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Big waves, 86-degree temperatures hit Southern California

February 9, 2012 |  9:44 pm

Surfer at Huntington Beach
Big waves and temperatures in the 80s were reported across Southern California  on Thursday as forecasters predicted that the warm weather was expected to continue.

Chatsworth and Santa Ana topped out at 86 degrees, and Corona and Lake Forest hit 83 degrees, the National Weather Service said.

It was 82 degrees at Long Beach Airport and 80 in downtown Los Angeles.

The weather service said a high surf advisory was in effect through 10 a.m. Saturday. Surf will range from 5 to 7 feet with some sets hitting 8 feet.

The weather is expected to cool down but still be above normal Friday. Highs will be in the 70s for many coastal and inland areas, the weather service said.

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Photo: Surfer rides the waves Thursday afternoon at Huntington Beach, where the temperature was in the 70s. Credit: Mark Boster/Los Angeles Times

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