Southern California Preparing for Heavy Rain

When you think of Southern California, particularly the Los Angeles Area, you don’t much think of heavy rain, do you? But the area will look nothing like this through through the weekend. A strong storm system is coming onshore for the weekend that will inundate the LA Basin with copious amounts of heavy rain. This is […]

Hail on Huntington Beach

Just yesterday morning, over an inch of “white stuff” fell on California’s Huntington Beach. While what fell made the beach look like a winter wonderland, it was over an inch of hail – not snow – from a fast-moving storm that covered the sand. The unusual sight began to trend across the country on social […]

Icy Rose Bowl

Pasadena, California will be the site of tomorrow’s playoff matchup in the Rose Bowl between Florida State and Oregon. Fans were surprised to find rare snowfall and freezing temperatures in southern California this morning. Yes. These's ice sheets on the tarp of the #RoseBowl… A fine SoCal winter morning. — George Whitfield Jr. (@georgewhitfield) […]

Rare Flash Flood Watch in Southern California

It’s not often we see flooding problems in southern California. Today, the NWS office in San Diego issued a flash flood watch for most of the region.   Check out the official text from the watch: * SHOWERS POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. * HEAVY RAINFALL RATES OF ONE-HALF INCH PER HOUR OR MORE IN THE […]

Santa Ana Winds Impact Southern California

High pressure currently situated over the interior western U.S. is to blame for the Santa Ana winds impacting southern California this week. This area of high pressure induces easterly winds that flow across the desert southwest and across the Santa Rosa mountains in southern California. As the air is compressed while crossing the mountain range, […]

Wild Weather in Southern California

A rare flash flooding event occurred in southern California earlier this afternoon as slow moving thunderstorms impacted areas east of San Diego. A trough in the Pacific is expected to move onshore on Tuesday, and southerly winds ahead of this trough are helping to pull monsoonal moisture into the desert southwest. Check out the wide variety […]