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Outdoor Activities Dampered  In Sweltering Heat

Outdoor Activities Dampered In Sweltering Heat

Outdoor activities are discouraged in the soaring heat blanketing SoCal, but some say they've found ways to stay... Watch »

Sep 16, 2014
Thousands of Customers Without Power in High Heat

Thousands of Customers Without Power in High Heat

Thousands of customers across SoCal are without power as the high demand strains grids and equipment. Watch »

Sep 16, 2014
Extreme Heat Strains Energy Grid

Extreme Heat Strains Energy Grid

The wave of extreme heat searing Southern California is straining the region's energy grid. Conan Nolan reports live Watch »

Sep 16, 2014
End to

End to "Dangerously Hot Weather" in Sight

Southern Californians face one more day of sky-high temperatures before they get some relief from days of draining... Read »

Sep 16, 2014

Extreme Weather Photos: Buffalo Area Snowfall

Take a look at some of the most extreme weather systems throughout the world. View »

Nov 20, 2014
Heavy Downpours Expected to Sock Southland

Heavy Downpours Expected to Sock Southland

Bouts of heavy rain and high winds were expected to hit the Southland Monday during another fit of thunderstorms... Read »

Sep 8, 2014
Remnants of Hurricane Norbert to Bring High Surf

Remnants of Hurricane Norbert to Bring High Surf

Southern California beach communities are preparing for a what could be a weekend of high surf generated by... Watch »

Sep 5, 2014

High Surf Slams Southern California

A storm surge generates high surf and leads to flooding in Southern California coastal communities. View »

Aug 27, 2014

"Hero" Lifeguard Jumps From Pier to Save Swimmer

A swimmer in distress was rescued from heavy surf that slammed the Orange County coastal community of Seal Beach and... Watch »

Aug 28, 2014
Storms Bring Lightning, Showers to Riverside County

Storms Bring Lightning, Showers to Riverside County

Heavy rain, hail and power outages were reported Wednesday morning when summer storms slammed Inland Empire... Watch »

Aug 21, 2014
RAW VIDEO: Hurricane Iselle Drenches Hawaii, Pounds Hilo

RAW VIDEO: Hurricane Iselle Drenches Hawaii, Pounds Hilo

The rain and wind started to drench parts of the Big Island on Friday. The tropical storm took down trees and caused... Watch »

Aug 8, 2014
Feeling the Pain of Lightning Strikes, Again and Again

Feeling the Pain of Lightning Strikes, Again and Again

A day after a lightning storm killed a one man and injured others on a California beach, survivors describe pain... Watch »

Jul 29, 2014

Dramatic Photos: Hurricane Arthur Hits East Coast

Hurricane Arthur is expected to put a severe damper on the much anticipated July 4th weekend celebrations up and... View »

Jul 4, 2014
LA Ends Rain Season With Dismal Total

LA Ends Rain Season With Dismal Total

The calendar rain season extends from July 1, 2013 to June 30, but the drought-stricken region has little to show... Read »

Jul 1, 2014
Forecast: More Sun, Slightly Higher Temps

Forecast: More Sun, Slightly Higher Temps

Expect sunny skies and slightly warmer temperatures to start off the week. Watch »

Jun 2, 2014
All of CA Remains in

All of CA Remains in "Severe" Drought or Worse

The entire state of California faces "severe" drought conditions or worse as the West enters its dry... Read »

May 22, 2014
124-Year Heat Record Shattered in Downtown LA

124-Year Heat Record Shattered in Downtown LA

Conditions are expected to be even warmer than Wednesday when several communities sizzled in record high... Watch »

May 15, 2014
Southern California Temperatures Climb Toward Records

Southern California Temperatures Climb Toward Records

More record high temperatures are possible Wednesday during another round of hot and windy weather in the middle of... Watch »

May 14, 2014
Beaches Hotter Than Death Valley

Beaches Hotter Than Death Valley

The threat of fire continues as gusty winds, low humidity and hot temperatures in Southern California have prompted... Watch »

May 14, 2014

Deadly Tornadoes Rip Through the South

A storm system producing more than 50 tornado reports in 24 hours has killed more than 30 people in Alabama and... View »

May 1, 2014

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