If you plan to dress as a sunbather or professional swimmer this Halloween, you might want to take a trip to Southern California, where October’s high temperatures hover near the 80-degree mark. Even in the height of winter, temperatures in Los Angeles and San Diego stay in the 50s and 60s.
As warm as that area of the country is during a typical autumn, though, it’s nothing compared to the temperatures that occurred when a heat wave gripped the region during late October 1965.
On October 22, 1965, San Diego was a scorching 104° F. At the same time, the area surrounding Los Angeles experienced 10 consecutive days of temperatures near 100° F.
Extreme temperatures in the fall are not unusual for this region. In fact the highest temperature ever record in San Diego was 111° F on September 26, 1963. Los Angeles had its hottest day on September 27, 2010, when the temperature hit 113° F.
Even if you’re hoping for a sunny, sultry All Hallows’ Eve, though, chances are you don’t want to see temperatures anywhere near those levels.
Want to know what Mother Nature has in store for your area this Halloween? Be sure to check our long-range forecast!