Archive for the Weather Category

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Wednesday April 30 2014

City Closes Mountain Recreation Areas, Cites Fire Danger

Press Release posted 4/30/14 - Due to the Red Flag conditions and high fire danger City Officials along with the Department of Forestry have decided to keep the local mountain recreation areas closed until Friday for the public’s safety. Santa Anita Canyon Road, Chantry Flats, Bailey Canyon Park, and Mount Wilson Trail will remain closed until [...]

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Monday May 20 2013

Oklahoma Tornado Update, Here’s How You Can Help, + Connection Site Online

Posted 5/20/13 – If you are looking for a friend or family member in Oklahoma, you may find some help at www.SafeAndWell.org.  Of course, they will have to have been able to access a computer or contact someone who has access, but it’s a place to start. The Red Cross is accepting monetary donations via [...]

Thursday May 02 2013

SGV on Red Flag Fire Alert Warning

Press Release from National Weather Service posted 5/2/13 - Special Weather Statement for Los Angeles County, San Gabriel Valley, CA  Issued by The National Weather Service Los Angeles, CA 5:08 am PDT, Wed., May. 1, 2013 … OFFSHORE WINDS WITH VERY WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS FOR INTERIOR SOUTHWEST CALIFORNIA TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY… … ELEVATED FIRE DANGER [...]

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Wednesday December 19 2012

More Than 150 Homes Still Without Power – Update Edison Shows No Outages

Updated 6:55am, 12/19/12 – As of right now, there are no outages shown in Sierra Madre on the SCE website. Posted 5:30am, 12/19/12 – The SCE website, last updated at 3:21am, still shows 153 customers without power, but the good news is that the estimated time for power to be restored has been moved up [...]

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Tuesday December 18 2012

Winds Knock Out Power in Parts of the City – Updated

Update 10:30 – Edison has removed the larger of the two outages from their outage website, I can only assume that the 494 now have power again.  The other outage has been reduced to 161 impacted customers, and the status has changed to “we are in the process of completing repairs.” Updated 9:30 – Pretty [...]

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Saturday September 29 2012

Tips to Beat the Heat

Posted 8/10/12, updated and reposted 9/29/12 – With temperatures expected to be in the triple digits beginning tomorrow, Sunday, and remaining there for several days, the City of Sierra Madre offers the following tips on beating the heat: Tips for Staying Cool With triple-digit temperatures registering across Southern California this week, the County of Los [...]

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Wednesday August 15 2012

CAL FIRE Issues Statewide Burn Ban

Press Release posted 8/15/12 - Dry Conditions and Increased Fire Activity Lead to Burning Suspension Sacramento-California’s increased fire activity, coupled with the current weather forecast for continued heightened fire danger, has prompted CAL FIRE to suspend all burning permits and open fire within the State Responsibility Area of California. The Burn Ban suspends all residential burn [...]

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Wednesday August 15 2012

California Statewide Fire Summary, Wednesday Aug. 15

California Statewide Fire Summary, Wednesday Aug. 15

Press Release from California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection at 9:47am, posted 8/15/22 – Nearly a dozen wildfires continue to burn across California and more than 8,000 firefighters are on the frontlines battling these fires. Above average temperatures coupled with extremely dry conditions are causing fires to burn very actively. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms [...]

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Tuesday December 20 2011

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to California Residents and Businesses Affected by the Los Angeles High Winds

Sacramento, CA – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to California residents and business owners affected by the Los Angeles County High Winds from November 30 through December 4, 2011, announced U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Karen G. Mills. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following a December 13 [...]

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Thursday December 15 2011

Sierra Madre Windstorm Information- Update # 14 – New Winds Expected Tonight

Issued 12/14/11, Posted 12/15/11 - The City of Sierra Madre would like to make residents, businesses, and visitors aware of the latest National Weather Forecast for increasing winds beginning tomorrow (Thursday) evening and continuing into Friday.  Winds are forecast to reach between 15 and 25mph, with gusts up to 30mph. Residents are urged to be very [...]

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Tuesday December 13 2011

Sierra Madre Windstorm Information – Update #13

The City is now in recovery mode as it works to clear all streets, identify and remove potential hazards, and inventory losses. We will continue to provide any specific and important information to our residents, businesses, and visitors as necessary. All residents are urged to report private property damage from the severe windstorm event to [...]

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Tuesday December 13 2011

Sierra Madre Windstorm Information – Info from Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office

Posted 12/13/11 – The City of Sierra Madre would like to relay some important information from the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office that may affect residents of Sierra Madre that have suffered wind damage to their property.  Los Angeles County Assessor John R. Noquez urges property owners who may have been affected by the recent high [...]

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Monday December 12 2011

Sierra Madre Damage Inspected by State Officials, Gov. Declares State of Emergency for SM

Sierra Madre Damage Inspected by State Officials, Gov. Declares State of Emergency for SM

Originally posted 12/9/11, Updated 12/12/11 Follow-up update to story below: Assemblyman Anthony Portantino posted the following on his Facebook page Saturday, the day after we ran into him heading out to inspect wind damage in Sierra Madre…”Great News for cities in the San Gabriel Valley. The wind damage tour made a difference. One day after [...]

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Sunday December 11 2011

City Issues Green Flag Alert

Posted 3:07pm, 12/11/11 – The City of Sierra Madre has issued a Green Flag Alert for mudslides and debris flows in the hillside communities. The National Weather Service is forecasting an 80-90% chance of precipitation for this evening and tomorrow. A Green Flag Alert is issued when there is an 80% chance or more of [...]

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Thursday December 08 2011

Kiwanis To Host Emergency Response Forum

Posted 12/8/11 – On Tuesday, Dec. 13, The Kiwanis Club of Sierra Madre will host a public forum to discuss the emergency response to the recent windstorm. The forum will concentrate on ways to improve emergency procedures and be better prepared for the next disaster. The event will include a panel of representatives from City [...]

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Wednesday December 07 2011

Latest Wind Update from City

Sierra Madre, CA. December 7, 2011 – Sierra Madre Windstorm Information – Update #12 The City is now in recovery mode as it works to clear all streets, identify and remove potential hazards, and inventory losses. This is the final anticipated update that includes general information for the upcoming recovery efforts. We will continue to [...]

Wednesday December 07 2011

Letter to Editor re: Sierra Madre CERT Continues to Urge Residents to Prepare

Posted 12/7/11 – In light of the recent wind storm, many of us now realize how very vulnerable we all are in our usually calm Sierra Madre. Trees came down causing structural damage and a full electrical outage for up to 5 days in some areas. Residents were diligent about taking their kids and elderly [...]

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Monday December 05 2011

City Update, Debris Pickup Extended, SCE Distribution Till 4 Today

Sierra Madre, CA. December 5, 2011 – As the City moves into a recovery mode following last week’s windstorms, we would like to provide some important information to our residents, businesses, and visitors.Southern California Edison has managed to return power to most sections of the City. Edison has indicated that they expect 99.9% of all [...]

Saturday December 03 2011

High Winds May Be Back!

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Advisory for the Los Angeles Mountains.  Mt. Wilson area is included in the advisory.  Folks, if you have to go out walking, please remember that there are a lot of branches that are broken in the trees, and a lot of potential flying objects that got [...]

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Saturday December 03 2011

Update from the City

Posted on the City’s Facebook page about an hour ago (5:10pm). Sierra Madre, CA. December 3, 2011 – Sierra Madre Windstorm Information – Update #9 With the recent windstorm, the City of Sierra Madre has experienced many uprooted trees, snapped branches, and tree debris throughout the City. City crews and contractors have been working to [...]

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Saturday December 03 2011

Why Does It Take So Long to Get Power Back Up?

At 4:56 pm, I was at City Hall posting a story about the Garden Club when I got a text from my son that the power was back on at my house.  At about 5:01, I heard sirens leaving the fire station next door. A minute later, a city staffer who knows where I live [...]

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Saturday December 03 2011

Post Windstorm Photo Gallery

Post Windstorm Photo Gallery

Spent much of Thursday morning walking around Sierra Madre taking pictures (sorry, North side and canyons, since I was on foot I didn’t make it your way). But I did manage to get some pretty dramatic footage of what was happening in town. Frustrated that I couldn’t put it up on the site, I did [...]

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Saturday December 03 2011

Video of Emergency City Council Meeting Thursday at Noon Declaring State of Emergency

If you follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook, you saw that even when the website was down, we were doing what we could to keep people informed.  Here’s a video of the emergency City Council meeting on Thursday at noon that declared a State of Emergency (affirming action already taken at 6:30 [...]

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Saturday December 03 2011

Businesses Are Opening Downtown

As power has been restored, stores and shops in the downtown business district are reopening to serve your needs (and your wants). While stores such as the Bottle Shop and Bean Town had generators on hand and were able to re-open on Thursday morning, others have taken a little longer. Arnolds Hardware opened Thursday afternoon, [...]

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Saturday December 03 2011

We’re BACK! Post Wind Updates

Posted 12/3/11 – Our apologies to our faithful readers for being gone during this crisis.  I made the decision years ago to host locally, rather than with a corporate host.  Up till now, it’s worked great.  Unfortunately, when the power went down, my local host discovered his generator didn’t function, and it was too late [...]

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Wednesday November 30 2011

Batten Down The Hatches

Batten Down The Hatches

Predictions of high wind for the next couple days.  Here’s what www.Wunderground.com is saying in its forecast for Sierra Madre: High Wind Warning, LA County and San Gabriel Valley as of 9am 11/30/11 … High Wind Warning remains in effect from midnight tonight to noon PST Friday… * winds… northeast 35 to 50 mph with [...]

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Sunday November 20 2011

City Issues Green Flag Warning

Posted 9am, 11/20/11 – The City of Sierra Madre has issued a Green Flag Alert at 8:35am this mo rning for mudslides and debris flows in the hillside communities. The National Weather Service is forecasting an 80-100% chance of precipitation for today and this evening (11/20/2011). A Green Flag Alert is issued when there is [...]

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Thursday November 03 2011

City Issues Green Flag Alert

Posted 11/4/11, 5:25 pm – The City of Sierra Madre has issued (at 3:26pm) a Green Flag Alert for mudslides and debris flows in the hillside communities. The National Weather Service is forecasting an 80% chance of precipitation beginning on Friday (11/4/2011). A Green Flag Alert is issued when there is an 80% chance or [...]

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Tuesday October 04 2011

City Issues Green Flag Alert

Posted 10/4/11, 5:33pm – City Issues Green Flag Alert, 10/4/2011, 5:00 pm The City of Sierra Madre has issued a Green Flag Alert for mudslides and debris flows in the hillside communities. The National Weather Service is forecasting 100% chance of precipitation beginning on Wednesday (10/5/2011). A Green Flag Alert is issued when there is [...]

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Wednesday March 23 2011

City Back on Green Flag Alert

The City has issued a Green Flag alert, which is done when there is a prediction of 80% – 100% chance of precipitation.

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Saturday February 26 2011

“Sierra Madre Blizzard Watch 2011″

Doncha hate when the local news channels go all freaky over a little rain?  “”Stormwatch 2011″ when it’s just drizzling.  Seriously doubt we will get snow tonight, but we did get a little hail this morning, around 9am, so the News Net was on “Blizzard Watch.”  Shot some video, thought I’d post it for those [...]

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