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