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New storm triggers flash flood warning for western LA County

New storm triggers flash flood warning for western LA County

LOS ANGELES — Rain rolled into Los Angeles County on Monday and was expected to continue through Wednesday, with the latest storm system bringing heavier precipitation and a threat of flash flooding to western Los Angeles County and swaths of Ventura County. A flash flood warning was in effect Monday for a large portion of western L.A. County, including the Santa Monica Mountains, extending ...

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New storm triggers flash flood warning for western LA County

LOS ANGELES — Rain rolled into Los Angeles County on Monday and was expected to continue through Wednesday, with the latest storm system bringing heavier precipitation and a threat of flash flooding to western Los Angeles County and swaths of Ventura County. A flash flood warning was in effect Monday for a large portion of western L.A. County, including the Santa Monica Mountains, extending ...

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Punishing California storm pattern still has a final act

The weather pattern that brought record-setting rains, fierce winds and prolific mountain snows to California has not completely moved out, even after a three-day onslaught that featured hundreds of mudslides and at one point cut power to nearly 1 million customers. One more wave is coming through, and it will feature a quick burst of precipitation that could trigger flooding in a few more areas.
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Forecaster: Spokane area to get warm spring, dry summer

The Weather Man brought farmers a typhoon of mostly good news during his annual address Tuesday, but he also warned that a new perpetual cycle of weather has emerged that is conducive to the continued threat of wild fires in the Pacific Northwest.
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Hurricanes are getting so intense, scientists propose a Category 6

When meteorologists began using the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale to measure hurricane intensity in the 1970s, a Category 5 storm represented oblivion. Such a cyclone, with sustained winds of at least 157 mph, could flatten any structure of the era, so there was no reason to give the most ferocious tier of hurricanes an upper bound.
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Another wave of bitter Arctic cold is blasting south across the U.S.

A bitter Arctic outbreak has swallowed the Lower 48, bringing temperatures 30 to 50 degrees below average and wind chills as low as minus-60 to minus-70 degrees. Major cities such as Chicago and Kansas City struggled for days to make it above zero degrees. At one point, 30 states were under wind chill advisories or warnings. Now, a reinforcing shot of bone-chilling air - just as frigid as the first - is about to plunge south, and temperatures will plummet once again.