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Long Beach daily heat record tumbles

The temperature climbed to 96 degrees in Long Beach, a new daily record.

The Valley will bake in 100-degree heat through Tuesday

It’s not summer yet—but it sure feels like it.

Cool temperatures, light rain expected for Memorial Day weekend

So much for the start of summer.

Why is it so chilly in Los Angeles?

It has been abnormally cool this month, according to the Weather Service.

Downtown LA temperature hits 70 degrees for the first time since January

That ends one of the longest cold snaps in Los Angeles history.

20,249 lightning pulses recorded overnight in Southern California

Here are some of the best images of the phenomenal lightning show.

Is climate change the reason why it snowed in LA?

No. But it is the reason why it’s not snowing as much as it used to.

LA is no longer in a drought

Even Southern California’s deserts are getting lots of rain.

Los Angeles treated to rare dusting of snow

"There were real, traditional, crystalline snowflakes" falling across the region, from the Malibu Pier to Pasadena.

Storms put LA at above-average yearly rainfall

DTLA’s rainfall total just surpassed the average of 14.93 inches.

See the LA River cresting toward capacity

The river becomes torrent-like in wet weather.

The dam collapse that ruined Mulholland’s career

William Mulholland was LA’s water demigod—until disaster struck.

Homes in Hollywood Hills evacuated as rain storms make final stand in LA

By AccuWeather’s calculations, Downtown Los Angeles is on track to receive one month’s worth of rain this week alone.

Storm drops 3 inches of rain on LA, Downtown record shattered

In two days, nearly a month’s worth of rain fell in Downtown LA.

Areas burned by Woolsey Fire now face possibility of mudslides

Rain is in the forecast this week.

Woolsey Fire latest example of California’s age of ‘megafires’

So far in 2018, fires in the state have scorched an unprecedented 1.3 million acres—five times the five-year average.

Santa Ana winds drive smoke out of Los Angeles

Air quality is improving as the wind blows smoke out over the ocean.

Another hot and dry winter for LA?

There’s a 76 percent chance that temperatures near Downtown LA will be near or above average this winter.

Strongest Santa Ana winds in years sweep through LA

With temperatures rising and humidity plunging, fire risk is high.

LA’s July temperatures were among the hottest ever

A month for the record books.

Heat wave breaks records across LA; mercury soars to 117 degrees in Van Nuys

Downtown LA’s heat record was shattered well before noon

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Is LA losing its marine layer?

New study finds that Southern California’s cloud cover has dissipated by as much as 50 percent since 1970.

Downpours will hit hardest just in time for LA rush hour

Evacuation orders are mostly lifted, but are still in place for a neighborhood impacted by the La Tuna Canyon fire.

Can one monster storm save California from drought?

Up to seven feet of snow is forecasted for the Sierra Nevada. Will it be enough?

Cape Town is running out of water. Is Los Angeles next?

Los Angeles is the most water-stressed city in the U.S.

The calendar says it’s winter. But it’s actually more like spring

High temperatures are breaking records, and flowers are blooming early.

Rain storm unleashes deadly mudslides across Southern California

A large section of the 101 is still closed and 17 people are dead in Santa Barbara County.

Downtown LA received just .01 inch of rain in December

It’s a pitifully dry and freakishly hot winter so far.

Remembering the rare, magical times it snowed in LA

For Angelenos, the once-in-a-blue-moon snowstorms were a "beautiful sight."

These maps show the three major fires tearing across Southern California

Though fire crews have made progress on the blazes in the Santa Clarita and Sylmar areas, the Thomas Fire in Ventura County has grown to be the fifth largest fire in the state’s recent history.

Mandatory evacuations lift for many in Bel Air as Skirball Fire now 30 percent contained

Thousands of residents were able to return last night as firefighters made progress battling the blaze.

Residents are returning home as firefighters get Creek Fire to 40% containment

Most of the mandatory evacuation orders, which drove as many 150,000 people out of their homes, have been lifted.

15 harrowing photos of the Creek Fire as it rages through the Valley

These photos capture the devastation of the fire, which is threatening thousands of homes in Sylmar, Lake View Terrace, and Sunland-Tujunga.

This Thanksgiving could be the hottest ever in LA

Temperatures in some areas are expected to hit the low 90s, tying or even breaking records set in 1903 and 1933.

Atmospheric river brings feet of snow to Sierra Nevada mountains

This week’s precipitation event is moderate and short lived, but that hasn’t stopped the snow from piling up at ski areas like Mammoth Mountain.

Heat wave could make this the hottest World Series ever

Temperatures could soar to 100 degrees or higher at Dodger Stadium.

‘At no point in our city history have customers used this much electricity’

Energy demand soared to a record-high Thursday amid a prolonged heat wave that’s now forecast to last for seven more days.

DTLA shatters 131-year-old heat record

A record-setting heat wave tightened its grip on Los Angeles Saturday.