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In this Dec. 16, 2013 photo, a fire burns the hillside in the Big Sur, Calif., region. (AP Photo/The Californian, Travis Geske)

Weather to help crews battling Big Sur blaze

  BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters were expected to get some help Wednesday from the weather as they battle an unusual late fall wildfire that has destroyed more than a dozen homes and forced […]

12/18/2013

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Downtown LA on pace for driest calendar year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With little rain in the forecast, downtown Los Angeles is on pace for its driest calendar year on record. The National Weather Service says only 3.49 inches of rain have fallen […]

12/16/2013

Cold weather strikes California

High winds move into frigid Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California residents enduring near-freezing temperatures can now expect an onslaught of strong winds. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning through 4 a.m. Tuesday for the San […]

12/09/2013

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (88) dances into the end zone on a five-yard touchdown pass play during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Storm along East Coast dumps snow, snarls traffic

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A powerful storm that crept across the country dropped snow, freezing rain and sleet on the Mid-Atlantic region and headed northeast Sunday, turning NFL playing fields in Pennsylvania into winter wonderlands, dumping […]

12/08/2013

Icicles hang off oranges as growers use water to help keep the orchard warm during freezing weather on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in Del Rey, Calif. (AP Photo/The Fresno Bee, Mark Crosse)

California growers to see some damage from cold

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Citrus growers expect to see minimal damage to the state orange crop after battling freezing temperatures for a second night but no major impact on the price of the fruit. […]

12/06/2013

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Shrugging off winter’s bite in N. Dakota oilfields

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Some people were choosing to stay indoors as an arctic blast swept across the Northern Plains, but the prospect of temperatures not cracking single digits had a different effect on the […]

12/05/2013

CALIFORNIA AQUEDUCT

California citrus crop OK despite cold temps

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California citrus trade group says temperatures did not drop low enough overnight to cause any crop damage. Bob Blakely, of California Citrus Mutual, said on Wednesday that temperatures in the […]

12/04/2013

A man sleeps at the Los Angeles International Airport on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in Los Angeles. More than 43 million people are to travel over the long holiday weekend, according to AAA. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Storms upending some holiday travel on East Coast

CHICAGO (AP) — Bands of ice, sleet and rain were upending some holiday travel plans as millions of Americans took to the roads, skies and rails Wednesday for Thanksgiving, but the wintry mix was not […]

11/27/2013

In this Nov. 24, 2013 photo provided by George Loegering is a large spinning circle of bits of ice that Loegering spotted in North Dakota's  Sheyenne River while out hunting with friends. (AP Photo/George Loegering)

Unusual ice circle forms in North Dakota river

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — When George Loegering saw a large spinning circle of ice in the Sheyenne River while out hunting with relatives, the retired engineer couldn’t believe his eyes. “At first I thought, no […]

11/26/2013

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Powerful storm system blasts US West; 8 killed

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A powerful storm system that has caused hundreds of accidents across the Western U.S. has marched eastward with predictions of widespread snow, freezing temperatures and gusty winds. The fierce weather has […]

11/23/2013

Road crews work to scrape away mud along San Timoteo Canyon Road on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Redlands, Calif., the day after after heavy rains hit the area causing the road to flood. (AP Photo/The Redlands Daily Facts, John Valenzuela)

Powerful storm system blasts CA and the West; 4 killed

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Western U.S. has been drenched by a powerful storm system that blasted several states and has led to four deaths. The fierce weather has prompted flooding and water rescues in […]

11/23/2013

This aerial view on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, shows the path of a tornado that hit the western Illinois town of Washington on Sunday. It was one of the worst-hit areas after intense storms and tornadoes swept through Illinois. The National Weather Service says the tornado that hit Washington had a preliminary rating of EF-4, meaning wind speeds of 170 mph to 190 mph. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Better forecasts, church services saved lives

WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) — When a cluster of violent thunderstorms began marching across the Midwest, forecasters were able to draw a bright line across a map showing where the worst of the weather would go. […]

11/18/2013

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