California Experiences the Hottest Thanksgiving Day in History

Los Angeles, CA – The cities of Los Angeles and Newport Beach are some of the places in California that experienced their hottest Thanksgiving Day ever. In L.A., temperatures in the midday hit 91 degrees, surpassing the 90 degrees mark recorded on Nov. 23, 1903.Temperatures in Other Cities in CaliforniaAt 1 p.m., Newport Beach recorded a temperature of 89 degrees. The highest temperature recorded before this was 81 degrees in 2002. In Orange County, Santa Ana's temperature hit 88 degrees, three points less the 1950 record. Most places from San Diego, to the Central Coast and Bay Area, experienced temperatures of around 90 degrees.Temperatures on the Previous DayOn Wednesday, most parts of California experienced unprecedented high temperatures. According to the figures by the National Weather Service, several records had already been broken on the eve of Thanksgiving Day. Camarillo Airport recorded 99 degrees, which was the highest in November. On the same day, temperatures in San Diego reached 92 degrees. Oxnard hit 97 degrees. Similar high temperatures were recorded in other places in California.How the Temperatures RoseAccording to the National Weather Service, the warmth being currently experienced in California is as a result of upper-level high pressure near the coast of Baja California. The force has extended into southwestern California. The warm temperatures encountered at the beaches are pushing away the cool winds from the Pacific Ocean thereby leading to rise in temperature.How Thanksgiving Day Looked like in California Under the HeatDespite this month being on fall, most people in the south of California experienced what could be called summer. The high temperatures forced most of the residents here to get out of their homes. Low temperatures on this day could only be found at the beaches and High Desert.Due to the high temperatures, the only task was to ensure people remained dehydrated. Fred Jordan Mission took up this responsibility and distributed water to as many people as they could. Spending time in open fields was a challenge and people had to look for shades to hide from the heat. The day ended well with no major event being reported.What Next for California?Although high temperatures have continued to be recorded in the region, a significant reduction is expected over the weekend. Once the temperature normalizes, rains are expected to return. According to the National Weather Service, the showers will be reasonably light at the start but are expected to increase with time. By Monday afternoon, the weather will clear up, and temperatures will continue to fall.