Temperatures soared into the 90s across a large swath of Southern California in an autumn heat wave that peaked Wednesday. Today, thermometers pushed up to 92 degrees, according to the weather service. The weather service said the record high for the day in Fresno is 77 set in 1980.
The White Thanksgiving of 1989 was also the last time D.C. recorded any accumulating snow in the month of November. The ridge of high pressure causing the hot, dry weather will begin to break down Friday and the weather will begin to slowly cool over the weekend, though above-average temperatures are forecast through at least Sunday.
The warm-up really ramps up on Friday as sunshine and breezy southwest winds push temperatures to near 70°, a nice turnaround in temperatures after highs in the 40s Wednesday afternoon. Highs are expected to top 95 in some areas Wednesday and Thursday, especially in the Inland Empire.
The planet broke in 2016 its 3rd annual record consecutive heat with a higher temperature of about 1.1°C with the average of pre-industrial times, according to the world meteorological Organization (WMO).
For Thanksgiving we will start off with a few high clouds early followed by sunny skies the remainder of the day.
The temperature reached 96 degrees in Escondido Wednesday, breaking a record set for November 22 in 1950, when the high was recorded at 91 degrees. That's higher than Palm Springs' predicted high of 92 degrees. The record for this day is 89, set in 1950.
The forecast models are showing 61 to 65 degrees for Thursday.
A wave of heat unusual for the season has descended upon the american south-west and the meteorologists expect the mercury exceed the record-sometimes centuries-old for the Thanksgiving weekend.