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February 20, 1997
Southern Californians are probably the only people in the world who are surprised when they get wintry weather in the wintertime! RICHARD SHOWSTACK Newport Beach
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2014 | By Bettina Boxall
Officials announced Tuesday that they are temporarily waiving an endangered species protection to enable water managers to send more Northern California water south. The move comes as fishery agencies are under increasing political pressure to take advantage of late winter storms and ramp up pumping from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the center of the state's water distribution system. Mark Cowin, director of the state Department of Water Resources, said the rule suspension would remain in effect for the next week or two and would increase delta exports by as much as 10,000 acre-feet a day. An acre-foot is equivalent to a year's water supply for two households.
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November 9, 2011 | By Catharine Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel editor
If you have weekend plans to visit Nome, Alaska , you might want to check the weather report. What's being called an epic storm has roared across the Bering Sea,  slamming into western Alaska. Nome, on Norton Sound in the Bering Sea, is about 160 miles from the U.S.-Russian border. A winter storm warning is in effect until 9 p.m. Wednesday, and a coastal flood warning is in effect until 6 p.m., the National Weather Service said. The Associated Press reports that storm surges of up to 10 feet are expected.
BUSINESS
March 4, 2014 | By Jerry Hirsch
The winter chill on auto sales is melting into a buyers market. Dealer inventories have ballooned with the frigid weather across much of the nation in January and February. So automakers are turning to a tried-and-true method to move sheet metal - discounts. "If you are thinking about buying a car, now is the time to do it," said Scott Painter, chief executive of auto shopping information company TrueCar.com. After falling 3% in January, auto sales were unchanged at about 1.2 million vehicles in February, unchanged from the same month a year earlier, according to Autodata Corp.
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December 21, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
The first major winter storm of the season continued to pound its way through the Midwest across the Great Lakes on Friday, creating travel chaos just in time for the holiday travel weekend. More than 1,000 airline flights have been canceled in the past days and roads have been made hazardous by snow, ice and winds. At least eight people have died because of storm-related conditions. The storm, working its way eastward, first made an impact in the Rockies and then plowed through the nation, dropping more than a foot of snow on Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 2010 | By Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times
Southern California residents can expect scattered showers and chilly weather Wednesday as the remnants of a winter storm linger across the region before giving way to a warmer weekend, forecasters said. A low-pressure area that dropped rain on Tuesday is expected to produce scattered showers and up to a couple of inches of snow between 3,000 and 4,000 feet in area mountains, according to the National Weather Service. "Everything is pretty light," agency weather specialist Bonnie Bartling said of the expected rain and snow.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
An investigative hearing exploring the deadly Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco earlier this year has been postponed again, this time because of wintry weather in Washington, D.C. The National Transporation Safety Board had already postponed the hearing from November to December because of the partial government shutdown. The hearing, rescheduled for Tuesday, has now been postponed a second time, with the NTSB citing inclement weather in the area as the reason. A winter storm blanketed the D.C. region Tuesday with a layer of several inches of snow, prompting schools and many federal government offices to close for the day. [Updated 11:43 a.m. PST, Dec. 10, 2013: The NTSB announced that the hearing has been resecheduled for Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. ]
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February 8, 2013 | By Alana Semuels
BOSTON -- Meteorologists might not be sure whether the storm heading into the East Coast will drop 12 inches or 24, but they are sure about one thing - this storm is definitely, absolutely, not called Nemo. But that's what the Weather Channel has decided to call it, part of a policy announced in the fall in which the TV station will give names to winter storms so that people can more easily follow them. It's angered a few meteorologists, and has spurred a Facebook page , "STOP the Weather Channel from naming winter storms.
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November 23, 2013 | By Soumya Karlamangla
A fierce storm blamed for deaths in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas is heading east, promising to bring sleet, snow and freezing rain to much of the country over the next several days and into the Thanksgiving holiday. The storm, which was over Southern California on Saturday, is caused by a   large cyclone that's moving very slowly east and expected to hit the Texas panhandle by Monday afternoon. On the way, however, the storm will collide with an unusually chilly air mass east of the Rocky Mountains that could cause dangerous winter weather in the South and Southwest.
NEWS
January 2, 2014 | By Stacey Leasca
As winter storm Hercules pummels the Midwest and Northeast, I'm reminded of my childhood, walking to school in 12 feet of snow, uphill both ways. As a born and bred New Englander, I can vouch for the winter toughness of East Coasters. They're now bundling up in their heaviest winter gear and trekking into the snow. Many of those who dare face frigid weather are making their way to neighborhood grocery stores to stockpile -- what else? -- milk and bread. “We've sold about one year's worth of firewood already,” Allen Saletsky, owner of the Five Seventy Market in Boston's South End, told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday morning.
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March 3, 2014 | Matt Pearce
A winter storm marched toward the East Coast on Sunday night, prompting airlines to cancel 1,500 Monday flights preemptively and the federal government to announce that its Washington offices would be closed. The District of Columbia, where 6 to 10 inches of sleet and snow were forecast, also decided to close its government offices on the first day of the workweek. Part of the massive moisture moving east comes from the rainstorms that drenched Southern California last week and over the weekend, said James LaRosa, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Nashville.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Matt Pearce
At least 17 flights that were scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport were canceled Monday morning after a massive winter storm wreaked havoc on the East Coast. The canceled flights had been scheduled to fly to LAX from airports in Washington D.C., New York and New Jersey, among others. In a Twitter message Monday morning, Ronald Reagan National Airport said runways were closed as crews made a "herculean effort" to clear snow. The winter storm marched toward the East Coast on Sunday night, prompting airlines to preemptively cancel 1,500 flights scheduled for Monday.
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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.
BUSINESS
March 3, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
As another harsh storm delays thousands of flights across the United States, a new study estimates that severe weather has cost airlines and passengers $5.8 billion this winter. More than 2,800 flights were canceled Monday and another 2,900 were delayed, mostly from airports on the East Coast, because of another severe winter storm that was moving east from the Tennessee Valley and the Mid-Atlantic states. It has been an unusually tough winter for the Midwest and East Coast. A study released Monday said flight delays and cancellations have cost travelers and airlines $5.8 billion from Dec. 1 to Feb. 28. PHOTOS: The 10 richest people in the world About 1 million flights have been canceled or delayed during that period, affecting 90 million travelers, according to a study by MasFlight, an aviation operations technology company based in Bethesda, Md. For passengers, the cancellations and delays have cost $5.3 billion in lost productivity and money spent on hotels, rental cars and food during holdovers, the study said.
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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 Joseph Serna and Ruben Vives
The bigger, badder of two rainstorms that weather forecasters had predicted arrived on schedule late Thursday, drenching a very parched California while causing a slew of hazards along the way. The system is forecast to hover over California through at least Saturday, dumping several inches in some regions - including Los Angeles - before it leaves. Already, Van Nuys had measured nearly two inches of rain in just six hours Friday, with weather forecasters warning of another wave expected to hit the area in the afternoon.
NEWS
November 20, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Recent storms dropped 2 inches of rain on Yosemite National Park , bringing snow to elevations above 8,000 feet and reviving one of the park's best-loved features: its waterfalls. Yosemite and Bridal Veil falls , which thunder in spring when swelled with runoff from winter snow pack, dried up in mid-October. It has been one of the driest years on record for Yosemite and the driest winter since 2007, according to a news release. "After such a dry period, seeing the waterfalls flowing again is spectacular," Park Superintendent Don Neubacher said in a statement.
NEWS
February 8, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
More than 3,000 flights have been canceled and train service has been suspended Friday as a large winter storm started to bear down on a swath of the Northeast from New Jersey to Maine. The winter storm is predicted to bring high winds, plenty of snow -- 2 to 3 feet predicted for Boston and New York City -- and a big headache for travelers. "This one doesn't come along every day. This is going to be a dangerous winter storm," Alan Dunham, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Taunton, Mass., told the Weather Channel . "Wherever you need to get to, get there by Friday afternoon and don't plan on leaving.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Glendora officials increased their emergency flood alert level Wednesday, calling for voluntary evacuations in the Colby fire burn area ahead of two winters storms expected to douse the region. The storm systems forecast for Wednesday to Saturday are expected to be the wettest weather that Los Angeles has experienced in two years and a welcome reprieve from dry, summer-like conditions during what is supposed to be Southern California's rainy season.  But in areas such as Glendora and Azusa, where the recent Colby fire scorched more than 1,900 acres of hillsides, the storms are causing some anxiety as residents prepare for potential flooding and mudslides.  PHOTOS: Los Angeles prepares for rain storms Glendora increased its  alert level to orange , which means voluntary evacuation orders were in effect for the Colby fire burn impact area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores, Ruben Vives and Ari Bloomekatz
As a powerful dual storm system moves into California on Wednesday, weather forecasters say Los Angeles County can expect to see its share of the rain sometime after 6 p.m. Rainfall from the first storm is expected to last until Thursday morning, said Stuart Seto of the National Weather Service. It could bring as much as a quarter-inch of rain to L.A. County. A second, stronger storm is expected Friday morning, Seto said. That storm could bring up to 1 to 2 inches of rain, and as much as 4 inches in the mountains.
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