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House passes Garcia’s bipartisan bill on flood forecasting

News release  Rep. Mike Garcia’s Improving Atmospheric River Forecasts Act passed the House on a bipartisan basis, the congressman’s office announced in a news release.   This bill was included in H.R. 6093, the Weather Act Reauthorization Act of 2023, which was approved on a 394-19 bipartisan vote. It would improve the forecasting of atmospheric rivers — powerful storms that

Heavy clouds could be seen over the Santa Clarita Valley on Easter Sunday morning after receiving up to 3 inches of rain over the weekend. Katherine Quezada/The Signal

SCV gets break from rainy weather

Santa Clarita Valley residents will be getting a brief break from stormy weather for the next few days as the current storm system moves past the area, according to the

SIGNAL FILE PHOTO: High winds blow palm trees in the Santa Clarita Valley. Dan Watson/The Signal

High wind warning in effect in SCV 

A high wind warning is in effect until Thursday at 4 p.m. in Santa Clarita, according to Richard Thompson, meteorologist for the National Weather Service.   According to Thompson, Santa Clarita

Shoppers run into WalMart in Valencia in a heavy rain on Wednesday, 030624. Dan Watson/The Signal

Forecast: Rain to clear out, weekend dry 

Meteorologists are calling for dry skies through the weekend after the latest in a series of storms dropped about a half-inch of rain in the Santa Clarita Valley.   A brief

Rain slows down in SCV 

Santa Clarita saw a showery pattern of light to moderate rain the past couple of days, looking at a potential continuing pattern going into Sunday.  According to Rose Schoenfeld, meteorologist

Overcast in the Valencia area of the Santa Clarita Valley on Thursday. Katherine Quezada/The Signal

SCV forecast to have another wet weekend 

Overcast skies that loomed over the Santa Clarita Valley all day Thursday aren’t going anywhere any time soon, according to the National Weather Service.  While it’s bad news for anyone

Rain soaked 5 freeway northbound as viewed from Lyons Avenue overpass. Dan Watson/ The Signal

Storm set to clear out Wednesday morning 

The sun is set to make an appearance soon in Santa Clarita, after days of residents bearing yet another storm in February.   According to Rose Schoenfeld, meteorologist for the National

More rain expected for SCV until Wednesday  

More rain and the possibility of a weak tornado are on the way for the Santa Clarita Valley this week, according to the National Weather Service.   Light “on and off”

Heavy rain on Feb. 1 saw emptier streets and drivers who took precautious measures for their safety. Habeba Mostafa/ The Signal

2-3 inches of rain expected in weekend storm 

Santa Clarita is not in the clear just yet, as another storm is set to start as early as Saturday night and bring precipitation into early Wednesday morning.   According to

Press release

Barger issues statement on storm recovery

News release  Supervisor Kathryn Barger issued a statement following an announcement by the Los Angeles County Office of Emergency Management that winter storm recovery efforts have been launched.  “I want

SCV gets nearly 5 inches of rain in 48 hours 

  An atmospheric event predicted to touch down in the Santa Clarita Valley a week ahead of Super Bowl Sunday did not disappoint, with the area receiving a cumulative total

Snow covers the mountain peak near the Phillips Station meadow where the California Department of Water Resources conducted its second media snow survey of the 2024 season at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada. The statewide snowpack is 52 percent of normal in the Sierras, with more snow expected in the next seven day forecast for the Sierras. The survey is held approximately 90 miles east of Sacramento off Highway 50 in El Dorado County. Photo taken January 30, 2024. Fred Greaves / California Department of Water Resources

Forecast warns of wet winter ahead  

Santa Clarita Valley residents might want to keep their raincoats, umbrellas and galoshes at the ready this week, according to the forecast.  The rain could come as early as the

Right to left, Sean de Guzman, Manager of the California Department of Water Resources Snow Surveys and Water Supply Forecasting Unit prepares to insert the aluminum snow depth survey pole into the snow during the second media snow survey of the 2024 season at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Assisting in the survey is Jordan Thoennes and Andy Reising, both DWR Engineers in the Snow Surveys and Water Supply Forecasting Unit, and Angelique Fabbiani-Leon – State Hydrometeorologist. The statewide Sierra Nevada snowpack is 52 percent of normal, with more snow expected in the next seven day forecast. The survey is held approximately 90 miles east of Sacramento off Highway 50 in El Dorado County. Photo taken January 30, 2024. Xavier Mascareñas / California Department of Water Resources

Second snow survey shows modest improvement

News release  The Department of Water Resources on Tuesday conducted the second snow survey of the season at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada. The manual survey recorded 29 inches