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May 13, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Record high temperatures were reached across Southern California on Monday as the region baked in summer-like weather. Bob Hope Airport in Burbank topped out at 103 degrees, breaking a 100-degree record for the day that had stood since 1976, the National Weather Service said. Lancaster recorded 98, topping by one degree the record set in 1996. In Ventura County, Camarillo recorded a high of 86. That broke an 83-degree record set in 1996, according to the Weather Service. In the Inland Empire, Lake Elsinore hit 105, breaking a record of 104 that had stood since 1927, the Weather Service said.
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April 14, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times Staff
The greater Los Angeles area will experience "significant warming" and gusty winds Monday, forecasters warned. The Santa Ana winds are expected to last through midday, reaching  from 20 to 30 mph, with gusts of up to 50 mph in some parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures, meanwhile, are expected to the mid-80s in the valleys and inland areas, and mid-70s at the beaches. The high winds and temperatures are the result of a  high pressure system developing over the region.
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April 10, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
It's not quite June yet, but Angelenos will be getting a fair dose of gloom this weekend, forecasters said. After a mini-heat wave that sent temperatures soaring as high as 15 degrees above normal this week, a low-pressure system could bring persistent low clouds and cool inland areas down to the low-70s by Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. The cool-down comes a bit later than expected; forecasters had predicted that downtown and valley areas would see some relief from the heat Wednesday, but cooler ocean air stayed west of the 405 Freeway, and some inland areas saw the mercury rise to the mid-90s.
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January 12, 2013 | By Andrew Khouri
The cold snap that has brought unseasonably cold temperatures to California has engulfed several other Western states. The National Weather Service has told residents in most of southern Arizona, including Tucson, to prepare for near-record cold Sunday morning. The NWS has issued a hard-freeze warning for the area effective late Saturday night until Tuesday morning. Overnight temperatures could fall to the single digits in some areas. The NWS said the temperatures are expected to dip low enough to kill some vegetation and crops while creating dangerous conditions for residents and pets.
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March 15, 2014 | By Jason Song
Temperatures in parts of the Los Angeles area are expected to be nearly 20 degrees above normal on Sunday and likely to reach the low 90s in some places, according to forecasters. "Drink plenty of fluids and know not to overdo it," said Bill Forwood, a National Weather Service meteorologist. Throughout the weekend, temperatures in coastal areas are expected to remain in the low to mid-70s, according to the weather service. Temperatures in inland areas, however, are expected to be in the 80s. On Sunday, temperatures could reach the low 90s in the valleys, according to the weather service.
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December 25, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Christmas just might bring record high temperatures to the Southland. It's so warm and dry that forecasters have issued a red flag fire warning through Thursday evening for much of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. The record high for Christmas Day in downtown L.A. was 85 degrees, reached in 1980. Meteorologist Carol Smith with the National Weather Service in Oxnard said the temperature is forecast to meet that mark on Wednesday. The low in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday morning was 46 degrees, meaning the temperature might jump roughly 40 degrees through the day. In Long Beach, where the Christmas record was set at 81 degrees in 1972, the high Wednesday is expected to reach 83. Burbank hit 85 degrees on this date in 1980 and Smith said Wednesday is also forecast to be 85 degrees.
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January 13, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
With summer-like temperatures and gusty winds forecast, a red-flag warning is in effect for much of Southern California through Wednesday. Building high pressure is expected to create an "extended moderate to strong Santa Ana wind event" across Los Angeles and Ventura counties through Wednesday afternoon, with potential gusts of over 60 mph in the mountains and up to 50 mph in the valleys, according to the National Weather Service. The high winds and low humidity, along with built-up stores of dry fuel and a lack of rain, prompted the weather service to issue the red-flag warning -- meaning critical fire conditions -- for all of Ventura County and most of Los Angeles County.
SCIENCE
June 14, 2013 | By Julie Cart
Business is not so bubbly for sparkling wine makers. Climate change is bringing higher temperatures to regions like Champagne, France, where delicate vines are succumbing to heat. In interviews with wine publication Decanter, winemakers in France's Alsace area say warmer climate is changing the taste of their traditional wines, altering the smell, sugar and acidity. The changes have reconfigured the sparkling-wine map. Wine-growing regions such Chile, India and China are ramping up production of sparkling wine.
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April 7, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
After weeks of cooler temperatures, and even spurts of rain, Los Angeles will experience a warm-up this week with temperatures as high as 15 degrees above normal, forecasters said. A “very large” high-pressure system will bring temperatures into the upper 80s along with off-shore winds from the northeast, National Weather Service weather specialist Stuart Seto said. Downtown, for example, will warm to about 87 degrees on Monday before a cooling trend begins after Wednesday.   Temperatures are “really on the climb,” Seto said.
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March 21, 2014 | By David Kelly
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo.  - Since moving to Colorado from Southern California three years ago, I've come to hate winter. Scalding baths, wool blankets, the dog snoozing on my feet - nothing takes the edge off the bitter cold. It lingers in the air, in the bones and, most of all, in the soul. Then a friend told me about a place three hours from Denver guaranteed to rocket my moribund core temperature through the roof. I set off on a dark January morning in a raging blizzard.
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March 16, 2014 | By Alan Zarembo
The risk of brush fires will remain high in the San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountains Sunday due to unseasonably warm temperatures, dry air and gusty winds, weather officials said. Temperatures in the valleys and parts of the Inland Empire are expected to climb into the low 90s, according to the National Weather Service. That's about 20 degrees higher than average. The forecasted high for downtown Los Angeles is 88. Humidity levels in the mountains are expected to drop into single digits for a few hours this afternoon.
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March 15, 2014 | By Jason Song
Temperatures in parts of the Los Angeles area are expected to be nearly 20 degrees above normal on Sunday and likely to reach the low 90s in some places, according to forecasters. "Drink plenty of fluids and know not to overdo it," said Bill Forwood, a National Weather Service meteorologist. Throughout the weekend, temperatures in coastal areas are expected to remain in the low to mid-70s, according to the weather service. Temperatures in inland areas, however, are expected to be in the 80s. On Sunday, temperatures could reach the low 90s in the valleys, according to the weather service.
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March 3, 2014 | By Michael Muskal and Daniel Rothberg
WASHINGTON -- Winter squeezed the Eastern United States on Monday, bringing snow and promising days of frigid temperatures in the region where too many unwanted, icy records have already been set.  Snow began falling in the mid-Atlantic region and the federal government took a snow day -- again. Nasty winds were blowing up the Eastern states and officials warned of hazardous driving conditions. “A late-season winter storm will continue to shift eastward through the Tennessee Valley and the mid-Atlantic today, making for hazardous travel conditions,” the National Weather Service warned.
SPORTS
February 12, 2014 | By David Wharton
SOCHI, Russia - After taking a few practice runs down the halfpipe at the Sochi Olympics earlier this week, Hannah Teter had some concerns. To say the least. "I couldn't do any of my tricks," the American snowboarder said. "It was just the worst pipe I'd ever ridden in my life. " Then the crew at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park scrambled to make fixes, smoothing a lumpy bottom and using a mixture of salt and water to harden the walls. "A hundred million times better," Teter said before the women's final on Wednesday night.
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September 23, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
The summer heat will make a curtain call Monday, forecasters said, before it makes way for the cooler weather of fall. “We got something for everyone this week,” said National Weather Service meteorologist David Sweet. “If you like warm weather, you'll like today. If you like cooler temperatures, you'll like Wednesday and Thursday. It's a kind of topsy-turvy week.” Angelenos along the coast are in for a warm morning with gusty winds on Monday, the weather service said.
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September 4, 2013 | By Angel Jennings
A heat wave was expected to start sweeping across already sweltering Southern California on Wednesday and forecasters said it could push temperatures up to 20 degrees above normal over the next three days. A large area of high pressure will create a warming trend that should continue through Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Triple-digit temperatures are expected in the western San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley and Ventura County, and other areas will feel like it's in the 100s when the humidity is factored in. "And there will not be much overnight relief," said weather service specialist Stuart Seto.
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January 29, 2014 | By Jason Wells
Unseasonably warm and dry weather is expected to give way to cooler temperatures and a slight chance of light rain overnight Thursday and into Friday, forecasters say. This week's warmer-than-average weather is expected to be replaced by temperatures in the lower to mid-60s starting Thursday as a low-pressure system moves in, bringing with it cloudy skies and that chance of long-absent rain. Patchy drizzle is possible in some areas in the morning, building to a 20% chance of rain at night, according to the National Weather Service.
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January 27, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
Arctic air is once again sweeping the nation east of the Rockies, hitting the East and mid-Atlantic states with frigid weather, with temperatures on average 20 to 30 degrees below normal throughout the region, according to the National Weather Service. In Chicago, a wind-chill warning shut down hundreds of schools Monday, commuters have been hit with public transit delays, and about 400 flights at Chicago O'Hare International Airport have been canceled, according to the Chicago Tribune.
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