Tag: weather

Autumn Weather Prompts Foliar Color

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UNITED STATES—Mild climates allow more flowers to bloom through autumn and winter here than in most other parts of America. That is why cool...

Hurricanes Teach When To Hold ‘em And When To Fold ‘em

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UNITED STATES—Back in 2012, I wrote about Hurricane Sandy’s warning to us, beseeching us to get out of her way before she and her...

Mediterranean Climates Are Something Special

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UNITED STATES—The climate here is pretty cool, at least in winter. Right now, it is pleasantly warm. It does not often get uncomfortably cold...

Summer Turns Up The Heat

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UNITED STATES—Does the heat seem to have come on suddenly this year? There was all that rain through winter, then a quick but delightful...

Way Beyond Last Frost Date

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UNITED STATES—Scheduling of gardening chores is as important now as it ever was. We plant warm season vegetables and annuals in time for spring...

Summer Is Over Already

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UNITED STATES—I tell this to people all the time, summer seems like the quickest season. I mean it’s already August and I was just...

Seasons Are Constantly In Flux

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UNITED STATES—Gardening requires planning. There is always planning. The vegetables that are getting harvested now are developing mostly on plants that were put out...

Frost Is History For Now

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UNITED STATES—There is no doubt that frost will return next autumn. It does that every year. Right now, we are more concerned that is...

“Geostorm” Lacks Believability

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HOLLYWOOD—I am just like any other spectator, I love a great disaster flick, but in recent years we’ve seen quite a few. Rather it...

Red Flag Warning Issued

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MALIBU—The city of Malibu announced on its website that a Red Flag Warning was implemented for the Santa Monica Mountains area from 6:00 a.m....

Heavy Winds Approaching Area

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MALIBU/SANTA MONICA—High winds are expected to transpire in Santa Monica, Malibu and Hollywood Hills on Sunday, October 8 and Monday, October 9. The National...

Hurricane Irma Strikes

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UNITED STATES—The United States has been battered with some extreme weather in the past few weeks. First, Hurricane Harvey unleashed devastation through various parts...

West Hollywood Activates Cooling Center During Heat Advisory

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WEST HOLLYWOOD—With rising temperatures across Southern California this week, there will be a Heat Advisory in effect from Tuesday, June 20 at 11 a.m....

Spring Is Around The Corner

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UNITED STATES—I really can’t believe it, but it seems like winter zoomed past us and spring is just a few weeks away. Am I...

Winter Rain Keeps On Coming

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CALIFORNIA—After a winter with an abnormally high amount of precipitation, showers are expected beginning this week, on Sunday and Monday. Last weekends rainfall through Southern California...

Rain Makes Watering Seem Obsolete

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UNITED STATES—Watering has not been much of a concern lately. All the rain has kept our gardens too wet to work in. Some of...

Drought In California Not Affecting Santa Monica

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SANTA MONICA—The city of Santa Monica is setting an example for  water conservation despite close to 60 percent of the state of California suffering from drought...

Rain Is Necessary But Messy

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UNITED STATES—Water is no more scarce in California than it has been in recorded history. The problem with it is that it is a...

Unseasonable Weather Can Confuse Plants

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UNITED STATES—Even without any of the five senses that we are outfitted with, plants are remarkably perceptive of the weather and the changing seasons....

Heat Beats On San Fernando Valley

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BRENTWOOD—Several cities have reached triple digit temperatures in the San Fernando Valley since August 9. Such cities included Brentwood, Woodland Hills, Studio City, Sherman...
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