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It snowed in the San Fernando Valley Tuesday for the first time in five years, an unusual occurrence in itself, never mind the rain, hail and thunderstorms all in the same day. "It's just an unusually strong spring storm, like something you'd expect in the winter, and even kind of strong for that," said Curtis Brack, a meteorologist with WeatherData Inc., which provides weather information to The Times.
July 27, 2010 | Los Angeles Times
They're calling for rain today, but that's no surprise. Predicting rain on a summer day in Mexico City is like forecasting death in an old-folks home. It's bound to happen. From springtime to autumn, it rains a lot here. Let me be clear: a lot. The Mexico City government issues the same monotonous forecast each day: 80% or higher chance of rain. The only suspense is whether it will come with lightning or hail. It's the same almost every afternoon — you could set a clock, if the power hasn't been knocked out. People schedule outdoor parties early, knowing that by late afternoon, the storm clouds will prevail.
April 1, 1988
Hail to Du Pont! A company that can see through the almighty dollar to the big picture. LYNN ESCHBACH Carlsbad
June 3, 1989
That lean, mean, motivating machine was passed up again for coach of the year. What a disgrace. Hail to Pat Riley. STEVE BAKER Los Angeles
February 6, 1993
My perception of Clinton is that he is only a front for Hillary. Hail President-in-fact Rodham! This leaves Vice President Al Gore a lesser role than John Nance Garner, Franklin Roosevelt's veep, which is about as least as one could get and still be in politics! SHIGEO YUGE Los Angeles
January 31, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Gunmen killed a bank police chief and his bodyguard as he jogged in a park in the southern city of Oaxaca. The hail of bullets also killed two other joggers and wounded a third, police said.
December 17, 2008 | LARRY GORDON
Pomona College's much-debated alma mater, "Hail, Pomona, Hail," has been restored as the school's official song -- with restrictions. In April, the college suspended the singing of it at graduation and other official events after concerns were raised about its history. The song does not contain any racist language although its lyrics apparently were written for a 1910 blackface minstrel show that was a baseball team fundraiser. A committee of faculty, alumni and students called for it to be replaced by a new school hymn.
May 30, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
A storm bearing hail and possible tornadoes struck central Nebraska, damaging businesses, derailing train cars, felling trees and disrupting power to thousands. A possible tornado touched down near Aurora, about 70 miles west of Lincoln, damaging a few businesses and at least one house. There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries. Tornadoes were also reported in Kearney, about 60 miles west of Aurora, where 90 rail cars were blown off the tracks.
May 6, 1995 | From Associated Press
Storms with hail as big as softballs and winds above 70 m.p.h. swept through northern Texas on Friday night, injuring close to 100 people, damaging buildings and cars, and cutting power at an airport. As many as 40 flights were diverted en route to Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport, where power to an American Airlines terminal went out briefly during the height of the storm. "There was a power pause, but no real interruption," said Marion Deesisto, a spokeswoman for American.
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