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In this Oct. 8, 2009 file photo, sunlight is seen reflecting on water flowing south in the California Aqueduct near Patterson, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)

“Exceptional” drought conditions spread in California

The National Weather Service says California’s drought conditions have worsened over the past week. “Exceptional” drought conditions have spread in Central California since a week ago and now some areas in the northern part of […]

06/20/2014

Onlookers standing at the Sgt. Floyd Monument in Sioux City, Iowa, watch as a storm cell passes over the city Monday, June 16, 2014. (AP Photo/The Sioux City Journal, Tim Hynds)

Hospital: 1 dead and 16 critical after tornadoes

PILGER, Neb. (AP) — At least one person was killed and 16 others were in critical condition on Monday after massive tornadoes swept through northeast Nebraska, destroying more than half of the town of Pilger, […]

06/16/2014

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Heat wave, fire weather grip Southland

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Fire weather gripped the Southland today — the result of fierce Santa Ana winds, single-digit humidity and unseasonably high temperatures — prompting the Los Angeles Fire Department to beef up firefighter […]

04/30/2014

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Warm weather expected in Southern California

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Strong, gusty Santa Ana winds will sweep the Southland today, ushering in two days of above-normal temperatures, including an expected high of 90 in the San Fernando Valley. This week’s offshore […]

04/14/2014

A pedestrian covers from the rain as she makes her way past the Disney Music Center in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

2nd rain storm hits Los Angeles; wind, cool temps continue

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A cold low-pressure system that originated in the Gulf of Alaska threatened snowfall at low elevations in the Southland today, prompting the issuance of a winter weather advisory in the San […]

04/02/2014

People enjoy a snow-covered Cloud Gate at Millennium Park in downtown Chicago, which became a great photo opportunity for visitors, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. As much as 9 inches of snow has fallen in some parts of the Chicago area since New Year's Eve, and a second wave is expected to dump several more inches by Thursday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

1st snowstorm of 2014 descends on New England, NY

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Residents and emergency management officials in New England and parts of New York prepared on Wednesday for a winter storm predicted to help usher in 2014 with snow and frigid temperatures […]

01/01/2014

Firefighters battle a wind-driven brush fire in Simi Valley, Calif. on Dec. 25, 2013. Strong Santa Ana winds spread the fire quickly, however, firefighters gained the upper hand in several hours after an all out assault using water dropping helicopters, engines, and hand crews. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

Warm weather increases chances of wildfires in the Southland

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Strong winds blew across the Southland today as temperatures rose and humidity levels tumbled, creating a threat of wildfires. A red flag warning denoting a high risk of wildfire was originally […]

12/26/2013

Los Angeles skyline with the San Gabriel Mountains in the background

SoCal news minute

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man authorities say killed a TSA agent and wounded three other people during a rampage through LAX last month is scheduled to be arraigned on murder and other charges today. […]

12/26/2013

Ice-covered trees and fields along Lapeer Road between Oxford and Metamora, Mich. on Dec. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Robin Buckson)

Holiday power outages challenge Christmas cheer

For the first time in days, the sun shined and skies were blue when Doug Jennings stepped outside his home Tuesday in central Maine. But the power that disappeared in a massive weekend ice storm? […]

12/24/2013

Cattle feed in a snow covered pasture near Lecompton, Kansas

Ice pellets and snow frustrate holiday travel rush

CHICAGO (AP) – A storm with a 2,000-mile footprint threatened to frustrate Christmas travelers from Texas to Nova Scotia with a little of everything Mother Nature has to offer, from freezing rain, ice and snow […]

12/21/2013

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