Yet again, the heat of fall is reaching historic records in Capitola.
Several times in late September and early October, the heat got so blistering in central Santa Cruz County that it neared and even broke former records.
It is difficult to be exact with these measurements. Different weather websites measure temperature from different locations, and especially in coastal places like Capitola, temperatures can vary drastically from the coast to just several miles inland.
At 3 p.m. Monday, WeatherBug listed Capitola at 92 degrees. According to Intellicast.com, the historic average high temperature for Nov. 5 in Capitola is 65, with the all-time record of 92 being set in 1956. If WeatherBug is accurate, 2012 ties that record.
Temperatures are set to cool down Tuesday and should be back to normal in the 60s by Wednesday.