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October 18, 2009 | DIANE PUCIN
Some of the highs and lows of watching Angels-Yankees Game 2. Say hey "Mind passing the overcoat again, it's still cold and windy, just like Game 1," said Fox pregame show host Chris Rose. "The teams will battle the elements." Say what? Doppler Radar so lied to Joe Buck. Well, figuratively at least. Buck, Fox's play-by-play announcer, told us often that rain was "imminent." He said Doppler Radar was telling him, and us, that rain would come in large amounts by 10 p.m. EDT, that it was likely the game might not finish.
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April 2, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
A Bay Area woman struck by lightning during a rainstorm Monday has apparently escaped serious injury, with her only side effects being sore teeth and a metallic taste in her mouth. Emily Davis, 31, was crossing Adeline Street in Berkeley when the lightning struck. After hearing the rumble of thunder, she mistook the bolt that hit her umbrella - before coursing through to her arm - for a camera flash. She told NBC Bay Area that her hands started shaking uncontrollably, so much so that she threw down her hot cup of coffee.
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April 2, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
A combination of scattered showers, gusty winds and the possibility of hail is expected to hit Southern California throughout Wednesday, forecasters said. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for California coastal areas and Catalina Island, with sustained winds of between 15 and 25 mph, and gusts up to 35 mph, in the forecast. The winds are expected to increase in strength Wednesday morning and peak in the afternoon. There is also a slight chance of thunderstorms Wednesday with the possibility of “brief, heavy downpours” and small hail, the weather service said.
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June 10, 1986 | Associated Press
Hundreds of hogs drowned and basements and roads were flooded today after a storm dumped up to seven inches of rain on an eight-county area of southeastern South Dakota.
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February 11, 2010 | Times Staff Reports
Evacuation orders were lifted Wednesday morning for more than 500 foothill homes in Los Angeles County as the most recent rainstorm to hit Southern California cleared up. As of late Tuesday, there were reports of 0.51 inches of rain in Long Beach, 0.58 inches in Burbank and 0.69 inches in Whittier. At the San Gabriel Dam, the measurement was 1.73 inches. Nine inches of snow had fallen at Wrightwood, and 12 to 14 inches at Mountain High. No major damage was reported from Tuesday's rainstorm, which officials had feared could cause mudslides on already saturated hillsides that lost vegetation cover in last summer's Station fire.
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July 25, 2012 | By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times
BEIJING - Deadly rain that battered the nation's capital over the weekend has left the Chinese government knee-deep in its latest credibility crisis. Authorities are accused of underreporting the number of dead while failing to provide adequate infrastructure to safeguard against flooding in a swiftly modernizing metropolis. The official death count in Saturday's downpour, described as the heaviest in more than 60 years, was 37 people. The deluge paralyzed Beijing's outdated drainage system, flooding wide swaths of the city, toppling homes, downing power lines and trapping an unknown number of motorists in submerged vehicles.
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December 28, 1990
I wonder which "Big One" will hit Los Angeles first: earthquake or rainstorm? DAVE DE HERAS Long Beach
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December 28, 1992
Following washing the car, the second best way to bring on a rainstorm is for The Times to run an editorial on the drought (Dec. 7). BOB ROWNTREE San Luis Obispo
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April 2, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
A Bay Area woman struck by lightning during a rainstorm Monday has apparently escaped serious injury, with her only side effects being sore teeth and a metallic taste in her mouth. Emily Davis, 31, was crossing Adeline Street in Berkeley when the lightning struck. After hearing the rumble of thunder, she mistook the bolt that hit her umbrella - before coursing through to her arm - for a camera flash. She told NBC Bay Area that her hands started shaking uncontrollably, so much so that she threw down her hot cup of coffee.
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February 27, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A storm dumping light to moderate rain across Los Angeles County on Thursday is moving faster than expected, which could mean an extended break starting in the afternoon before a more powerful system arrives, forecasters said. "We're moving good -- system is moving a little quicker than we thought," said Andrew Rorke, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. Since rain began falling Wednesday evening, about 1 to 2 inches have dropped on the region's coasts and valleys, with most of L.A. County getting no more than 1 inch, Rorke said.
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February 25, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
For a region that has hardly seen a drop of rain this winter, it can seem like anything more than a sprinkle is considered a downpour. So when weather forecasters started warning that two storms headed to the Southland could produce the most significant rain the region has seen in two years, residents have reacted with a range of disbelief, eager anticipation and the sort of fear that grips every L.A. commuter who knows even a sprinkle can...
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February 23, 2014 | By Rong-Gong Lin II
Get ready, L.A. -- the winter storms headed to Los Angeles this week could be the wettest in two years. The first storm, expected to hit Wednesday evening, could bring as much as a quarter of an inch of rain to Los Angeles County and leave by Thursday morning. A stronger second storm will arrive in time for the Friday afternoon commute and power through Saturday, dousing the coast and valleys with 1 to 2 inches of rain and as much as 4 inches in the mountains. “It's been … years” since this much rain has come to Los Angeles, said National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Sukup.
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February 7, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
The storm system that moved through Southern California over the last two days left Los Angeles thirsty for more and will tease the region through the weekend with only an occasional spritz. Light showers continued to drizzle over L.A. County early Friday, but "basically it's just residual moisture," said meteorologist Curt Kaplan with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. Over the last 48 hours, areas such as Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo have seen much more rain than Los Angeles, as has the Bay Area, which saw minor flooding.
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May 6, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A rainstorm bringing wet conditions and cloudy skies to Southern California could bring thunderstorms to the area Monday night and Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Up to half an inch of rain is expected in the region through Tuesday, with temperatures hovering in the 60s during the day, which is about five to 10 degrees cooler than normal for this time of year, the weather service said. There's a chance of thunderstorms Monday night and a 50% chance of rain and thunderstorms Tuesday.
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July 25, 2012 | By David Pierson, Los Angeles Times
BEIJING - Deadly rain that battered the nation's capital over the weekend has left the Chinese government knee-deep in its latest credibility crisis. Authorities are accused of underreporting the number of dead while failing to provide adequate infrastructure to safeguard against flooding in a swiftly modernizing metropolis. The official death count in Saturday's downpour, described as the heaviest in more than 60 years, was 37 people. The deluge paralyzed Beijing's outdated drainage system, flooding wide swaths of the city, toppling homes, downing power lines and trapping an unknown number of motorists in submerged vehicles.
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January 17, 1995
The most torrential storm in years! Local officials urging us to stay at home! Lives, homes, and businesses in serious danger! Streets flooding over the curbs! Yet our heroic "parking enforcers" put themselves at risk to be out there issuing street cleaning violations! Gimme a break! GEORGE CHAMPION Los Angeles Well, well, well; not many days ago the state governors, including our own Gov. Pete Wilson, were screaming for the federal government to "get off our back." Now I wonder if Wilson might feel some guilt about accepting millions from the federal government for this flood disaster.
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January 28, 1993
A keen observation was made in the "Weather Watch Column" Jan. 19. There is a good reason why we can have floods and drought the same year: The Los Angeles River has been concreted. City planners in the 1930s attempted to deal with floods by trying to increase the capacity of the Los Angeles River with the smallest channel possible; by concreting it. A better alternative, especially in this semiarid climate, would have been to save as much water throughout the watershed as possible with dams, retention basins and required on-site retention.
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June 6, 2011 | By Joanna Clay, Los Angeles Times
Almost six months after a mudflow caused by a winter storm destroyed World Newsstand in Laguna Beach, it is now open for business at its original site at 190 Ocean Ave. Owner Heidi Miller, who also owns Tight Assets, a sportswear store a block away, walked downtown Dec. 22 to discover that everything — including newspapers, magazines, racks and even the cash register — was ruined. The water had rushed in through the 20-foot wooden doors, covering the small area with 3 to 4 feet of mud. She estimated the damage at $15,000.
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February 26, 2011 | By Sam Allen and Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times
How low will it go? That was the question on the minds of people from Haight-Ashbury to Laurel Canyon on Friday as an unusually cold rainstorm moved into California, plunging snow levels to as low as 1,000 feet. Forecasters said it's possible San Francisco would have its first dusting of snow in 35 years. And if the conditions are right, even the Hollywood sign could see some flakes. Even with the cold conditions, it's unlikely that any snow in the Hollywood Hills or other low-elevation hillsides would stick to the ground, said Ryan Kittell, a forecaster at the National Weather Service.
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