LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A chill has finally hit Southern California, snapping Downtown LA’s record for the longest stretch of days of warm weather.
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Saturday’s high temperature was just 62 degrees, making it the first in 200 days where the high temperature in downtown LA did not hit 70 degrees or higher, according to the National Weather Service. The 200-day streak breaks the old record from 1885 by 10 days.
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With a high temp of only 62 degrees today, the streak of days with a high temp of 70 or higher at Downtown Los Angeles has officially ended at 200 days. This breaks the old record from 1885 by 10 days! Pretty incredible! Time to enjoy temps in the 60s again! #CAwx pic.twitter.com/7CrabWja63READ MORE: Pasadena Unified School District Parents Voice Concerns About Return To Classrooms, Vaccines, Testing
— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) November 8, 2020
Downtown LA also received just over a tenth of an inch of rain Saturday, breaking the streak of 172 days without measurable precipitation, the National Weather Service said. The 172-day streak is tied for the seventh longest in recording history. The longest streak of days without measurable precipitation was set in 1997 at 219 days.