SAN DIEGO (AP) — While the East and Midwest shivered, Thanksgiving was hotter than a roasting turkey in California as a high-pressure ridge caused record-breaking highs in several cities.
The National Weather Service says San Diego's Lindbergh Field hit 85 degrees on Thursday, breaking a 111-year-old record by two degrees.
Los Angeles had a high of 86 — one degree hotter than the 1977 record.
Santa Ana's 90 toppled a 1922 record of 86. Riverside's 91 beat the 89 set in 1945, and Escondido's 89 broke the 1945 record of 86.
Records also were tied or broken in downtown Oakland, Paso Robles, Santa Maria, Sandberg, the Salinas airport, Oceanside, Vista, El Cajon, Alpine, Big Bear, Palomar Mountain and Lake Cuyamaca.
In Phoenix, temperatures reached 87 degrees, tying Nov. 23, 1950, for the warmest Thanksgiving on record, according to 12 News meteorologist Matt Pace, the Arizona Republic reported.
Sea breezes should start returning Friday, dropping temperatures through the weekend. There could be night and morning coastal fog.