The National Weather Service (NWS) reported on Sunday that they recorded the highest temperature of 121 degrees in Los Angeles County, California. It was the hottest ever recorded temperature in LA County, according to the NWS. Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, LA County, felt the hottest temperature.
The NWS tweeted, “The temperature recorded in Woodland Hills is the highest official temperature ever recorded in LA County.” In San Louis Obispo County, the highest ever officially recorded temperature of 117 degrees was recorded in Paso Robles. The previous highest recorded temperature was 117 degrees recorded in 1948 in Paso Robles.
The temperature in Woodland Hills broke the previous record of 119 degrees recorded in 1949. According to the NWS, they recorded the highest temperature at about 1:30 pm on Sunday. The Weather Service reported, “The temperature at Woodland Hills may yet go up additionally.” It is expected that many other records would be broken in the region in the coming days.
The NWS will release a comprehensive report of all records around the region shortly. The record heat in California resulted in wildfire as well. The fire departments of the state are battling against the wildfires across the state. According to the fire officials, a pyrotechnic device used in a gender reveal party in San Bernardino County caused a brush fire.
The fire departments are busy rescuing dozens of people who were stuck due to the wildfire. Gavin Newsom, the governor of California, declared a state of emergency in several counties due to the wildfire incidents. The NWS also reported that they recorded the highest temperature in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties of California. The officials said that many other records were expected to be broken in the upcoming days in California. In Woodland Hills, the temperature is predicted to move further up.