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August 30, 2000 | GINA PICCALO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rare August rain Tuesday gave Southern Californians a reprieve from the dog days of summer, along with flash flooding, power outages and snarled traffic. In Twentynine Palms, waves of water shoved vehicles off roads and washed mud into nearby homes. Six people in the Yucca Valley area were rescued from vehicles mired in the flooding, according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department. No one was injured.
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February 26, 2014 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
This morning, while taking the dog for a walk, I felt a brief flurry of raindrops, like goose bumps, rise along my arm. We are due for a storm, of course -  two of them, one this evening and another beginning tomorrow night - and we all know how badly California needs the water, in the era of the Ridiculously Resilient Ridge . And yet, for me, the drought is just one piece of this equation - and only one reason I am happy for the rain....
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 1995 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heavy rain will begin falling this afternoon, taper off a bit on Saturday and then resume in earnest Sunday, continuing into next week and bringing a strong likelihood of renewed mudslides and flooding in the Southland, forecasters said Thursday. Dean Jones, a meteorologist with WeatherData Inc.
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July 5, 2001
The National Weather Service recorded 17.94 inches of rain at its downtown Los Angeles station for the 2000-01 season, which ended Saturday. This season's total was above average for the first time since the 1997-98 El Nino season. Average for 124 years -- 15.05 inches. Seasonal Totals (July 1-June 30) *--* Year Inches 1877-78 21.26 1878-79 11.35 1879-80 20.34 1880-81 13.13 1881-82 10.40 1882-83 12.11 1883-84 38.18 1884-85 9.21 1885-86 22.31 1886-87 14.05 1887-88 13.87 1888-89 19.28 1889-90 34.
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January 20, 1995 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heavy rain will begin falling this afternoon, taper off a bit on Saturday and then resume in earnest Sunday, continuing into next week and bringing a strong likelihood of renewed mudslides and flooding in the Southland, forecasters said Thursday. Dean Jones, a meteorologist with WeatherData Inc.
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May 5, 1998 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sporadic showers from a large but lackadaisical storm that stalled for days off the coast of California are expected to continue into Wednesday as the Southland nears the end of its rainy season. Meteorologist John Sherwin said the heaviest rain from the storm will probably fall today, with a quarter- to a half-inch expected at the Civic Center and about twice that much in the foothills and mountains. Sherwin, who works for WeatherData Inc.
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April 21, 1988 | ERIC MALNIC, Times Staff Writer
Mother Nature seemed intent on proving the bureaucrats wrong Wednesday, as heavy rain and snow continued to fall throughout the state following an official declaration that California is suffering from a drought. The National Weather Service said a total of 1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first of two year-end storms poured almost half an inch of rain on Los Angeles by Monday afternoon, and forecasters said the second should bring heavy rain and snow throughout Southern California today. More precipitation is predicted for later in the week, but the forecasters said the rain should stop before Friday morning, with partly cloudy skies and cool temperatures expected for the New Year's Day Rose Parade.
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March 27, 1992 | LESLIE BERGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
What might have been a tragic replay of the drowning of a Woodland Hills teen-ager in the rain-swollen Los Angeles River ended happily Thursday when a young man was safely plucked from a tributary by firefighters who were quickly alerted and miraculously close by. "He doesn't know how lucky he was," said Battalion Chief John Mittendorf, whose helicopter-borne rescue team pulled the 20-year-old Northridge resident from Bull Creek just south of Roscoe Boulevard in Van Nuys.
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February 14, 2000 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five days of rain caused a fair share of mischief on San Fernando Valley roads and sparked short-lived power outages but none of the mudslides, flooding or fatal accidents authorities had feared. Instead, the first real storm of the year was more like "Seattle in Los Angeles," Gary Ryan, a forecaster for the National Weather Service in Oxnard, said of the almost steady drizzle and gloomy skies.
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March 5, 2001 | ELISE GEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Pacific storm that rolled into the Southland on Sunday afternoon--packing high winds in the mountain passes and rain throughout the Los Angeles Basin--is a precursor to an even stronger storm expected to hit Tuesday, forecasters said. About half an inch of rain is expected to fall through today, according to Weather Central Inc. which provides forecasting services for The Times. The California Highway Patrol closed the Golden State Freeway in the Grapevine area just before 3 p.m.
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February 25, 2001 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's no El Nino, but Saturday's heavy rains added to a wetter-than-average February across the Los Angeles region, forecasters said. The Pacific storm is expected to drop up to 2 inches of rain by Monday night, though only two-tenths of an inch had been recorded in downtown Los Angeles by Saturday night. Nearly half an inch fell in Chatsworth, said Bruce Rockwell, a forecaster with the National Weather Service.
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February 25, 2001 | SUE FOX, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's no El Nino, but Saturday's heavy rains added to a wetter-than-average February across the Los Angeles region, forecasters said. The Pacific storm is expected to drop as much as 2 inches of rain by Monday night, though only one-tenth of an inch had been recorded in downtown Los Angeles by Saturday afternoon, said Bruce Rockwell, a forecaster with the National Weather Service.
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February 14, 2001 | ERIC MALNIC and LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A powerful Alaskan storm pummeled Southern California with destructive winds, drenching rain and snow up to 6 feet deep Tuesday, downing trees and power lines, flooding low-lying areas and bringing traffic to a standstill. Hail was reported Tuesday night in several communities, including Santa Monica; snow fell in La Crescenta; and lightning struck two jetliners approaching Los Angeles and Burbank.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2000 | GINA PICCALO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Rare August rain Tuesday gave Southern Californians a reprieve from the dog days of summer, along with flash flooding, power outages and snarled traffic. In Twentynine Palms, waves of water shoved vehicles off roads and washed mud into nearby homes. Six people in the Yucca Valley area were rescued from vehicles mired in the flooding, according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department. No one was injured.
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August 30, 2000 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
Today's weather should be similar to the surprise August downpour that greeted San Fernando Valley residents Tuesday morning, weather officials said. A high of 71 is expected in Van Nuys, with a high of 84 predicted for Lancaster. "Most everyone will have a chance of getting wet," said Chad Pettera, meteorologist for WeatherData Inc., which provides weather information for The Times. "We're not expecting heavy rain, except maybe in the mountain peaks."
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July 9, 1991 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A rare July rainstorm doused Los Angeles on Monday, triggering power failures, traffic snarls, mudslides--and smiles among parched Southern Californians suffering through the fifth year of drought. A dusty gauge at the Civic Center collected .13 of an inch of rain--the first time that rain has ever been measured in Los Angeles on a July 8, officials said. The rain was more like a heavy drizzle in some places.
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April 14, 1988 | ERIC MALNIC, Times Staff Writer
Isolated thundershowers struck Southern California deserts and a few sprinkles dotted Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon ahead of a slow-moving storm system that is bringing the possibility of more general shower activity to the metropolitan area today and Friday. Patricia Cooper, a meteorologist for WeatherData Inc., which provides forecasts for The Times, said there's about a 15% to 20% chance of showers in the metropolitan area today, increasing to a 30% to 40% chance tonight and Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 2000 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The meteorological season, measured for some arcane reason from July 1 to June 30, has come to a close and scientists studying Los Angeles weather patterns have boiled down reams of data to two conclusions: The last year was warm and, for the most part, it was dry. Tell me something I don't know, right? According to the data, the elements in Southern California behaved quite obediently in the 1999-2000 weather season, closely following the celebrated pattern of sunshine and more sunshine.
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February 23, 2000 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Flash-flood watches, a winter storm warning and a heavy surf advisory were issued Tuesday as another cold and blustery Pacific storm bore down on Southern California. Forecasters said as much as two inches of rain could fall in the Los Angeles Basin today and as much as a foot of snow was expected at mountain resort levels before the storm tapers off early Thursday. Still more storms are on the way through the weekend.
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