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Southern California heat wave dissipating as Big Bear Lake ties record temperature

By in Press Enterprise on November 26, 2017

By Jim Steinberg

A few weeks ago, ski operators in the San Bernardino Mountains were anticipating a robust winter environment for playing in the snow for the Thanksgiving Weekend.

On Saturday, Nov. 25, however, Big Bear Lake wasn’t winter-like as it tied a record high temperature — 71 degrees.

The last time a Nov. 25 was that warm was in 1977, said Brandt Maxwell, a National Weather Service meteorologist in San Diego.

In Los Angeles County, the tiny community of Sandberg, the highest point along Interstate 5’s Grapevine area, reached a record high temperature of 81, breaking the old record of 76 set in 1995, Maxwell said.

In Ontario, the high Saturday was 88, down from 92 degrees on Thanksgiving Day.

And Sunday, Nov. 26, high temperatures will be in the lower 80s across the Inland Empire, with a 30 percent chance of rain emerging into Monday morning, Maxwell said.

At most the clouds could drop a 10th of an inch of rainfall Monday, he said.

Santa Ana should see a high of 75 on Sunday with clouds moving in during the evening. Monday will bring cooler temperatures and a 30 percent chance of showers during the day, the Weather Service reported for Santa Ana.

Temperatures are expected to reach 76 degrees Sunday in downtown Los Angeles with a 30 percent chance of showers Sunday night, the Weather Service said.

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