Unseasonably Cold Storm System Moves Into Southern California

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A cold storm packed with rain and snow is expected to hit Southern California Thursday.

An unseasonably cold low-pressure system moving south along the coast will bring cooler weather Thursday through Friday night, according to the National Weather Service.

The agency says increased winds and swells will cause hazardous water conditions along the Orange County coast.

Snow levels could fall as low as 2,000 feet, reducing visibility and creating icy road conditions along Interstate 5 through the Grapevine.

A wind advisory was issued for Los Angeles County mountains and the Antelope Valley. Thunderstorms could also hit the region by Friday night.

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  • Weather Girl

    Sweet Awsome…. it never rains in southern california! NOT

    • jay

      Shut up!

  • Everyday Guy

    Are you enjoying your “global warming”? Oh wait, when that obvious lie was exposed, it morphed into “climate change.”

  • Realist.

    @ everyday guy. Okay, ease up on the Fox News talking points. There is proof of global warming, and even the scientists who originally tried to debunk the theory have since changed their tune. No one, not a single scientist, EVER implied the entire globe would become The Sahara overnight. A couple of degrees warmer on average is enough to start a change. Say hello to Hannity and Beck for me. And no, I’m not a liberal nut job.

    • Everyday Guy

      *L* Realist, ease up on the NPR, Al Gore Hysteria talking points. Amazing how you loons will backtrack to cover the lie. So, just what is the proper temp the Earth should be? Who decides, and how will you determine it is “just right”? Your entire illogical argument is funnier than any Monty Python skit could ever be. Oh, please continue. We need the laughs. Last thing, don’t be mean spirited and stereotype; I don’t support opinion mouth pieces like beck and Hannity. I think for myself. You should try it.

    • Duh!

      @Realist – You do know that it is a fact that the Global Warming Hoax Scientist faked their data. When other scientist asked to see their data to confirm the Global Warming Hoaxsters said that they destroyed the data. What scientist destroys their data?? Only someone who doesn’t want other people to know that they cheated would destroy their data.

      There is video of the lead scientist back in the late 1990’s predicting that everything will turn into a desert. One of the news web sites had it posted around the new years time frame. Unfortunately I cannot find it or I would post the link here. The actual story was of predictions that were way off the mark and the GW predictions by the scientist at the time were way off the mark.

      If we are to believe the GW Hoax Scientists, CO2 is to blame and it must be regulated. Well volcanoes spew more CO2 than man made sources could ever hope to emit. Why not do something about the volcanoes? Because you cannot make money from regulating a volcano.

      People should take a look at this video:

  • Suga

    It was all written in the bible. I believe we are living in the end times. Whether you chose to believe it or not is your perogative and I repsect that. I am not here to cause or create any rifts here but things are only going to get worse.. not better.

    • Believer

      Amen to that! I too am a believer and honestly, i am afraid. Things written in the bible are coming true. I guess it was nice while it lasted. :(

      • TheTruth

        People have been saying that the end times are here decades ago and they were all wrong. Ignorant religious freaks, so I’m guessing the Native Indians experienced their own ”end times” when the Europeans invaded, slaughtered them and forced christianity upon them…Did the bible predict that? Their have been natural disasters way before we existed on Earth, no one needs to repent to a bible written by men who were most likely on hallucinogenics when they wrote it, get over it and live your life.

      • girly

        i’m not a religous freak either many are saying sht like ‘end times’ to scare people? by the way i am way young! and our generation will be like the others.. goodbye there is no end times this is bs, end times is when a person dies¬i think it’s really global warming, we had bad temperatures below normal, now it’s getting better so those who say it’s getting worse don’t know what thye’re saying

  • amelia

    There have been multiple investigations of ‘climate gate.’ ALL have found NO wrongdoing.

    The only people who do not believe in the SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS about climate change, and its potentially disastrous effects, are people who have their heads in a jar.

    The change from ‘global warming’ to ‘climate change’ came about because of all the idiots who did not understand that the warming is occurring in the UPPER atmosphere, not at the level of causing a rise in temperatures everywhere all the time. Warm the upper atmosphere, and you get increased precipitation SOME places, significantly reduced precipitation in other places, increased storm activity, and potentially a reversal of the jet stream, which would lower the winter temperatures in Europe by 20+ degrees.

    Science isn’t simple. But there are SO many good simplifying explanations out there that it really is inexcusable for grown adults to keep parroting FOX talking points.

    • dwebb71

      Thank you, Amelia! Of course, all of the “idiots” you speak of will not listen or understand because they still have their heads a jar.

    • RonM

      Keep drinkin’ the Kool-Aid.

    • Denise

      Climate Change is absolutely true. But Climate Change has been happening in cycles since the formation of the planet. The Earth, like any other moving object, slows on its axis, changes its orientation in space, thus changing it’s realtionship in space to the sun…shifting the poles, if you will. Like when you spin a ball as the ball starts to slow down it begins to wobble and tilt a little. It’s a natural phenomenon that we, as a tiny race of parasites, have no control over. We are small in the cosmic scheme of things, and to think that we are THAT impactful is just blowing smoke up our own skirts.

  • Still a realist

    I don’t listen to NPR either never have. I deduced the Hannity and Beck learning because I hear that EXACT argument from them, that the “Global Warming” moniker switched to “Climate Change” because it was based on junk science. For the record, I lean a bit to the right but I don’t let a party line tell me what to think. Maybe YOU should try that too.

  • Sixth Sense

    @Suga: please, enough of these “end times”. If you really think that God would kill scores of people with earthquakes, would you still love him/her? How do you think he/she is different from Osama bin Laden?

  • RonM

    Amazing that the hole in the ozone in the 1970s was supposed to cause an Ice Age.
    I think 97% of Climate Scientists agreed with that theory, too.

  • koolio

    dont listen to fox news

  • RonM

    Watch “Cool It” on DVD. Even left-wing, gay filmmaker Lomborg is Skeptical of the Global Warming Alarmists.

  • Go to Hello

    Idiots!! All of you…. The weather in Southern CA is beautiful right now….not a drop of rain……sooooo shut it you posters and the news!!!! Ppft!

  • Confused

    If GW is real, did those dinos during the ice age passed so much flatus to melt the ice? hmmm…. Mars’ polar caps are melting too. Maybe there’s a Martian version of Al Gore who preach about GW and fires up his private jet trotting all over the globe.

  • Josh Butts

    I live here in the SFV so I am going to enjoy this odd time of rain. In just a couple of months in June it is going to be getting hot and it really gets hot here in the SFV. Enjoy it while you get it!

  • EvilThawt

    Maybe all you that think the earth isn’t getting warmer should try educating the rest if us! Perhaps you could show us the proper way to stick our fingers in a cow’s arse to prevent methane gas leaking into the atmosphere! You’re all so well educated!!

  • Princess

    Thx, cbsjenn, for the warning. I’ll be sure to tell my son, who must remain homeless for the time being, to bundle up, because we are at the 2500 ft level in San Bernardino County.

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