SoCal weather: Thousands without power as fierce winds fuel potential wildfire threat for 17 million people

The National Weather Service issued red-flag warnings for parts of multiple counties, including San Diego, Los Angeles and Ventura — collectively affecting more than 17 million people as of Friday afternoon. Winds of up to 74 miles per hour swept the Pacoima neighborhood in Los Angeles on Thursday, the agency said. “The critical weather area … Read more

Travel weather gets tricky as many return home from Thanksgiving

People returning home from Thanksgiving celebrations may face travel delays due to a series of storms sweeping the country. A strong cold front, followed by another fast-moving system, will affect many plains to the Midwest, and even the Northeast. A second storm could bring the first measurable snowfall of the season to many cities on … Read more

If you haven’t headed to the airport yet, here are some tips on navigating your Thanksgiving flight

Stormy, dry Santa Ana winds are threatening wildfires in Southern California this week, threatening the prospect of blackouts over the Thanksgiving holiday. A red flag warning that affected 17 million people went into effect Wednesday morning in Ventura, Los Angeles and parts of San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange and San Diego counties, according to the National … Read more

La Niña to batter Australia with rain over the summer in a wet and windy holiday period

Meteorologists around the world, including Australia, have warned for months that La Niña conditions are forming in the Pacific Ocean, and Tuesday’s announcement means parts of the country are on alert for the possibility of flooding and an increase in tropical cyclones. “In terms of tropical cyclones, for La Niña we tend to see more … Read more