Publication Date October 25, 2017

Two California Locations Tied the U.S. Record for the Hottest Temperature So Late in the Year Tuesday

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Select high temperatures in Southern California from Oct. 24, according to National Weather Service data. Image: The Weather Channel

Southern California endured a brutal autumn heat wave earlier this week, which sent temperatures into the triple digits in a number of locations.

Not only were daily record highs shattered, but two locations tied the United States record for the hottest temperature so late in the year Tuesday.

San Luis Obispo and the San Diego-Miramar Naval Air Station both reached a scorching 108 degrees Tuesday afternoon, according to National Weather Service data. The average high for Oct. 24 is 75 degrees at both locations.