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Droughts and Heat Waves

Southland sizzles with record-breaking heat

Southland sizzles with record-breaking heat

Snow still capped Southern California's highest mountains Tuesday, but the rest of the region wore a decidedly summer glow as a heat wave continued to break temperature records.

Temperatures soared into the 90s, and forecasters expected more of the same Wednesday before a modest cool-down begins.

The heat — coming during a winter that many thought would be filled with El Niño-fueled rainstorms — brought problems not often seen in the depths of winter.

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