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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 came “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 by 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…..!!!


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