Jun 21, 2016

Record-Breaking Heat Tops 120 Degrees in Parts of Southern California

Palm Springs, CA
Thermal, CA
USA
by
Tracy Bloom, Eric Spillman, Henry Dicarlo, Kareen Wynter, Chip Yost, Kennedy Ryan, Kimberly Cheng
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KTLA
Extreme heat was expected to hit Southern California just in time for the official start of summer on June 20, 2016. Photo: KTLA
Extreme heat was expected to hit Southern California just in time for the official start of summer on June 20, 2016. Photo: KTLA

Widespread triple-digit temperatures were recorded across Southern California Monday as a sweltering heat wave that already shattered records was expected to peak, forecasters said...

The extreme heat has the potential to break records, with temperatures running about 10 to 20 degrees above normal -- and as much as 25 degrees locally -- in the southwest part of the state, according to the forecast...

Some of the hottest temperatures recorded Monday were in Palm Springs at 121 and Thermal at 122