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Clear skies and record heat persist in drought-stricken Southland
Clear skies and record heat persist in drought-stricken Southland

In the final days of an unusually warm March, parts of Southern California are seeing record heat and strong rip currents, weather officials said Sunday. A swell from the Southern Hemisphere is bringing frequent rip currents and elevated surf – along with the risk of so-called “sneaker” waves that can sweep swimmers into the ocean - according to the National Weather Service. The potentially dangerous seas come as warmer temperatures draw more beach-goers. At 88 degrees, Woodland Hills was the hottest point in Los Angeles County, and Lancaster and Palmdale each reached 87 degrees, breaking record highs set in 1969, according to the weather service. The...

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