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October 9, 2013 |
An early season storm Wednesday brought showers and rain to Southern California and snow to mountain areas. Rainfall varied across the region, with some areas reporting light showers and others a half-inch or more, according to the National Weather Service. By Wednesday evening, Burbank had recorded 0.10 of an inch of rain, but more than a quarter-inch had fallen at the Santa Monica Pier, the Weather Service said. More than a half-inch of rain was reported in Rancho Cucamonga in San Bernardino County and Palomar Mountain in San Diego County, according to the Weather Service.
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October 8, 2013 |
A low-pressure system is expected to bring cooler temperatures, breezy conditions and some rain to Southern California on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said. Light showers are expected across the region by Wednesday morning. The San Gabriel Mountains could receive up to a half-inch of rain, according to the Weather Service. Most areas, however, will receive less than a tenth of an inch of rain. The system will result in unseasonably cold weather that could drop snow levels to between 5,000 and 6,000 feet.
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October 7, 2013 |
After a weekend of hot, dry conditions, temperatures are expected to drop more than 20 degrees later this week, with rain possible on Wednesday. The cooler temperatures and potential rain will offer some respite from several days of hot temperatures that, combined with gusty winds and dry landscapes, created dangerous fire conditions. Daytime temperatures on Monday will hover in the mid-80s in the inland valleys and the lower-70s at the beaches, but they will drop rapidly starting Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
September 25, 2013 |
Preparations for the upcoming 2014 Sochi Olympics, already beset by delays and cost overruns, have now been hampered by heavy rains and flooding in the Black Sea resort. Authorities declared a state of emergency in the area as crews scrambled to pump water and clear streets. Two major routes leading to Olympics venues were among the roadways blocked by standing water and mudslides. An Olympics official told state television that the Games -- which begin in early February -- will not be delayed by the severe weather.
September 18, 2013 |
BIG THOMPSON CANYON, Colo. -- Nick Christensen stared up the road, past the point where sometime last week it had stopped being a road. Highway 34, one of the winding arteries that connects Estes Park and some mountain-dwellers to civilization east of the Rockies, lay cluttered and broken in front of him. Part of the road had plunged into the foaming Big Thompson River, running parallel to the highway perhaps about 12 feet below. "I was just thinking," said Christensen, a spokesman for the Larimer County Sheriff's Office, "when I was last up here, the water was up to the road.
September 17, 2013 |
LEFTHAND CANYON, Colo. - By late summer, Left Hand Creek is usually a gentle stream that gurgles through this tranquil, tree-shaded neighborhood of spacious lots. It was anything but that last week when rain-swollen waters enveloped houses, turned roads into riverbeds and sent cars tumbling downstream. Hui Lam fled before dawn Thursday after the creek came thundering across his driveway and down Streamcrest Drive. "It's completely surrounded by water," Lam, 41, said as he surveyed the area Tuesday, his house perched precariously against the current of brown, rushing water at the mouth of Lefthand Canyon.
September 16, 2013 |
As rain continued for a seventh day, inundating much of the state and creating a virtual moat around the closed Rocky Mountain National Park, Sandra Ellison waited at the Timberline Church here Sunday for the helicopters that would evacuate her parents, 86 and 85. But choppers couldn't operate in the torrential rain and heavy clouds. Her parents would have to wait another day to escape their flooded, remote community near Glenhaven. Like many others in Colorado, they remained trapped inside a slow-motion disaster that has washed out roads, broken bridges from their embankments and separated families.
September 15, 2013 |
JOLIET, Ill. - The focus returned to racing Sunday after the most bizarre week in NASCAR history. Sprint Cup Series points leader Matt Kenseth slipped ahead of Kyle Busch with 23 laps to go and never relinquished the lead on his way to winning the twice-delayed Geico 400, the opening race in NASCAR's Chase for the Sprint Cup. "I thought conditions were going to be a little off tonight," said Kenseth, who won his sixth race this season....
September 12, 2013 |
BOULDER, Colo. - Weather-weary Coloradans faced another day of nature-driven mayhem Thursday as pelting rain and flash flooding wreaked havoc statewide, washing out roads, closing businesses, isolating mountain towns and causing at least three deaths. The fourth straight day of rain dumped more than 7 inches within hours Thursday morning, turning a state normally known for difficult winters into a late-summer nightmare. Swollen rivers, submerged cars and mudslides stranded residents on rooftops.
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.