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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2019, file photo, Southern California Edison trucks arrive at the site of a transformer tower in Sylmar, Calif., suspected of being responsible for starting the Saddleridge fire. Southern California utilities say they may cut power to more than 300,000 customers this week as dry, gusty weather raises the threat of wildfire danger. The winds can knock down power lines and spark blazes. Southern California Edison says it's considering cutting power to nearly 237,000 customers as a precaution, possibly beginning Wednesday evening, Dec. 2, 2020, and running into the weekend. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa, File)

California utilities may cut power as fire danger looms

Dec. 2, 2020 12:38 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California utilities warned they may cut power to more than 300,000 customers as dry, gusty weather raises the threat of wildfire danger in the region. The National Weather Service said there are critical fire conditions because of Santa Ana winds, low humidity and parched...

California utilities may cut power as fire danger looms

Dec. 2, 2020 12:23 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California utilities warned Tuesday that they may cut power to more than 300,000 customers as dry, gusty weather raises the threat of wildfire dangers in the region. The National Weather Service said there are “critical fire conditions" because of Santa Ana winds, low...

Winds lessen but fire danger is high in Southern California

Nov. 28, 2020 3:51 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Power was nearly restored for thousands of Southern California residents as strong Santa Ana winds slowly weakened, but forecasters said high fire danger will persist throughout Saturday due to the dry air and parched vegetation that could easily burn. At one point Southern California...

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, a firefighter runs up a fire road to hose down flames from a wildfire in Newhall, Calif. Thousands of people in Southern California lost power Thanksgiving Day after a utility began shutting off electricity to prevent wildfires from being ignited by damage to power lines amid strong winds. At least 3,000 customers in Los Angeles and Ventura counties lost electricity Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020 and more than 100,000 other customers are at risk of losing power, according to Southern Edison.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Thousands lose power in Southern California amid fire danger

Nov. 26, 2020 5:39 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of people in Southern California lost power Thanksgiving Day after a utility began shutting off electricity to prevent wildfires from being ignited by damage to power lines amid strong winds. Nearly 5,000 customers in Los Angeles and Ventura counties lost electricity Thursday...

Some snow expected as next storm moves over New Mexico

Nov. 26, 2020 10:08 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Forecasters with the National Weather Service in New Mexico say a storm is expected to cross over the state Friday through Saturday morning and could effect some post-holiday travel. The upper-level low pressure system will bring with it snow and strong winds for some areas....

Santa Ana winds to bring fire danger to Southern California

Nov. 25, 2020 7:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Red flag warnings of extreme fire danger will go into effect on Thanksgiving for a large swath of Southern California as Santa Ana winds develop, forecasters said Wednesday. Southern California Edison was considering shutting off electricity to more than 76,000 customers in five counties...

Fire weather to return to Southern California by holiday

Nov. 24, 2020 5:18 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fire weather will return to Southern California on Thanksgiving with the onset of Santa Ana winds, the National Weather Service said Tuesday. The gusty, dry northeast winds will kick up on Thursday and persist into Sunday, lowering humidity levels and warming temperatures to levels above...

As Zeta raged, Bay St. Louis family watched their home burn

Nov. 14, 2020 12:01 AM EST

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — Whenever Bobby Turgeau talks about the night Hurricane Zeta swept across the Coast, there’s one line he can’t stop repeating: “I did everything wrong.” That night, Zeta brought 100-mile-per-hour winds and several feet of flood waters to...

This photo provided by Mammoth Mountain Ski Area shows skiers on a chair lift on opening day of the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Calif., Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. Rain moved across Northern California and snow began falling in the northern Sierra Nevada on Friday. The latest storm came a week after California finally got a real dose of fall weather after months of hot, dry conditions that fed wildfires. (Peter Morning/Mammoth Mountain Ski Area via AP)

Northern California gets more rain, mountain snow

Nov. 13, 2020 6:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rain moved across Northern California and snow began falling in the northern Sierra Nevada on Friday. The latest storm came a week after California finally got a real dose of fall weather after months of hot, dry conditions that fed wildfires. The Mammoth Mountain ski and boarding resort...

National forests lift fire restrictions with damper weather

Nov. 10, 2020 1:41 PM EST

Several national forests in Arizona announced Tuesday they're lifting fire restrictions because recent wet weather and other conditions are reducing fire danger. The Coconino National Forest had briefly lifted fire restrictions when monsoon arrived in July, but then reinstituted them in mid-August due to dry...