Humidity in los angeles

Humidity in los angeles

Humidity in Los Angeles

The sun sets on the never-ending sprawl of Los Angeles. Another day over. Another day for the police to lie to the bystanders when innocent civilians are shot by a gang that has little to do with drugs or anything else, a gang that only seeks dominance and the comfort of the streets. But, no. That isn’t it. The sun sets on the people from the slums who are destined to live underground, jumping from building to building. One rooftop to another.


Relative humidity" (expressed as a percent) measures water vapor, but RELATIVE to the temperature of the air. In other words, it is a measure of the actual amount of water vapor in the air compared to the total amount of vapor that can exist in the air at its current temperature. As such, relative humidity by itself does not directly indicate the actual amount of water vapor present (definition from National Weather Service). Relative humidity is typically high near the coast, but may be quite low along the foothills. During periods of high temperatures, relative humidity is usually below normal so that discomfort is rare, except for those infrequent periods when high temperatures and high humidities occur simultaneously.

Summers are warm to hot, and nearly completely dry. The summer temperature pattern usually begins in late June or early July, and lasts through September or October, although it may start as early as late May. In August, the average high/low at the University of Southern California downtown campus are 84.8 °F (29.3 °C) and 65.6 °F (18.7 °C). The same figures at the LAX airport, approximately 12 miles (19 km) to the southwest and near the ocean, are 76.6 °F (24.8 °C) and 64.2 °F (17.9 °C). However, temperatures across the region often exceed 90 °F (32 °C) during the summer. This happens when an atmospheric high-pressure area becomes dominant over the Great Basin of Nevada and Utah (a frequent occurrence), and the resulting offshore flow of the atmospheric air mass shuts off the normal coastal sea breeze in Los Angeles. July, August and September are the hottest months, with September holding the all-time record of 113 °F (45 °C). Skies are nearly constantly sunny, unless interrupted in late spring and early summer by the June Gloom pattern, which is unpredictable year-to-year. The North American Monsoon can bring occasional thunderstorms and high humidity to Los Angeles in the summer and early fall. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)


nearly rivals the record high temperatures of Phoenix, Arizona (122 °F (50 °C)) and Palm Springs (123 °F (51 °C)). The city of Burbank, at the eastern end of the Valley, is also known for being significantly hotter than downtown Los Angeles, which is only 9 miles (14 km) to the south. During winter both the Canoga Park and Burbank weather stations are significantly wetter than some coastal stations and thus retain hot-summer Mediterranean climates (Csa). By comparison, Canoga Park has quite cool summer nights, in contrast to many other interior Southern California areas.

Snowfall inside the city of Los Angeles is rare. The record snowfall occurred on January 19, 1949, when 3.0 inches (7.6 cm) of snow fell inside city limits, however Burbank reported 4.7 inches. Since official records were first kept in 1877, the downtown Los Angeles weather station observed measurable snowfall three times, in 1882, 1932, and 1949. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)



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