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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Sweltering heat continues to hold Southland in its grip

    Sweltering heat continues to hold Southland in its grip
    A four-day heat wave reaches its sizzling zenith Saturday, when Death Valley-like temperatures will bake Southern California, ratcheting up concerns about wildfires and turning outdoor activities into sweltering chores. The spike in temperatures comes...
  • L.A.'s fall heat wave: No one will be spared as temperatures soar

    L.A.'s fall heat wave: No one will be spared as temperatures soar
    The heat wave forecasters have been warning about all week has officially taken hold, with temperatures today expected to hit triple digits across the Southland through Saturday. Residents in the valleys can expect to see temperatures reach 106 in...
  • Smartphone apps let neighbors report water wasters

    Smartphone apps let neighbors report water wasters
    With Californians being urged to cut water use as the state's historic drought drags on, a growing number of local water agencies are enlisting the public to play water cop with their smartphones. From Long Beach to Placer County, officials are...
  • L.A. heat wave, Santa Ana winds prompt brush fire warnings

    L.A. heat wave, Santa Ana winds prompt brush fire warnings
    A heat wave that is expected to produce near record-breaking temperatures across the Southland this weekend will also create dangerous fire conditions, forecasters warn. The hot weather, low humidity and Santa Ana winds with gusts of up to 35 mph will...
  • October begins water year with prospect of tighter restrictions

    October begins water year with prospect of tighter restrictions
    As the state ends the fourth-driest water year on record with no guarantee of significant rain and snowfall this winter, Californians face the prospect of stricter rationing and meager irrigation deliveries for agriculture. California begins a new...
  • Teachers brace for another heat wave and too-hot classrooms

    Teachers across Newport-Mesa Unified are preparing for the return of sweltering temperatures this week, while the district struggles to find a short-term way to keep students and employees cool in classrooms that lack air conditioning. The National...
  • Drought has 14 communities on the brink of waterlessness

    Drought has 14 communities on the brink of waterlessness
    Under the blistering Central Valley sun, Filiberta Sanchez and her toddler granddaughter strolled down a Parkwood sidewalk lined with yellow weeds, dying grass and trees more fit for kindling than shade. "It was very pretty here, very pretty," said...
  • Rain pounds Texas: A sign the drought is ending?

    In Texas, where the governor once urged the public to pray for rain, this week’s torrential storms might finally be a sign of lasting relief for the state plagued by years of drought. Or maybe not. “This could be the start of the end of...
  • Heat waves might bring shorter school days

    Newport-Mesa Unified district officials are considering shortening the school day when classroom temperatures reach intolerable levels. The heat wave that had students sweating in sweltering classrooms in May and again this month has officials...
  • Forest Service thinks California's drought caused a massive mudslide

    Jonathan Dove was patrolling Mt. Shasta on a clear, warm afternoon when a group of backpackers asked him if Mud Creek Canyon on the Northern California peak always flowed so heavily. The U.S. Forest Service climbing ranger scrambled up a ridge to...
  • Parched California expected to miss out on typical fall rains

    Parched California expected to miss out on typical fall rains
    Northern and Central California typically receive 30% to 40% of their precipitation over the next three months, but this year, forecasters say the upper two-thirds of the state can expect to miss out on much of that badly needed moisture. The lack of...