Southern California broils before Turkey Day with 2 dozen record highs

As we mentioned in our previous story today, unseasonably warm weather hit the Los Angeles area today. with 99 degrees at Camarillo being the hottest. Here is a temperature map from 1PM PST today.

Courtesy Dr. Ryan Maue of weather.us

Over two dozen new records were set in the Los Angeles and San Diego area. Here is what the National Weather Service in Los Angeles reported:

RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
521 PM PST WED NOV 22 2017

…RECORDS AROUND SOUTHWESTERN CALIFORNIA TODAY…

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 93 DEGREES WAS SET AT DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (USC) CA TODAY.
THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 89 SET IN 1950.

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 94 DEGREES WAS SET AT LOS ANGELES AIRPORT TODAY.
THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 89 SET IN 1950.

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 96 DEGREES WAS SET AT LONG BEACH AIRPORT CA TODAY.
THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 88 SET IN 2015.

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 95 DEGREES WAS SET AT BOB HOPE AIRPORT (BURBANK) CA TODAY.
THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 91 SET IN 1950.

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 76 DEGREES WAS SET AT SANDBERG CA TODAY.
THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 71 SET IN 1995.

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 81 DEGREES WAS SET AT PALMDALE AIRPORT CA TODAY.
THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 80 SET IN 1962.

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 81 DEGREES WAS SET AT LANCASTER TODAY. THIS
BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 79 SET IN 1962.

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 99 DEGREES WAS SET AT CAMARILLO TODAY.
THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 90 SET IN 2015. THIS ALSO THE NOVEMBER
MONTHLY ALL TIME RECORD.THE OLD RECORD WAS 98 ON NOV 5, 2012.

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 97 DEGREES WAS SET AT NWS OXNARD OFFICE TODAY.
THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 90 SET IN 2015.

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 90 DEGREES WAS SET AT SANTA BARBARA AIRPORT CA TODAY.
THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 84 SET IN 2015.

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 89 DEGREES WAS SET AT SANTA MARIA AIRPORT CA TODAY.
THIS TIES THE OLD RECORD OF 89 SET IN 1933.

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 88 DEGREES WAS SET AT PASO ROBLES AIRPORT CA TODAY.
THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 79 SET IN 2015.


RECORD EVENT REPORT…PRELIMINARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN DIEGO CA
515 PM PST WED NOV 22 2017

…HIGHEST MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE RECORDS BROKEN OR TIED ON NOV 22 2017 …

LOCATION NEW RECORD OLD RECORD PERIOD OF RECORD

SAN DIEGO 92 84 IN 2015 1874
VISTA 95 86 IN 2015 1957
CHULA VISTA 92 88 IN 2015 1918
ESCONDIDO 96 91 IN 1950 1893
EL CAJON 98 92 IN 2002 1979
ALPINE 89 88 IN 2005 1951
SANTA ANA 96 91 IN 1950 1906
RIVERSIDE 95 90 IN 1924 1893
LAKE ELSINORE 93 89 IN 1937 1897
PALOMAR MOUNTAIN 74 TIED 74 IN 2007 1938
BIG BEAR LAKE 72 65 IN 1995 1960
IDYLLWILD 77 73 IN 2002 1943
BORREGO 90 87 IN 2002 1942
PALM SPRINGS 96 93 IN 1933 1893

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101 thoughts on “Southern California broils before Turkey Day with 2 dozen record highs

      • They have been, but this Site has not published them.
        Try IceAgeNow instead if you want see dozens of them all over the world.
        Cold Temps.
        Earlier than normal Snow.
        Deeper than usual Snow.

      • DWR54: “all things being even” is difficult to establish with changing measurement methods over time and changing site environment over time. Ideally to establish possible regional changes in climate we need sites like those in the US Climate Reference Network, but with periods of record of 100 years or more. Stations with periods of record less than 30 years are unsuitable for the task. Detailed documentation of the site environment over time is also critical to establish whether there might be effects from localized changes, most commonly from nearby urbanization, but also from very localized influences, such as buildings, pavement, and trees. I have not seen a study where these considerations were taken into account. If you know of one, please provide a link.

      • DWR54: Things are rarely even in reality. And why would one expect as many cold records to be broken? Is there some reason it must get colder as it gets warmer? Nothing says nature has to “average out” and all highs are match by lows. Only statistics and dreamers say that.

  1. So, big deal, nobody else in North America is enjoying these nice hot temps…come to think of it, send some heat this way, it’s only 30F here in Niagara Falls, with a 10mph wind – ie colder than your fridge

  2. We will gladly trade our weather for California’s weather.

    -Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Alaska.

      • DWR54: Thanks very much for that link to CET anomalies. I do follow CET but I wasn’t aware of that one.

        It annoys me that they still use 1961-1990 as the reference period, because we want to know whether our region, this sceptred isle, is continuing to warm, not whether it has warmed, so 1981-2010 is more appropriate. Also I prefer to track maximum rather than mean temperatures, because if minima warmed but maxima didn’t, it wouldn’t be such a huge problem.

        So here, in R friendly form, are the data from your link:

        c(0.1, 2.3, 3.0, 1.0, 2.1, 1.9, 0.7, -0.2, -0.1, 1.7, 1.2, NA)

        And here, from my own calculations, are the maxima anomalies relative to 1981-2010:

        c( -0.3, 1.3, 2.3, 0.7, 1.8, 1.6, 0.0, -1.0, -0.7, 1.3, NA, NA)

        This makes the poor August and September rather clearer, but yes, 2017 will end in the top 10 years and possibly top 5.

        Hope this is of interest,
        Rich.

    • @MattS – Many of you are already here in Yuma, AZ, where the highs are in the mid 80’s. Nothing new there. Next week highs will be in the mid 70’s. Nothing new there either. Strange it is cooler here in the desert than in L.A. Karma maybe?

    • MattS commented –
      “We will gladly trade our weather for California’s weather.
      “Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Alaska.”

      so move there, instead of expecting
      us to heat up the whole entire world
      just to make you happy.

  3. 98f at my location in Norco today. Hottest temps I’ve ever hung Xmas lights in. It didn’t seem too bad though because a nice breeze was blowing throughout the day. I turned on the home A/C too. These temps will be a distant memory in a few days as on-shore flow returns to SoCal.

  4. If you adjust for the Urban Heat Island Effect, according to our EPA (under Obama) you’ll need to add 4-6 degrees F to what ever temp we reach tomorrow, in Los Angeles, in order to tie the 90 degree mark set back in 1903 [long before any UHIE or AGW].

    The UHIE is indeed man-made warming, but it’s only local – it is not man-made global warming.

    • garyh845 November 22, 2017 at 9:03 pm
      I should have read your post before posting. Either way UHI sticks out like a sore thumb!

  5. Oh, look! It’s getting warmer!

    Not like that hasn’t been happening for the past 10,000 years. Must be those hairless apes. They’re behind everything bad.

  6. It is also very warm in Melbourne and Hobart, Australia. So it must be global warming, regardless of it being bloody cold in Russia, Northern China, Japan, Berring Sea, Scandinavia, etc, etc, etc, etc.
    The CO2 horsesh*t has to stop.

  7. It looks like all the LA urban areas and Death Valley are hot. Owens Lake is cool and the Mojave Desert is about 20 degrees cooler than LA. Therefore there is UHI mixed in with local weather?

  8. Maybe if there was a large amount of surface water all over the state to evaporate in response to the sudden increase in heat by BLOCKING IT FROM REACHING THE GROUND then this wouldn’t have been as high?

    Most surface temperature increases can be explained by lack of soil moisture due to drainage, pumping and bad culture practices.

  9. If only Trump had supported the Paris Climate Accord.
    If only people would listen to Prince Charles.
    If only there were more windmills and nukes.
    If only …… people could read and comprehend as well as they can emote.

  10. I’m not in Cali but still in the Western US. After a very cold last few weeks we saw high day time temperatures at or close to records set in the 1920s the last two or three days. However, this does not apply to the overnight lows overall this Fall. The night times temps here have been low, usually below freezing, since the last week of Sept. Right now my thermometer is reading 25 degrees F and there is a heavy layer of frost on the car’s windshield.

  11. I’ve lived in SoCal for too many years. Is this unseasonably hot? Yes.

    Is it record breaking? Yes, but only in some places.

    Is it unprecedented. No. Hot, dry weather during the “cool, rainy season” happens all the time.

    All it takes is a strong high pressure to build over the Great Basin, resulting in offshore flow that heats adiabatically as it flows downslope from Great Basin elevations to coastal SoCal.

  12. Since the end of LIA there have been literally thousands of “hottest ever” city records broken all over the world.

  13. 97 in Oxnard? I don’t think so… My office is literally right next to the Oxnard Airport (I can watch planes land and take off). We reached MAYBE 90 degrees. It was hot – but nowhere near 97 (we don’t have AC in the place, it rarely breaks 80 degrees inside – maybe 1-2 days a year). I wonder where that measurement is actually made…

  14. “Over two dozen new records were set in the Los Angeles and San Diego area.”

    Come on Anthony, you know better than that. That statement is totally meaningless without the ‘since when’ or the ‘for how long’ part.

    • Even in the midst of the Chinese offensive in 1950, US troops not overrun got Thanksgiving dinner “with all the trimmings”.

      Record warmth in CA is “climate change”. Record cold in NY is weather.

  15. Everybody talks about the weather…but nobody does anything about it. Errr…is that carbon tax supposed to make the temperatures go down? Good luck with that, but sure sounds like a helluva way to raise some tax monies. Better crank up the carbon tax, or buy some carbon penance.

  16. Baking a climate cake
    1 oven – Cold
    Cake mix
    Pen + paper

    Write down temperature of oven and time cake entered oven
    Put in cake mix
    Leave in cold oven for 40 minutes
    Change temperature recorded on paper 40 minutes ago, adding 180c

    Enjoy your drippy cake mix.

  17. Alternatively

    Baking a climate cake
    1 oven – Cold
    Cake mix
    Access to your neighbour’s oven at dinner time

    Write down temperature of oven and time cake entered oven
    Put in cake mix
    record temp of your neighbour’s hot oven
    Leave in cold oven for 40 minutes
    Smear the recorded temp of your neighbour’s oven onto your cold oven

    Enjoy your drippy cake mix.

    Cake Homogeni

  18. Average solar activity is currently very low, which is reflected in high levels of neutrons.

    Low solar activity does not allow for settled air circulation. This is shown in the chart below.

  19. This is actually normal. It is a Santa Ana winds where the wind which normally comes from the ocean gets reversed amd we get wind from the east instead. That air drops 5000 feet and in the process heating up the air which is already dry from climbing the very same mountains. This causes a 20 degree F rise in temperatures. It happens 2-3 weeks a year. This year it hit in Mid November. Of course natural warm phenomena is now called “global warming”

    • Yes it is a normal even in southern California. It’s especially nice when it happens in late December or January. When I visited my parents when I typically packed some warm weather clothing. One year I put shorts and tee shirt on Christmas day.

  20. In Oz the authorities put out health warnings for the sick ,elderly and children because they were expecting multiple days above 25c or 77F .

  21. I paid some attention to the records highs (and lows) for my little spot on the globe. I have list from different years from NOAA for each day’s local record temps. Newer lists have set some record highs (and lows) for a particular that did not break the record from an older list.

    Does anyone have an old list for the record high for that day for these locals?

    PS The oldest list I have for my little spot on the globe is from 2002 via TheWaybackMachine. The rest I copied at the time.

    • Gunga Din commented – “The oldest list I have for my little spot on the globe is from 2002 via TheWaybackMachine. The rest I copied at the time.”

      15 years. not ever convincing.

      i go by the nearest ghcn station to me. it’s in my town. they also publish monthly average temperatures. the warming is very apparent.

      • The cause is not apparent.
        And just to be clear, the records don’t just go back 15 years.
        In 2007 I went to the NWS site that covers my city and looked up the record highs and lows for my city. At that time it would give a table of the record highs and lows for each day of the entire year along the the year it was set (later list included ties). Some of the records were set in the late 1800’s.
        List in later years, of course, showed some records broken but they also showed old records changed.
        Here’s a comparison of the records changed between 2007 and 2012,

        Rocord Lows Comparison						
        Newer-'12			Older-'07 (did not include ties)			
        7-Jan	-5	1884	Jan-07	-6	1942	New record 1 warmer and 58 years earlier
        8-Jan	-9	1968	Jan-08	-12	1942	New record 3 warmer and 37 years later
        3-Mar	1	1980	Mar-03	0	1943	New record 3 warmer and 26 years later
        13-Mar	5	1960	Mar-13	7	1896	New record 2 cooler and 64 years later
        8-May	31	1954	May-08	29	1947	New record 3 warmer and 26 years later
        9-May	30	1983	May-09	28	1947	New tied record 2 warmer same year and 19 and 36 years later
        	30	1966				
        	30	1947				
        12-May	35	1976	May-12	34	1941	New record 1 warmer and 45 years later
        30-Jun	47	1988	Jun-30	46	1943	New record 1 warmer and 35 years later
        12-Jul	51	1973	Jul-12	47	1940	New record 4 warmer and 33 years later
        13-Jul	50	1940	Jul-13	44	1940	New record 6 warmer and same year
        17-Jul	52	1896	Jul-17	53	1989	New record 1 cooler and 93 years earlier
        20-Jul	50	1929	Jul-20	49	1947	New record 1 warmer and 18 years earlier
        23-Jul	51	1981	Jul-23	47	1947	New record 4 warmer and 34 years later
        24-Jul	53	1985	Jul-24	52	1947	New record 1 warmer and 38 years later
        26-Jul	52	1911	Jul-26	50	1946	New record 2 warmer and 35 years later
        31-Jul	54	1966	Jul-31	47	1967	New record 7 warmer and 1 years later
        19-Aug	49	1977	Aug-19	48	1943	New record 1 warmer and 10, 21 and 34 years later
        	49	1964				
        	49	1953				
        21-Aug	44	1950	Aug-21	43	1940	New record 1 warmer and 10 years later
        26-Aug	48	1958	Aug-26	47	1945	New record 1 warmer and 13 years later
        27-Aug	46	1968	Aug-27	45	1945	New record 1 warmer and 23 years later
        12-Sep	44	1985	Sep-12	42	1940	New record 2 warmer and 15, 27 and 45 years later
        	44	1967				
        	44	1955				
        26-Sep	35	1950	Sep-26	33	1940	New record 2 warmer and 12 earlier and 10 years later
        	35	1928				
        27-Sep	36	1991	Sep-27	32	1947	New record 4 warmer and 44 years later
        29-Sep	32	1961	Sep-29	31	1942	New record 1 warmer and 19 years later
        2-Oct	32	1974	Oct-02	31	1946	New record 1 warmer and 38 years earlier and 19 years later
        	32	1908				
        15-Oct	31	1969	Oct-15	24	1939	New tied record same year but 7 warmer and 22 and 30 years later
        	31	1961				
        	31	1939				
        16-Oct	31	1970	Oct-16	30	1944	New record 1 warmer and 26 years later
        24-Nov	8	1950	Nov-24	7	1950	New tied record same year but 1 warmer
        29-Nov	3	1887	Nov-29	2	1887	New tied record same year but 1 warmer
        4-Dec	8	1976	Dec-04	3	1966	New record 5 warmer and 10 years later
        21-Dec	-10	1989	Dec-21	-11	1942	New tied record same year but 1 warmer and 47 years later
        	-10	1942				
        			31			
        ?			Dec-05	8	1976	December 5 missing from 2012 list
        						
        Record Highs comparison						
        Newer-April '12			Older-'07 (did not include ties)			
        6-Jan	68	1946	Jan-06	69	1946	Same year but "new" record 1*F lower
        9-Jan	62	1946	Jan-09	65	1946	Same year but "new" record 3*F lower
        31-Jan	66	2002	Jan-31	62	1917	"New" record 4*F higher but not in '07 list
        4-Feb	61	1962	Feb-04	66	1946	"New" tied records 5*F lower
        4-Feb	61	1991				
        23-Mar	81	1907	Mar-23	76	1966	"New" record 5*F higher but not in '07 list
        25-Mar	84	1929	Mar-25	85	1945	"New" record 1*F lower
        5-Apr	82	1947	Apr-05	83	1947	"New" tied records 1*F lower
        5-Apr	82	1988				
        6-Apr	83	1929	Apr-06	82	1929	Same year but "new" record 1*F higher
        19-Apr	85	1958	Apr-19	86	1941	"New" tied records 1*F lower
        19-Apr	85	2002				
        16-May	91	1900	May-16	96	1900	Same year but "new" record 5*F lower
        30-May	93	1953	May-30	95	1915	"New" record 2*F lower
        31-Jul	100	1999	Jul-31	96	1954	"New" record 4*F higher but not in '07 list
        11-Aug	96	1926	Aug-11	98	1944	"New" tied records 2*F lower
        11-Aug	96	1944				
        18-Aug	94	1916	Aug-18	96	1940	"New" tied records 2*F lower
        18-Aug	94	1922				
        18-Aug	94	1940				
        23-Sep	90	1941	Sep-23	91	1945	"New" tied records 1*F lower
        23-Sep	90	1945				
        23-Sep	90	1961				
        9-Oct	88	1939	Oct-09	89	1939	Same year but "new" record 1*F lower
        10-Nov	72	1949	Nov-10	71	1998	"New" record 1*F higher but not in '07 list
        12-Nov	75	1849	Nov-12	74	1879	"New" record 1*F higher but not in '07 list
        12-Dec	65	1949	Dec-12	64	1949	Same year but "new" record 1*F higher
        22-Dec	62	1941	Dec-22	63	1941	Same year but "new" record 1*F lower
        29-Dec	64	1984	Dec-29	67	1889	"New" record 3*F lower
        
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