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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.

Santa Monica tsunami forecast: everything you should know

Case16Elev.jpg A scientist reads the latest NOAA report on future tsunamis so you don't have to — and points out the good stuff.

Hurricane Patricia approaches Mexico at 'incredible' strength

hurr-patricia-early.jpg Potentially catastrophic storm heading for Puerto Vallarta "now very close to the theoretical maximum strength for a tropical cyclone on planet Earth."

Venomous sea snakes arrive with El NiƱo*

sea-snake-warning.jpg If you see a yellow-bellied sea snake, take pictures and report the sighting but do not handle this highly venomous creature. OK?

Scary video from debris flow near Tehachapi

hiway58-mud-cbsla.jpg 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.

Los Angeles River with water in it

lariver-rain-91515.jpg 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.

Sierra snowpack was probably the worst in 500 years

yosemite-no-snow-nws.jpg 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.

Bad, bad night in Middletown (video)

anderson-springs-grab1.jpg Hundreds of homes were lost on Saturday night. For generations of hot springs soakers and New Age followers, there is more bad news.

Watch El Ninos build side by side: 1997 and 2015

el-ninos-compared.jpg "I was a little shocked just how closely 2015 resembles 1997 visually," says the visualization creator at UCAR.

Things to do in the desert in August 8-30-15.jpg We had the whole golf course to ourselves. You can too, if it's August in Indio.

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.
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