Images: SoCal’s Wettest Winter in Years

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A worker keeps watch on a sinkhole Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Studio City, north of Los Angeles, Calif, Calif. Two vehicles fell into the 20-foot sinkhole on Friday night and firefighters had to rescue one woman who escaped her car but was found standing on her overturned vehicle. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
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Storm clouds form over the Hollywood Freeway in Los Angeles, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. Wet weather has returned to California with the first in a new series of rainstorms moving across the northern half of the state while the south awaits a tempest that forecasters say could be the strongest in years if not decades. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
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A man dressed in rain coat rides his bike in the rain in downtown Los Angeles on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. A powerful Pacific storm blew into southern and central California on Friday with wind-driven heavy rains, triggering calls for evacuations, causing damage and injury as trees toppled and disrupting travel and outdoor events. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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Inspectors examine a sinkhole Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Studio City, north of Los Angeles, Calif, Calif. Two vehicles fell into the 20-foot sinkhole on Friday night and firefighters had to rescue one woman who escaped her car but was found standing on her overturned vehicle. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
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SUN VALLEY, CA - FEBRUARY 17: The busy I-5 freeway is shut down in both direction because of flooding as a powerful storm moves across Southern California on February 17, 2017 in Sun Valley, California. After years of severe drought, heavy winter rains have come to the state, and with them, the issuance of flash flood watches in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties, and the evacuation of hundreds of residents from Duarte, California for fear of flash flooding from area denuded by a wildfire last year. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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SUN VALLEY, CA - FEBRUARY 17: A firefighter carries a woman from her car after it was caught in street flooding as a powerful storm moves across Southern California on February 17, 2017 in Sun Valley, California. After years of severe drought, heavy winter rains have come to the state, and with them, the issuance of flash flood watches in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties, and the evacuation of hundreds of residents from Duarte, California for fear of flash flooding from areas denuded by a wildfire last year. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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SUN VALLEY, CA - FEBRUARY 17: A firefighter carries a woman from her car after it was caught in street flooding as a powerful storm moves across Southern California on February 17, 2017 in Sun Valley, California. After years of severe drought, heavy winter rains have come to the state, and with them, the issuance of flash flood watches in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties, and the evacuation of hundreds of residents from Duarte, California for fear of flash flooding from areas denuded by a wildfire last year. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Mud from earlier storms is seen in a wash above Melcanyon Road in Duarte, Calif., in a threatened area below a San Gabriel Mountains burn area known as the Fish Fire, as a powerful storm moves into Southern California Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. The saturated state faces a new round of wet weather that could trigger flooding and debris flows. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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K-rail, sand bags and other barriers are set up to block the flow of mud in a wash above Melcanyon Road in Duarte, Calif., in a threatened area below a San Gabriel Mountains burn area known as the Fish Fire, as a powerful storm moves into Southern California Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. The saturated state faces a new round of wet weather that could trigger flooding and debris flows. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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A man records high waves with his smartphone while standing on a sand berm Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Seal Beach, Calif. A powerful Pacific storm blew into southern and central California on Friday, unleashing wind-driven heavy rains. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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A man struggles against gusty wind and heavy rain as he walks along a pier Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Huntington Beach, Calif. A major Pacific storm has unleashed downpours and fierce gusts on Southern California, triggering flash flood warnings and other problems. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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SUN VALLEY, CA - FEBRUARY 17: A man wears plastic bags while looking at a flooded street as a powerful storm moves across Southern California on February 17, 2017 in Sun Valley, California. After years of severe drought, heavy winter rains have come to the state, and with them, the issuance of flash flood watches in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties, and the evacuation of hundreds of residents from Duarte, California for fear of flash flooding from area denuded by a wildfire last year. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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A Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy watches mud and debris flowing past a barrier and down a street protected by K-rails in Duarte, Calif., in a threatened area below a burn area know as the Fish Fire, as a powerful storm moves into Southern California Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. The saturated state faces a new round of wet weather that could trigger flooding and debris flows. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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Downed trees and power lines are viewed near a school in downtown Los Angeles, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. A major Pacific storm has unleashed downpours and fierce gusts on Southern California, triggering flash flood warnings and other problems. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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Waves crash against a pier Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in Seal Beach, Calif. A major Pacific storm has unleashed downpours and fierce gusts on Southern California, triggering flash flood warnings and other problems. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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With charred foliage seen in the foreground, Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies patrol a road lined with K-rail and other barriers in Duarte, Calif., in a threatened area below a burn area known as the Fish Fire, as a powerful storm moves into Southern California, Friday, Feb. 17, 2017. The saturated state faces a new round of wet weather that could trigger flooding and debris flows. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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Storm clouds build over Santa Monica Friday Feb. 17, 2017.
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A view of the river channel outside the Brokaw News Center in Universal City Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 (left) and Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 after morning rain.
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Jerry Rodriguez, left, shares a rain poncho with his girlfriend, Lilyana Del Villar, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, in downtown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Southern California woke up to a blanket of dense fog on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017.
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Pedestrians cross a rainy street in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017. California's winter keeps getting wetter as the first in the latest round of storms moves ashore, bringing heavy rain and powerful winds. The National Weather Service says rain is making for slick roads and reduced visibility for commuters across Southern California. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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A large tree fell on a Wienerschnitzel restaurant in Modesto, CA during a powerful storm on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.
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A car sits submerged in water on the Century (110) Freeway in Carson during a downpour on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.
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This rare waterfall appears when it pours in Dana Point. Photo from David Robinson.
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Surfing in a flooded street after the Sunday Jan. 22, 2017 storm.
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Hail covered this street in Chino Monday Jan. 24, 2017.
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Water crosses a road after the Sunday Jan. 23, 2017 storm in San Jacinto.
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A break between January storms offered an opportunity to dig out in Big Bear.
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Long Beach streets turned into a water playground Sunday Jan. 23, 2017.
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SR34/5th Street was closed in Camarillo due to a powerful storm on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.
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Flooding didn't stop these two from getting around in Anaheim.
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A massive tree fell onto Glendora Avenue in Glendora during a powerful storm on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.
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A rockslide left debris in a southbound lane of Kanan Dume Road in Malibu as a powerful storm hit Southern California on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.
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Floodwaters on the rise in Wilmington.
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SR34/5th Street was closed in Camarillo due to a powerful storm on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.
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A flooded street in Santa Fe Springs.
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A waterfall from runoff in Dana Point Harbor.
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A tree fell on a house during weekend storms in Corona.
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Triunfo Canyon in Agoura saw erosion after the January storms.
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A boulder closed State Route 27 at Old Topanga Road after it rolled down a hillside Sunday Jan. 22, 2017.
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Some SoCal residents used the flooded streets to surf and boogie board on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.
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A tree damaged a minivan in Long Beach after the storm on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.
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NBC4 user Elizabeth Morrell writes, "the one day we happen to be in LA is the one day when it's the wettest it's been in 7 years."
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The Long Beach (710) Freeway was closed near Pacific Coast Highway due to flooding from a major storm on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.
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Roads and freeways were shut down during a major downpour in Southern California on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.
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Hasley Canyon Road at Del Valle in Val Verde was closed due to local flooding on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017.
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A pedestrian walks under the rain downtown Los Angeles, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. The second in a trio of storms has arrived in California. Rain, heavy at times, is overspreading the state early Friday and a flash flood warning has been issued for southeastern Sonoma County. Storm warnings are posted up and down the Sierra Nevada and across the mountains of Southern California. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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A Victorian home is covered with a plastic tarp to protect it from the rain in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. California is getting soaked with series of heavy storms. A second storm will arrive Thursday night and could drop another 2 inches of rain and up to 3 inches in LA-area foothills by Saturday, forecasters said. Forecasters cautioned that mud and debris flows could occur if heavy rains fell on wildfire burn scars. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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Raindrops bead upon a windshield as a pedestrian walks through rain in downtown Los Angeles, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.
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A view of the Observatory and downtown Los Angeles from Mount Hollywood between storms Thursday Jan. 19, 2017.
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Polliwog Park in Manhattan Beach flooded Thursday Jan. 19, 2017 after an overnight rainstorm.
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Clouds over Seal Beach after a storm passed through early Thursday Jan. 19, 2017.
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Clouds over Seal Beach after a storm passed through early Thursday Jan. 19, 2017.
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Looking north from Ridgecrest, California Jan. 11, 2017.
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Mud and water wash down from the Sand Canyon burn area near Santa Clarita Monday Jan. 9, 2017.
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Calm waters up against the mountains gives us a mirror image in Lake Elsinore.
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This photo was taken in Mussel Shoals, looking toward Santa Barbara on Saturday Jan. 7, 2017.
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Sunset at Rincon, Ventura.
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Light broke through the clouds on a dreary New Years Eve Day to create a full bright rainbow in Moorpark, California.
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We had a full rainbow in Thousand Oaks
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Last Rainbow of 2016 appears over Malibu.
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Cloudy Day The view of the Inland Empire from Big Bear Mountain. @Blues.Photography on Instagram
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A view of the LA River through Universal City Thursday Dec. 29, 2016 after a night of showers.
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A tree fell on a Westwood street during a Friday Dec. 30, 2016 storm.
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Lightning strikes in Malibu on Friday, Dec. 30, 2016.
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Santa grabs a snowboard in Big Bear.
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"So much for my morning coffee on the porch," says Ron Davis.
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A double rainbow shines over Bellflower Dec. 22, 2016.
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A rainbow as seen from Lakewood.
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Rain on the Pacific horizon, as seen from San Clemente, Wednesday Dec. 21, 2016
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Rainbows over downtown Los Angeles Dec. 22, 2016.
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Sunshine peeks through the clouds in Hemet.
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This rainbow was spotted "in the middle of the desert" by NBC4 Instagram user @ginnigabu.
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Dark clouds loomed over the pier in Manhattan Beach after it rained this December.
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Rain puddles show the reflection of the Walt Disney Concert Hall and gray skies hanging over it.
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A rainbow beams over Los Angeles in this photo shared by Instagram user @Fragola_Life.
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Rain puddles reflect a sunset on the street in Venice Beach.
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The sidewalks were wet after it rained in downtown Redlands.
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As Southern California sunsets go, this one was up there. Aaron Axelrod captured this image Tuesday Dec. 20, 2016.
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Michelle Mo captured this photo of a series of rainbows near downtown Los Angeles.
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Laura McKenzie sent this photo following a December storm.
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Rainbow over the Coachella Balley Hi...I took this yesterday on our way back to Temecula from Palm Desert. I took it with my iPhone. Rozanne Kraft Temecula, CA
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Rainy day colors over Barstow.
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Autumn colors in Perris.
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A December sunset in Orange County.
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A car is stuck in the mud Friday Dec. 16, 2016 in Duarte.
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A car is stuck in the mud Friday Dec. 16, 2016 in Duarte.
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A muddy road meant school was closed in Duarte Friday Dec. 16, 2016 after an overnight storm.
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Jeff Jay took a snap of the morning rain in Temecula on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016.
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Light reflected off the wet roads of Venice on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016.
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Downpour from the strongest storm of the season slicked up the 10 Freeway in downtown LA on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016.
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Erika Thompson provided this image of the sunrise before the storm Thursday Dec. 15, 2016 in Riverside.
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Nick Karavedas snapped this photo early Thursday Dec. 15, 2016 on the eastbound 60 Freeway.
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John Donaghy provided this shot of the sunrise over Perris Thursday Dec. 15, 2016.
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Arch Rock Little Corona del Mar sunset, captured Sunday Dec. 11, 2016.
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Jolene Wheeler captured this shot of the sunset from Newport Beach Monday Dec. 12, 2016.
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NewsChopper4 captured this view of a rainbow above the Hollywood sign on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016.
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A pedestrian walks along a soggy city street in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. Motorists are warned of slick roads as a weak cold front brings rain to parts of Southern California. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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View of the morning sky over Palmdale Lake.
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Snow in Big Bear on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016.
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Lightning Storm North of Downtown 5am lighting Strike north of Downtown Los Angeles on October 24, 2016. Shot from Baldwin Vista using a Nikon P900
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This man decided to taste the rainbow himself in Chino.
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A flag on top of Cahuenga Peak flaps in the wind Saturday Nov. 20, 2016 ahead of a weekend storm in Southern California.
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Rain clouds loom over Catalina Island.
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Snow in Big Bear on Monday Nov. 21, 2016.
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This view of the Super Moon over the San Bernardino Mountains was taken looking looking West from Hwy 330 toward the San Bernardino and San Gabriel Mountains.
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Raindrops cover a car windshield on Hollywood Boulevard on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016.
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This rainbow was spotted over San Juan Capistrano.
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A close-up of the rain falling in South Central Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016.
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A rainbow spotted in San Jacinto.
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Dark clouds hang over Southern California.
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Road closed at Hasley Canyon and Del Valle in Castaic.
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A car was caught in a flood on Feb. 17 near NB 5 at Lankershim.
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