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How does a place that gets about 2 inches of rain per year support such a display of wildflowers? The answer is geology.
Rivers are high, snow pack is deep and new storms are coming. Los Angeles, however, remains one of the driest places in the state.
LA's closest ski area doesn't make snow so it's all about the weather.
What makes a city resilient in one era many not serve it well at all in another.
The first media op of the season was today. Water content across the range is at 108 percent of normal.
The climate agreement doesn't go far enough. And we're not ready for El Niño. But we'll have to muddle through somehow.
In anticipation of El Niño, here's what it looked like to the scientists.
This weekend's unseasonably high temperatures cinched a new record for 2015, breaking a mark that had stood for awhile.
Looks like California will have a ski season and maybe even a winter snowpack.
A scientist reads the latest NOAA report on future tsunamis so you don't have to — and points out the good stuff.
Potentially catastrophic storm heading for Puerto Vallarta "now very close to the theoretical maximum strength for a tropical cyclone on planet Earth."
If you see a yellow-bellied sea snake, take pictures and report the sighting but do not handle this highly venomous creature. OK?
Interstate 5 is bad, but there are A LOT of trucks trapped in the debris flow that covered Highway 58 last night. Intense video inside.
The drought has gone on so long there may be new Angelenos who have never seen the concrete Los Angeles River raging. Hola, El Niño.
A new study looks at blue oak tree rings in the Sierra Nevada. "The 2015 low is unprecedented in the context of the past 500 years," says a journal report.
Hundreds of homes were lost on Saturday night. For generations of hot springs soakers and New Age followers, there is more bad news.
"I was a little shocked just how closely 2015 resembles 1997 visually," says the visualization creator at UCAR.
We had the whole golf course to ourselves. You can too, if it's August in Indio.
Station announces resignation on his official social media accounts. Later in the day his bio dropped off the ABC 7 site.
For the first time anyone has noticed, the giant trees in Sequoia National Park are showing signs of drought distress. Scientists go for a climb.
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Mount Wilson cam
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In case you missed it
Of tsunamis and earthquakesIn one part of Japan, time has stood still since the 2011 tsunami. Story and video
A word Angelenos should knowPetrichor: The scent of rain on a dry land. Christensen & Gold
Yosemite fire cam
Wildfire smoke over Half Dome, viewed from Sentinel Dome. Bigger. Yosemite Conservancy.
Sky and palmGreat skies we had one day. #DTLA. Bigger on Facebook
Streetscape: High clouds over LAPDHard to take a picture in this town without getting a palm tree. Bigger
Gotta love the Pacific OceanNow that's a weather map. See big
Lazy Saturday at Free Zuma on the west end of Point Dume. More
OK, let's talk about the weatherJust because LA is not a desert doesn't mean it's not getting hotter. Tim Rutten surveys the climate picture. Read
Southern California's winds can be beautiful
Scientists believe in the epic superstorm
Sometimes La Niña is wet, not dry
Hottest downtown temperature ever
How the Pacific storm gate works
Los Angeles against the mountains
Rainfall totalsGo right to the data from the county Department of Public Works telemeters.