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Temperatures soar above 100 degrees across Southern California

September 7, 2011 |  9:05 pm

Hot Weather hits Southern California
Temperatures across inland areas of Southern California soared above 100 degrees Wednesday as a result of high pressure that is expected to generate hot weather through Thursday.

The temperature reached 106 degrees in Chatsworth, 103 in Pasadena and 102 in Lancaster, the National Weather Service said. Long Beach Airport recorded a high of 99 degrees and downtown Los Angeles topped out at 92 degrees.

In Orange County, Yorba Linda hit 102 degrees while Anaheim and Lake Forest reached 100 degrees.

In the Inland Empire, Hemet recorded a high of 109 degrees, Chino hit 106 and Riverside peaked at 105, the weather service said.

The high pressure is expected to last through Thursday before the region begins to cool down, officials said.

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Photo: Santo Franco quenches his thirst Wednesday after a walk in Lincoln Park in Los Angeles.

Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

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