Several records were broken throughout the West on Sunday. The unusually warm weather will persist in the Southwest today.
As Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski predicted early in the weekend, Sunday's temperatures surged 10 to 15 degrees above typical mid-December highs across Southern California, southern Nevada and Arizona.
On Sunday, new high temperature records were set or tied in several Western cities and towns, including Phoenix and Yuma, Ariz., San Gabriel, Long Beach and Burbank, Calif., Winnemucca, Nev., Klamath Falls, Ore., and Stanley and Burley, Idaho.
A high temperature of 83 degrees in Los Angeles, Calif., on Sunday broke the record of 82 degrees from 1952.