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Record Heat in Southern California, Hottest World Series Game

24 Oct 2017, 10:11 am

It’s fitting that two teams who had 100+ win seasons will feel temperatures over 100 degrees for game one of the World Series. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros will likely be playing in the hottest World Series game on record. Temperatures are expected to be well above the century point for the first pitch at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles at 5:09 p.m. PDT.

The previous hottest game time temperature, according to MLB’s Official Historian John Thorn, was recorded in Phoenix, Arizona on October 27th, 2001. The Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Yankees played with the roof open at Chase Field under 94 degree heat during game one of the 2001 World Series.

Excessive Heat Warnings continue across most of Southern California’s coastal areas. Santa Ana winds pushed temperature to record levels yesterday and more triple digit heat is likely today.

Additional record highs will likely be set today. The strong high pressure ridge aloft is expected to weaken slightly tomorrow, allowing for a sea breeze to form at the coast, cooling temperatures. Above average temperatures will continue for the rest of the week, but readings will likely avoid record levels.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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