As predicted, new daily, monthly and all-time record highs were set throughout Southern California Friday due to a monster heat dome sprawled over the region.
The temperature at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) soared to 111 degrees, the hottest temperature ever recorded at the location. The scorching temperature surpassed the previous record of 109 set September 20, 1939, the National Weather Service reported. Records at UCLA date back to 1933.
While the temperature at UCLA set an all-time record, the temperature in downtown Los Angeles, which hit 108 degrees, feel short of its all-time mark of 113 from September 2010. Still, the 108-degree reading crushed the July 6 daily record of 94, set in 1992.
In addition to UCLA, other locations that set all-time record highs in Southern California include:
Burbank Airport, which hit 114 degrees
Van Nuys Airport, which hit 117 degrees
Ramona, which hit 117 degrees
Santa Ana, which hit 114 degrees
Riverside, which hit 118 degrees (tying record from 1925).