December storms gave California a promising snowpack

December storms gave California a promising snowpack despite a slow start, state water authorities said Thursday after conducting measurements to determine how much vital runoff can be expected to flow into reservoirs this spring.

Southern California braces for strong storm, rain, snow on Christmas day

Southern California will catch a break on Tuesday from the weather, but a cold strong storm with the potential to drop up to 3 inches of rain in some parts of Los Angeles County and up to 2 feet of snow in the local mountains is forecast to slam the region on Christmas night.