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Flood Advisory: It Actually Does Rain in Southern California

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Albert Hammond lied! It actually does rain in Southern California — and sometimes so hard that the National Weather Service has to put out a flood advisory.

Until 4pm today, the NWS is warning residents of Los Angeles and Ventura County to watch out for rising waters. The heavy downpour was already flooding streets around the mid-city area (see the photos above).

As always, things are even dicier up in the hills. The city of Sierra Madre issued a green flag warning for its residents up in the hills. The NWS also issued a winter weather advisory for people in the hillsides until 9 p.m. at elevations of 5000 to 5500 feet. Snow levels could drop as low as 4,500 feet tonight.


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