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Sep 28, 2010 8:28 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Another day of searing heat on tap for California

Temperatures will start to edge down in California today but not before another day of scorching heat.

Forecasters say it won't be quite as bad as yesterday when a blistering fall heat wave broke records across the state, including an all-time high of 113 degrees in downtown Los Angeles. Record-keeping began in 1877.

The fall heat wave pushed temperatures well over 100 degrees from Anaheim, home of Disneyland, to San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz and Salinas on the usually balmy Central Coast. Many records were set or tied.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on Monday recorded the highest-ever demand for electricity. Thousands of customers were without power.

The National Weather Service says a ridge of high pressure is keeping cool ocean breezes away.

Red Flag warnings for fire danger are posted in some areas.

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