Scorching Weekend Heat Breaks Records in SoCal As 2 Million Flock to Beaches

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The weekend heat wave sent more than 2 million visitors to Los Angeles County beaches as scorching temperatures slashed records across Southern California.

And what better way to cool down than nature’s own air conditioner -- the ocean breeze? The Los Angeles County Fire Department's Lifeguard Division said 2,067,450 people (to be exact) headed to county beaches during the weekend.

After all, Southern California was hot, really hot. The sweltering heat in Palm Springs would have sent Elvis Presley’s temperature rising. Temperatures hit 115 degrees there Sunday, tying a record set in 1994.

More than 30 miles south in Thermal, residents were feeling the heat as temperatures reached 114 degrees. It was warm enough to tie a record set in 1992.

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