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Downpour stalls vehicles on Jefferson Boulevard

Downpour stalls vehicles on Jefferson Boulevard

Nov. 14, 1952: Vehicles stalled on Jefferson Boulevard, near the Hughes Aircraft plant, after a fast-moving storm hit Los Angeles.

The L.A. Times reported that only 0.63 of an inch of rain fell, but it all┬ácame “in one brief heavy downpour in the late morning.”

“The storm took on the aspects of a flash flood, pouring out of storm drains to engulf automobiles.”

The above image┬áby staffer Paul Calvert was The Times’ front-page lead photo for Nov. 15, 1952.

1 Comment

  1. April 11, 2012, 10:09 am

    Is global warming a new thing?Great photo!Look at the skyline…..!!!

    By: texmac62@yahoo.co.uk

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