Cold spell brings record-low temperatures to Long Beach, LAX

A record low for Feb. 24 was recorded at Long Beach airport Thursday when the temperature hit 39 degrees shortly before 7 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

That’s more than 10 degrees below the average low for that date: 49.3. The previous record low was 40 degrees, set in 1987.

There were other record-breaking temperatures across the Southland this week as much of California shivered through a cold front that brought snow and light rain to some areas.

Los Angeles International Airport hit 39 degrees Thursday, breaking a record that was set more than 60 years ago.

Record low temperatures were also set in Camarillo, Oxnard and at the Santa Maria Airport. It was 33 in Camarillo on Thursday, matching the record low set in 2018.

It was 35 in Oxnard and 29 at Santa Maria Airport. Both matched record lows for those areas.

The weather is expected to warm up over the weekend, with the National Weather Service predicting highs for Long Beach in the 70s and lows in the mid-to-high 40s.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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