Politics and government

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

The city of Santa Clarita has designated its public library branches, including the Valencia Library (above) as cooling centers to offer residents a place to cool off during the heat wave expected today through Sunday. Photo courtesy of the city of Santa Clarita.

City designates cooling centers during heat wave

News release  Due to an excessive heat forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley, the city of Santa Clarita has designated branches of the Santa Clarita Public Library as cooling centers,

The Santa Clarita Aquatic Center filled with locals attempting to stay cool amidst the blazing heat on Saturday, July 1, 2023. Habeba Mostafa/ The Signal

Summer heat arrives in SCV 

The summer heat has made its way to Santa Clarita, hitting a high of 102 degrees on Saturday.   By Rylee Holwager and Trevor Morgan  Signal Staff Writers  There are many

May showers bring May flowers? 

Just when the warmer weather hit the Santa Clarita Valley, a rainstorm is now headed toward the valley, forecasted to begin late Tuesday afternoon and bringing chances of rain Wednesday

NWS: Rain, wind and cold coming to SCV 

The National Weather Service forecasted wind and cold temperatures in the region for Monday night and Tuesday morning.   A “high wind warning” was issued for the Santa Clarita Valley, which went into

A couple huddles under an umbrella as heavy rain falls on the Best Buy parking lot in Saugus on Tuesday, 032123.

Spring brings showers to SCV  

The first day of spring stayed true to the saying and brought showers to the Santa Clarita Valley on Tuesday that have a chance of continuing into Wednesday, according to

Water flows the gutter as heavy rain falls on Rye Canyon Road in Valencia on Friday, 031023.

More rain, high winds expected for SCV 

By Trevor Morgan and Perry Smith The National Weather Service is forecasting more rain and high winds this week amid a historically wet winter that brought rain, snow and minor

Highway 14 flooding slows northbound traffic 

Another storm for the Santa Clarita Valley led to a clogged drain and then flooding on the northbound lanes of Highway 14 Wednesday evening, which ultimately led to temporary lane closures,

A pony stands in the snow near Gorman Elementary School in Gorman, Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2023.

Forecasters: SCV gets storm’s last snow day

The Santa Clarita Valley experienced its final snow day at the end of the winter storm traveling through on Wednesday afternoon.   On Wednesday, parts of the Santa Clarita Valley experienced

Canyon Country resident Kendell Williams walks with his daughter Katrina, 4, in the rain at the Santa Clara River Biking Trail on Sierra Highway in Canyon Country, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 24,, 2023.

Lighter storm expected to hit through Wednesday 

SCV to experience more rain after major weekend storm and some snow  The National Weather Service anticipates another storm to hit Los Angeles County through Wednesday. However, the NWS described