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Lack Of Rain Makes Desert Wildflower Super Blooms Unlikely This Year

Barring a miracle in the next six weeks, experts say there will be no desert wildflower “super bloom” this year. Less than one inch of rain has hit the desert floor in Borrego Springs since September. In contrast, by the end of February last year, the total was seven inches. Those six inches could translate into perhaps 500,000 fewer visitors to the desert this spring.

Colder Temperatures, Snow Headed For Southern California

A low-pressure system moving in from the north is expected to bring snow showers in the mountains and foothills of Los Angeles and Ventura counties along with the coldest temperatures in the region so far this winter season, forecasters said. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory beginning Sunday evening for snow, gusty winds and icy road conditions in mountain areas, including Interstate 5 near the Grapevine, Highway 14 through Soledad Canyon and Highway 33 above Ojai. The advisory will be in effect from 6 p.m. Sunday until 3 a.m. Tuesday.