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      Los Angeles sets record for cold temperatures


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      RECORD EVENT REPORT...PRELIMINARY (UPDATE)
      NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
      1145 AM PST MON JAN 14 2013

      ...RECORD DAILY LOW TEMPERATURES REACHED IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES...
      THE SANTA BARBARA AIRPORT... AND AT SANDBERG THIS MORNING...

      ...LOWEST TEMPERATURE IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES IN MORE THAN 22
      YEARS...

      ...LOWEST TEMPERATURE IN SANTA BARBARA IN SIX YEARS...

      RECORD DAILY LOW TEMPERATURES WERE REACHED THIS MORNING IN DOWNTOWN
      LOS ANGELES... AT THE SANTA BARBARA AIRPORT... AND AT SANDBERG.

      * IN LOS ANGELES - THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO 34 DEGREES AT THE
      OFFICIAL DOWNTOWN SENSOR LOCATED ON THE USC CAMPUS. THIS TEMPERATURE
      BROKE THE PREVIOUS DAILY RECORD OF 36 DEGREES SET IN 2007. THIS WAS
      THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES SINCE
      DECEMBER 23RD 1990 WHEN THE LOW TEMPERATURE LAST DROPPED TO 34
      DEGREES. THE PREVIOUS DAY... DECEMBER 22ND 1990... THE LOW
      TEMPERATURE REACHED 33 DEGREES.

      THE LAST TIME THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO FREEZING IN DOWNTOWN LOS
      ANGELES WAS JANUARY 29TH 1979 WHEN THE LOW WAS 32 DEGREES...WHILE
      THE LAST TIME IT WAS BELOW FREEZING IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES WAS
      DECEMBER 8TH 1978 WHEN THE LOW WAS 30 DEGREES.

      THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES WAS 28
      DEGREES SET ON 3 DATES...FEBRUARY 6TH 1883...JANUARY 7TH 1913...AND
      JANUARY 4TH 1949.

      * IN SANTA BARBARA - THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO 27 DEGREES AT THE
      OFFICIAL SENSOR LOCATED AT THE AIRPORT. THIS TEMPERATURE BROKE THE
      PREVIOUS DAILY RECORD OF 30 DEGREES SET IN 1989. THIS WAS THE
      LOWEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED AT THE SANTA BARBARA AIRPORT SINCE
      JANUARY 16TH 2007 WHEN THE LOW TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO 24 DEGREES.

      THE LOWEST TEMPERATURE EVER RECORDED AT THE SANTA BARBARA AIRPORT
      WAS 20 DEGREES ON DECEMBER 22ND 1990.

      * IN SANDBERG - THE TEMPERATURE DROPPED TO 15 DEGREES AT THE
      OFFICIAL SENSOR. THIS TEMPERATURE BROKE THE PREVIOUS DAILY RECORD
      OF 20 DEGREES SET IN 2007.


      THESE ARE THE FINAL (LOWEST) READINGS FOR THE MORNING LOW
      TEMPERATURE ON MONDAY, JANUARY 14 2013 AT THE OFFICIAL SENSORS FOR
      DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES... SANTA BARBARA AIRPORT... AND AT SANDBERG.
      HOWEVER... BECAUSE THESE WILL BE NEW DAILY RECORDS THEY REMAIN
      PRELIMINARY UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT. THE TEMPERATURE IS NOT EXPECTED
      TO DIP BELOW THESE RECORDINGS THIS EVENING PRIOR TO MIDNIGHT AND
      THEREFORE THE RECORDS WILL LIKELY STAND AS IS.

      $$

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