Date: September 27
Record: 113 degrees
Where: Los Angeles, California
How hot was it? So hot the official thermometer broke. “It just kind of quit functioning, but the temperature had already peaked,”
said Stuart Seto, forecaster for the National Weather Service. “We doubt that it went over 113.” That’s the way it goes in Los Angeles during the summer, but this year was extreme and hot weather records were broken across the country. Californians soaked up
45,000 megawatts of energy on this stifling day, and brush fires broke out in the LA area. On the other end of the spectrum, the summer also brought one
67-degree day to the
City of Angels.