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Heat records break as summer-like weather continues

January 05, 2012

Southern California should experience another day of warm weather Thursday as temperatures are expected to climb into the 80s.

The National Weather Service issued a high-surf advisory for late Thursday afternoon into Saturday for Los Angeles and Ventura counties. A strong storm system in the central Pacific produced breakers up to 15 feet high, weather service officials said.

High swells could bring high tides, coastal flooding and potentially dangerous rip currents, the National Service warned.

The summer-like heat and high swells sent surfers flocking to local beaches.

Inland, many cities experienced record high temperatures Wednesday. San Gabriel reached 91, topping the record of 87 degrees set in 2001; UCLA climbed to 89 degrees, breaking the record of 83 degrees set in 2001; and Long Beach recorded 88 degrees, which beat the 65-degree high set in 1969.

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-- Angel Jennings, Los Angeles Times

Photo: Boy tries stay cool under the shade of his umbrella while walking along Orange Street in downtown Glendale Credit: Times Community News

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Trystin Roberts, 4 of Los Angeles, tries stay cool under the shade of his umbrella while walking along Orange Street in downtown Glendale Friday afternoon August 31, 2007. (Alex Collins/ Glendale News-Press)

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