May 1, 2013
Red flag warnings were issued Wednesday across Southern California as heat and dry winds were expected to turn Los Angeles and Ventura County mountains and valleys into a tinderbox. The National Weather Service said the red flag warnings would be in effect through Thursday for the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, the Santa Monica Mountains, the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys and Ventura County valleys, the L.A. Times reported. Temperatures on Friday could rise past 100 degrees from Burbank to Pasadena, according to the weather service.
April 29, 2013
A combination of high pressure and offshore winds should send temperatures soaring later this week, according to the National Weather Service. After hitting the upper 70s on Wednesday, highs in downtown Los Angeles are expected to be well into the 80s for the rest of the week, according to Stuart Seto of the National Weather Service. Seto said the peak will likely come on Friday, which should see a high of 89 degrees downtown. In the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena region, temperatures are expected to following a similar trajectory, possibly hitting 90 degrees on Saturday, according to the weather service.
March 29, 2013
Easter Sunday will be cloudy with possibly a few sprinkles, but forecasters have toned down their predictions of a rainy holiday. The storm system moving through Southern California is not carrying as much moisture as initially thought, National Weather Service meteorologist Kathy Hoxsie told the L.A. Times. The chance of rain on Sunday has been revised down to 20% from earlier forecasts of 30% to 50%. No rain is in the forecast for Monday. If it does rain, expect only a light drizzle.
February 18, 2013
A cold, blustery storm originating from the Gulf of Alaska is expected to move down the California coast Tuesday, creating traffic headaches in some places, authorities warned. Possible thunderstorms were expected to affect most of the Southland, bringing between one-tenth to half an inch of rain in most areas, the L.A. Times reported. Snow could fall as low as 1,500 feet, and there was high potential for icy roadways, including Interstate 5 from the Grapevine to the Santa Clarita Valley, according to the National Weather Service.
February 6, 2013
A cold low-pressure system moving south should reach the Los Angeles area Thursday evening, bringing with it the chance of rain and cooler temperatures through Friday night, according to the National Weather Service. The system is expected to bring low-elevation snow to local mountains that could linger through Saturday, Andrew Rorke, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, told the L.A. Times. Snow levels could reach as low as 3,000 feet by Friday morning, which could create hazardous driving conditions, especially around Interstate 5 through the Grapevine, Rorke said.
January 10, 2013
A cold front from Canada that has settled in Southern California is expected to stick around for days, bringing snow flurries, scattered showers and low temperatures, forecasters said. Temperatures were expected to stay in the 50s across much of the region on Thursday, warming slightly throughout the day but staying chilly, said meteorologist Cathy Hoxsie of the National Weather Service in Oxnard. That includes the region from Burbank to Pasadena, where temperatures likely won't get past the mid-50s until next week, according to the weather service.
December 27, 2012
Cool and breezy conditions are expected to give way to another rainstorm later this week, but forecasters say it should be mostly clear and brisk by New Year's Day and the all-important Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena. Gusty northwest winds were expected for some areas through Thursday morning with most of the region experiencing fair weather Thursday and Friday, said experts with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. Many areas will experience 15- to 25-mph winds, they said, and the Antelope Valley and the mountains should see west to northwest winds of up to 45 mph. A winter weather advisory was issued for Thursday until 10 a.m., with blistery snow showers expected on north facing mountain slopes in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
November 15, 2012
A weather system blowing into the region today will bring with it a chance of rain and cooler temperatures through the weekend, forecasters say. As the cloud cover builds, expect a 20% chance of rain in the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena region Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service. The threat of rain will increase heading into the weekend, with a 50% chance of precipitation on Saturday before starting to taper off Sunday into next week. The cloud cover will also push daytime temperatures down into the 50s, according to the weather service.
November 12, 2012
A red flag warning has been issued until 6 p.m. Tuesday for parts of Los Angeles County, including local mountains and the Santa Clarita Valley, as wind gusts and dry conditions increase the threat of fire. Wind gusts on Monday could reach 50 mph in the mountains before starting to subside on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures in the tri-city area are expected to warm into the mid-80s through Wednesday before clouds return, bringing with them a 30% chance of rain Thursday evening, the weather service said.
October 25, 2012
Weather forecasters have issued red flag warnings for much of the Southland for what "will likely be the strongest and most widespread Santa Ana wind event of the season. " "These critical fire weather conditions combined with very dry fuels will bring extreme fire danger to the Southland," the National Weather Service said in a statement Wednesday. Red flag fire warnings signaling extreme wildland fire conditions have been issued for Southern California counties because of Santa Ana winds of up to 65 mph that are expected to blow across the region.