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Tropical Storm Lowell sends high surf to Southern California beaches
Tropical Storm Lowell sends high surf to Southern California beaches

A tropical storm churning off the coast of Baja Mexico is producing larger swells off Southern California, prompting advisories for high surf and strong rip currents. Tropical Storm Lowell was about 900 miles southwest of Los Angeles on Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Though it will be stirring up the water, the storm is too far away to bring much-needed rain to Southern California or significantly lower temperatures. "We're expecting sunny skies over the weekend," said Scott Sukup, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Oxnard. "The storm is still pretty far away... but we'll have a pretty good southerly swell going...

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