For the second day in a row, high temperatures climbed to record levels. Before 2 p.m., Jacqueline Cochran Regional Airport hit 89°, a record since 1959. At the same time, Palm Springs was one degree behind the 1949 record of 90°. This article will be updated to reflect the latest numbers as they appear.
An area of high pressure still reigns over the western United States. This weather system is moving eastward and will bail out its path but only some.
High temperatures across the Coachella Valley will remain well above the seasonal average for the extended forecast.
The latest batch of climate benchmarks, 1991-2020, shows an increase over the seasons as it gets warmer. For Palm Springs in particular, summer and fall showed the most warming when comparing 30-year time periods. “Despite regional differences, when averaged over the entire contiguous United States, each season was between 0.4 and 0.7°F warmer between 1991 and 2020 than during the period of 30 years earlier (1981-2010).” Read more from Climate Central here.
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https://kesq.com/weather/local-forecast/2021/12/01/meteorological-winter-off-to-a-record-start/ Winter meteorology makes a record start