Southern California Cold Snap Breaks Record But Not at Rose Parade

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A cold front from Canada brought snow and chilling winds to Southern California, but forecasters said it only brought one record-setting temperature Thursday — and it wasn't at the Rose Parade.

There was a record low recorded at Los Angeles International Airport, according to Stuart Seto, a weather specialist with the National Weather Service. The temperature at LAX dropped to 36 degrees, breaking the Jan. 1 record of 38 set in 1972.

And despite concerns that the 126th Rose Parade might be the coldest since 1952 -- when the thermometer dropped to a brisk 32 degrees in Pasadena -- Seto said the weather on New Year's Day wasn't as chilly as anticipated.

The official low in Pasadena on Thursday was 36, Seto said.

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