Stormy Weather

04/01/2014 12:38 pm0 commentsViews: 25

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A cold storm out of the Gulf of Alaska brought the

Photo By Gary McCarthy Driving east on Hollywood Boulvard with cold cool clouds.

Photo By Gary McCarthy
Driving east on Hollywood Boulevard with cold cool clouds.

and strong rip currents today.
In addition to this morning’s relatively light precipitation, there is a
possibility of brief heavy downpours of rain, which could trigger minor mud
and debris flows down slopes recently denuded by wildfire, warned the National
Weather Service.
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Works accurately predicted
that run-off would be negligible in burn areas from the morning rain. But
officials and residents were still preparing for additional precipitation
tonight and early tomorrow.
In the San Gabriel mountains, light snow could fall on Interstate 5 in
the area of The Grapevine, but little accumulation, if any, is expected,
forecasters said. I-5 was unaffected by the weather early this morning,
according to the California Highway Patrol.
A wind advisory in the San Gabriels and the Antelope Valley was canceled
this morning, although increasing west winds were expected this afternoon,
especially near the coast, they said.
A wind advisory will be in effect from noon to 9 p.m. today along the
coast, in beachside cities, the Westside, metropolitan L.A., the downtown area
and the Hollywood Hills.
Increasing swells will add to the high risk of rip currents, forecasters
said.
The late-season storm, which reached the Southland late Monday,
initially brought the snow level down to between 5,000 and 5,500 feet, but more
cold air could lower the range even more this morning — to around 4,000 feet
along north-facing slopes.
After a lull, the precipitation threat will increase tonight into
Wednesday, and snow levels will return to the 4,000-foot level, according to
the NWS.
The NWS forecast highs of 45 on Mount Wilson; 54 in Lancaster; 56 in
Palmdale; 60 in Saugus; 62 in Avalon and Burbank; 63 in Long Beach, Pasadena,
San Gabriel and Newport Beach; 64 in Long Beach, Anaheim and downtown L.A.; and
65 in Woodland Hills.

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