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Santa Anas bring red flag warnings in LA County

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Gusty Santa Ana winds, very low humidity, rising temperatures and dry vegetation will combine to put the Southland under the threat of wildfires beginning tonight, with forecasters saying fire conditions will […]

10/03/2013

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Fire weather continues in the Southland

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Rising temperatures and gusting winds will combine to put the Southland under the threat of wildfires beginning tomorrow night, with forecasters saying fire conditions will continue into the weekend. The National […]

10/02/2013

Will Pitner is rescued by emergency workers after a night trapped sheltering outside on high ground above his home as it filled with floodwaters, at the base of Boulder Canyon, Colo., Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. People in Boulder were ordered to evacuate as water rose to dangerous levels amid a storm system that has been dropping rain for a week. Rescuers struggled to reach dozens of people cut off by flooding in mountain communities, while residents in the Denver area and other areas were warned to stay off flooded streets. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Stranded residents plucked from Colo. floodwaters

LYONS, Colo. (AP) — By truck and helicopter, thousands of people stranded by floodwaters came down from the Colorado Rockies on Friday, two days after seemingly endless rain turned normally scenic rivers and creeks into […]

09/13/2013

More hot weather in store for L.A.

SoCal heat wave to extend to weekend

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Southern California’s heat wave is expected to extend through the weekend, and health authorities are urging the public to take precautions. Los Angeles County’s health officer has declared a heat alert […]

09/06/2013

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Hot spell begins, threatens valleys

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A warming trend will begin today and, by Friday, generate temperatures up to 20 degrees higher than normal — the result of high pressure building over the region, National Weather Service […]

09/04/2013

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Powerful storms hit inland Southern California

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Powerful thunderstorms are lashing inland areas of Southern California east of Los Angeles. The National Weather Service has posted flash flood warnings through 6 p.m. Thursday for southwestern San Bernardino County […]

08/29/2013

Tanker 911, operated by 10 Tanker Air Carrier drops retardant over the Sharp Fire, Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 in Wrigthwood Calif. (AP Photo/The Victor Valley Daily Press, James Quigg)

Calif. faces longer, tough wildfire season

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — California truly is the Golden State this summer — golden brown — and that has fire officials worried heading into the peak of the wildfire season. It’s still weeks before the […]

08/10/2013

Few people visited Waikiki beach in Honolulu on Monday, July 29, 2013 as Tropical Storm Flossie approached Hawaii. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

Flossie leaving Hawaii weaker than when storm came

HONOLULU (AP) — Flossie’s Hawaiian adventure: Short, scattered and more powerful than many believed it would be at first. National Weather Service officials say the tropical depression is expected to exit Hawaii on Tuesday as […]

07/30/2013

This NOAA satellite image taken Monday, July 29, 2013 at 1:45 a.m. EDT shows a stationary front across eastern Colorado, central Wyoming and into western Montana.  Showers and thunderstorms are scattered across the Great Basin, and the Central/Northern Rockies. A surface trough is producing showers and a few thunderstorms over New Mexico and western Texas. Tropical Storm Flossie is approaching the Big Island of Hawaii with max winds of 60 mph. Slow weakening is forecast in the next 24 hours. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

Flossie: All of Hawaii on tropical storm warning

HONOLULU (AP) — A tropical storm making its way toward Hawaii had residents of Maui and the Big Island on Monday bracing for possible flooding, 60 mph wind gusts and waves that could reach as […]

07/29/2013

This NOAA satellite image taken Monday, July 29, 2013 at 1:45 a.m. EDT shows a stationary front across eastern Colorado, central Wyoming and into western Montana.  Showers and thunderstorms are scattered across the Great Basin, and the Central/Northern Rockies. A surface trough is producing showers and a few thunderstorms over New Mexico and western Texas. Tropical Storm Flossie is approaching the Big Island of Hawaii with max winds of 60 mph. Slow weakening is forecast in the next 24 hours. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)

Hawaii braces for rain, wind from tropical storm

HONOLULU (AP) — Residents and tourists across Hawaii were bracing for Tropical Storm Flossie, which forecasters said was weakening as it approached the state but still could bring heavy rains, strong winds and possibly even […]

07/29/2013

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