Woodland Hills is seen from the top of Topanga Overlook off Topanga Canyon Boulevard. The hilly, prosperous San Fernando Valley suburb has taken more than its share of weather pain.(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)
Woodland Hills is seen from the top of Topanga Overlook off Topanga Canyon Boulevard. The hilly, prosperous San Fernando Valley suburb has taken more than its share of weather pain.(Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

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Daniel Swain for Los Angeles Times — Woodland Hills reels from record-setting heat and rainfall as extreme weather takes toll

UCLA climate scientist Daniel Swain discusses the influence of climate change on weather extremes for LA Times, exploring how it creates hydroclimate whiplash. “We don’t have to go very far back in time to see we had one of the driest seasons on record recently,” Swain said. “But then last year was really wet, and this year was super wet. So we’re experiencing extreme drought and now we’ve experienced extreme precipitation in the last decade.”