Downtown Los Angeles scorches with temperatures 110+ F … NWS Current temp at USC
[UPDATE: 2:30 PM Pacific: USC station no longer reporting?- Ryan 2:52 FIXED LINK - Anthony] WUWT: oh little sensor: why did you stop reporting the temperature after 1947 UTC?
[UPDATE: For a look at the USC station see this WUWT post. -Anthony]
Quick flashback 5-days ago: USA Today / AP: California’s ‘invisible summer’ slips away and the obligatory image of the hooded sweatshirt jogger…
LOS ANGELES — No need to root around the closet for sweaters and jackets: Californians never really put them away this year.
In Los Angeles, the last full day of summer passed Tuesday under the gloom of a deep marine layer — the low clouds and fog that put a damper on many beach excursions and made a dip in the surf bracing.
“The ocean never warmed,” Patzert said.
As if on cue, the beginning of fall heralds a brief but impressive heat wave with temperatures well above 100F in locations that saw a below-average, somewhat gloomy summer 2010.
Today: USA Today / AP reports: Scorching heat raises wildfire fears in California
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s been a scorching start for fall in California and it only looks to be getting hotter.
Summer-like temperatures were expected through Monday, with downtown Los Angeles predicted to reach a high of 107 degrees. That would break a record for the day of 106 degrees that was set in 1963.
Comment ideas: how can these extreme temperatures be related to global warming / climate change and “consistent” with what climate models “have shown/predicted” would happen? Please forget everything about the article 5-days ago and focus on today’s record heat.
From NASA’s Tale of Two Sites, complimenting Anthony’s post above:
“The move from downtown Los Angeles to USC in 1999 has caused a major hiccup in our local climate history,” said Patzert. “Suddenly, Los Angeles became dryer and cooler, and we were denied a record rain year in 2004-2005. The magnitude of change reflected in our study strongly suggests this relocation will bias long-term climatic studies.”
You don’t say?
Before and After (looks like a nice swimming pool could be inside that fancy fence)