Dangerous Heat Wave In Southern California


Courtesy of Los Angeles Times

Scorching triple-digit temperatures have broken records in Southern California in the month of August, including downtown San Francisco which reached a temperature of 106 degrees on Friday August 25,2017, that broke an all time record going back 150 years ago according to losangeles.com.

Bill Patzert, climatologist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, described the extended heat wave as a “triple heat wammy.” A triple heat wamy is all the heat that we got hit in Southern California in the month of august. Bill Patzert said that the heat may have been caused by Mother Nature with this stationary high-pressure system according to sbsun.com.

The heat in Southern California also helped a fuel fire in the Verdugo Mountains that burned more than 5,000 acres and three homes.  At  Clovis Unified School District, the high school  football teams were not allowed to practice in pads or helmets, on top of that shade-water breaks were required every 10 minutes, reported losangeles.com.

So now  So Cal is expected to have in the low 60s at night to the low 80s in the day during September and in October with numbers in the high 50s at night to the high 70s in the day. Compared to last year in So Cal the highs and lows in September were low 70s mid 80s and low 90s in the day and mid 60s at night. In October 2016 the average each day was from low 70s to mid 80 and also to low 90s and the night with high 50s to mid 60s according to accuweather.com.