January Heat Wave Brings Record-Setting High Temps to SoCal

Monday brought a second day of record-setting heat across Southern California as a January heat wave made winter feel a lot more like summer.

"It's very dry — far below normal for this time of year, but it's also kind of typical with a Santa Ana winds condition," said David Sweet, a National Weather Service meteorologist. (Credit: KTLA)

"It's very dry — far below normal for this time of year, but it's also kind of typical with a Santa Ana winds condition," said David Sweet, a National Weather Service meteorologist. (Credit: KTLA)

As of noon, several cities hit new records for the day, including Long Beach (86) and Camarillo (86). Records also were made Sunday.

Powerful winds continued Monday, including gusts that topped 50 mph in some canyon and peak areas.

The conditions sparked a small brush fire early Monday in Malibu.

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