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Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Weather

Unseasonably Warm Weather Arrives In L.A. Just In Time For Thanksgiving

Posted Nov. 26, 2014, 8:19 am

Unseasonably warm weather will bathe the Southland today and into Thanksgiving, but despite the heat, no red flag wildfire warnings were in force -- thanks to a sharp reduction in wind speeds.

News, Los Angeles, Weather

Flash Flood Warnings For Hills Above Glendora

Posted Nov. 21, 2014, 8:56 am

Heavy rain over the Colby Fire burn area early today triggered a debris flow onto a residential property and prompted the National Weather Service to issue flash flood warnings for the hills above Glendora.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

High Risk Of Wildfire Hangs Over Much Of Southern California

Posted Nov. 17, 2014, 9:14 am

A high risk of wildfire hung over much of Southern California today as a result of high winds and low humidity, forecasters said.

News, Malibu, Weather

Rain Causes Small Landslides In Malibu, Claremont

Posted Nov. 1, 2014, 9:09 am

Two small landslides at opposite ends of Los Angeles County marked the rapid passing of the season's first rainstorm today.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Halloween Forecast: Possible Thunderstorms & Rain Lasting Through Saturday

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 8:52 am

A Pacific storm will bring Southern California rain, snow, high winds and possibly thunderstorms beginning this afternoon and lasting through Saturday, forecasters said.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

Santa Monica To Reach High Of 93 Degrees Friday As Heat Returns

Posted Oct. 3, 2014, 8:45 am

The Southland remained in the cross hairs of a wildfire threat today amid unseasonably high heat, gusty Santa Ana winds and low humidity.

News, Santa Monica, Weather

High Heat Returns To Santa Monica, Los Angeles

Posted Oct. 1, 2014, 9:21 am

A period of "elevated fire danger" will threaten Southern California from tonight through early next week -- the product of high heat, low humidity and Santa Ana winds spawned by an upper level ridge of high pressure, forecasters said.

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.

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