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News, Santa Monica, Weather

Gusty Winds, High Heat, Low Humidity To Create Critical Fire Weather Conditions

Posted Sep. 30, 2014, 9:17 am

Gusty northeast winds, high heat and low humidity will create "critical fire weather conditions" in the mountains, forests and valley areas of Los Angeles and Ventura counties from Wednesday night through Friday night, according to the National Weather Service.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Weather

Flash Flooding Threatens Parts Of The Southland

Posted Sep. 17, 2014, 9:01 am

Flash flooding threatened parts of the Southland today as a combination of high heat and subtropical moisture created atmospheric instability, raising a chance of showers and thunderstorms, forecasters said.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Heat Wave Continues For Sixth Day; High Surf Batters The Coast

Posted Sep. 16, 2014, 9:06 am

The Southland will bake on the sixth day of a heat wave today and remain under the threat of wildfire as high surf continues to batter the coast.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Hot Weather To Remain Through Tuesday; Humidity To Increase Around Sea Level

Posted Sep. 15, 2014, 9:30 am

As the region's heat wave lingered into a new week, a red flag warning denoting a risk of wildfire was in effect in much of Southern California today, along with an excessive heat warning intended to focus the attention of residents on the need to protect themselves from "dangerously hot weather."

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Excessive Heat Warning In Effect Across Los Angeles Through Tuesday

Posted Sep. 14, 2014, 9:06 am

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning and a Red Flag Warning for the Los Angeles area through Tuesday.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Santa Monica To Hit High Temperature Of 86 This Weekend

Posted Sep. 12, 2014, 8:52 am

The heat wave gripping the Southland will gain strength today amid temperatures in the high 90s and low 100s, sustaining an elevated risk of wildfire and creating severe health risks, especially for the elderly.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Heat Wave Alert: Hot Weather Ahead For Santa Monica, L.A. Starting Today

Posted Sep. 11, 2014, 9:41 am

Starting today, the Southland will be in the grips of a heat wave that will generate temperatures in the 100s in some areas and an elevated risk of wildfire for several days, National Weather Service forecasters said.

News, Santa Monica, Weather, Ocean

High Surf Advisory Goes In Effect In Los Angeles County Through Monday Evening

Posted Sep. 6, 2014, 9:24 am

A moderate southerly swell will begin generating high surf and dangerous rip currents along Southern California's coast today -- threats that will persist through Monday, forecasters said.

News, Beach, Santa Monica, Weather

Hurricane Marie To Generate High Surf Through Friday

Posted Aug. 26, 2014, 9:19 am

High surf generated by Hurricane Marie will batter California's coast starting today, raising fears of some flooding and powerful rip currents through Friday and creating "extremely dangerous" conditions for swimmers and surfers, forecasters said.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Rain Causes Power Lines To Set On Fire Across Los Angeles

Posted Aug. 3, 2014, 9:01 am

Rain around the Los Angeles area due to monsoonal moisture caused power lines to arc, setting utility poles on fire resulting in power outages around the area, officials said today.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

20 Percent Chance Of Rain Forecast For Los Angeles

Posted Aug. 2, 2014, 2:43 pm

As a thunderstorm rolled slowly west out of the Palm Springs area, a 20 percent chance of rain remained in the forecast for most of Los Angeles and Orange counties.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Record-Heat Strikes Los Angeles; More Swelter Weather To Come

Posted May. 15, 2014, 8:41 am

Southern California will again swelter today and amid record-heat, bone-dry conditions and erratic winds -- the elements that create a high risk of wildfires.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Strong Winds, Hot Temperatures To Continue Across Southland

Posted May. 12, 2014, 9:19 am

Strong Santa Ana winds again will sweep the Southland today amid low humidity, and a red flag warning indicating a high risk of wildfire will be in force in much of the region.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Wind Causes Power Problems On Westside

Posted May. 11, 2014, 9:35 am

Autumn-like Santa Ana winds raked across Southern California today, toppling a few trees and causing scattered blackouts, but forecasters warned the fire danger will get worse as temperatures climb above 100 in many areas this week.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Heat Wave, Fire Weather Grip Southland

Posted Apr. 30, 2014, 9:03 am

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 strength at 10 stations and impose parking restrictions on narrow, hilly streets.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

High Temperatures Across Santa Monica, Southland Prompt Fire Weather Watch

Posted Apr. 29, 2014, 9:21 am

Strong, gusty offshore winds will whip across the Southland today amid low humidity, bone-dry vegetation and unseasonably high temperature, creating wildfire conditions, forecasters said.

Cold temperatures and wind chill will continue in Santa Monica over the next few days.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Cold Snap Remains In Santa Monica With Sunny Weather

Posted Dec. 9, 2013, 9:23 am

The temperature in Santa Monica will remain cool this week, but the sun will be out with next to no cloud cover.

Showers are forecast for Saturday.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Santa Monica Weekend Forecast: Showers Saturday, Sunday Sunny High Of 58

Posted Dec. 7, 2013, 9:31 am

Showers are likely in Santa Monica today with a high near 57, according to the National Weather Service. It will be breezy, with an east southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west southwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. The chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Showers With Possible Thunderstorms In Santa Monica Today

Posted Nov. 21, 2013, 8:03 am

Showers with thunderstorms are possible after 10 am – that’s the forecast for Santa Monica Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. A high near 65 is expected with southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Outdoor activities should be scheduled for very early or very late in the day in order to limit the amount of time spent in the sun and heat.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Heat Alert Declared As Hot Temperatures Expected Through The Weekend

Posted Sep. 5, 2013, 8:01 am

The heat wave is on with triple digits expected across the Southland over the next few days. In Santa Monica, the temperature is expected to reach 84 degree today through Saturday.

The American Red Cross warns people to stay safe with the arrival of hot temperatures.

News, Health, Santa Monica, Weather

Red Cross Offers Tips To Stay Safe Amidst Hot Temperatures This Weekend

Posted Jun. 27, 2013, 8:45 am

With the mercury expected to hit high temperatures this weekend, The American Red Cross has steps people can follow to stay safe as the temperatures soar.

The National Weather Service predicts thunderstorms for Santa Monica after 11 a.m.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Thunderstorms May Produce Hail In Santa Monica Today

Posted Mar. 25, 2012, 1:58 am

Thunderstorms that could produce small hail are predicted for Santa Monica after 11 a.m. today, according to the National Weather Service. ...

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Possible Thunderstorm For Santa Monica Today

Posted Jan. 23, 2012, 2:57 am

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm are forecast for Santa Monica today with a high near 58, according to the National Weather Service. It will be ...

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Scattered Showers In Santa Monica Through Monday

Posted Jan. 21, 2012, 1:18 am

Santa Monica residents can expect scattered showers today with a high near 61 and a northeast wind of around five mph becoming calm, according to t...

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Winds Gusts As High As 25mph Expected In Santa Monica Tonight

Posted Nov. 30, 2011, 6:19 am

The National Weather Service warns powerful winds as high as 60 mph -- 80 mph in the mountains -- are expected to gust in areas across Southern Cal...

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