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If you can't stand the heat...

SoCalEd outage map 7-13-20 - Copy.JPG What you need in the desert on the hottest day of the year during a stay-home pandemic is not a power outage.

Fired up

Sunset2 6-25-20 - Copy.jpg Smoky air + plus southeast winds = a brilliant desert sunset

Winter white

snow-capped mtns3 12-26-19 - Copy.jpg 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.

Climate change in the Coachella Valley

Coachella Valley Preserve4 2-8-19 - Copy.JPG Heavy desert rain this month is pushing Nature into a bipolar mood.

Pray for us

Cathedral City Date Palm and Ramon 6-15-17 - Copy.JPG When it's hotter than hell, everyone needs a savior.

Mass evacuation below Oroville Dam

oroville-dam-warning.jpg 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.

The Mighty Los Angeles (River) was roaring on Sunday

LARiver-Lindley-withwater.jpg Two views of the river: Sunday's rain-swollen racetrack and the big concrete ditch we usually see.

Time for some weather geeking

science-of-atmos-rivers.jpg A line of storms is coming toward California — just like they used to before the drought.

Let there be light refraction

rainbow13 from the patio 12-16-16.JPG 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.

Video: It's a bear's life

bear-bradbury-pool-kabctv.jpg Bear playing in the swimming pool in Bradbury during Sunday's heat.

Mark Thompson returns to Fox 11 weather desk

mark-thompson-fox11-grab.jpg Channel 11's longtime weathercaster and host showed up over the weekend and will be around for awhile.

Ol' Man Atmospheric River is flowing again

atmos-river-jan2016.jpg A good old-fashioned Pineapple Express is headed for Northern and Central California this week. Later we should get ours.

Death Valley or Spring's Meadows?

P31300631.JPG How does a place that gets about 2 inches of rain per year support such a display of wildflowers? The answer is geology.

El Niño is doing its job nicely — up north

total-accum-moisturejan172016.jpg Rivers are high, snow pack is deep and new storms are coming. Los Angeles, however, remains one of the driest places in the state.

Mt. Waterman to open for first time in 5 years

mt-waterman-lift-2010.jpg LA's closest ski area doesn't make snow so it's all about the weather.

El Niño exposes LA's aquatic conundrum

20160105_00_gfs.jpg What makes a city resilient in one era many not serve it well at all in another.

Sierra snowpack is more than double last year at this time

mammoth-snow-122215.jpg The first media op of the season was today. Water content across the range is at 108 percent of normal.

Au revoir, Paris. Holá, El Niño!

el nino 300.jpeg The climate agreement doesn't go far enough. And we're not ready for El Niño. But we'll have to muddle through somehow.

Atmospheric river slams into the Pacific Northwest

Thumbnail image for MIMIC_TPW_EPAC_latest72hrs_Ending1700_08dec2015.gif In anticipation of El Niño, here's what it looked like to the scientists.

LA's year really has been warm

malibu-heat.jpg This weekend's unseasonably high temperatures cinched a new record for 2015, breaking a mark that had stood for awhile.

Mammoth gets 3 feet of snow, plans to open Thursday

mammoth-snow-11215.jpg Looks like California will have a ski season and maybe even a winter snowpack.
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