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Southern California faces final cloudburst, renewing mudslide threat
8 February 2024Southern California faces final cloudburst, renewing mudslide threat

A final burst of heavy rain from a deadly atmospheric river storm doused California's Central Coast on Wednesday as it headed for Los Angeles, bringing a renewed threat of mudslides and floods to a region soaked for days by record downpours.

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Explainer: California rains: good for drought, fuel for wildfires
6 February 2024Explainer: California rains: good for drought, fuel for wildfires

The atmospheric river that has inundated California is a mixed blessing, at once easing drought conditions and promoting threatened fish species while also nourishing the growth of vegetation that will eventually fuel future wildfires.

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Deadly California storm triggers flooding, mudslides, power outages
6 February 2024Deadly California storm triggers flooding, mudslides, power outages

A deadly Pacific storm, the second "Pineapple Express" weather system to sweep the West Coast in less than a week, dumped torrential rain over Southern California on Monday, triggering street flooding and mudslides throughout the region.

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Atmospheric river pounds California, seen as only the beginning
5 February 2024Atmospheric river pounds California, seen as only the beginning

Heavy rainfall and hurricane-force winds pounded much of California on Sunday, knocking out power for 900,000 customers and threatening serious floods as forecasters expect the storm to stall over major cities for the next day or two.

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Arctic blast ends New York snow drought, brings record cold to West
17 January 2024Arctic blast ends New York snow drought, brings record cold to West

Millions of Americans awoke on Tuesday to snow, freezing rain and frigid temperatures as an Arctic blast gripped much of the United States, ending a nearly two-year "snow drought" in New York City and putting much of the West into a deep freeze.

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Arctic cold envelops U.S., disrupts Iowa campaigning
15 January 2024Arctic cold envelops U.S., disrupts Iowa campaigning

The holiday weekend brought dangerous freezing temperatures across much of the United States, snarling everything from political campaigning to football games and travel, and knocking power out to about 350,000 customers in the Northeast and Pacific Northwest.

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