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Cold front brings record low temperatures to some areas

November 8, 2011 |  7:56 pm

The National Weather Service reported record low temperatures Tuesday in Lancaster and at the Long Beach Airport.

A temperature reading of 22 degrees was recorded at 6:34 a.m. in Lancaster, breaking the old record of 27 degrees set in 2000. At the Long Beach Airport, a temperature of 45 degrees was recorded at 6:36 a.m., tying the record set in 1990.

The low temperatures were caused by a cold front that has settled behind a dry air mass that moved into the area Sunday, said Todd Hall, a National Weather Service meteorologist.

“Fairly significant” storms are expected late this week, Hall said, with rain expected to begin Friday evening or Saturday morning.

Freezing temperatures are expected across the Antelope Valley and the interior valleys of San Luis Obispo County and the Cuyama Valley. Frost also is predicted across the Santa Ynez and Ojai valleys Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

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