Record-Breaking Heat Blankets Southern California Ahead of Thanksgiving Holiday

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High temperatures today are forecast to be 15 degrees above average in the deserts and about 25 degrees above average west of the mountains, including 85 to 90 degrees near the beaches, 93 to 98 inland, 94 to 99 in the western valleys, 86 to 91 near the foothills, 77 to 86 in the mountains and 87 to 92 in the desert.

Some heat records for a November 21 were set in Los Angeles County Tuesday, including 91 in Burbank, topping the 88 set in 2002; 91 in Woodland Hills, besting the 89 set in 2002; and 74 in Sandberg, compared to 70 in 1995. "The whole Thanksgiving weekend is going to be pretty warm". (It's a tied-record shared with a high of 55 degrees on the Thanksgiving of 1998 and 1883). Forecasters predicted temperatures in the high 80s and mid-90s throughout the Los Angeles area.

An autumn mini heat wave that should make for a toasty Thanksgiving and has already delivered a pair of record high temperatures to the San Diego area is expected to intensify and peak Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

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The warmest years in Tucson now are 2014 and 2016, which both had an average temperature of 72.1 degrees.

Thursday's high at Santa Barbara Airport is forecast to be a relatively chilly 83 degrees.

If Thursday's high in downtown Los Angeles reaches 90, as forecast, it would tie a record set on November 23, 1903, Thompson said. We stay dry over the next seven days. Only 10 Thanksgivings in 145 years of weather records saw more than half an inch of precipitation on the holiday. "We will likely not only have record highs, but we could approach highest temps for this late in the year", according to an weather service statement. In 1939, President Franklin D. Roosevelt pushed for the holiday to be observed a week earlier than usual.

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