Sunday, February 18 , 2018, 12:33 pm | Fair 61º

 
 
 
 

Local News

Santa Maria Beats Heat Record with 102-Degree Day

The National Weather Service’s preliminary heat record information for Monday. Click to view larger
The National Weather Service’s preliminary heat record information for Monday.  (NOAA photo)

Santa Maria beat its heat record Monday, topping out at 102 degrees as a late October heat wave swept across southwestern California.

The previous record for Oct. 23 was 98 degrees, set in 1965, according to the National Weather Service.

A handful of cities in Ventura and Los Angeles counties also beat heat records Monday, all by reaching triple-digit temperatures.

Santa Barbara Airport had a heat record to beat of 97 degrees in 1959, and preliminary numbers showed it was close to tying or beating the record. 

Downtown Santa Barbara and areas in the Santa Ynez Valley easily topped 100 degrees Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

Santa Barbara County areas have a heat advisory in effect through Tuesday night, with another chance at temperatures in the high-90s and triple-digits.  

Santa Barbara and Santa Maria both have a chance beating heat records again Tuesday.

Noozhawk managing editor Giana Magnoli can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Follow Noozhawk on Twitter: @noozhawk, @NoozhawkNews and @NoozhawkBiz. Connect with Noozhawk on Facebook.

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click here to get started >

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made through PayPal below, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments.

Thank you for your vital support.



Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.

Daily Noozhawk

Subscribe to Noozhawk's A.M. Report, our free e-Bulletin sent out every day at 4:15 a.m. with Noozhawk's top stories, hand-picked by the editors.

Sign Up Now >