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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.

Feb 18, 2016

'Super' El Niño Weakening Slightly

'Super' El Niño Weakening Slightly

Meteorologists see signs that the super El Niño is weakening ever so slightly, but they caution months will pass before people in the Americas will feel it.

Feb 15, 2016

El Niño Brings Heavy Erosion to Cabrillo Beach

El Niño Brings Heavy Erosion to Cabrillo Beach

Southern Californians took advantage of the President's Day holiday to get in a little beach time, but some were surprised to see the once sandy Cabrillo Beach coastline is now covered in rocks.

Feb 11, 2016

Scientists Show Effects of El Nino on SoCal Beaches

Scientists Show Effects of El Nino on SoCal Beaches

The military is funding a coastline study to help determine how El Nino and climate change could impact its facilities and bases close to the ocean.

Jan 28, 2016

El Nino Storms Unearth 1930s Wreckage Off SoCal Coast

El Nino Storms Unearth 1930s Wreckage Off SoCal Coast

Thrashing El Nino storms, which stripped a great deal of sand from the shores of Coronado, California, have revealed an amazing glimpse into history. During low tide Saturday, the rusted remains of SS...

Jan 22, 2016

Record Number of Emaciated California Seals Rescued

Record Number of Emaciated California Seals Rescued

The sickly northern fur seal found stranded in a California business park this week is just one of the record number of mammals found and rescued at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito - likely a factor...

Jan 20, 2016

Don't Worry: Rain From El Niño is Still Coming to SoCal

Don't Worry: Rain From El Niño is Still Coming to SoCal

It’s the number one question I get about our weather: "Where is the rain from El Niño?" If you’ve been paying close attention, you know the NBCLA weather team has been saying for months that we should be...

Jan 9, 2016

Barriers Will Raise Height of LA Riverbanks

Barriers Will Raise Height of LA Riverbanks

Citing the influence of El Niño increasing rainfall, and vegetation reducing the capacity of a stretch of the LA River, the Army Corps of Engineers announced it will install temporary barriers atop three...

Jan 11, 2016

Temporary Flood Barriers to Line Stretch of LA River

Temporary Flood Barriers to Line Stretch of LA River

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will install temporary barriers along a nearly three-mile stretch of the Los Angeles River near Griffith Park to ensure it won't overflow during El Niño-driven storms, it...

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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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