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FLLewis/ Media City G -- Umbrellas are out for the rainy weather in Burbank March 21, 2018

Stormy weather rolls through Burbank

Umbrellas came out as stormy weather rolled through Burbank today. The rain may be spotty this afternoon, but don’t let your guard down. The heaviest part of this spring storm is expected to pound the Southland tonight and much of tomorrow. Voluntary evacuations have been issued for some areas at risk in the Media City beginning at 8 p.m. tonight and running through 6 pm tomorrow. Go here for the list. Residents in those areas are advised that if they do not evacuate “… public safety services may not... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Hot weather wear on Olive Avenue in Burbank during heat wave September 1, 2017

Record breaking weather in Burbank as blistering heat wave continues

Record breaking weather in Burbank as blistering heat wave continues through Labor Day weekend. Yesterday in the Media City, the temperature soared to 108 shattering a record of 106 degrees on August 31 set back in 2007. The heat wave kicked off at the beginning of the week. The high today in B-town expected to hit triple-digits again. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning , which remains in effect until tomorrow, Saturday at 10 p.m.,  for many Southland areas including Burbank and the rest... Read More →

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Rock-a-Hula at Verdugo pool in Burbank tomorrow

The forecast is for sunny skies and warmer temperatures in Burbank today and tomorrow. That’s going to make the folks headed over to the Rock-a-Hula very happy. Yup, there will be some serious rocking and partying at the Verdugo Aquatic Facility 3201 West Verdugo Avenue on Thursday, September 15 . The event is designed for active seniors, 55 or older. There will be swimming, aqua fitness demonstrations, food, dancing, and a tribute to the King of Rock & Roll, Elvis. The pool party is free and runs from... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Cloudy skies over Disney Elementary 1220 West Orange Grove Ave. Burbank September 13, 2016

Tuesday morning rain and cloudy skies in Burbank

Cloudy skies and, yes, light rain, in Burbank today. Early, around 1 a.m., I heard raindrops gently tapping on the roof.  A welcome surprise. While out walking later at around 10 a.m., lots of clouds in the sky and drizzle — so heavy, I had to pop open my umbrella! Weather watchers say the chance of rain today, 20-percent with the possibility of isolated showers. The temperatures are cool, but pleasant. Mostly in the 60s — high could reach the 70s.

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- A couple and two four-legged friends take a stroll through the Rancho District in Burbank on Labor Day morning September 5, 2016

Labor Day stroll through a Burbank neighborhood

Clouds, sunshine, and mild temperatures on this Labor Day.  Not the rocking, sunny, sizzling hot Labor Day we have come to expect in Burbank and the rest of the Southland. Not really beach weather, but great for kicking back at home or taking a casual stroll through a Burbank neighborhood. The high today only in the mid-to-upper 70s. The patchy clouds and early morning fog expected to hang around for at least one more day.  Daytime temperatures expected to rise into the 80s and possibly the 90s during the rest... Read More →

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Another hot day in Burbank

Summer is back in full swing. Another hot day in Burbank. The temperature rose quickly this morning. Before 10 a.m. it was into the 80s. Some weather predictions are saying mid-to-upper 90s for the high in the Media City on this Monday. However, it feels like we’re headed for triple digits — so take precautions to stay cool.

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Burbank hits 111 before cooling trend kicks in

Burbank hits 111 before cooling trend kicks in. Yesterday,  was for a huge record breaker. The temperature blasted through the record of 106 set on that date, back in 2008, before noon. Like the rest of the Southland, the Media City continued to sizzle in the first major heat wave of the year. The Burbank temperature would peak at over 110 degrees on the first day of summer.   The high temperature at Burbank was 111. This broke old record of 106 in 2008, and tied the max... Read More →

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Burbank breaks another heat record on first day of summer

Burbank breaks another heat record on first day of summer. The temperature has been rising since sunrise in Burbank. Before 9 .a.m. it was in the 90s. An hour or so later, the Media City smashed another record with a temperature of 107, according to the National Weather Service. Yes, it will probably get even hotter before the sun sets! BUR reached 107F at 1019 am. Record was 106F set 2008. Temp still rising. Hydrate, find a cool spot, check on neighbors/pets. #LAheat#cawx — NWS Los... Read More →

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Burbank breaks 43 year-old heat record during heat wave

Burbank breaks 43 year-old heat record during heat wave. Yesterday, the thermometer kept rising in the Media City. When it hit 106 we thought that was going to be it. However, the temperature continue to climb until it hit a record 109, according to the National Weather Service. That breaks a record of 104 set on that day back in 1973. Records were broken in other Southland cities as well. Don’t turn off the A/C, the heat is not about to let up yet. Today is supposed to be... Read More →

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Stay cool on Father’s Day

  It’s not going to be easy to stay cool on Father’s Day. The Southland is going to sizzle today. The thermometer hit 80 before 9 a.m. in Burbank this morning. A good indicator it’s going to be scorcher. Weather watchers say the Media City will be one of many  SoCal places, which will fry in triple digits before the sun goes down. The heat wave will continue through Tuesday. Some relief predicted on Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning through Monday at... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Woman under umbrella in the rain scurried across the parking lot of the Lakeside Shopping Center in the 300 block of North Pass Avenue Burbank April 8, 2016

More cloudy skies and rain for the weekend

Burbank is getting a serious dose of April showers. It started last Thursday afternoon with showers steady enough to force many Burbankers to bring out the umbrellas and cold weather gear. Yesterday began with some cloudy threatening skies in the morning, which soon opened up to deliver rain off and on most of the day. Stormy weather is in the forecast through the weekend and into next week, with a chance of thunderstorms and heavy rain later today. We could get up to a half an inch of rain. The... Read More →

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More rain in the forecast for Burbank

At eight this morning, I was surprised to see the sun out. However, there are plenty of clouds in the sky and more rain in the forecast for Burbank. After a light rain overnight, weather watchers are predicting some spotty showers and gusty winds today, with heavier rain tonight, and through tomorrow. So don’t let a brief pause of sunshine fake you out. Take along an umbrella. That tricky El Niño could really deliver some decent rainfall over the next few days. The high... Read More →

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Sunny with cool and windy conditions in Burbank

After the weekend stormy weather, sunshine, cool temperatures and very windy conditions in Burbank. Today, the high reached only into the 50s. However, the winds are the news. Roaring through the Media City, the winds have downed trees, dumped tons of leaves and broken branches into yards and streets.These are cold winds that nip at your face. They’re blowing 20-to-30 mph with some gusts over 40 mph, according to some weather watchers. It will continue to be windy tonight with lows in 30s. Not much change... Read More →

Photo: FLLewis / Media city G -- Two workmen, without umbrellas, dashed through the intersection of West Olive Avenue and South Victory in Burbank January 5, 2016

Burbank pounded by winter storm Tuesday, more rain coming

Burbank and the rest of the Southland got pounded by a major storm yesterday and a second is expected to hammer us hard today. Meanwhile, more storms are lining up to roll through our area. Weather watchers say this is the first series of El Niño storms to hit Southern California this winter. We’ve been hoping for rain — now we’re getting it in a big way! Periods of rain predicted throughout the day, with thunderstorms and some heavy downpours at time. The Media City could get as much as... Read More →

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After blistering hot weekend, cooler temps on the way

A lot of record-breaking heat in Burbank over the past few days, but a cooling trend, ever so slight, is expected to kick in today. Yesterday, the temperature soared to 100 in B-town — tied the previous record set on October 11 in 1971.  Also, a record high temperature of 104 set in Burbank on Friday — broke an old record of 101 set in 1976. By 11 a.m. this morning, the temperature had jumped to 90 in the Media City. Weather watchers are predicting a high in... Read More →

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Triple digit heat in Burbank today

Summer-like temperatures returned with a vengeance today. At 2 p.m. it was 102 in the Media City. Some weather watchers are saying it could get even hotter — before the day is done. Temperatures are sizzling throughout the Southland. The National Weather Service says the heat and the drought conditions could mean trouble: “The combination of hot and dry weather… and gusty northeast winds will create heightened fire danger in the mountains and valleys of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties today.” Lows tonight in Burbank... Read More →

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New heat record in Burbank

A new heat record in Burbank. Yesterday the temperature shot up to 104 in the Media City, beating the old record of 103 set back on that date in 1943, according to the National Weather Service. The temperature in B-town today should be lower than the record breaker on Sunday, but it’s still hot. The high temperature expected to soar into the upper 80s perhaps even into the 90s. A slight chance of rain today, that grows to 30 percent tonight through Tuesday.

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Sizzling heat in Burbank today

Some serious sunshine in Burbank today. Along with a sizzling blast from the sun, weather watchers are saying the high will reach the upper 90s even possibly triple digits in the Media City. Also, some tropical moisture could bring a threat of rain through Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. So take precautions in the heat and be on the look out for those unexpected thunderstorms.

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A scorcher in Burbank

Wow! At noon today, the temperature hit 100 in Burbank and the mercury will probably climb even higher this afternoon. A Southland heat wave kicked off earlier in the week and it’s expected to peak today and tomorrow. The national weather service has issued an excessive heat warning until  8 p.m. tomorrow for Burbank and most of the Los Angeles region, except for coastal areas.  Take extra precautions with children and the elderly. Also, cranking up all those air conditioners will cause a surge in electrical... Read More →

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Sprinklers on during late-morning at David Starr Jordan Middle School in Burbank September 7, 2015

Call-out : A Burbank school waters on Monday in the heat

Outdoor watering restrictions are in effect in Burbank, but apparently at David Starr Jordan Middle School on South Mariposa Street they’re not following city rules. As I walked by the school campus at around 11 a.m. today, I noticed some sprinklers spraying steady streams of water on a lawn section dotted with some young trees.The temperature at the time was 80 and climbing on a hot Labor Day. This is wrong for a number of reasons. First, outdoor watering in the Media City has been restricted to two... Read More →

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Another hot one in Burbank today

Another hot one in Burbank today. High expected to be in the 90s again, but weather watchers say some relief is headed our way. Fog is expected to roll in tomorrow morning, kicking off a cooling trend. Meanwhile, we got to get through this sizzling Sunday in the Media City. Stay cool.

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