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Triple-digit temperatures scorch Southern California

August 28, 2012 |  6:31 pm

Hot weather
Triple-digit temperatures were recorded in inland areas across Southern California on Tuesday as the region baked in a heat wave that is expected to last one more day, forecasters said.

In Los Angeles County, Chatsworth, Saugus, Woodland Hills and Lancaster topped out at 104 degrees, the National Weather Service said. Pomona hit 99 degrees, downtown Los Angeles at USC reached 90 degrees and Long Beach Airport recorded a high of 92 degrees.

Along the coast, the Santa Monica Pier was 75 degrees and Redondo Beach was 78. 

Ojai in Ventura County hit 103 degrees. In Orange County, Fullerton Airport reached 100 degrees, Lake Forest was 98 and Laguna Beach was 85, according to the Weather Service.

In the Inland Empire, Lake Elsinore was 108 degrees and Chino recorded a high of 105 degrees. In the desert, Palm Springs was 108 and Blythe was 110.

The warmer-than-normal weather is being caused by high pressure that is expected to last through Wednesday, according to the Weather Service. 

Officials are advising people in inland areas to limit exposure to the sun and drink plenty of liquids to avoid illnesses such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. 


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Photo: Marcos Alfaro, left, and Marilyn Rojas sit by the pool at Pasadena City College as high temperatures once again scorch the Los Angeles area. Credit: Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times