Aug 17, 2015

Scorching heat breaks records in Southern California as 2 million flock to beaches

Palm Springs, CA
Riverside, CA
Campo, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Thermal, CA
USA
by
Veronica Rocha
,
Los Angeles Times
Southern California beaches. Photo: InSapphoWeTrust, Flickr
Southern California beaches. Photo: InSapphoWeTrust, Flickr

Archivist preface

Weather is dominated by natural variability, but shifts due to climate change increase the likelihood of new records. When conditions due to natural variation so happen to run in the same direction as climate change, the combination can produce new extremes, towards higher temperatures in this instance.

Article excerpt

The weekend heat wave sent more than 2 million visitors to Los Angeles County beaches as scorching temperatures slashed records across Southern California.