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Cal Fire To Increase Staffing Levels Ahead Of ‘Dry Lightning’, Windy Forecast

State fire officials say they’re expected to beef up staffing in Southern California and up north for the upcoming week amid forecasts for dry lightning and strong winds.


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Josh Rubenstein’s Weather Forecast (Feb. 12)

Expect even warmer weather Thursday with temperatures on average up 15 to 20 degrees above the seasonal norms.


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Josh Rubenstein’s Weather Forecast (Feb. 11)

Expect a very warm, windy and dry day Wednesday with temperatures in the upper 80s.


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Running on Empty: Our Epic Drought

California is at a “tipping point,” say leading climatologists, as a historic drought enters its fourth year with no end in sight.


Experts say the Southern Pacific rattlesnake (pictured) is one of eight types of rattlesnakes that call Southern California home. (Photo credit: Ian Recchio)

Weather, ‘Bumper Crop’ Could Fuel Dangerous Rattlesnake Season

Angelenos were being warned Tuesday of a potentially dangerous rattlesnake infestation across the Southland.


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Pine Fire In Gorman Fully Contained

The Pine Fire was first reported at 1:20 p.m. Friday.


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Josh Rubenstein’s Weather Forecast (Jan. 18)

There will be some slight warming on Monday.


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Calif. Winemakers Worried About Drought Conditions

California winemakers are worried about the statewide drought conditions.

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2013 Closes As Los Angeles’ Driest Year On Record

In a large swath of California, 2013 is closing out as the driest year on record, marked by above-normal temperatures and thirsty reservoirs.


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Fire Crews Visit Thousands Of Homes To Enforce Brush Clearance

Firefighters are going door-to-door in Los Angeles County to ensure homeowners take care of any dry vegetation that could spark wildfires.


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Santa Ana Winds Expected To Keep SoCal Warm, Dry

Santa Ana winds are forecast to keep Southern California dry and warm through the coming work week.