CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1988 |
The spring showers of the last few days should leave town just in time to provide the type of warm and sunny weekend San Diegans have become accustomed to. A storm system drifting down the California coast is expected to bring rain through this morning, but the sun should break through by the afternoon, according to National Weather Service forecaster Wilbur Shigehara. The chance of rain this morning is 40%, dropping to 20% later in the day, he said.
September 21, 2006 |
The Ryder Cup weather forecast isn't good, with heavy rain and high winds expected to continue through this afternoon, when the opening ceremonies are supposed to take place. When play opens Friday, the forecast calls for wind and showers and temperatures in the mid 60s, with more wind and possible thunderstorms Saturday and clouds with, yes, possible showers Sunday. Of course, the Emerald Isle is so green because rain is commonplace.
March 21, 2009 |
Shares of Xerox Corp. fell after the company cut its profit forecast nearly 80% on restructuring costs and slowing technology spending. First-quarter profit will be 3 to 5 cents a share, down from an earlier forecast of 16 to 20 cents, Xerox said. Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings both revised their outlook for the Norwalk, Conn., company to negative, reflecting challenging economic conditions. Xerox shares fell $1, or 19%, to $4.34.
June 15, 1989 |
The outlook for U.S. advertising spending has brightened in the past six months, and spending now is expected to rise 6.9% this year, one of the industry's most widely followed forecasts said Wednesday. That still would mean smaller growth than the rises of 7.4% to 7.9% posted in each of the past four years and well below the double-digit increases earlier in the decade. But Robert Coen, director of forecasting for the ad agency McCann-Erickson, said growth should exceed the 6.1% rise that he projected in December for this year because national advertiser spending has surpassed his expectations and the economic climate has improved.
December 15, 1986 |
As 1986 draws to a close and our thoughts turn to what the future may hold, probably only a few of us have realized that we will be throwing parties in our bathrooms. This is just one of the World Future Society's "Ten Most Thought-Provoking Forecasts" revealed in its "Outlook '87 Report." "That is my own personal forecast, based on a review of what's been happening in the bathroom," said Edward Cornish, editor of The Futurist, the group's magazine.
December 23, 1987 |
In a report characterized by its principal author as "highly conditional optimism," the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development forecast Tuesday that the world will inch forward with low economic growth, but no recession, in the coming year. In the wake of the October stock market crash, the OECD is cutting its forecast of economic growth during 1988 among its 23 member states by about one-half of a percentage point, to an overall figure of 2.25%.
June 3, 2008 |
Manufacturing in the U.S. shrank less in May than forecast, further evidence that international demand for American-made goods was keeping factories busy amid the domestic economic slump. The Institute for Supply Management said Monday that its factory index rose to 49.6 from 48.6 in April. A number below 50 indicates contraction, and a number greater than that denotes expansion. Production expanded for the first time in three months, while a measure of prices rose to the highest level since 2004, the group also reported.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2011 |
Though gathering La Nina conditions should foreshadow a dry winter in Southern California, the forecast was belied by rainstorms that swept the Los Angeles region Sunday, flooding streets and sending motorists sliding and colliding on muddy and rain-slicked roads. By midday, parts of Los Angeles County had accumulated between half an inch and 1.5 inches of rain, and the showers continued. Streets flooded in Hancock Park, the northbound 405 Freeway near Mulholland Drive was covered in mud, and California Highway Patrol officers were busy chasing fender-benders throughout the day. In one case, a big rig slid off the 118 Freeway in Pacoima and crashed onto the surface streets below, hitting a power pole and overturning.