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Heat wave intensifies in L.A. area; near-record temperatures expected

  Click to see complete National Weather Service forecastA scorcher is on tap for Southern California on Thursday, with forecasters saying some areas could hit near-record temperatures.

The National Weather Service said beaches could reach 80, and some inland and valley areas could have temperatures over 90 degrees on the second day of the end-of-March heat wave.

On Wednesday, Chatsworth topped out at 88 degrees, Pasadena reached 86, and downtown Los Angeles near USC was 81, according to the National Weather Service. Fillmore in Ventura County reached 89 degrees; Camarillo, 81; and Oxnard, 76.  In Orange County, Lake Forest recorded a high of 89 degrees and Yorba Linda 85, the Weather Service said. Ontario in the Inland Empire was 88 degrees, and Chino was 80.

Lower temperatures are expected beginning Friday and into the weekend.


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Map: shows forecast of expected high temperatures in Southern California through 9 p.m. Thursday. Credit: National Weather Service

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I can feel Al Gore scheming somewhere.

cold weather than hot weather "Global warming"

All the people who were saying the unusually cold winter was just Weather, will call this One-Day Heat Wave proof of Global Warming.

It's Beach Weather Again!

Two days of temps above 80, does not a "heatwave" make. Seriously.

A scorcher in the high 80's for downtown? lol
I wonder what the residents of Death Valley must think of this.

I remember that several years ago California officials were appealing to the people to turn down their air conditioners and hold off on using major appliances until after dark

Oh my! Not 80 degrees... Lol!!!

looks and feels like EarthQuake Weather, Heat in the afternoon and cold at
nites!!!! Prepare yourself Angelino's it's coming...

this is earthquake weather.
its not global warming get off of it.
its just a small trend of weather, happened before it will always happen again.

I hope it's like this during the summer. Last summer was way to cold

c'mon "heatwave" ??? I lived 5 summers in Arizona. Go there during there summers and you'll know what a heatwave is. Trust me, this is NOT a heatwave.

The infrastructure of the U.S. and California is of utmost importance to the safety of all citizens. The population should demand money to upgrade bridges, roads, tunnels and railroad tracks and tracks for all rail travel.

You should live in New England, It is going to snow tomorrow on April 1. We have had our 7th snowiest winter since record keeping began in the 1880's Send some warm weather our way.

Oh gawd... Another reason to raise the gas prices

global warming was predicted a long time ago and now that the predictions have come true, some people like to say there is no such thing as global warming. Well the proof is in the average annual temperatures.

Funny! Heat doesn't cause earthquakes. Do you know how hot the mantle in the earth is? Cracking up! Thanks for the laugh.

It's the global warming. It's the global warming. It's the global warming! Repent, the end is near.

What in the world is wrong with you people, of course it is "Climate Change". It is not even a dispute anymore, as 15 of the top 18 scientists/experts say it is. You know, The Experts. There is no doubt it is happening now, as we can not even stop it now, we can only slow down the process. The only debate is: (A) is it man made or (B) every 100 years the earth has cycles. Well guess what non-believers, we have records going back 100 years, and this is not the normal cycle. Just look at the pictures of mountains we tried to conquer in the past, now we can hike up to the top in 1 day in tennis shoes and shorts. Just compare pics from 1980 to now. Do you people debate and deny say, NASA's scientists when it comes to Astronomy? I thought not!!

And yes weird people, 80's is almost record high temps for this time of the year. Read the article. Snow last month in L.A., now record high temps 30 days later. HELLO, connect the dots. How are some of you people even employable?

After four months of rain and cold, bring it on!!!


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