Thanksgiving heat wave stretched across Southern California on Thursday, with downtown Los Angeles hitting 92 degrees. That made this year’s Thanksgiving the hottest since record-keeping began in 1877, the National Weather Service said.  The holiday heat wave set records across the Southland, pushing the mercury into the 90s from the beaches to the inland valleys.

The thermometer hit 91 at LAX, shattering the previous record of 84 set in 1990, according to the National Weather Service. Long Beach Airport also hit 91, a new record there. The temperature climbed to 93 at Hollywood Burbank Airport in Burbank, 94 at UCLA and 95 in Woodland Hills — all records. In Orange County, a weather service thermometer in Newport Beach showed 89 degrees at 1 p.m., far surpassing the previous record of 81 set in 2002. READ MORE