- The Washington Times - Monday, April 20, 2009

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Coastal California broiled for a second day in a summerlike heat wave on Monday.

The National Weather Service reported temperatures reached 100 degrees in downtown Los Angeles, breaking the previous record of 96 set for the date in 1958. San Francisco set a new mark at an unseasonable 93 degrees.

Triple-digit readings also occurred elsewhere across Southern California counties, including 103 at Santa Ana and Riverside.

Sunday’s 94 degree high in downtown Los Angeles also broke a 95-year-old record.

Forecasters predicted parts of the region would bake for a third straight day Tuesday. At the coast the heat wave will break with a return of sea breezes, but valleys and mountain areas will stay warm, said NWS forecaster Bonnie Bartling.



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