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Garth Kemp out as KABC Channel 7 weather guy

garth-kemp-dog-fb.jpg Station announces resignation on his official social media accounts. Later in the day his bio dropped off the ABC 7 site.

Is the drought killing the giant Sequoias? (video)

giant-sequoia-vpr-romero.jpg 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.

Kaj Goldberg moves to KTLA's green screen

kaj-goldberg-ktla.jpg KCBS and KCAL weatherman has left the duopoly for rival Channel 5.

Scenes of DTLA in the rain

rain-angies-wieners.jpg During one stretch on Saturday, it rained steadily for two hours and lightning flashed across downtown. So why not some pics.

Going to the Sierras? Carry chains!

yosemite-snow-july-ct.jpg It snowed yesterday in Tioga Pass, Sonora Pass and other higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada.

Rainbow over Mar Vista

rainbow-over-mar-vista-srr.jpg No rain in sight, but a big rainbow over Mar Vista just before sunset nonetheless.

As Mono Lake drops, land bridge is emerging again

monolake-southtufa-jg.jpg An echo from the recent past at the scenic brine lake on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada range.

Actually unusual weather: 'Reverse spring' in LA

gray-over-bay-vdt.jpg March was warmer than April or May. Last time that happened: 1921.

Amazing visual tornado explainer

tornado-genesis-grab.jpg Tornado genesis from Jim Cantore at the Weather Channel.

Rain and snow coming this week

nws-rain-4-6-15.jpg Expect a day of rain on Tuesday with snow above 4,500 feet. NWS expects about up to an inch of rain.

California snowpack hits 'terrifying new record low'

04-01-15-Snow_Survey_5.jpg Gov. Brown orders the state's first-ever 25% cut in water use as the winter ends with essentially no snowpack. "This is the new normal,” Brown says. “We will learn how to cope with this.”

Atmospheric rivers she has known

atmos-rivers-peng.jpg Scientist Grace Peng reminds us there was a time when the Pacific inundated California with rivers of free water from the sky.

SoCal offering to pay its highest price ever for water

calif-aqueduct-sign-lao.jpg With this drought year starting to look like the worst yet, the Metropolitan Water District is offering rich deals and Northern California rice farmers are selling.

Uh oh: Yosemite. 8,000 feet. February. No snow

yosemite-no-snow-nws.jpg Not only is there not much snowpack in the Sierra Nevada, we're setting winter records for warmth -- again -- and the Ridiculously Resilient Ridge has returned.

San Francisco got zero January rain, but here comes some water

driest-jan-norcal-nws.jpg A very wet "atmospheric river event" is pointed at Northern California with an estimated arrival of later this week. Hey, we'll take it.

Proof that Angeleno drivers crash more when it rains

rain-crashes-graphic.jpg In good weather the region has about 10 reported crashes an hour, peaking in the morning. On rainy days, the rate soars to 15 an hour and is worst in the afternoon. Go figure.

Snowy vines, a dust devil and a brief history of LA cold weather

temecula-vineyard-snow.jpg It's going to be more chilly than usual for folks staying out overnight in Pasadena for the Rose Parade. Kind of ironic for a parade that has functioned throughout its history as a promotional piece for balmy Southern California cities to sell their mid-winter allure to frigid Easterners and Midwesterners.

Harbor Patrol officer on Catalina killed in windstorm*

catalina-scene-web.jpg The officer was killed last night when he was trapped between a loose boat and rocks near the Green Pleasure Pier.

An always entrancing interactive weather map

wx-map-windyty.jpg Windyty is one of those websites where you can lose a lot of time just staring and trying new views.

Sun has come out over LA

camarillo-springs-slide-es.jpg Is that it? Blue skies outside right now. The rain that blew in overnight was intense and caused the usual problems.

Photo: Grand Canyon cloud inversion

grand-canyon-inversion-nps.jpg A total cloud inversion on Thursday obscured visitors' view of the Grand Canyon. It's a phenomenon that happens every few years when warm air traps a layer of cold air below the canyon walls.
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