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  • Monster storm could dump record-setting rain across Southern California

    Monster storm could dump record-setting rain across Southern California

    What forecasters say may be the strongest storm in years could dump record-setting rain across Southern California and Los Angeles. The storm, part of a warm “atmospheric river,” is swollen with moisture and poised to pour rain onto burn-scarred areas in local mountains and foothills. “It’s arriving...

  • Monster storm expected to splash down on L.A.

    Monster storm expected to splash down on L.A.

    Good morning. It’s Friday, Feb. 17, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Break out your canoe Southwest California is expected to get drenched Friday with the strongest storm it has seen in several years. “The afternoon commute is going to be a mess,” said Kathy Hoxsie, a...

  • 'It's going to be a mess': Southern California braces for worst storm in years

    'It's going to be a mess': Southern California braces for worst storm in years

    The strongest storm to hit Southwest California in several years is expected to bring torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds on Friday, forecasters say. The storm is expected to dump up to 6 inches of rain on Los Angeles County beaches and valleys and 5 to 10 inches on south-facing...

  • Storm headed to Oroville Dam area carries 10 inches of rain, revised forecast warns

    Storm headed to Oroville Dam area carries 10 inches of rain, revised forecast warns

    Spillway repairs at the troubled Oroville Dam will get their first major test this weekend, as meteorologists have revised their forecast and are now predicting a much wetter and warmer storm outlook. Light to moderate rain began falling across Northern California early Thursday and will likely...

  • It's not just Oroville: Record rain is straining California's whole flood control network

    It's not just Oroville: Record rain is straining California's whole flood control network

    The frantic effort over the last few days to lower water levels at Oroville Dam after the structure’s two spillways became damaged is part of a larger drama playing out as California rapidly shifts from extreme drought to intense deluges. Large swaths of the region are on track to experience their...

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