SAN JACINTO (CNS) - The temperature in San Jacinto reached 99 today, breaking previous record for May 26 of 96 set in 2014, the National Weather Service reported.
Records have been kept since 1948. The seasonal average for the city this time of year is 85, according to the NWS.
While triple-digit temperatures arrived as expected in the Coachella Valley on Tuesday, the blazing conditions did not set any new records.
Palm Springs had its hottest day of the year with a 111-degree high, three degrees lower than the record for this date set in 1951. The seasonal average for Palm Springs is 96, according to the NWS.
The high at UC Riverside was 93 degrees, 97 at Riverside Airport, 93 at Beaumont 93 and 98 at Hemet.
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