Lake Elsinore on Track to Break 1928 Heat Record

The previous hottest Aug. 8 on record was in 1928, when it was 110 degrees. This Wednesday, Aug. 8 is expected to reach 113 degrees.

If a National Weather Service forecast proves true, Lake Elsinore will see a high temperature of 113 degrees Wednesday, which would break the previous hottest Aug. 8 on record.

On Aug. 8, 1928, it was 110 degrees in Lake Elsinore, according to the Western Regional Climate Center, a collection of weather data often used by the National Weather Service.

The heat affecting prompted the National Weather Service to issue an excessive heat watch for all of the Inland Empire. The watch begins Wednesday afternoon and lasts through Friday.

The temperature in Lake Elsinore today was 110 degrees as of 3:30 p.m., accordng to NWS, and was expected to reach 113 Wednesday, 110 Thursday, 109 Friday and 110 on Saturday.

To read the full weater statement, click here.

Heidi Golgart-Hastings Ward August 08, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Perfect! We ought to see more kids dropping during football practice!
J Carabine August 08, 2012 at 03:04 PM
It's going to be HOT. Check on your elderly neighbors and kids left alone while parents are working. Give that someone a popsicle or water if they are riding past your house, don't forget about the homeless person on the corner. The school has water fountains, I'm sure if parents provide a water bottle they can be filled before leaving school. Walking miles? Seems not too many kids walk anywhere much less miles. Parents pick up your kids or make arrangements for a neighbor to do so in this heat. Share your pools with others, let's be a community that helps each other. Stay Cool.
J Carabine August 08, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Football practice - Last week at the Lake Elsinore High I was walking by about 11 am and the field was filled with young boys trying out in dark jerseys and everyone one of the coaches is in white clothing with a HAT and a Camelback water pack on their backs. Did I mention it was 92 degrees? I heard from a lady who's son is trying for football that they actually call it HELL WEEK, due to the many more kids trying out for football than they actually need they put them through a gruelling week to make many drop like flies. IS this really true?
Ken Mayes August 08, 2012 at 04:06 PM
From the comments here it sounds like not too many people get outside in the summer around here. This is quite normal weather for the region.
Diana August 08, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Normal yes but this area was never so humid which adds to the hot temp, right. I feel so sorry for all of those that are forced to work out in the Sun, it is beyond miserable. Come on Fall, a bit off the subject but I stopped by the old Lone Star last night and talked to a Man coming out of there, apparently Lone Star is coming back again and they will open in about three weeks, odd, I wonder why they left in the first place.
Diana August 08, 2012 at 04:59 PM
earthquake about 2 mins ago in Lakeland Village
Carol August 08, 2012 at 06:17 PM
I heard that Lonestar left because that mall behind LA Fitness didn't get built. They were under the impression that the mall would bring more people to the area. Glad to hear it's coming back to the area.. As LE Resident stated, we do need some more nice upscale restaurants in our area so we don't have to go to Corona or Temecula. A person can have just so much of Ravioli's. Love that place but just saying....
Constant Comment August 08, 2012 at 08:00 PM
This article is about the RECORD BREAKING heat for this region. Expecting 113 degrees today. The record was 110 degrees back in 1928. Guess that was normal for you then? Reminding everyone to check on their elderly neighbors and over heated pets.
Jim Purpura - Redhawk Weather August 08, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Update on the temps this afternoon... Just a reminder that folks in Lake Elsinore and Wildomar (and other Inland Empire locations) have a great source for weather updated every 1 minute. (Temps, wind, etc.) It's called weathercurrents.com, and we provide the reading for the official temperature used by the National Weather Service for Lake Elsinore and Wildomar. Our WeatherCurrents.com site in Menifee is at 110 degrees, while Lake Elsinore and Wildomar are at 109 degrees. (Temecula is at 103 degrees at our site.) Please stay out of the sun and get plenty of water! Jim Purpura Meteorologist www.weathercurrents.com WeatherCurrents.com
Diana August 08, 2012 at 10:03 PM
Thank you Jim for this information :)
Jim Purpura - Redhawk Weather August 08, 2012 at 10:08 PM
You're welcome Diana. Our site in Lake Elsinore shows 110 degrees now in Lake Elsinore. We have approached the Patch about using our temperatures vs. wherever they get theirs. They are showing 97 in Lake Elsinore right now! Not even close... Ours is the official Lake Elsinore reading, and it is used by the National Weather Service Jim Purpura Meteorologist www.weathercurrents.com
rayne August 09, 2012 at 12:24 AM
When I spoke with the staff they closed cuz the landlords raised the price and would not negotiate with them. I am glad they will be back was a regular and loved it.
Don Lambert August 09, 2012 at 12:27 AM
I looked at the link in the article and found there are a lot of tables there. This comment does not conflict with the article because it is about the records for August 8 through the years. I found that during the 114 years 1897 through 2011 The highest temperature on any day during any April was 109 degrees Any May 109 degrees Any June 114 degrees Any July 117 degrees Any August 118 deg Any Sept 114 deg. Any Oct. 110 deg.
rayne August 09, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Not only patch but other sites are showing 97. My car was accurate showing 110 at 3:30 TNX for a site that is accurate @ Jim
Don Lambert August 09, 2012 at 12:47 AM
I looked at the link in the article and found there are a lot of tables there. In a different table with a line for each year showing the highest temperature during each month, I found during the 114 years from 1997 through 2010 There were apx. 62 years with at least one day with temperature of 110 or above. Of those 62 years there were at least 11 years having at least one day with temperature of 115 degrees or higher. I say apx 62 because I did not recount them, but it is close Frequently where there was a hottest day the adjacent days were usually nearly as hot.
Don Lambert August 09, 2012 at 01:37 AM
The link in the article has a lot of tables. One of them displays a line for each day in the year. Next to that day is the highest temperature that has been recorded in any of the 114 years for that day. This table also shows minimums and rainfall and more. Here i00s a list of the dates with temperatures of 113 or higher in Lake Elsinore. 7-14-1936 114 degrees 7-15-1936 117 degrees ------------------------------ 7-16-1960 114 7-17-1936 116 7-26-1933 114 7-27-1934 117 7-29-1995 114 8-04-1918 114 8-05-1997 115 8-09-1898 114 ------------------- 8-11-1933 113 8-12-1933 118 8-13-1933 117 ------------------ 8-15-1994 113 8-25-1931 113 9-02-1903 113 9-06-1955 114 ------------------- 9-11-1971 113 9-12-1971 114 9-13-1971 113 ------------------- 9-18-1899 114 9-19-1899 113 9-25-1899 113 ------------------- The end of 1897 through 2011
lisa lkelsinore August 09, 2012 at 02:28 PM
when I first moved here summer was from april until october blazing hot it's beautiful weather summer is the greatest season if you don't like it hot move somewhere cooler quit complaining
Diane August 09, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Thanks Jim. Didn't know about that site. Of course, I live in La Cresta, and there are a lot of micro-climates up here. Do I just consider myself De Luz?
Jim Purpura - Redhawk Weather August 09, 2012 at 04:07 PM
@Diane...it depends in part on your elevation. Our Murrieta location is below La Cresta, and the Wildomar location is northeast of La Cresta. Either of those are the closest to you. You may be above the marine layer fog and moisture depending on the marine layer depth. Thanks for looking at the site.
Jim Purpura - Redhawk Weather August 09, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Thanks @Raye. We have invited the Patch to use our information, particularly temp and rainfall info.
Diana August 09, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Why is it that people always say "if you don't like it move" as if it is just that easy, seriously!!


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