September 28, 2010 by staff
Thermometer The National Weather Service center in Los Angeles headed into uncharted territory at 12:15 pm on Monday, reaching 113 degrees for the first time since records began in 1877 remain.
Shortly after that time the flag, the temperature dropped back to 111, and then rose again to 112. Then at 1 pm, the thermometer has stopped working.
Weather Service office in Oxnard is an electronics technician rushed 60 miles southeast of the USC campus to repair the instrument, which is actually a cable connected to highly sensitive electronic equipment. Because of the blunder, the officials said it was possible the temperature on Monday was actually hotter than 113 – but you never know.
For meteorologists covering a region sometimes made fun of his lack of time, the file was received with great enthusiasm. Thought it would be hot with the mercury hitting about 108 or 109, but had not expected that a record of all time would be crowned.
Downtown Los Angeles was not the only place to set records. Long Beach tied a record high of 111. Other cities do not break all records, but a new record for the day. Include Burbank (110), Woodland Hills (111), Oxnard (100), El Cajon (109) and Indian (109).
Not go unnoticed by the fans while the record heat came after a summer of record low temperatures.
“Five days ago, we saw some of the lowest temperatures during the day we’ve seen in 50 years. And today was a day once in a century,” said Bill Patzert, a climatologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA in the can ~ ada Flintridge. “So anyone who believes that Southern California does not have time, you have undoubtedly had a major exhibition of Mother Nature over the past five days.”
You do not have to say that people in downtown Los Angeles. Those unfortunate enough to go outside during the noon hour were trying not to sweat more of his time in history.
“It’s 113? I believe it. I’m sorry,” said Nathaniel Stewart sidewalk sweeper as he pushed his broom along the streets of Los Angeles.
“I’ve never been so hot, and I’ve been here 32 years,” said Stewart, who cleans the roads in a program operated by Chrysalis Downtown Los Angeles Business. “I’m trying to stay in the shade as much as I can. But there is not much shade along here.”
Further down the street, Nick Szamet was sitting inside the coffee house Groundworks nursing a cup of coffee. coffee.
“It’s ‘Bi**h’s Brew’,” said Szamet, a Highland Park resident who works in the mayor’s office at City Hall. “I always like the coffee.”
Frank Chavez, a waiter who lives in Little Tokyo, interrupted a lunch of duck diligence in a Japanese restaurant in the town square to order a cup of ice water. “They know it’s hot. They were very nice,” he said as he drank the water.
A few steps Hwashik Bong and three friends packed under a large umbrella, and they quickly ate ice cream cones.
“You have to eat quickly in a climate like today,” said Bong, a writer, as a mixture of chocolate and vanilla on her hand and dripped on the floor.
It was 11 am when the temperature reaches 112 in downtown Los Angeles, raising the enthusiasm in the Oxnard office a record of all time would be broken. Scientists accelerated their control of the weather station at USC. They have a continuous supply of information and have to use a computer to access the station to check the temperature at any given time. So I began checking every few minutes.
“Since I saw you start getting close to the record when he reached 111 or 112, he said:” We tied. Let’s see if the fantastic, ‘”said NWS weather specialist Stuart Seto.” We are seeing, going from 111 to 112 to 113. ”
The previous highest temperature ever in downtown Los Angeles occurred on June 26, 1990.
But the temperature on Monday at 12:15 am in downtown Los Angeles still does not exceed the record for all of Los Angeles. On July 22, 2006, Perennial Woodland Hills Hot Spot hit 119 degrees.
Monday’s records will culminate in a heat wave that began Saturday. The heat was produced by a high pressure muscle chain is anchored in southern California. These conditions combined with weak offshore winds that grew warmer as they pushed through the desert to the coast. As a result, it was hotter in places like downtown, West Hollywood and Santa Monica in some inland areas tend to grilling.
Without the marine layer at the hearing, Santa Monica hit 103 around noon. It was a bit cooler on the coast of Orange County, Huntington Beach to register a maximum of 92 and 87 of Newport Beach.
Conditions are expected to cool slightly on Tuesday.
With the heat was increased fire hazard. It was around 110 in Thousand Oaks, where firefighters battled a forest fire of 25 hectares of the 101 Freeway.
“At that time, it was so hot that radiant heat waves rising from the highway,” said the passer Aleia Wolkins of Canoga Park, “The fire got even hotter.”
A smaller brush fire was quickly extinguished early in the day in Ladera Heights.
The heat puts stress on the power grid of Southern California, with utilities urging the public to conservation. Southern California Edison reported 11,000 customers without power Sunday night in cities like Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Diamond Bar, Alhambra, Glendora and Rosemead. The heat prompted Metro to slow down some of its railway lines, causing some delays.
Throughout the Los Angeles, those who could stayed inside the air conditioned buildings.
In the air conditioned confines of downtown La County Superior Court, a proper crisp Frank McCourt was to keep quiet on day 10 of the trial between him and his wife, Jamie. “I feel very comfortable,” McCourt said during a break in the process.
Several dozen demonstrators in a march for immigration reform center had no choice but to be outdoors.
Victor Quintero, 23, sweat dripping from his head when they met with other activists in front of the Ronald Reagan State Building, took a swig from his water bottle and laughed.
“It’s hot!” said. “It’s boiling water.”
Looking was dressed in shirt-dress Jim Root. “That is the commitment,” said Root, a lawyer working in the office of attorney general.
In Costa Mesa, Kenneth Kaaumoana, 41, was one of those in line 20 minutes at a recycling center, hoping to collect some money recycling plastic and glass.
Kaaumoana, who recently moved here from Kauai, where the island’s trade winds often make the hottest days bearable, said Monday that high temperatures made of glass and plastic collection of hard rubbish bins.
“It’s really not a smart thing to do, I suppose, but you have to do what you gotta do,” he said of his dumpster diving.
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