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January 22, 1996 | ED BOND
Rain hit the San Fernando Valley this week because a high-pressure system that has kept wintry weather at bay moved out and allowed a storm system to descend over the area. "It's like an inside slider," said Bill Hoffer, a spokesman for the National Weather Service in Oxnard. For most of the winter, storms have been hitting the Pacific Northwest rather than Los Angeles.
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May 6, 2013 | By Hector Becerra
A “May miracle” of almost perfectly timed, above average rainfall helped firefighters battling the large Springs fire in Ventura County, and guaranteed that Los Angeles would not break a dubious record. The city was on track to having its fourth-driest year since 1877. But with about 0.70 inch of rain falling in downtown L.A. just before noon, that is no longer the case. For firefighters trying to mop up a 28,000-acre wildfire that broke out in the midst of blistering temperatures, the rain that started this weekend couldn't have come at a better time.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A weekend of storms brought much-needed rain to Southern California but none of the weather-related disasters, from mudslides to major car accidents, for which authorities had been bracing. Showers are expected to continue through at least Thursday. Commuters this morning can expect light showers. But forecasters say that a week of wet weather will not go very far toward bringing up the season's rain total, which, at a mere 3.
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July 6, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD and PAM NOLES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A rare summer monsoon sneaked in through Southern California's back door Thursday, pummeling inland valleys with unseasonable rain and lightning before moving west into Los Angeles County and raising worries about flash floods in the mountains. Lightning started fires, knocked out power and injured at least one man. Rain snarled traffic with fender-benders before the thunderstorm cells moved toward the sea, drenching eastern Los Angeles County and portions of Orange County.
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March 19, 1991 | VIRGINIA ELLIS and BILL STALL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A stalled storm that saturated Santa Barbara and Ventura counties with two to eight inches of rain intensified Monday evening and lumbered south, spawning heavy rain in the Los Angeles Basin, snow and high winds in the mountains, and flash-flood warnings along the coast. Despite the much-needed rain, state officials warned that the five-year drought was far from over. Officials said the critical Sierra Nevada snowpack was still well below normal. Winds gusting up to 60 m.p.h.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1996 | ERIC MALNIC and THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The first rain of 1996 to fall on a parched Southland triggered a rash of rush-hour traffic accidents Tuesday and might have been the first of a trio of storms. Showers were expected to end early today, but forecasters said a second storm could arrive late Friday, with a third due late Sunday or early Monday.
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October 23, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A steady autumn drizzle Sunday morning sent motorists skidding across rain-slicked Southern California freeways and contributed to at least one death, but the gloomy weather forecast brightened and the clouds began to lift by afternoon. A 17-year-old identified by authorities as Juan Miguel of Los Angeles drowned early Sunday morning after his car skidded into the water at the Cabrillo Beach boat ramp in San Pedro. Los Angeles Police Sgt.
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March 24, 1992 | SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Muddied but unbowed, a rain-soaked Southland braced itself Monday for yet another winter storm, this one expected to dump as much as three inches of rain in some areas by midweek. Meteorologists predicted that the latest storm system will hit Los Angeles this evening, producing more showers and thunderstorms as it moves in from the west and heightening the risk of major mudslides now and in the months to come.
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February 22, 1996 | EFRAIN HERNANDEZ JR. and JEFF LEEDS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For Thomas Williams, who stood panhandling at the Van Nuys Boulevard exit off the Ventura Freeway, the nearby overpass was a great way to escape heavy rains Wednesday. "If you're cleaned up, you go into a restaurant or somewhere and wait for it to stop," said Williams, 51, a self-described transient. "If you're like me, you go under a bridge or something."
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January 7, 2000 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you're beginning to think that the song is right--that "it never rains in Southern California"--you're not far wrong this winter. Los Angeles has had only 0.84 of an inch of rain since July. Although not a record for the period--that was set in 1962, with 0.12 of an inch--it's less than a sixth of the average of 5.32 inches. It's also among the nine lowest rainfall totals for July through December since record-keeping began in 1877. And there's no rain in sight for the next week or more.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2001 | SCOTT GOLD and PAM NOLES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A rare summer monsoon sneaked in through Southern California's back door Thursday, pummeling inland valleys with unseasonable rain and lightning before moving west into Orange and Los Angeles counties and raising worries about flash floods in the mountains. Lightning started fires, knocked out power and injured at least one man. Rain snarled traffic with fender-benders before the thunderstorm cells moved toward the sea, drenching eastern Los Angeles County and portions of Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 2001 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forecasters say El Nino is on the way again, bringing the promise of another wetter-than-normal winter in Southern California. But it probably won't be as wet as the drenching El Nino winter of 1997-98, and there's no guarantee that the crucial snowpack in the High Sierra will be deep enough to provide a big boost in hydroelectric generation of power for energy-strapped California.
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April 8, 2001 | RICHARD WINTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
April showers--thanks to a cold front from the Gulf of Alaska--triggered hundreds of rain-related accidents on Los Angeles County roads Saturday. Between midnight and midday, the California Highway Patrol reported 745 traffic collisions, with one fatality, across the county. During that same period a week ago there were 160 wrecks, said CHP Officer Charles Blair. "The weather played havoc with the traffic today," Blair said.
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January 11, 2001 | ERIC MALNIC and ALEX KATZ, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A powerful Pacific storm invaded Southern California with thundering surf, wind-driven rain and heavy snow Wednesday afternoon, snarling evening commuter traffic and posing the threat of serious coastal flooding. The National Weather Service said the storm was moving onshore in two waves. The first should drop 1 to 1 1/2 inches of rain in the coastal areas by this morning, with about 2 inches at higher elevations, said Tim McClung, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.
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February 24, 2000 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A powerful Pacific storm pummeled Southern California with rain, wind and snow Wednesday, snarling commuter traffic with scores of fender-benders and sending torrents of muddy runoff down normally dry washes and riverbeds. But despite the heavy runoff, there weren't many mudslides and rock falls, even below hillsides stripped bare by recent brush fires. In South Los Angeles, employees fled into downpours when winds tore part of the roof from a church where they worked.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A weekend of storms brought much-needed rain to Southern California but none of the weather-related disasters, from mudslides to major car accidents, for which authorities had been bracing. Showers are expected to continue through at least Thursday. Commuters this morning can expect light showers. But forecasters say that a week of wet weather will not go very far toward bringing up the season's rain total, which, at a mere 3.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1992 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heavy rain drenched Southern California on Friday morning, triggering a monumental tangle of commuter traffic jams across the Los Angeles Basin that included 1 1/2 hours of gridlock on the Hollywood Freeway. Almost two inches of rain had fallen at the Los Angeles Civic Center, with more than twice that much in the mountains above Pasadena, before the two-day storm began moving out to the east Friday afternoon.
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December 17, 1988 | ERIC MALNIC, Times Staff Writer
The first major storm of the winter season continued to harass Southern California with heavy rain and wind-driven snow Friday, blocking two major routes to the north and snarling commuter traffic throughout the Los Angeles Basin. Forecasters said the cold, dank weather should ease a little today, then intensify again Sunday as the center of the storm moves over the Los Angeles area.
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January 7, 2000 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you're beginning to think that the song is right--that "it never rains in Southern California"--you're not far wrong this winter. Los Angeles has had only 0.84 of an inch of rain since July. Although not a record for the period--that was set in 1962, with 0.12 of an inch--it's less than a sixth of the average of 5.32 inches. It's also among the nine lowest rainfall totals for July through December since record-keeping began in 1877. And there's no rain in sight for the next week or more.
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