January 20, 2012
Here comes the rain. The National Weather Service says rain is expected to move into Southern California on Friday night and make for wet conditions through the weekend. The "relatively weak" storm will move in Friday and gain momentum Saturday morning, said meteorologist Rich Thompson of the National Weather Service office in Oxnard. "It's not a tremendous amount of rainfall," Thompson said, estimating 1 to three fourths of an inch will fall in the central areas and about 1 inch in the mountains.
March 16, 2012
The potential impacts of what one meteorologist called "the strongest storm of the season" are becoming clearer as rain and snow approach Friday and Southland residents begin taking precautionary measures against the bad weather. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for Southern California, which officials say will likely turn into a warning by the end of Friday. That means winter driving conditions this weekend with some snow and ice on the roads.
August 26, 2011
The National Weather Service has issued an "excessive heat watch" for Southern California for Saturday -- warning that intense heat and high humidity could prove dangerous, especially to the young, aged and infirm. As an emergency measure, the city of Los Angeles is opening "cooling centers" to include senior citizen centers, recreation facilities and libraries. A full list can be found at Emergency.lacity.org . Click on the banner that says "Cooling Facilities to beat the heat.
April 5, 2012
Authorities say there has been a rash of burglaries targeting wealthy neighborhoods and beach communities in Southern California, including 100 in the city of Los Angeles alone since the beginning of the year. Sources familiar with the investigation said they began noticing a surge in these crimes since Thanksgiving, with burglars hitting communities including Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Woodland Hills, Pacific Palisades, Bel-Air, Playa Vista and Brentwood. In the last three days, authorities have arrested 13 burglary suspects.
February 16, 2012
Possibly damaging winds were expected to whip Southern California early Thursday with gusts of up to 35 mph as the sun returns to Los Angeles. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for the morning and early afternoon. High temperatures are expected to be in the 60s and 70s. Temperatures Thursday night in Los Angeles are expected to fall to the 40s and 50s. Continue reading > > -- Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times
October 12, 2011
State forest firefighters will be on alert for brush fires in coming days as temperatures rise and strong winds prevail in Southern California. The Inland Empire already was experiencing high winds and rising temperatures early Wednesday, said Daniel Berlant, a spokesman for the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, commonly known as CalFire. Winds were picking up Wednesday “to allow for the possibility of a mild Santa Ana event,” Berlant said. “This puts us back into the peak of fire season down in Southern California.” After rain earlier this month, forecasts call for temperatures in the 90s Wednesday and Thursday, and in the high 80s and low 90s Friday.
January 17, 2012
After an unseasonably dry and warm winter so far, Southern Californians will be treated to some cooler temperatures this week and maybe even some rain later on, National Weather Service officials said Tuesday. Rain could come as early as Friday and last into the weekend, but the amount hasn't been forecast yet, said Bonnie Bartling, a weather specialist with the National Weather Service. January temperatures have averaged a high of 73 degrees, and one day rose to 86 degrees.
February 15, 2012
A feeble rainstorm from Alaska could possibly trigger thunderclaps in Los Angeles County on Wednesday afternoon and evening, forecasters said. The National Weather Service said there is a 20% chance of thunderstorms across the L.A. area late Wednesday. But the rainstorm was expected to be all but anemic, water-wise. Overall rain totals were expected to be light, with less than one-tenth of an inch in most areas, and some areas may not get measurable rain at all, forecasters said. There was a better chance for snow at local ski resorts, with about 10 inches expected for Big Bear and other areas above an elevation of 5,000 feet in the San Bernardino County mountains.
July 4, 2012
Southern California is in for a mild, sunny July 4th, with highs in the 70s at the beaches and 80s inland, the National Weather Service said. Weather specialist Bonnie Bartling said the only hitch could be clouds that move in and out at the beaches starting around 6 p.m., making fireworks along the coast a little hard to see from a distance. MAP: Where to see Fourth of July fireworks “Historically, it sort of gets icky...