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Huntington Beach

Surfer and Huntington Beach lifeguard Jachin Hamborg watches the dramatic sky and waves after surfing following his lifeguarding shift at dusk at the Huntington Beach pier.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Huntington Beach

A man is silhouetted against a dramatic sky at sunset while walking on the Huntington Beach pier.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles

Pedestrians stay dry in the rain on 5th Street in downtown Los Angeles.

 (Christina House / Christina House)
Santa Ana

A pedestrian takes to flight crossing 4th Street in Santa Ana after heavy rain flooded the area.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Running Springs, Calif.

Snowplows clear Highway 18 during a storm on Jan. 12, 2017, in Running Springs.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Running Springs, Calif.

Jessica Pompa and Albert Arroyo make a snowman at Firehouse Park in Running Springs.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles

Michelle Graves keeps an eye on the sky as she waits to cross Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles

Laurel Canyon Boulevard remained closed in both directions Thursday morning in the Hollywood Hills after part of a home’s concrete foundation tumbled down a hillside after a round of rainfall.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles

News crews gather on Laurel Canyon Blvd, which remained closed in both directions Thursday morning in the Hollywood Hills when part of a home’s concrete foundation tumbled down a hillside after a round of rainfall.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Santa Ana

A pedestrian wades through a flooded 4th Street in Santa Ana.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Running Springs, Calif.

Traffic moved slowly on a snowy Highway 18 in the Running Springs area.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles

Members of a film crew shelter under umbrellas as the rain comes down in front of L.A. City Hall.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Santa Ana

A pedestrian wades through a flooded 4th Street in Santa Ana carrying her daughter.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Santa Ana

A man crossing the street gets caught in a heavy burst of rain on 4th Street in Santa Ana.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Flooding in Northern California

Bruce MacDonnell paddles over a flooded road in Guerneville on Wednesday after the Russian River crested.

 (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)
Flooding in Northern California

A dog swims pass a flooded dinosaur display at Playland Miniature Golf Course in Guerneville on Wednesday.

 (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)
Flooding in Northern California

With Russian River waters rising, Dustin Coupe of Guerneville talks with an operator at a phone booth on River Road. Dozens of Northern California residents have been rescued by boats and firetrucks from flooded homes near Hollister.

 (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)
Flooding in Northern California

A Guernville resident walks down steps toward the foodwater surrounding his home. 

 (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)
Flooding in Northern California
A portable toilet is submerged in floodwaters at a vineyard in Forestville. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)
Flooding in Northern California

Residents get out of their canoe in front of the Pee Wee Golf and Arcade on Drake Road in Guerneville.

 (John G. Mabanglo / European Pressphoto Agency)
FLOOD WATCH: Residents paddle along River Lands Road in Guerneville.

Residents paddle along River Lands Road in Guerneville.

 (John G. Mabanglo / European Pressphoto Agency)
Flooding in Northern California

The entrance to Stealhead Beach Park in Forestville is closed on Wednesday because of flooding. 

 (John G. Mabanglo / European Pressphoto Agency)
Flooding in Northern California

A woman walks through water from a king tide that flooded onto the Embarcadero in San Francisco on Wednesday. 

 (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)
Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

Caltrans worker Brad Larson is whipped by high winds on Tuesday as he mans a checkpoint closing all northbound traffic at U.S. 395 and State Route 203 near Mammoth Lakes.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

Caltrans worker Mark Reistetter tells a Reno-bound truck driver his options at a checkpoint closing all northbound traffic at U.S. 395 and State Route 203 near Mammoth Lakes.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Lone Pine, Calif.

More than 100 trucks line Main Street in Lone Pine on Tuesday, stranded as U.S. 395 closed to high-profile vehicles in both directions because of high winds.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

A Mammoth Mountain employee directing traffic is dwarfed by a snow removal vehicle on Minaret Road leading to the Mammoth Mountain ski area in Mammoth Lakes.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

A tow truck driver pulls a pickup truck out of a snowbank in the median of U.S. 395 near Mammoth Lakes.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Bishop, Calif.

Clouds drift over the Owens Valley in a view from above Round Valley near Bishop.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Manhattan Beach, Calif.

Emma Soriano jumps in a puddle on the Manhattan Beach Pier after posing for pictures for her dad.

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Hermosa Beach, Calif.

With the Manhattan Beach Pier in the distance, surfers scan the waves of Hermosa Beach.

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Hermosa Beach, Calif.

Morgan Harris of Hermosa Beach rides home along The Strand after a couple of hours of surfing south of Hermosa Beach.

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Hermosa Beach, Calif.

A biker at Hermosa Beach, where people were dealing with a lingering rainstorm.

 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Crowley Lake, Calif.

A break in a series of storms moving across California highlights the snow-covered White Mountains looming over U.S. Highway 395 in Crowley Lake.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Soda Springs, Calif.

Traffic moves slowly at the Donner Pass Road exit on snowy Interstate 80 in Soda Springs.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

The Green Church, a beloved landmark along U.S. 395, is partly obscured by snow during a break in a series of storms in the Eastern Sierra Nevada near Mammoth Lakes.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Truckee, Calif.

Snow falls along Interstate 80 at Exit 184 in Truckee.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Convict Lake, Calif.

A break in a series of storms in the Eastern Sierra Nevada highlights the snow-covered White Mountains near Convict Lake.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Soda Springs, Calif.

A plow removes freshly fallen snow along Donner Pass Road in Soda Springs, Calif.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Truckee, Calif.

On a snowy day, a sign makes it clear that chains are required on this stretch of Interstate 80 in Truckee.

 

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Crowley Lake, Calif.
Snow-covered mountains provide a dramatic backdrop for Crowley Lake. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Sacramento

Jack Ryan and his family came out to see firsthand water cresting the south bank of the American River, flooding American River Parkway in Sacramento’s Discovery Park.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Folsom, Calif.

Folsom Lake continues to rise as the Folsom reservoir releases water into the American River.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Truckee, Calif.
Caltrans worker Wendy Payne clears debris after heavy rains caused flooding along Highway 89 near Truckee. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Floriston, Calif

Traffic is backed up while CalTrans removes falling rocks and mud which closed one westbound lane along Interstate 80 east of Truckee, near Floriston, Calif.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Truckee, Calif.

Wendy Payne of CalTrans clears debris along Highway 89 near Truckee.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Christian Ochoa of CalTrans removes debris to allow water to flow into the Truckee River.
Christian Ochoa of CalTrans removes debris to allow water to flow into the Truckee River.  (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times )
Yosemite

Park Ranger Cullen Tucker walks across a bridge during a rain storm on the Merced River in Yosemite National Park.

 (Gary Kazanjian / Associated Press)
Truckee, Calif
Resident June Barnard checks the level of the Truckee River at Bridge 11 along Highway 89. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Avalanche cannon at Mammoth

Mammoth Mountain ski patrolman Cliff Klock, left, and Forest Service member Jeff Karl fire a 105-millimeter howitzer on Sunday to mitigate avalanche paths at the top of the ski area in Mammoth Lakes, Calif.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Avalanche cannon at Mammoth

Mammoth Mountain ski patrolman Cliff Klock prepares to load a 105-millimeter shell into the breach of a 1943 howitzer.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Winter storm
Heavy rains and ice dams cause flooding along Donner Pass Road in high Sierra Nevada, Soda Springs, CA, Jan. 8, 2017. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times) (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Mammoth Mountain

Mammoth Mountain ski patrol clear avalanche chutes on Sunday morning after a night of snow.

 (Brian van der Brug)
Mammoth snow

A CHP officer proclaims “aw man!” as he is photographed after becoming stuck in heavy snow in the median of US 395 near Crowley Lake as snow falls on the Eastern Sierra Nevada.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
snow

Monique Long hauls sandbags from her SUV to make a barrier to divert the rain and melting snow from flooding her garage, while her friend Jenna Shropshire, right, helps shovel snow, in Truckee, Calif.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
snow

Mitch Brown operates a skid steer removing snow so water can flow freely preventing flooding in Soda Springs, Calif.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
snow

Skiers coming off the mountain endured rainy conditions all day at the Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, in Norden, Calif.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Snow

The train passes under an avalanche tunnel near the Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, in Norden, Calif., on Jan. 7, 2017.

 (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)
Mammoth snow

Caltrans snowplows clear heavy snow from the northbound lanes oh highway 395 as snow falls on the Eastern Sierra near Sherwin Summit, Calif.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Snow
A sign at Wawona and Glacier Point roads alerts visitors that roads into Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park are closed.  (Silvia Flores / Associated Press)
Mammoth snow

Actor Max Baer Jr., left, talks with emergency responders after flipping over his SUV in white-out conditions while traveling northbound on U.S. 395 near Crowley Lake as heavy snow falls on the Eastern Sierra Nevada, Calif. The star of The Beverly Hillbillies said his was not injured.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Mammoth snow

A snowcat moves snow in near whiteout conditions on the slopes at Mammoth Mountain.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Mammoth snow

A CHP officer maintains a checkpoint to ensure vehicles are compliant with R2 chain restrictions on the northbound 395 just north of Bishop as snow falls on the Eastern Sierra Nevada.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Mammoth snow

Caltrans crews have a road-flooded sign in case of heavy rain and snow near the Eastern Sierra Nevada town of June Lake, Calif.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Mammoth snow

Caltrans avalanche crew members Sky Greytak, right, and Pat Brannen, left, prepare to set off explosive charges remotely from a laptop during avalanche control operations near the Eastern Sierra Nevada town.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Mammoth snow

Caltrans snowplow operator Mike Morgan prepares to turn his plow around after making loops on the 395 between Bishop and Tom’s Place, a route he drives 12 hours a day clearing heavy snow in the Eastern Sierra.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Mammoth snow

Mammoth Mountain employees clear paths as snow falls lightly Saturday morning.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Mammoth snow

A car spun out and off the road just outside Bishop in sloppy road conditions as the snowfall level fell below 5000.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Mammoth snow

California Highway Patrol has established a chain checkpoint near Bishop.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Mammoth snow
Supermarket shoppers stock up before the big storm. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Yosemite evacuation

Chris Guyot, 13, Kayleigh, 10, and their mom, Tricia, and the rest of the family, Evan Guyot, and Tyler, 19, (not pictured) of Orange, Calif., pack up their belongings after being told to evacuate the Yosemite Valley Lodge, in Yosemite National Park. A massive storm bearing down on Central California could overflow rivers, trigger rockslides and topple trees, prompting rangers at Yosemite National Park to close roads to the valley floor.

 (Michael Macor / San Francisco Chronicle)
Mammoth snow

Snow covers vehicles in a parking lot in Mammoth Lakes.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Mammoth snow
Snow covers vehicles in a parking lot in Mammoth Lakes. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Mammoth snow

Jorge Gaydam digs out his truck in a parking lot. 

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Mammoth snow

Snow blankets the Sierra Nevada crest north of Bishop along U.S. Highway 395 in Round Valley.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
Mammoth snow

A plow removes snow from state Highway 203 in Mammoth Lakes.

 (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times)
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