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Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 at 12:32 PM PST
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By Jonathan Lloyd

Historic California Floods in Photos

From the Great Flood of 1862 to this winter's soaking rains in Northern Californ...View gallery

  • Sacramento Flood: 1862
  • Yuba City: December 1955
  • Los Angeles Flood: 1938
Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 04:39 PM PST

Why All the Heavy Rain This Winter?

Why All the Heavy Rain This Winter?

If you’re wondering why we’re getting so much heavy rain in Southern California -- and the state for that matter -- it has everything to do with what’s called an Atmospheric River.

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 07:36 AM PST

2 Dams Illustrate Challenge of Maintaining Older Designs

2 Dams Illustrate Challenge of Maintaining Older Designs

Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to remake a 1950s-era dam by constructing a massive steel-and-con...

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017 at 10:33 AM PST
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By Jonathan Lloyd

Dramatic Photos of California's Drought

Historically dry winters combined with years of below-average rainfall have taken...View gallery

  • Spectacular Sierra Snowfall
  • California Drought Snowpack Survey
  • Super Snowpack
Friday, Mar 25, 2016 at 01:34 PM PDT
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By Ron Rokhy

SoCal Sunrises and Sunsets

Images of sunrises and sunsets from across the Southland. Send your image to...View gallery

  • [UGCLA-CJ]Sunset at Huntington Beach this evening
  • [UGCLA-CJ-sunrises and sunsets]Sunset in Angeles National Forest
  • [UGCLA-CJ]Pic from Newport Beach
Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 06:23 AM PST

Presidents Day Brings Scattered Light Rain, Gusty Winds

Presidents Day Brings Scattered Light Rain, Gusty Winds

A new round of showers started to dampen Southern California on Presidents Day as residents recovered from Friday's storm damage.

Monday, Feb 20, 2017 at 05:47 AM PST

AM Forecast: Scattered Light Showers

AM Forecast: Scattered Light Showers

Most of the Presidents Day rain will fall in Ventura and LA counties. Crystal Egger has your First Alert Forecast for Monday, Feb. 20, 2017.

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 at 08:33 AM PST
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By Jessica Glazer

Extreme Weather: Damaged Calif. Dam, Winter Storms and More

Take a look at photos of extreme weather from the U.S. and around the world, from...View gallery

  • Damaged Dam
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  • GettyImages-635090466
Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 08:45 PM PST

Two Swift Water Rescue Teams From LA Deployed to NorCal

Two Swift Water Rescue Teams From LA Deployed to NorCal

The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Sunday deployed swift water rescue teams from the LA County Fire Department and the Los Angeles Fire Department to Northern California in anticipation of...

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 at 06:01 PM PST

PM Forecast: Light Rain on the Way

PM Forecast: Light Rain on the Way

Light rain is on the way this week and the only guaranteed dry days are Thursday and Friday. Anthony Yanez has your First Alert forecast for Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017.  

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