Record Low Temperature Set in Los Angeles

Temperatures early Monday morning were just above freezing.

The lowest temperature in 22 years was recorded in downtown Los Angeles Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

The low of 34 degrees broke the previous record for the date of 36 degrees set in 2007. Monday’s was the lowest temperature recorded since a low of 34 degrees on Dec. 23, 1990. The previous day, Dec. 22, 1990, the temperature had dropped to 33.

Temperatures at Santa Monica Airport fell to 40 degrees at 6:51 a.m. on Monday. At Los Angeles International Airport, temperatures dropped to 42 degrees. 

The last time the temperature dropped to freezing in downtown Los Angeles was Jan. 29, 1979, when the low was 32 degrees. 

The lowest temperature ever recorded in downtown Los Angeles was 28 degrees on three separate occasions – Feb. 3, 1883, Jan. 7, 1913 and Jan. 4, 1949.

City News Service contributed to this report. 

Nancy McGee January 14, 2013 at 11:20 PM
Love it. Cold, Clean air. Unfortunately they are still spraying our skies with CHEMTRAILS. Look up and see the clouds of aluminum and barium that are officially known as Strategic Aerosol Injections. Geo-engineering of the weather. Look Up!
Russell Smith January 15, 2013 at 05:58 PM
This cold weather has been murder on my joints. I suffer from arthritis. One of the reasons I moved to LA was to escape this kind of East Coast weather!
J J Glenn January 15, 2013 at 08:16 PM
What about Feb.,1971? San Diego was 32 or 33 degrees.
TJ January 16, 2013 at 12:16 AM
Blame it on global warming


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