Santa Ana winds

Venice Beach resident David Lomax enjoys the warm weather in Venice Beach. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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

Visitors to Griffith Observatory take in the hazy Los Angeles skyline.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Another day of red flag warnings for SoCal

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A red flag warning indicating a high risk of wildfire is in force in Southern California today because of high winds, low humidity and dry vegetation. The warning was in effect […]

01/24/2014

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More heat records set in Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cloudy skies have made Southern California look a bit wintry but thermometers continue to insist it’s summer. A record-tying high of 84 degrees at Camarillo on Tuesday was among many balmy […]

01/22/2014

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Stubborn Santa Anas continue for 5th straight day

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A red flag warning signifying a high risk of wildfire because of high winds, low humidity and tinder-dry vegetation was in effect in the Greater Los Angeles area today for the […]

01/17/2014

A red flag fire warning sign, advising hot and dry weather conditions, is posted in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Santa Anas keep fire weather warnings active today

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Gusty Santa Ana winds battered the Southland today amid low humidity levels and rising temperatures, creating a third straight day of fire weather. A red flag warning denoting a high risk […]

01/15/2014

Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 - Downtown Los Angeles is seen in the distance through dry brush at Griffith Park. (AP Photo/Nick Ut,File)

Southland fire weather continues

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A red flag warning denoting a high wildfire risk stemming from stiff winds and single-digit humidity levels was scheduled to be in effect over much of the Southland again today as […]

01/14/2014

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Fire weather remains in Southland forecast

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Moderate to strong Santa Ana winds, very low relative humidity and dry fuels will put large portions of the Southland under a Red Flag warning at the start of the week, […]

01/11/2014

Fire weather watch

Fire weather continues in the Southland

LOS ANGELES (CN) – Gusty high winds and low humidity levels kept the Southland under a red flag warning today. National Weather Service meteorologists forecast gusts of between 45 and 55 miles per hour in […]

01/06/2014

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

Fire weather watch

Fire weather watch upcoming in SoCal counties

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forecasters say portions of Southern California can expect another round of high winds and hot, dry weather conditions that that will raise the threat of wildfire. The National Weather Service has […]

10/15/2013

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Small fire forces evacuation at So Cal Marine base

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Fierce winds stoked several small fires across Southern California on Saturday, forcing 260 residents and hospital patients to evacuate at a military base, causing a key freeway junction to shut down […]

10/05/2013

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Brush fire briefly blocks LA freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Officials have reopened a key freeway junction in the Los Angeles area that was shut down for 90 minutes by a brush fire. City News Service reported Saturday that three fire […]

10/05/2013

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