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Kirk Hawkins


Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Kirk:

Inland Empire evacuations orders lifted after storm system hits Southern California

Evacuation orders for parts of the the Inland Empire have been lifted after a storm cell made its way through the Southland Saturday and into Sunday. Some residents in Yucaipa were placed under evacuation orders due to potential mud and debris flows, though those orders were downgraded to warnings Sunday evening and the shelter at […] → Read More

Thursday forecast: Mostly sunny skies with poor air quality inland

Look for mostly sunny skies Thursday with a chance of some inland thunderstorms. Air quality is expected to be unhealthy inland but better conditions can be found near the coast. A high pressure ridge that has kept our afternoons warm is expected to begin moving away from the region. That means temperatures are likely to cool down a few degrees for the weekend. → Read More

Wednesday forecast: Sunny and warm with high surf

Look for warm and clear skies to continue as high pressure remains over the region Wednesday. Air quality is expected to remain mostly in the good to moderate range with some inland areas still unhealthy for sensitive groups. Along the coast, a high surf advisory is in place through Thursday at 11 a.m. Slightly cooler temperatures are expected to return Saturday and Sunday. → Read More

Thursday forecast: Sunny and warm

Look for continued hot and sunny conditions Thursday. Air quality is expected to remain on the poor side as well with unhealthy conditions in many inland locations. High pressure will to break down over the next few days bringing us cooler temperatures for the weekend. Another big warming trend is forecast for the middle of next week. → Read More

Heat wave brings warnings, advisories and dangerous fire conditions to SoCal

A heat wave griping Southern California Thursday is bringing warnings and advisories as well as elevated fire danger to the region. The extended period of hot and dry weather will affect interior areas of Southwest California through Saturday, according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures across the region will range from the 90s to the […] → Read More

Monday forecast: Mild temperatures and gusty winds

Look for mild temperatures and gusty winds for Memorial Day Monday. Wind advisories are in place for parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Air quality is expected to remain mostly in the good to moderate range. Some inland locations will be unhealthy for sensitive groups. Cooler temperatures will give way to a warming trend when high pressure builds midweek. → Read More

Friday forecast: Mostly clear with near normal temps

Look for mostly clear skies with temperatures right around average Friday. Air quality is expected to be in the good to moderate range for most locations. Forecasters are calling for a chance of light drizzle Saturday morning. However, sunny skies and average temperatures return by Sunday. → Read More

Thursday forecast: Mostly clear skies and warm temperatures

Look for mostly clear skies and warm temperatures Thursday. Air quality will remain mostly in the good to moderate range across Southern California. A chance of showers is expected to arrive over the weekend, with rain most likely to come overnight Saturday into Sunday. Look for warm temperatures to return next week, with a high downtown reaching near 90 degrees on Tuesday. → Read More

Friday forecast: Much needed rain soaks the Southland, more on the way

Look for wet weather to continue across the Southland as the first in a series of storms moves out of the region Friday. The storm brought a good amount of rain, including 4.80 inches in Ojai, 3.54 inches in Porter Ranch and 2.53 inches in Bel Air over the past few days. Another weather system […] → Read More

Tuesday forecast: Above average temperatures and sunshine

Look for above average temperatures and lots of sunshine Tuesday. The warm weather is expected to continue through Wednesday, before a slight cooldown heading into the weekend. Air quality is expected to remain mostly in the good to moderate range. Forecasters are calling for a chance of rain next week. Surf forecast for L.A. County […] → Read More

SoCal’s 1st major storm of the season drenches region; flood advisory issued in L.A. County

The first major storm of the season brought widespread to the drought-stricken Southland Monday, bringing widespread showers, gusty winds and a chance of mudslides. Moderate to heavy rain began falling in Los Angeles County after noon, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a flood advisory. Forecasters warned of likely roadway flooding, as well as […] → Read More

Friday forecast: Rain and cool temperatures arrive

Look for morning showers and cool temperatures around Southern California Friday. Afternoon highs are expected to remain mostly in the upper 60s and low 70s. The heaviest rain is likely to fall in the morning, with showers tapering off by Friday afternoon. Look for sunny skies and warmer temperatures to return Saturday and Sunday. Surf […] → Read More

Thursday forecast: Cloudy skies with chance of overnight showers

Look for cloudy skies Thursday with some scattered drizzle as a low pressure system brings cooler conditions to Southern California. Tempertures are expected to remain below average the next couple of days as a fall storm moves over the region. Showers are likely to be widespread by about 9 a.m. Friday. Most areas can expect […] → Read More

Thursday forecast: Heat advisories in place; chance of inland thunderstorms

Look for a chance of thunderstorms in our local mountains and deserts Thursday. A high pressure ridge is expected to bring above average temperatures to most parts of Southern California through the weekend. A head advisory is in place until Thursday night for some inland areas. Air quality remain unhealthy inland with good to moderate […] → Read More

Friday forecast: Hot temperatures through the weekend

Look for hot afternoon temperatures to continue through the weekend. High pressure to our east will bring triple-digit highs to many inland locations. Heat advisories and warnings are in place until Sunday night. California’s numerous wildfires are bringing unhealthy, and even very unhealthy, air quality to parts of Southern California this weekend as well. Cooler […] → Read More

Monday forecast: Comfortable ahead of midweek warming trend

Look for another comfortable day Monday before things begin to heat up again midweek. A building ridge of high pressure will have afternoon temperatures about 5 degrees above normal a few days from now. Meanwhile, air quality is already beginning to get worse. Moderate conditions can be found in most areas Monday, including many coastal […] → Read More

Friday forecast: Clear and cool with dangerous beach conditions

Look for cool conditions to continue on Friday and through the weekend thanks to a lingering trough of low pressure to our east. Air quality will remain mostly good to moderate around the Southland. Warmer temperatures are expected to return sometime next week. Beach hazards remain in place due to strong rip currents, especially along […] → Read More

Wednesday forecast: Cooler temperatures plus a chance of light showers

Look for cooler temperatures Wednesday with a chance of light showers, especially near the foothills. A low pressure system is expected to bring afternoon highs down by 10 to 20 degrees. A wind advisory is in place for some High Desert areas until 9 p.m. Wednesday. The cooler weather is also leading to better air […] → Read More

Monday forecast: Hot and sunny; cooler conditions expected Tuesday

Look for high pressure to bring us one more day of hot afternoon temperatures, with some inland locations reaching triple digits. An onshore flow returns later this evening, bringing cooler conditions Tuesday and continuing through midweek. Air quality remains good to moderate near the coast, with conditions getting worse further inland. Surf forecast for L.A. […] → Read More

Monday forecast: Thunderstorms prompt flash flood watches, warnings

Look for a continuing chance of thunderstorms throughout the day Monday. The stormy weather has prompted the National Weather Service to issue flash flood watches and warnings for parts of the region. A chance of rain will continue overnight and into Tuesday morning before dry weather returns for the rest of the week. Surf forecast […] → Read More