A lifeguard station at Huntington Beach. MyNewsLA.com Photo
A lifeguard station at Huntington Beach. MyNewsLA.com Photo

Whatever happened to El Nino winter rains?

The Southland basked in unseasonably warm temperatures again Tuesday, with five records set in Los Angeles County, including downtown and Los Angeles International Airport.

The downtown high of 89 broke the previous record for this date of 85, set in 2006. The 88-degree high at LAX broke the date’s previous record of 85 set in 2006, according to the National Weather Service.

Records were also set at UCLA, where the temperature reached 90, breaking the previous record of 85 set in 2006; Long Beach, where the high was 92, breaking the previous record of 86 set in 1991; and the northwest Los Angeles County community of Sandberg where the high of 68 broke the previous record of 67 set in 1951.

Today’s other highs included 91 in Pasadena and Redondo Beach; 90 in Hawthorne and San Gabriel; 89 in Torrance; 88 at Santa Monica Airport; 87 in Burbank, Van Nuys and Woodland Hills; 86 in Northridge and 85 in Chatsworth and Pomona.

Temperatures will remain above normal into the weekend but will begin to ease tomorrow as offshore flow diminishes.

Wednesday’s forecast highs include 91 in San Gabriel; 90 in Pasadena; 89 in Burbank; 88 in downtown Los Angeles and Woodland Hills; 87 in Long Beach and 85 at Los Angeles International Airport.

—City News Service

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