Rainbow over Hollywood Hills (Doug Addison / Twitter)

Rain, Thunder, Lightning, Floods–and Rainbows

SAN DIEGO, CA — Torrential rainfall and flooding struck San Diego amidst thunder and lightning on Tuesday night leaving cars stranded and thousands without power. Several cars were left stuck and some floating in floodwaters off highway 94 on Federal Blvd.,

Mudslide (Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty)

Video: Flash Flood Terror on SR 58

Video of last week’s flash flood and mudslides north of Los Angeles shows the first hand account of several occupants inside a vehicle caught up in a sweeping flow of sludge on October 15.

Creative Commons

Snakes on a Beach Courtesy of El Niño

Deadly sea snakes showed up this week on a California beach for the first time in over thirty years thanks to warm El Niño waters. Ana Iker was walking down the Silver Strand beach in Oxnard on Thursday with her

AP Photo

UN: El Niño’s Gonna Rock

The El Niño currently forming in the Pacific Ocean could potentially be the strongest weather pattern of its kind since 1950, the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization (WMO) predicted Tuesday.

California ocean (Evan / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

Forget El Niño: ‘PDO’ Could Flood California

While climatologists keep an eye on what could be an historic El Niño on the West Coast this winter, another, less-well-known weather pattern currently developing in the Pacific Ocean could end California’s drought and then some–leaving the Golden State up to its ears in rainfall for up to a decade.