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Archive for September 29th, 2010

Calif Record-breaking Heat Wave Continues

Posted by feww on September 29, 2010

2nd Heat Wave in a Month Hits SoCal

L.A. heat wave breaks all time record

A scorching heat wave sent temps soaring to a record high of 45ºC (113ºF) in downtown Los Angeles.

Previous record of 44.4ºC (112ºF) was set in June 1990. Temperature records for the L.A. area started in 1877.

Max Temps. Click Image to enlarge and update. (24-Hr FE ED).

Tremendous power demand yesterday caused several transformers to explode resulting in a massive power blackout, which left about 30,000 people in Los Angeles area without electricity today,  L.A. Department of Water and Power said.

“At the Santa Fe Dam, NWS’s online tracking system recorded a high of 116 degrees at 2:57 p.m.,” According to a report.

Three-digit temperatures are stretching as far north as the state capital, Sacramento, reports say.

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