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Southland Lifeguards On High Alert As Many Flock To The Beach To Beat The Heat

Dangerous rip currents were a concern for officials Wednesday as many people were flocking to the beach to avoid the record heat.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/17/2014

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Late-Summer Heatwave Overspreads Region

The last week of summer is bringing the hottest temperatures of the season to the Southland.

09/13/2014

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Big Surf Does Damage Along Southland Coastal Areas

Hurricane Marie, a category 3 storm, could bring swells of 10 to 15 feet, strong rip currents and coastal flooding, the National Weather Service said.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/26/2014

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Loved Ones Remember Young Man Killed In Venice Lightning Strike

Nick Fagnano, 20, was in the water with friends Sunday when he was hit, according to the L.A. County Coroner’s Office.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/28/2014

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Rainfall Totals In Downtown LA Mark Driest 2-Year Period On Record

Drought conditions in Southern California have left downtown Los Angeles the driest it’s ever been since rain records started over a century ago, according to reports.

07/15/2014

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Red Flag Warning For SoCal To Take Effect Sunday

A red flag warning is expected to go into effect on Sunday for much of Southern California, the National Weather Service announced.

05/10/2014

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Strong Winds, High Temperatures In Southland Prompt Red Flag Warning

Strong winds and high temperatures in the Southland over the next few days has prompted a fire danger warning.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/29/2014

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Downtown LA Rainfall Totals Now 50 Percent Of Normal

The recent stormy weather has made a dent in the rainfall deficit in Los Angeles after months of drought.

03/03/2014

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Flash Flood Watches Remain In Effect For LA, Ventura Counties

The National Weather Service has issued flash flood watches through Saturday evening across Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

02/28/2014

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Beachside Communities Prepare For Possible Storm Flooding

Southland beachside communities are preparing for possible flooding due to a powerful storm system.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/27/2014

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Southland Braces For First Of 2 Winter Storms

The Southland is preparing for the first of two winter storms expected to roll through the area beginning Wednesday night.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/26/2014

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California Welcomes Much-Needed Rain, Snow As Drought Continues

Southern California experienced scattered showers early Thursday.

02/06/2014

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Red Flag Warning In Effect Through Wednesday Evening

A Red Flag warning will be in effect Monday through Wednesday due to potentially strong Santa Ana winds and low humidities, the National Weather Service said.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/13/2014

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High Pressure Bringing Warm, Dry Calif. Christmas

As large sections of the U.S. deal with severe winter weather for the holidays, California is sunny and dry with high temperatures rising into the low 80s in some southern areas.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/24/2013

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Bigger Waves, Strong Rip Currents A Danger To OC Swimmers

Temperatures may be in the mid-70s this week, but meteorologists say a northwest swell has brought bigger than usual waves and strong rip currents to Orange County’s beaches Monday, posing a danger to swimmers.

12/23/2013

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