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Northern Orange County was on alert Friday when the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning that included the possibility of a small tornado. According to the OC Register, a waterspout was sighted off the coast.
Earlier Friday, Southern California Edison reported power outages in Palos Verdes, Santa Monica, West Hollywood and Santa Clarita, and the LADWP said Friday afternoon via Twitter that about 5,000 of its 1.4 million customers were without electricity. Those outages were affecting Exposition Park, Gramercy Park, Westlake and Del Rey ,NBC LA reports.
So what does this mean for the "Play Me, I'm Yours" outdoor piano installation? Artists reportedly prepared for precipitation, and coated accordingly with a water sealant. Public art stops for no storm.
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An electrifying weather event (that struck a jet with lightning as it was leaving San Francisco Thursday night) is making a stopover in Southern California.
Some parts of the state will get the full wrath experience with lightning, hail, and gale-force winds on Friday, while others will see scattered showers and snow, according to the National Weather Service.
In Indio, where tens of thousands are gathering for the first of two weekends of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the temperature is expected to get low, and blow, thanks to some wind accompaniment.
Happy Friday the 13th, rockers.
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As another Monday repents for its wild and stormy weekend, thousands of blacked-out Southern California homes are left wondering what happened to their electricity.
The weekend storm -- that knocked down power lines, patted the mountains with snow, and turned traffic into a multi-lane Slip 'n Slide -- darkened 21,000 homes at its peak.
Downtown Los Angeles splashed through an inch of rain during the weekend downpour, and two to three inches were recorded in Santa Monica Mountains and coastal Malibu.
Southern California Edison reports approximately 2,000 homes are still powerless Monday morning. More than 4,000 San Diego customers lost electricity before Monday 1 a.m. but have since seen the utility restored.
As the storm blows out of town today, another inch or two of snow could be recorded in the mountains.