The highest temperature ever recorded in January

Heat wave reaches ‘the tail end’ in Southern California

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A photo taken late last week by Caltech graduate student David Schindler was among the highest temperature records ever set in January. (Courtesy of David Schindler/Caltech)

Drew Holmberg, left, and David Schindler, right, stand on top of the San Simeon mountain after making a run on New Year’s Eve on January 2, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Caltech)

The San Simeon wildfire is seen on January 3, 2017, in Los Angeles County. The wildfire, which began on December 26, is now 100% contained as of January 3, though new evacuations have been ordered in the area of the fire. (Photo by George Walker/Getty Images)

Wildfires consume trees on this hillside. (Photo: David Schindler/Caltech)

The wind blows the smoke of the wildfire downwind of the Malibu Country Club on January 3, 2017 in Malibu, California. (Photo by George Walker/Getty Images)

Malibu Country Club is seen on January 3, 2017, in Malibu, California after the wildfire erupted in this area and destroyed most of the buildings. Due to the fire, the entire community lost power and power to many streets were not able to be repaired. (Photo: David Schindler/Caltech)

The Malibu Country Club is seen on January 3, 2017, in Malibu, California after the wildfires erupted in this area and destroyed the community. Due to the fire, the entire community lost power and power to many streets were not able to be repaired. (Photo: David Schindler/Caltech)

The Malibu Country Club is seen on January 3, 2017, in Malibu, California after the wildfires erupted in this area and destroyed most of the buildings. Due to the fire, the entire community lost power and power to many streets were not able to be repaired. (Photo

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