What you need in the desert on the hottest day of the year during a stay-home pandemic is not a power outage.
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Smoky air + plus southeast winds = a brilliant desert sunset
It rained in the valley, it fogged in the hills, it snowed in the mountains. Everybody got a huge helping of winter in the desert.
Heavy desert rain this month is pushing Nature into a bipolar mood.
When it's hotter than hell, everyone needs a savior.
An estimated 188,000 people fled areas downstream from Lake Oroville after a hole was spotted Sunday in the giant dam's emergency spillway. LA swift-water rescue teams are headed north.
Two views of the river: Sunday's rain-swollen racetrack and the big concrete ditch we usually see.
A line of storms is coming toward California — just like they used to before the drought.
Rainbows are fleeting gifts brought to you by sunlight dancing with water droplets. Sometimes, the show lasts longer than you've a right to expect.
Bear playing in the swimming pool in Bradbury during Sunday's heat.
Channel 11's longtime weathercaster and host showed up over the weekend and will be around for awhile.
A good old-fashioned Pineapple Express is headed for Northern and Central California this week. Later we should get ours.
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.
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