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Remember rain? An atmospheric river is bringing it back to Southern California

Remember rain? An atmospheric river is bringing it back to Southern California

By HANNAH FRY STAFF WRITER It’s time to ready those rain boots and umbrellas because wet weather is returning to Southern California starting this weekend. The first in a pair of storms to hit the Southland is expected to arrive Saturday, dropping temperatures into the low to mid-60s and bringing a chance of showers across the […]

Strong snowpack is good news for California’s water supply as storms hit the mark

Strong snowpack is good news for California’s water supply as storms hit the mark

By HANNAH FRY STAFF WRITER After a slow start to California’s wet winter season, a series of storms that hammered the state at the tail end of 2019 dumped enough snow on the Sierra Nevada to kick off the new year with a solid snowpack. That is good news for the state’s water supply, which has […]

First of two holiday-week storms packs an unexpected wallop across the Southland

First of two holiday-week storms packs an unexpected wallop across the Southland

By HANNAH FRY, JOSEPH SERNA A strong winter storm dumped heavy rain across Southern California on Monday, flooding roads and snarling traffic with a series of crashes, and bringing down at least one tree that trapped a man beneath its giant trunk. Shortly after 8 a.m., firefighters rescued a homeless man from under a fallen tree […]

Snow comes to L.A., with powder in Malibu, Pasadena, West Hollywood, Thousand Oaks

Snow comes to L.A., with powder in Malibu, Pasadena, West Hollywood, Thousand Oaks

By HANNAH FRY and ALEJANDRA REYES-VELARDE . Xav.ier Bias walked out of the Whole Foods Market in Pasadena and saw another woman looking to the ground puzzled at the white stuff covering the sidewalk. The woman wasn’t sure exactly what she was looking at. But Bias, who is originally from the East Coast, quickly set her straight. It […]

California wastes most of its rainwater, which simply goes down the drain

California wastes most of its rainwater, which simply goes down the drain

By HANNAH FRY and ALEJANDRA REYES-VELARDE California’s wet winter has dumped an estimated 18 trillion gallons of rain in February alone. But much of it is simply going down the drain. In what has become a source of much concern in a state prone to droughts and water shortages, the vast majority of rainwater in urban areas flows into storm […]