Island Grissom

October Heatwave in LA

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I don’t want to hear it. “It’s autumn! Why does it feel like summer?”

Anyone who has spent any amount of time in Los Angeles knows that out hottest temperatures can be experienced in October. If you don’t know this, then you’re fucking stupid or in hardcore denial. But the proof is in the pudding.

Here are the some selected October high temperatures for Downtown Los Angeles over the last several years:

2013: 93F – 10/6
2012: 99F – 10/15
2011: 99F – 10/12
2010: 93F – 10/10
2009: 98F – 10/16
2008: 100F – 10/1, 97F – 10/8, 98F – 10/22
2007: 95F – 10/24
2006: 92F – 10/22

Etc. Etc. Of course it gets much hotter than this in the Valleys, and the beaches aren’t that much of a relief because the offshore winds tends to heat things up.

So I don’t want to hear it. If I hear one person exclaim to me in shock that it can get this hot this time of the year, I’m punch you in the titty.