Record breaking heat interrupts fall in SoCal

LOS ANGELES The holiday season may be around the corner, but by 11 p.m. Wednesday, the heat was still drew people out into the streets.

In downtown Los Angeles, the temperature soared to a sizzling 97 degrees Wednesday afternoon, beating the old record to date of 96 degrees which was set in 1900, according to the National Weather Service.

The area surrounding /*Los Angeles International Airport*/ saw record-breaking temperatures as well, peaking at 98 degrees, leaving behind the old record of 94 degrees set in 1950.

Near /*Long Beach Airport*/, the mercury reached 98 degrees, breaking the record of 94 set in 1976.

In /*Orange County*/, high pressure and offshore winds pulled the heat up to triple digits, reaching 100 degrees in Santa Ana and John Wayne Airport around 2 p.m.

The heat reached 96 degrees in Fullerton, where fire officials reported that at least five people needed treatment relating to heat exposure at a track meet at Craig Regional Park.

In the /*Inland Empire*/, Riverside hit 99 degrees, breaking its previous record of 97 set back in 1997.

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