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December 22, 1999
Greg Risling Here's a good idea for some last-minute Christmas gifts: suntan lotion, a beach chair and a pair of sunglasses. Orange County residents blessed with the good fortune to live in a warm, yet mild, atmosphere continue to reap those benefits. Forecasters predict temperatures in the high 70s to low 80s will last at least until Christmas and maybe into the New Year. Newport Beach lifeguards Tuesday reported larger crowds at the beaches than the usual numbers they tally at this time every year.
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.
February 18, 2004
Marisa O'Neil A winter storm expected to hit today could bring heavy rain, coastal flooding and large surf. Rain should start falling this morning or afternoon, and thunderstorms may develop tonight, according to the National Weather Service. A west swell combined with today's high tide could flood some low-lying areas and bring above-average surf, forecasters said. But don't wax up those boards just yet. "It looks like kind of an average winter swell," said Adam Wright, forecast manager at Surfline.
March 6, 2000
Amy R. Spurgeon Newport Beach -- Severe weather conditions on Sunday forced last minute course changes to be made at Newport Beach Fire and Marine Department's annual lifeguard tryouts."
December 1, 2004
Deepa Bharath NEWPORT-MESA -- This is no winter wonderland. But don't let your jaw hit the ground this morning when you see frost on the front lawn. That's right -- frost. Record low temperatures chilling out Southern California since Saturday have been largely caused by a combination of clear skies and dry air, said Noel Isla, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in San Diego. "I wouldn't call it unusual," he said. "It happens from time to time."
By: Lauren Vane | September 29, 2005
Hot winds swept through inland Newport-Mesa Wednesday, gusting up to 30 mph in places and pushing temperatures near the 100-degree mark in at least one spot. Because of the heat and the subsequent energy demand, California Independent Systems Operator -- which oversees much of the state power grid -- called for Southern Californians to save energy by turning down thermostats, using only necessary appliances and waiting until early morning or late night to use major appliances.
February 11, 2004
Marisa O'Neil While most people watch the evening news to see if they'll need their umbrella the next day, researchers on campus are predicting the weather 300 years from now. A new $1-million supercomputer in UC Irvine's department of earth system science creates models to simulate global climate conditions hundreds of years from now. Unlike the local weather forecast, it gives a worldwide, long-term overview....
January 29, 2002
June Casagrande Like many cities that sit on the water, Newport Beach sees a lull in visitors in the winter months. But this town has something special that insulates it -- literally -- from reduced appeal in the winter months. Because most water recreation here takes place in a harbor sheltered from some winds and cold, Newport Beach has a leg up on tourist destinations along the relatively harsher coasts. "We have fantastic year-round features for the tourist market," said John Cassady of the Newport Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau.
By By Andrew Edwards | January 4, 2006
High surf and rain combine to clutter up shoreline, but city hears no reports of property damage.Big waves and the weekend's rain combined to pile up a fairly sizable mess around Newport Beach's shoreline. "Because of the high surf, a lot of stuff is out there," Newport Beach general services director Mark Harmon said. "We've got at least a week's worth of cleanup to do." The beaches around the Newport and Balboa piers were the areas most affected by the rains, Harmon said.
January 11, 2001
Deepa Bharath NEWPORT-MESA -- The heavy black clouds looming overhead forebode more than a few mild showers and little puddles. Local public safety officials say they are taking every step to ensure flooded streets and high surf caused by the potentially serious winter storm do not disrupt normal life. A flood watch is in effect in all of Orange County's coastal areas, including Newport Beach, said Miguel Miller, forecaster for the National Weather Service in San Diego.
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