SLO temperature highest in the country Thursday
January 17, 2014
The temperature at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport reached 91 degrees Thursday, the highest in the U.S., according to the National Weather Service. [Tribune]
Cal Poly reached a high of 89 degrees Thursday, setting a record temperature and marking the hottest January day in more than 100 years. Prior to Thursday, the highest recorded temperature for Jan. 16 in San Luis Obispo was 80 degrees, set in 1948.
“It’s unprecedented,” said PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey. A strong ridge of high pressure over California has caused the January heat wave.
Paso Robles also reached a record high of 82 degrees Thursday. The temperature was a record 89 degrees in Santa Maria.
Cooler temperatures are expected over the weekend.