR DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES CERTAINLY
LOOKS WITHIN REACH...WITH OTHER RECORDS LIKELY TO BE TIED OR
EXCEEDED.