Los Angeles sets record for cold temperatures


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RECORD EVENT REPORT...PRELIMINARY (UPDATE)
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
1145 AM PST MON JAN 14 2013

...RECORD DAILY LOW TEMPERATURES REACHED IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES...
THE SANTA BARBARA AIRPORT... AND AT SANDBERG THIS MORNING...

...LOWEST TEMPERATURE IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES IN MORE THAN 22
YEARS...

...LOWEST TEMPERATURE IN SANTA BARBARA IN SIX YEARS...

RECORD DAILY LOW TEMPERATURES WERE REACHED THIS MORNING IN DOWNTOWN
LOS ANGELES... AT THE SANTA BARBARA AIRPORT... AND AT SANDBERG.

* IN LOS ANGELES - THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO 34 DEGREES AT THE
OFFICIAL DOWNTOWN SENSOR LOCATED ON THE USC CAMPUS. THIS TEMPERATURE
BROKE THE PREVIOUS DAILY RECORD OF 36 DEGREES SET IN 2007. THIS WAS
THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES SINCE
DECEMBER 23RD 1990 WHEN THE LOW TEMPERATURE LAST DROPPED TO 34
DEGREES. THE PREVIOUS DAY... DECEMBER 22ND 1990... THE LOW
TEMPERATURE REACHED 33 DEGREES.

THE LAST TIME THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO FREEZING IN DOWNTOWN LOS
ANGELES WAS JANUARY 29TH 1979 WHEN THE LOW WAS 32 DEGREES...WHILE
THE LAST TIME IT WAS BELOW FREEZING IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES WAS
DECEMBER 8TH 1978 WHEN THE LOW WAS 30 DEGREES.

THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES WAS 28
DEGREES SET ON 3 DATES...FEBRUARY 6TH 1883...JANUARY 7TH 1913...AND
JANUARY 4TH 1949.

* IN SANTA BARBARA - THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO 27 DEGREES AT THE
OFFICIAL SENSOR LOCATED AT THE AIRPORT. THIS TEMPERATURE BROKE THE
PREVIOUS DAILY RECORD OF 30 DEGREES SET IN 1989. THIS WAS THE
LOWEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED AT THE SANTA BARBARA AIRPORT SINCE
JANUARY 16TH 2007 WHEN THE LOW TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO 24 DEGREES.

THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED AT THE SANTA BARBARA AIRPORT
WAS 20 DEGREES ON DECEMBER 22ND 1990.

* IN SANDBERG - THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO 15 DEGREES AT THE
OFFICIAL SENSOR. THIS TEMPERATURE BROKE THE PREVIOUS DAILY RECORD
OF 20 DEGREES SET IN 2007.


THESE ARE THE FINAL (LOWEST) READINGS FOR THE MORNING LOW
TEMPERATURE ON MONDAY, JANUARY 14 2013 AT THE OFFICIAL SENSORS FOR
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES... SANTA BARBARA AIRPORT... AND AT SANDBERG.
HOWEVER... BECAUSE THESE WILL BE NEW DAILY RECORDS THEY REMAIN
PRELIMINARY UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. THE TEMPERATURE IS NOT EXPECTED
TO DIP BELOW THESE RECORDINGS THIS EVENING PRIOR TO MIDNIGHT AND
THEREFORE THE RECORDS WILL LIKELY STAND AS IS.

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