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November 18, 1997
If it doesn't pour, will they call it "El Nono"? JAY HELLER Los Angeles
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April 18, 2014 | By Bettina Boxall
The State Water Project, which helps supply a majority of Californians, will make small deliveries this year, officials said Friday as they increased the system's allocation to 5% from the historic zero announced in January. February and March storms in Northern California raised the levels of the state's two largest reservoirs enough to allow federal water managers to also significantly boost deliveries to wildlife refuges and irrigation districts with the most senior water rights in the Sacramento Valley.
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January 30, 2013 | By Matt Pearce
A long line of storms stretching from the deep South to upstate New York continued to roll across the nation on Wednesday, with reports of two fatalities in separate tornadoes. It's the traditional dead season for tornadoes, but northern Georgia was raked by at least one, knocking down trees, damaging homes and leaving cars upturned in a McDonald's parking lot in Adairsville, according to the National Weather Service. AccuWeather, citing Bartow County Emergency Management officials, reported one killed in the Adairsville tornado; that death could not immediately be confirmed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
Glendora officials are warning residents that steady rain expected overnight Monday could produce "light mudflows" in areas affected by the Colby fire. City officials raised their alert level from green to yellow Sunday in anticipation of the storm system that could deliver up to an inch of rain in hillside areas left bare by the 2,000-acre Colby fire late last year. Earlier this year, residents in Azusa and Glendora were ordered to evacuate as a large storm caused minor debris and mudflows that damaged some properties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1999 | JENNIFER HAMM
Storms that are expected to roll in today could bring as much as 3 inches of rain, according to meteorologists. A storm system from the Pacific will bring cooler temperatures and possibly heavy thunderstorms, said Scott Breit, a meteorologist for Weather Data Inc., which provides weather forecasts for The Times. More rain is welcome, Breit said. Rainfall totals from the winter are less than 40% of normal. "You guys have really had a very tame winter," Breit said.
NEWS
October 9, 1985 | TED THACKREY Jr., Times Staff Writer
An Alaskan storm system bearing down on Southern California should make our cloudy skies even cloudier and may offer the area its first significant rainfall of the season, the National Weather Service said Tuesday. Outriders of the storm began drifting into the area on Tuesday, with showers reported in several areas of the Southland. By mid-afternoon, travelers' advisories had been issued in the Antelope Valley for winds gusting to 35 m.p.h.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 2010 | By Rong-Gong Lin II and Jason Felch, Los Angeles Times
As Southern California slogged through a deluge not seen in years, forecasters warned that three more powerful storms will target Los Angeles before Thursday. The subtropical drenching came from a weather system so rare that it arrives about once every decade. In the last four days, downtown Los Angeles has received 3.75 inches of rain ? a quarter of the rainfall it typically receives for the entire year. The warm Pacific storm swept the entire state. It rattled Cape Mendocino with thunder, dumped 9 feet of snow on Mammoth Mountain, flooded streets in usually dry Bakersfield and tossed 2 feet of floodwater onto a residential street in La Crescenta.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1995 | ED BOND
The San Fernando Valley could get rain this week, the first precipitation in more than a month, forecasters said. A storm system that will hit Northern and Central California on Tuesday could spill over into the Los Angeles area. "Southern California will be on the southernmost fringe of the storm," said Michael Most, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. "If it does rain, it could be off and on for the rest of the week."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1987 | TED THACKREY JR., Times Staff Writer
A Pacific storm system passing through Southern California dropped a little more rain here and there Sunday, but forecasters said the sun should break through the clouds for awhile today--before another weather system comes in. High temperature at Los Angeles Civic Center on Sunday was 62 degrees, with relative humidity ranging from 55% to 86%, and the National Weather Service said only .01 of an inch of rain had fallen there during the day. That brought the total for the season to 6.
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May 10, 1991 | G. JEANETTE AVENT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A weak storm system from the Gulf of Alaska brought a scattering of sprinkles to North County on Thursday morning, leaving in its wake cooler weekend weather, gusty winds and high surf. A warming and clearing trend will begin Sunday, but until then the weather will be partly cloudy, cool and windy, said National Weather Service forecaster Frank O'Leary. A wind advisory was posted for the mountains and deserts Thursday, with gusts up to 45 m.p.h. expected Thursday night.
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March 2, 2014 | By Matt Pearce
February gave way to March, but harsh, snowy weather was still going strong across much of the central U.S. over the weekend. More than 1,700 flights inside the U.S. were canceled and thousands more delayed Sunday as winter storm alerts stretched from northern New Mexico all the way to New Jersey, bringing yet another bout of nasty weather to millions of Americans exhausted by winter. Sunday church services across Oklahoma were canceled as bands of freezing rain and sleet swept through the state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2014 | By Scott Gold, Ruben Vives and Hailey Branson-Potts
A potent storm gave Southern California a more thorough soaking on Friday than it has seen in more than three years, bringing both cheers in a drought-stricken state and anxiety as it sent mud billowing through hillside neighborhoods and clogged roads. Downtown Los Angeles saw more rain by Friday afternoon - 1.7 inches - than it had seen during the entire rest of the "rain year," starting last July. For some, it was a harrowing day - for two drivers who were rescued after getting trapped by a rock slide near Malibu; for two men rescued from a downed tree in the suddenly roiling Los Angeles River; for hundreds who lost electricity when a power pole toppled over near a Long Beach police station.
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February 28, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Join us for an L.A. Now Live online discussion Friday at 12:30 p.m. about the winter storm systems dousing Southern California with more rain than it's seen in years. We'll be joined by Inspector Scott Miller of the L.A. County Fire Department, meteorologist Kathryn Hoxsie of the National Weather Service in Oxnard and Jeff Reeb, director of emergency management for L.A. County. Hoxsie will answer questions and comments about this specific storm system, weather patterns, rainfall amounts and the weekend's forecast as well as predictions for another bout of rain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Even as Los Angeles wades through the middle of one of the wettest periods in at least two years, public officials and weather forecasters say it will do little to catch the region up on one of the driest rain seasons on record, and may not decrease fire danger much at all. "Although Los Angeles County is expected to receive some significant rainfall ... our region is still in a drought and fire danger remains high," Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich...
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February 27, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
California Highway Patrol officers responded to 77 crashes overnight on freeways throughout Los Angeles County, a spike they attributed to one thing: "Drivers. People don't know how to drive in the rain. " "They need to slow down," Officer Jennifer Cassidy added. No one died in any of the wrecks between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 2 a.m. Thursday, Cassidy said. Instead there were crashes "here and there" and overturned big rigs, among other incidents, she said. The daily average of crashes on L.A. County freeways was not immediately clear, but in a similar time frame the week before, there were only 15 crashes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Rong-Gong Lin II
The dry, summer-like weather that has gripped Los Angeles will start to change Tuesday ahead of two much-needed winter storms that are expected to douse the region with rain Wednesday through Friday. The storms could be the wettest L.A. has seen in two years. The last time there was this much rain was March 25, 2012, when 0.91 inch of precipitation fell in downtown. The first storm is expected to begin Wednesday evening and is forecast to drop as much as a quarter-inch of rain in Los Angeles County.
NEWS
November 5, 1987 | ERIC MALNIC and NIESON HIMMEL, Times Staff Writers
More thundershowers--some of them heavy at times--are expected over Southern California today as a low-pressure storm system from the Pacific continues to move inland, according to forecasters. Mike Smith, a meteorologist with WeatherData Inc., which provides forecasts for The Times, said some areas of the Los Angeles Basin--especially the foothill communities at higher elevations--may get up to an inch of rain before the storm system moves eastward Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 2014 | By Jason Wells
A winter storm that was only expected to slightly dampen the L.A. Basin pelted the Bay Area on Thursday, causing minor flooding and traffic woes for commuters. A flood watch was also issued for Monterey, Santa Benito, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties as the storm system moved across California, creating the potential for heavy rainfall to cause small creeks and streams to breach their banks. Excess runoff could also create "ponding" in urban areas, the National Weather Service said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
Close to a quarter of an inch of rain fell across the Los Angeles area Thursday as a low-pressure system from the Gulf of Alaska moved over the area, forecasters said. Avalon on Santa Catalina Island recorded almost a half-inch of rain, according to the National Weather Service. Eagle Rock and Canoga Park recorded 0.23 of an inch of rain. About an inch of snow was reported in Frazier Park near the Los Angeles and Kern County border. More snow could fall during the night. The storm was good for short-term relief but did not drop enough rain to help drought-stricken areas in Southern California, said Stuart Seto, a weather specialist with the Weather Service's Oxnard office.
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