Photos: Blast of cold weather hits Southern California

Brooke Dennis and her son Woody, 11, from Salt Lake City, Utah, make their way back to their flooded out campsite
Brooke Dennis and her son Woody, 11, of Salt Lake City make their way back to their flooded campsite at Leo Carrillo State Campground in Malibu on New Year’s Eve.
(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
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With more than 5 inches of rain in December and counting, Los Angeles played host to yet another winter storm Wednesday that promises to bring even more moisture to the area through New Year’s Eve.

Los Angeles County could see as much as 3 inches of rain along the coasts and valleys and up to 5 inches in the mountains, while areas farther south — including parts of Orange and San Bernardino counties — could get as much as 7 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

John Ota, an environmental scientist with the California State Parks, removes water from his boot
John Ota, an environmental scientist with the California State Parks, removes water from his boot after helping shovel mud and debris at Leo Carrillo State Campground in Malibu.
(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Klint Gardiner, left, helps Jantzen Allphin remove mud and debris from underneath Allphin's pop-up trailer
Klint Gardiner, left, helps Jantzen Allphin remove mud and debris from underneath Allphin’s pop-up trailer at Leo Carrillo State Campground in Malibu.
(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Nevaeh Allphin, 3, plays in a river of water from the recent rainstorm at Leo Carrillo State Campground in Malibu
Nevaeh Allphin, 3, plays in a river of water from the recent rainstorm at Leo Carrillo State Campground in Malibu, as her mother, Justine keeps a watchful eye on Friday.
(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
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Ashley Ward carries fire wood from her campsite that was flooded by a creek that overflowed into the area
Ashley Ward carries firewood from her flooded campsite at Leo Carrillo Campground in Malibu on Dec. 30.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Traffic is turned around on the northbound 5 Freeway just before Gorman.
Traffic is turned around on the northbound 5 Freeway, just before Gorman on Thursday. The 5 freeway was shut down due to snow.
(Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times)
Rain on Rosie's Dog Beach.
Storm clouds drop heavy rain on Rosie’s Dog Beach in Long Beach, where a jogger and a dog take a run on a rainy Thursday afternoon.
(Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times)
A firefighter helps evacuate Evelyn Jung, and her family from a flooded area at the Leo Carrillo Campground
A firefighter helps evacuate Evelyn Jung, and her family from a flooded area at the Leo Carrillo Campground that was inundated during heavy downpour in Malibu.
(Genaro Molina/Los Angeles Times)
Justus Vincent, 12, center, and his sister Hope Vincent, 10, help their parents place rocks along the wall
Justus Vincent, 12, center, and his sister Hope Vincent, 10, help their parents place rocks along the wall of their house to prevent flood waters from hitting the foundation of their house in Silverado Canyon
(Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times)
Mitch Vincent keeps watch on a rising stream of water threatening his parents' home.
Mitch Vincent keeps watch on a rising stream of water that threatens his elderly parents’ home in Silverado Canyon on Wednesday. Visiting his relatives for the holidays, Vincent, along with his wife, built temporary barriers behind a retaining wall to divert floodwaters from the home.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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A pedestrian walks with an umbrella on a rainy day in Long Beach.
A pedestrian walks with an umbrella on a rainy Wednesday in Long Beach.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

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Matthew Eastman, 15, of Forest Falls sleds off a jump he built at the end of his driveway.
Matthew Eastman, 15, of Forest Falls sleds off a jump he built at the end of his driveway after a winter storm blanketed the San Bernardino Mountains on Monday.
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

Maria Fernandez takes in the L.A. skyline on a rainy afternoon in Vista Hermosa Natural Park.
Maria Fernandez of Arcata takes in a view of the L.A. skyline, obscured by mist, from Vista Hermosa Natural Park while it rains Monday.
(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Gerry Baltierra directs a radio-controlled car through a puddle at Encanto Park.
Gerry Baltierra directs a radio-controlled car through a puddle Tuesday at Encanto Park in Duarte.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Karyn Williams of Santa Monica walks her two dogs on the beach.
Karyn Williams of Santa Monica takes her dogs Kristoff and Maggie on an oceanside walk at Will Rogers State Beach on Tuesday in Pacific Palisades.
(Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)

Ying Ten finishes a day of fishing Tuesday as the sun sets with Santa Fe Dam aglow.
Ying Ten finishes a day of fishing Tuesday as the sun sets with Santa Fe Dam aglow.
(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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Traffic flows along a damp Interstate 5 in Gorman.
Traffic flows along a damp Interstate 5 in Gorman on Wednesday as another storm moved through Southern California.
(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)