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El Niño in Southern California

Coverage of the weather phenomenon and what it means for Southern California

Jun 9, 2016

El Nino Update: 'Stick a Fork in It'

El Nino Update: 'Stick a Fork in It'

This year's monstrous El Niño is done, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday in its monthly update.

Mar 1, 2016

Warm February Melts Hopes for Drought Relief

Warm February Melts Hopes for Drought Relief

California will need another "March Miracle" for significant drought relief after a statewide survey shows snowpack at only 83 percent of the March 1 average.

Jan 14, 2016

'Exceptional' Drought Improves Only 2 Percent

'Exceptional' Drought Improves Only 2 Percent

More than 42 percent of California remains under exceptional drought after last week's storms.

Jan 7, 2016

Drought Stricken Calif. Welcomes El Nino's Storms

Drought Stricken Calif. Welcomes El Nino's Storms

Despite the potential for flooding and mudslides, storms moving toward California were welcome news for a state suffering from a severe drought. But officials warned against reverting to old water-use habits.

Oct 22, 2015

Push to Prep Campuses Ahead of El Niño

Push to Prep Campuses Ahead of El Niño

Los Angeles Unified School District is spending millions of dollars to make sure schools can withstand the predicted heavy rainfall from the coming El Nino.

Oct 20, 2015

"Neighborhood Preparedness" is Urged With Likelihood of Strong El Niño Winter at 95 Percent

"Neighborhood Preparedness" is Urged With Likelihood of Strong El Niño Winter at 95 Percent

On the same day the federal Climate Prediction Center reaffirmed its forecast of a 95percent likelihood for strong El Niño conditions to persist through winter, state and local officials urged Californians...

Oct 15, 2015

El Nino's 'Strong Influence' Might Ease CA Drought

El Nino's 'Strong Influence' Might Ease CA Drought

Weather systems influenced by El Nino will bring above-average rainfall, but not necessarily the much-needed snowfall that parched California needs to improve long-term drought conditions, according to...

Aug 25, 2015

LA County Gears Up For Emergency El Niño Plans

LA County Gears Up For Emergency El Niño Plans

As anticipation rises for a powerful El Niño this winter, Los Angeles County officials said Tuesday they are gearing up to manage emergency responses to potentially strong rainstorms that could bring dangerous...

Aug 14, 2015

El Niño Forecast Reaches 'Very Strong' Category

El Niño Forecast Reaches 'Very Strong' Category

The most recent forecasts show El Niño reaching the "very strong" category this winter.

Aug 10, 2015

Strong El Niño Builds in Pacific

Strong El Niño Builds in Pacific

Meteorologists say odds are good for a wet California winter

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A strong El Niño is in place in the Pacific. With California in the fourth year of drought, rainfall would be welcome, though it could bring mudslides to areas scorched by wildfire. El Niño conditions will start to decline during the spring.

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