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  • Forecasters: After California's storm, a brief respite before weaker systems move in

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Lingering showers Friday from the big storm the day before left the San Francisco Bay Area with some impressive rainfall totals, but residents can expect a mostly dry weekend to shake it off before getting soaked again late Sunday....
  • Ask Tom: Are forecasts in the winter less accurate than in the summer?

    Dear Tom, Are weather forecasts in the winter less accurate than in the summer? That has been my observation. — George Pruseau, Milwaukee Dear George, The National Weather Service maintains a forecast verification program that gauges the...
  • Ask Tom: What is used to measure sunshine duration?

    Dear Tom, Sometimes you mention that Chicago has had a 100 percent sunny day, and you give the number of hours and minutes. The National Weather Service does not provide that information. Where do you get it? — Steve Klein, Bolingbrook Dear...
  • Tornado touches down in South Los Angeles, damaging 5 homes

    Tornado touches down in South Los Angeles, damaging 5 homes
    The National Weather Service confirmed Friday that a tornado touched down in South Los Angeles during the heavy rain storm. The tornado hopscotched over a 10-block span, ripping off a roof and damaging at least five homes, officials said. “We&...
  • Weather: Cool start, high in the 60s this afternoon

    Weather: Cool start, high in the 60s this afternoon
    Expect a cool, sunny, and dry weekend, meteorologists say. A high near 68 is expected today, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologists also predicted north-northwest winds at about 5 mph. Tonight will be cooler and clear, with a low...
  • Forecasters: Storm cycle not over, next week will be wet

    Forecasters: Storm cycle not over, next week will be wet
    Hold on to your umbrellas – and sand bags. Drought-parched California just took a relatively strong dose of meteorological medicine in the form of a storm that caused widespread flooding and power outages. But another one is just around the...
  • Flooded section of PCH open again in Huntington Beach

    Flooded section of PCH open again in Huntington Beach
    Huntington Beach police have reopened both directions of Pacific Coast Highway at Warner Avenue after it was flooded by rain Friday morning. The closure began at 8:18 a.m. as a largestorm hit Southern California. Officials lifted the closure at about...
  • With brunt of Bay Area's big storm over, officials thank planning for lack of chaos

    SAN JOSE, Calif. A mighty "Pineapple Express" storm system tore through the Bay Area early Thursday as expected, with a blast of tree-toppling winds followed by a relentless drenching, but ounces of prevention appeared to add up to something that dodged a...
  • Mostly sunny Friday, slightly warmer weather ahead

    Mostly sunny Friday, slightly warmer weather ahead
    Enjoy another sunny day on Friday. The National Weather Service is calling for mostly sunny skies and a high temperature of about 48 degrees. Expect a low of 34 degrees overnight. Looking ahead, the sunshine will likely continue at least through...
  • As Southland braces for storm, evacuations urged in some areas

    As Southland braces for storm, evacuations urged in some areas
    Even the lifeguard towers have been brought in from the expected tides and strong surf. As a powerful storm system swept into Southern California on Thursday night, bringing the potential for up to 4 inches of rain and wind gusts as high as 70 mph,...
  • Heavy rains, winds, flooding slam Northern California

    The tropical weather system that trended on Twitter here as #hellastorm packed a punch Thursday. Winds conspired with drought-weakened roots to send trees toppling. Freeways and other roadways flooded. Schools shuttered. And more than 230 flights at San...