It Wasn’t Your Imagination. Thursday Was the Hottest Thanksgiving Day Ever in Southern California.

If you’re anything like us, you were standing as far away from the kitchen as possible Thursday, letting poor aunt Agnus do all the dirty -- err, sweaty -- work of cooking Thanksgiving dinner in smoldering heat.

It was 96 degrees in Long Beach; 91 in downtown Los Angeles; 93 in Riverside; and 97 in Oxnard.

Those of us complaining endlessly and positing screenshots of our weather apps have been vindicated because, apparently, the last time we saw temperatures that high on Turkey Day was never. Records were shattered all over the southern parts of the state Thursday, making 2017 officially the hottest Thanksgiving Day on record for Southern California.

Let’s never do that again.


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