April 11, 2010 |
Roads in the Angeles National Forest and in mudslide-prone foothill communities affected by the Station fire will be closed beginning early Monday due to the threat of heavy rains from a late-winter storm approaching Southern California, authorities said. Angeles Forest Highway from Aliso Canyon Road to Angeles Crest Highway, Big Tujunga Canyon Road from Vogel Flats to Angeles Forest Highway, and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road from Angeles Forest Highway to Angeles Crest Highway will be closed to all traffic except emergency vehicles.
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July 22, 2013 |
A powerful thunderstorm rumbled across the Antelope Valley on Monday evening, dumping torrents of water and flooding area highways, forecasters said. More than an inch of rain fell in Pearblossom in 30 minutes, the National Weather Service said. In Llano, 1.16 inches of rain was recorded in a hour. There were reports of flooding on Highway 138 and adjacent roadways, said Scott Sukup, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. The California Highway Patrol said the flooding knocked out traffic lights at Highway 138 and 165th Street East.
April 10, 2013 |
Saturn's rings are not just beautiful to look at; it turns out they are also responsible for rain falling on the planet. Using data collected from the Keck Observatory in Hawaii, scientists found that the amount of "ring rain"--when water particles fall from Saturn's rings onto the planet below--is significantly more than previously thought, and may be responsible for the pattern of dark bands or shadows that appear on the planet's surface....
September 12, 2013 |
DENVER -- The rains began earlier this week in Colorado, accelerating far beyond the ground's ability to absorb moisture. Torrents churned into flash floods that have killed at least three people, washed out roads, isolated whole towns and forced schools, colleges and municipal offices to evacuate or close. Thursday was the fourth straight day of rain, and forecasts call for more precipitation in the coming days. Making things worse, more than seven inches of rain fell in just hours by Thursday morning, a volume that triggered flooding that left residents in the towns of Lyons and Jamestown cut off. Suburban Aurora received eight inches of rain in about six hours -- the equivalent of about half of the total precipitation that the Denver metropolitan area gets in an entire year.
October 29, 2012 |
PHILADELPHIA--With her apartment key dangling on a lanyard around her neck and a small tote bag under her arm, Venus Jones Johnson trudged through a driving rain. She was seeking shelter from the storm Monday morning, walking through rain-swollen streets to a Red Cross emergency center at West Philadelphia High School. Johnson, 45, lives alone in a rented room. Frightened by TV reports of a monster storm called Sandy, she didn't want to risk riding out the impending disaster at home, by herself.
May 14, 2011 |
Reporting from Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The crowd of contenders for the PGA Tour's richest title did little to separate themselves Saturday. Then again, they didn't have much time to do it. Thunderstorms that brought damaging wind and small hail brought the Players Championship to a standstill for 4 1/2 hours, leaving the lead groups to cool their heels until nearly dinnertime and promising a long Sunday finish. "I'm glad we got some holes in," said Nick Watney, who shared the lead with U.S. Open champion Graeme McDowell when darkness fell over TPC Sawgrass.
September 30, 2009 |
That roar swelling over Broadway these days is the sound of fans lined up behind police barricades at the stage door for "A Steady Rain." This is the play -- make that event -- that opened Tuesday at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, with Hugh Jackman (Wolverine of the "X-Men" franchise) and Daniel Craig (of the James Bond club) joining forces in a marquee match-up of movie stars, whose stage muscles turn out to be every bit as ripped as their adored physiques. If city officials are paying attention, they might want to send over a few mounted officers to quash any pandemonium when these sex symbols head home after the show.
September 24, 1997 |
After 20 years of wine writing, I have yet to learn one important lesson: Never write a harvest report. Whatever you say, no matter how assiduously researched or carefully worded, will be wrong. This latest harvest is a stellar example. I forayed to Napa Valley to get a feel for the harvest there. It's been a tricky year, what with the mother of all El Nin~os apparently acting up, a prolonged dry spell--drought, really--and then episodic rains.
October 31, 2013 |
HOUSTON -- Flooding across Central Texas on Thursday morning inundated roads and buildings, stranding residents and prompting dramatic rescues after storms dropped up to a foot of rain in places overnight. Since midnight, emergency crews had responded to 81 flood-related incidents in Travis County, which surrounds Austin. Those included 32 water rescues and 46 flood assistance and barricade calls, Austin fire officials said. Hundreds of homes in Travis County have been affected by floodwater, and several shelters have been opened for those displaced, Austin fire officials said.
April 2, 2009 |
Beatles cover bands, like synthetic diamonds, have improved measurably since they first appeared a few decades ago, but they'll always constitute a compromise, a substitute that's acceptable only because the real thing is out of reach. Like a high-end cubic zirconia, "Rain -- A Tribute to the Beatles," opened an eight-performance run Tuesday at the Pantages Theater.