Downtown L.A. Temps Didn’t Reach 70 Degrees in February for the First Time in at Least 132 Years

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The San Gabriel Mountains dusted with snow were a rare but beautiful backdrop above downtown Los Angeles on Feb. 6. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

The San Gabriel Mountains dusted with snow were a rare but beautiful backdrop above downtown Los Angeles on Feb. 6. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

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Home restaurant’s sprawling outdoor patio in Los Feliz, set under a canopy of large trees, was designed to take advantage of California’s temperate climate and typically sunny skies.

But this February has been so cold that the restaurant scrambled to set up extra heaters outside the Craftsman-style house to keep diners and workers warm during the record-setting cold winter.

“We had three heaters going for a while and this month it just hasn’t been enough,” said Sam Yoo, a manager at the restaurant. “I’m trying to have the waiters and hostesses wear warmer clothing, but I have one heater set up right by the host stand so they don’t catch colds.”

For the first time since forecasters began recording data — at least 132 years — the mercury did not reach 70 degrees in downtown Los Angeles for the entire month of February.

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