Heat wave reaches ‘the tail end’ in Southern California
1:18 PM, Feb. 9, 2013
Barry Long/Associated Press
The daily heat wave has been a staple of the Southern California weather pattern since 2006, but it recently reached the tail end of its arc.
For the past seven days, no part of Southern California has experienced temperatures that have exceeded 86 degrees, the warmest daily average of the past 10 years. The last time we saw that many days above 90 degrees was in 2005 during a heat wave that lasted 17 days.
The last time we saw even seven days above 90 was in 2011 during a massive and record-breaking heat wave when the daily average temperature was above 90 degrees for almost two weeks.
While we’re waiting to see what the forecast says, here are some of the daily averages in Southern California since 2006…