Monday, June 20, 2016

Hot and Cold in SoCal

Although Arizona got some attention in the lead up to the current southeast heatwave, SoCal felt the heat yesterday too.
Source: Penn State
The temperature contrasts along the coast can be quite remarkable in patterns like this.  This morning at about 10 AM PDT, it was 98ºF at USC and 79ºF in Inglewood.  Out at Oxnard, with a decent onshore flow, it's a cool 69ºF.  Location, location, location.

Source: MesoWest
But perhaps the most remarkable temperature goes to Avalon Catalina Airport on Santa Catalina Island.  The airport is 1578 ft above sea level and above the marine layer.  The 11 am temperature was a whopping 101ºF.  Check out their temperature trace over the last 5 days.  Simply nasty.

Source: MesoWest
In case you are wondering, the average high at Avalon Catalina Airport in June is 67.6ºF.

1 comment:

  1. It looks like Mesowest is flagging all of those sea breeze points as suspect. Currently, up to 30F changes with 500 feet change in elevation near the coast. Pretty impressive. Looks like Palm Springs could make a run at their all-time record high as well. Already up to 121F.