Thursday, 14 December, 2017

Southern California will be roasting on Thanksgiving Day

Record-breaking heat wave hits western US for Thanksgiving California sees unseasonable record warmth
Arthur Frazier | 25 November, 2017, 00:49

Temperatures were ranging about 20 degrees above normal Wednesday, and heat records had already fallen in several locations by noon.

In Burbank (88 degrees), Camarillo (92 degrees) and Oxnard (91 degrees), records that had been set in 1950 were all shattered.

The city will likely warm back up in time for the work week, according to the weather service, with the high anticipated to reach the mid-60s on Monday.

According to the National Weather Service in Bismarck, this was a record setting day for November 23 as well as for Thanksgiving Day, a holiday falling on different days each year.

Richard Vogel  APSchoolchildren carefully maneuver their way around the Holiday Ice Rink in Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 22 2017
Richard Vogel APSchoolchildren carefully maneuver their way around the Holiday Ice Rink in Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles on Nov. 22 2017

If you need to get outside to shop or run off all of that Thanksgiving day food, you're going to love the weather we have in story today across southern Colorado!

Luckily for firefighters, who will be on high alert with the soaring temperatures, strong winds that typically trigger red flag warnings are not expected, he said. "So say we cool down to the upper 70s which it looks like is possible in the middle of next week, our average high is around 72", said WIlson.

Elsewhere, Woodland Hills is expected to top out at 94, Pasadena could hit 92, Santa Ana's high is forecast at 90 and Long Beach may reach 89.

Utah also experienced record-setting heat this summer.

Cool temperatures, sunny skies ahead for Thanksgiving, weekend snow showers possible
If you head out tonight , or on your way out the door Tuesday morning, you will need a jacket, due to the chilly temperatures. We'll head up quickly with partly sunny skies for Tuesday although a midday cold front will shift winds to the north.

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