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Warmest Thanksgiving on record: Higher-than-normal temps continue next week


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And that was apparent on Wednesday, as temperatures soared into the 90's, breaking several local records.

If Thursday's high in downtown Los Angeles reaches 90, as forecast, it would tie a record set on November 23, 1903.

According to the National Weather Service in Bismarck, this was a record setting day for November 23 as well as for Thanksgiving Day, a holiday falling on different days each year.

That marks two consecutive record-setting days. The warmest Thanksgiving was reported in 2002 and was also 62 degrees.


Records were also set by midday in Long Beach, where the temperature reached 91 and topped the 2015 record of 88.

In the Los Angeles area, temperatures this week have been about 25 degrees higher than normal for this time of year, Joe Sirard, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard, Calif., told the Los Angeles Times.

The Carmel Valley, Pinnacles National Park and King City hit highs of 90 degrees, with Big Sur sitting a warm 80 degrees.

Forecasters said heat records could also be set today in downtown Los Angeles, Burbank, Lancaster and Palmdale.

Friday and Saturday should both see highs of 78 degrees, the weather service said.

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