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Epic blizzard hitting Tahoe, Mammoth, Sierra Nevada 'with a vengeance'

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A treacherous, life-threatening blizzard was targeting California’s mightiest mountain range Thursday, already bringing 100- to 110-mph gusts at the highest elevations, with conditions expected to deteriorate dramatically by Friday night.

“It’ll arrive with a vengeance,” said meteorologist Amanda Young of the National Weather Service’...Read more

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Rare blizzard warning for Mammoth, Tahoe: 'Not the time to gamble with ... your family's lives'

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A rare blizzard warning was issued for the Sierra Nevada, including ski resorts at Mammoth Mountain and around Lake Tahoe, as officials urged people to avoid travel during treacherous weather Thursday through Sunday.

Up to 8 feet of snow could fall, the latest forecasts say. The blizzard warning was in effect from Lassen Volcanic National Park ...Read more

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From Mammoth to Tahoe, powerful blizzard could sock Sierra with up to 12 feet of snow

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A powerful storm taking aim at California starting Thursday could bring the strongest blizzard of the winter for the Sierra Nevada, potentially dumping 5 to 12 feet of snow at elevations 5,000 feet above sea level.

"Even by Sierra standards, this is shaping up to be a highly impactful, major winter storm," the National Weather Service office in...Read more

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The latest unfounded conspiracy theory: Cloud seeding is to blame for California's storms and flooding

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LOS ANGELES — When a water agency for most of California's Inland Empire and parts of Orange County started a pilot program to seed clouds in the region in November to see if it could increase water supplies, officials expected to face some questions and skepticism.

What officials didn't expect was to be wrongly accused by conspiracy ...Read more

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Another storm is coming to Southern California early next week. How big will it be?

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LOS ANGELES — Southern Californians can brace for another round of wet weather, with a storm expected to hit the region early next week to cap off a month of historically wet weather.

The slow-moving storm is expected to reach the Los Angeles area by Monday night or Tuesday morning before tapering off later Tuesday, according to the National ...Read more

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The Atlantic is record-warm right now. What does that mean for hurricane season?

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TAMPA, Fla. — Hurricane season is still months away, but warm winter waters in the Atlantic Ocean are already concerning some forecasters.

Water temperatures in the north Atlantic Ocean currently rival those normally seen during the summer months. By some estimates, this type of heat would only be seen once every 142,000 years.

Researchers ...Read more

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The rain's not over -- a new storm is brewing for Southern California next week

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LOS ANGELES — Southern Californians should brace for more wet weather next week — a new storm is brewing in the region to cap off a historically wet month.

The National Weather Service predicts that another storm is coming between Sunday night and Monday night. It's not expected to be as significant as past storms, with the most likely ...Read more

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Denver weather: Cold front brings rain, snow chances overnight

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After another warm day Wednesday, a weak cold front moving into the Denver metro area overnight will bring some light snow chances through Thursday.

Temperatures Wednesday could get as high or higher than Tuesday, with a high of 66 degrees, then the cold front will drop temperatures Thursday and Friday to the low 50s.

The mountains will get ...Read more

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Another storm pounds Los Angeles County, triggering flood watch and fears of mudslides

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LOS ANGELES — Southern California is on watch for potential mudslides, debris flows and flooding this week as yet another storm hit a region already waterlogged by weeks of heavy rain.

As of Tuesday afternoon, downtown Los Angeles has received about 17.5 inches of rain since the water year began on Oct. 1 and around 12 inches just during ...Read more

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Another storm pounds Los Angeles County, triggering flood watch and fears of mudslides

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LOS ANGELES — With a storm lingering again over Los Angeles County, experts warn that even its modest rainfall could elevate the risk for mudslides, debris flows and flooding because the ground is already waterlogged from the monster storms earlier this month.

“In normal winters where we haven’t had as much rain, this type of rainfall ...Read more

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As rain pelts soggy Southern California, residents are urged to stay vigilant for mudslides

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LOS ANGELES — A slow-moving winter storm that pelted Los Angeles with steady rain Monday was expected to subside briefly Tuesday before roaring back at nightfall with heavy downpours, strong winds and the possibility of thunder and lightning.

Authorities, fearing the effect of additional rain on hillsides and creek beds already saturated by a...Read more

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New storm triggers flash flood warning for western LA County

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LOS ANGELES — Rain rolled into Los Angeles County on Monday and was expected to continue through Wednesday, with the latest storm system bringing heavier precipitation and a threat of flash flooding to western Los Angeles County and swaths of Ventura County.

A flash flood warning was in effect Monday for a large portion of western L.A. County...Read more

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New storm triggers flash flood warning for western LA County

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LOS ANGELES — Rain rolled into Los Angeles County on Monday and was expected to continue through Wednesday, with the latest storm system bringing heavier precipitation and a threat of flash flooding to western Los Angeles County and swaths of Ventura County.

A flash flood warning was in effect Monday for a large portion of western L.A. County...Read more

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New storm brings more rain across Southern California through Wednesday

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Rain rolled into Los Angeles County on Monday and was expected to continue through Wednesday, with the latest storm system bringing heavier precipitation and a more likely threat of flooding to Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

A flash flood warning was in effect for swaths of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties Monday morning. By 8 a.m., ...Read more

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'We don't want to cry wolf:' How forecasters predict LA's next huge rain storm

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LOS ANGELES — When it came to forecasting L.A.'s biggest winter storm of the season, local meteorologists had a secret weapon: experience.

For sure, there was plenty of computer modeling available to indicate that Southern California was in for a severe — and potentially dangerous — soaking. But based on their expertise, forecasters at ...Read more

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New York starts weekend off with more snow

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NEW YORK — After nearly two years without any major snowfall, New Yorkers for the second time in a week woke up to a wintry-white scene on Saturday.

The precipitation began overnight Friday, coating Central Park with more than 2 inches of snow by 7 a.m., the National Weather Service said. It continued into Saturday morning, with a few ...Read more

New York starts weekend off with more snowfall, up to 4 inches expected

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NEW YORK — Here we snow again!

After nearly two years without any major snowfall, New Yorkers for the second time this week woke up to a wintry scene.

The precipitation began overnight Friday, coating Central Park with more than 2 inches of snow by early Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

“More snow is headed ...Read more

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Storm repairs to close Pacific Coast Highway north of Malibu overnight indefinitely

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LOS ANGELES — A six-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway north of Malibu will be closed indefinitely overnight because of storm damage that in stretches sheared off the roadway, officials said.

Strong winds, high surf and heavy rains drenched Southern California last week, causing flooding and mudslides in several areas. The Malibu area didn...Read more

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Massachusetts cities, towns flooded out vow to fight Biden for disaster declaration

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BOSTON — The Biden administration has declared the cities and towns that suffered “catastrophic damage” from flooding in Massachusetts last September won’t be receiving help from the feds, but the governor and at least one mayor have indicated they will continue to fight for assistance.

Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella, in a Tuesday ...Read more

Storm dumps wet snow on NYC as hundreds of flights canceled

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A winter storm descended on the U.S. Northeast on Tuesday, dropping wet snow on New York City while snarling commutes, shutting schools and canceling hundreds of flights.

About 2 to 3 inches (5 to 8 centimeters) has fallen in New York City and another 3 inches may fall before the storm wraps up early this afternoon, said Bob Oravec, a senior ...Read more