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By: | August 20, 2005
The National Weather Service issued an advisory Friday on the possibility of minor tidal overflows along the coast. Newport officials were not alarmed by the notice. National Weather Service forecaster Robert Balfour said overflows were possible through today. He said high surf generated by a south swell could combine with an expected high tide to allow ocean water to rise above seawalls. Thursday night, the tide around Newport rose to 7 feet, 5 inches, said Rick Greaney of the Newport Beach general services department.
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January 20, 2010
Joseph Serna Orange County residents should brace themselves on Wednesday for the third, and what is expected to be the biggest, of storms rolling through this week. The National Weather Service has issued wind, surf and flood warnings for a third straight day. The storm is expected to pass through the coastal cities, including Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, late in the afternoon and into the night, according to a bulletin from the weather service. A coastal flood warning is in effect from noon until tomorrow, with between one and one and a half inches of rain expected by tonight.
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By Amanda Pennington | December 20, 2006
The National Weather Service is forecasting a chilly night tonight in Newport-Mesa, coupled with a partial frost advisory, but temperatures are supposed to climb in time for a warm Southern California Christmas. Temperatures on Tuesday night were expected to be about 40 degrees, and tonight the mercury is supposed to hover in the low 40s, according to the National Weather Service. The lows, which won't make any record books — the record low is 32 degrees — are prompting residents to bundle up at night and crank up the heater.
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By Michael Alexander | December 17, 2008
After a day of reprieve, the winter storms covering Southern California lashed Newport-Mesa once again throughout Wednesday. While few major problems were reported on land, the National Weather Service issued a small craft advisory on the ocean, with winds expected to gust up to 45 miles per hour. Because of those conditions, the opening night of the 100th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade was canceled. According to the National Weather Service, Costa Mesa saw 0.51 inches of rainfall from 5 p.m. Tuesday to 5 p.m. Wednesday.
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By Tom Ragan | February 5, 2010
For those of you who worked all week hoping for a sun-filled weekend, think again. Cloudy and rainy weather are expected to last the weekend, and sunny skies aren’t forecast until Monday, according to the National Weather Service. No major flooding or car accidents were reported Friday, despite the rain. The rain is expected to be heaviest early today, possibly causing debris flows and a potential for flooding in washes, low-lying areas, rivers and streams, according to the National Weather Service.
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January 7, 2005
Leslie Bruce Just as Newport-Mesa residents thought it was safe to leave their homes, yet another storm system will plow through Southern California this weekend, bringing threats of flooding and high surf. A high-surf advisory will be in effect from 10 a.m. today until 10 a.m. Sunday, and a flash flood watch is in effect through Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Although the National Weather Service predicts 7- to 10-foot waves with some sets exceeding 14 feet Friday afternoon, Surfline forecaster Charlie Fox does not predict a swarm of surfers to Orange County beaches.
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May 23, 2008
Thunder and lightning could pound Costa Mesa and Newport Beach today, according to a National Weather Service report. The forecast gives thunderstorms and rain a 30% chance today, which will increase throughout the day with a 40% chance of those storms happening overnight and continuing throughout Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. A flash flood warning has been issued, and residents of areas affected by wildfires should be on alert, according to the weather service.
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By Michael Alexander | January 12, 2007
A cold weather system is blowing into Orange County this weekend, bringing light rain today, followed by sub-freezing temperatures at night. National Weather Service forecaster Brad Doyle said a 50% chance of rain exists today throughout the county. In general, rainfall is expected to be 1/4 of an inch or less. In addition, gusts of wind may reach 30 mph in some areas. There may even be thunderstorms. "It's going to be blustery, wet and cloudy," Doyle said. Surf will not be high in Orange County this weekend, especially in Newport Beach; the biggest waves will be at west-facing beaches.
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March 6, 2010
Anywhere from four to six funnel clouds formed about 1 1/2 miles off Crystal Cove State Park on Saturday morning, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service said. Several witnesses reported spotting the funnel clouds from the beach around 10 a.m. on Saturday, said meteorologist Tina Spall, who works for the National Weather Service. A Newport Beach police helicopter that was in the area confirmed the sightings, she said. The unusual rotating cloud formations are created by unstable air, Spall said.
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March 6, 2010
Anywhere from four to six funnel clouds formed about 1 1/2 miles off Crystal Cove State Park on Saturday morning, a meteorologist from the National Weather Service said. Several witnesses reported spotting the funnel clouds from the beach around 10 a.m. on Saturday, said meteorologist Tina Spall, who works for the National Weather Service. A Newport Beach police helicopter that was in the area confirmed the sightings, she said. The unusual rotating cloud formations are created by unstable air, Spall said.
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By Brianna Bailey | February 27, 2010
Small tsunami waves reached Newport Beach on Saturday afternoon, after traveling some 6,000 miles from the site of a magnitude-8.8 earthquake off the coast of Chile. The National Weather service issued a low-level tsunami advisory for the California coastline after the earthquake. The surf in Newport was out of the southwest Saturday afternoon, with 1- to 2-foot swells and reports of the occasional 4- to 6-foot swell, Newport Beach Lifeguard Capt. Boyd Mickley said Saturday.
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By Tom Ragan | February 5, 2010
For those of you who worked all week hoping for a sun-filled weekend, think again. Cloudy and rainy weather in the area are expected to last the weekend, and sunny skies aren’t forecast until Monday, according to the National Weather Service. On Friday, rain fell lightly, but no major flooding or car accidents were reported as of 2 p.m. The rain is expected to be heaviest early Saturday, possibly causing debris flows and a potential for flooding in washes, low-lying areas, rivers and streams, according to the National Weather Service.
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By Tom Ragan | February 5, 2010
For those of you who worked all week hoping for a sun-filled weekend, think again. Cloudy and rainy weather are expected to last the weekend, and sunny skies aren’t forecast until Monday, according to the National Weather Service. No major flooding or car accidents were reported Friday, despite the rain. The rain is expected to be heaviest early today, possibly causing debris flows and a potential for flooding in washes, low-lying areas, rivers and streams, according to the National Weather Service.
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January 20, 2010
Joseph Serna Orange County residents should brace themselves on Wednesday for the third, and what is expected to be the biggest, of storms rolling through this week. The National Weather Service has issued wind, surf and flood warnings for a third straight day. The storm is expected to pass through the coastal cities, including Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, late in the afternoon and into the night, according to a bulletin from the weather service. A coastal flood warning is in effect from noon until tomorrow, with between one and one and a half inches of rain expected by tonight.
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By Joseph Serna | January 14, 2010
Don’t put away that umbrella just yet. According to the National Weather Service, Wednesday’s few raindrops were nothing compared to what could be in store for next week. With fair weather in the high 60s to low 70s through Saturday, the weather service is predicting a quick change Sunday. In a special weather advisory issued Wednesday afternoon and posted online, weather experts said that Wednesday’s weather system will turn off shore today but will still bring some gusty winds.
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By Joseph Serna | February 16, 2009
The largest storm to hit California this season brought more than an inch of rain to Newport-Mesa by the end of Monday, weather experts said. “Some [storms] hit Southern California or Northern California, but this one hit the entire state,” said National Weather Service forecaster Stan Wasowski. From the past weekend through Monday, experts predict between an inch and an inch and a half of rain will have showered Newport-Mesa and the rest of the county. Orange County averages about 3 inches of rain in February, Wasowski said.
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By Michael Alexander | December 17, 2008
After a day of reprieve, the winter storms covering Southern California lashed Newport-Mesa once again throughout Wednesday. While few major problems were reported on land, the National Weather Service issued a small craft advisory on the ocean, with winds expected to gust up to 45 miles per hour. Because of those conditions, the opening night of the 100th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade was canceled. According to the National Weather Service, Costa Mesa saw 0.51 inches of rainfall from 5 p.m. Tuesday to 5 p.m. Wednesday.
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May 23, 2008
Thunder and lightning could pound Costa Mesa and Newport Beach today, according to a National Weather Service report. The forecast gives thunderstorms and rain a 30% chance today, which will increase throughout the day with a 40% chance of those storms happening overnight and continuing throughout Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. A flash flood warning has been issued, and residents of areas affected by wildfires should be on alert, according to the weather service.
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