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What to do in a thunderstorm

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – With thunderstorms still possible in the Southland, and in the aftermath of a fatal lightning strike at Venice Beach, county officials issued a series of storm safety tips today. The county […]

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High clouds form a backdrop for palms and other trees on the south lawn of Los Angeles City Hall, center left, seen in silhouette. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Southern California could see thunderstorms

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The National Weather Service says a significant surge of monsoonal moisture into southwest California is bringing an increased threat of thunderstorms and localized flash-flooding to the mountains and deserts. Meteorologists say […]


Location of Idyllwild, Calif., where 6,000 people were forced to flee wildfires. (AP)

Thunderstorm threat a wildcard for So Cal Wildfire

IDYLLWILD, Calif. (AP) – The threat of weekend thunderstorms could bring much-needed moisture to a huge wildfire in the Southern California mountains near Palm Springs. Unfortunately it could also bring wind, lightning and other volatile […]