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Frigid temperatures hit SoCal, set records in Lancaster

December 7, 2011 | 12:29 pm

If the last couple of nights have felt chillier than usual for this time of year, that's because it has been.

The city of Lancaster set record lows two days in a row when temperatures dipped to 13 degrees early Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. The previous record for the day was 15 degrees 33 years ago.

On Tuesday, temperatures reached a low of 16 degrees, beating the previous record for the day of 17 degrees in 2006.

Downtown Los Angeles did not break any records Wednesday morning but gets an honorable mention for being one degree warmer than the 1897 record of 36 degrees. 

On Twitter, some local tweeters complained of overnight and morning temperatures being colder than New York and Chicago.

But the region won't have to endure the chilly weather much longer. The National Weather Service said temperatures will gradually warm over the coming days. 

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