Expect Sunny Skies, Above Normal Temperatures for Rose Parade, Rose Bowl Game on New Year's Day

Published : Friday, December 29, 2017 | 6:02 AM

Expect Sunny Skies, Above Normal Temperatures for Rose Parade

New Year’s Day in Pasadena is expected to be mostly sunny, with a high near 74 and a calm east northeast wind—just right for an eventful Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game.

An upper-level ridge is expected to cover the West Coast starting Sunday through Tuesday, but mid-and high-level clouds will keep a rein on maximum temperatures, says the National Weather Service.

Friday night should be mostly clear with a low around 48.

Saturday should be sunny, with a high near 74 and a calm wind becoming south southwest at around five mph in the morning.

Saturday night should be partly cloudy with a low around 46.

Sunday should be mostly sunny with a high near 73 and Sunday night should be partly cloudy, with lows around 46 degrees.

Temperatures will then rise a couple of degrees Monday and Tuesday. By Tuesday, highs will be about eight to 10 degrees above normal in Pasadena and most of Los Angeles County.

A record New Year’s Day high of 85 degrees was recorded in Pasadena in 1964; a record low of 32 degrees was recorded in 1952.

The last time it rained during the Parade was in 2006. It has rained ten times at least during the Rose Parade—in 1895, 1899, 1906, 1916, 1922, 1934, 1937, 1955 and 2006.

In 1934, a heavy rainstorm dumped 6.21 inches of rain on Pasadena on New Year’s Day. The storm caused extensive floods in the foothills above the city, but the Rose Parade went ahead that year anyway. On January 2, 1934, the Los Angeles Times reported 37 people had died in the storm which dropped 12.86 inches of rain on the area overall.

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