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Currently: 78°F at 2:01 PM PDT ()
High: 79°F at 1:50 PM Low: 52°F at 7:31 AM Wind: 4 mph SW Precipitation: 0.00"
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Hot September weather continues into October ()
One of the warmest Septembers in recent history, compounded by frequent bouts of triple-digit temperatures following an already hot August, ignored the calendar as October began in the region Thursday with more hot temperatures. In Temecula, September 2020 was the second warmest September since at least 1999, where only the month average temperature of September 2012 was warmer. The average high for September 2020 was the warmest on record there, and was slightly higher than it was in August. Temecula also recorded its highest September temperature on September 5, with 112 degrees - beating the previous record of 111 degrees on September 29th of 1999. In nearby Murrieta, this year's September was also the second warmest on record there, but behind September 2014 rather than 2012. In Hemet, September 2020 beat all previous warmest Septembers. Similar records were set at newer WeatherCurrents stations in the region. The first day of October has offered no relief from the summer-li ...
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Persistent veil of smoke over region begins to subside ()
Hazy, smoky days that began early in September - caused by the eruption of numerous large wildfires across the west coast - has finally started to lift from the region Thursday. An abnormally severe heat wave combined with Santa Ana Winds during the first week of September, which itself had come after a very hot August, helped set the stage for critical fire conditions across the state. Smoke from the wildfires has remained trapped in both the upper atmosphere and near the surface, reducing visibility and resulting in unhealthy air quality statewide for nearly two weeks. The smoke had become thick enough to give the appearance of overcast skies on some days, during which the sun struggled to shine through. The El Dorado Fire, which started on September 5th and continues to burn in the San Bernardino National Forest northeast of Yucaipa, claimed the life of a firefighter on Thursday this week. Much larger wildfires continue to burn in northern and central California, which had sta ...
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More records fall as extreme heat soars again Sunday ()
The second day in a severe early-September heat wave has once again challenged record high temperatures across Southern California on Sunday, with more record highs falling than on Saturday. Lake Elsinore recorded the highest temperature again on Sunday, a scorching 120.5 degrees - eclipsing the old record high of 119 degrees there set on July 6th, 2018. WeatherCurrents stations in Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Riverside (Presidential Park), and even Simi Valley also all recorded their highest-ever temperatures Sunday afternoon. The record heat broke numerous records all across the region this weekend, also marked by very warm overnight low temperatures. The heat exacerbated fire conditions, contributing to a large number of wildfires that burned in parts of the state Sunday and continuing into Monday. Reports of embers and ash falling in parts of the Inland Empire occurred by Sunday night. In Temecula, where records date back to August 1999, the day of September 5th 2020 was the hott ...
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Temperatures soar Saturday, records challenged ()
Southern California braced for yet another heat wave this weekend, in which temperatures so far have soared well into record-breaking territory since Saturday morning and are set to do so again on Sunday. All active WeatherCurrents stations exceeded triple-digits Saturday, with Lake Elsinore leading the way with a high of 117 degrees this afternoon. For many locations, Saturday's highs were nearly matched by that of a similar heat wave in early July of 2018. Stations in De Luz and Fallbrook managed to break or tie their old record highs set on July 22nd, 2006. Riverside (Orangecrest) also broke its old record high of 109 degrees set on July 6th, 2018 while San Jacinto tied its record for that same date. For the majority of WeatherCurrents stations, temperatures Saturday were just shy of their old record highs set on July 6th of 2018. Very warm overnight lows, lack of marine layer influence and weak offshore flow all contributed to the extreme heat Saturday. Temperatures are expe ...
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Following a hot August, heat set to return for Labor Day and beyond ()
August 2020 finished as one of the warmest months in at least 20 years across portions of inland Southern California, largely due to an intense, protracted heat wave that lasted most of the month - and yet another bout of extended heat is in store for September as well. Another strong ridge of high pressure is forecast to establish itself over the southwest beginning Friday, peaking over the weekend but continuing well into the following week. The National Weather Service has announced an Excessive Heat Watch for all of Southern California beginning Friday morning, lasting through Monday evening. All areas in the region will be affected by the excessive heat, except for the mountains over 5,000 feet above sea level. Saturday and Sunday will both see dangerous levels of heat, as well as elevated fire conditions. Triple-digit high temperatures are expected across most inland valleys every day starting this weekend through late next week. Chances for notable monsoonal moisture incur ...
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