Jim Castillo
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Jim Castillo was a meteorologist on the KTLA 5 News. He left the station in July 2015.


Recent Articles
  • Frost Advisory Issued for Parts of L.A., Ventura Counties Amid Ongoing Cold Snap

    A frost advisory was issued Sunday for parts of Los Angeles and Ventura counties, the National Weather Service said, amid an ongoing cold snap in Southern California. The advisory is scheduled for late Sunday evening and into Monday morning. Temperatures are expected drop to between 33 and 35 degrees for more than two hours overnight in the Santa Monica Mountains, the Los Angeles and Ventura valleys, and along the Central Coast, the weather service said. A cold air mass will […]

  • Rain Causes Debris, Rockslides to Close Nearly 10 Miles of PCH in Ventura County

    Multiple vehicles became trapped and about 10 miles of the Pacific Coast Highway in Ventura County was closed due to a rockslide Sunday – the first day of a storm expected to bring heavy rainfall to Southern California. Debris on the coastal roadway ranged from a few inches to over a foot high between Las Posas Road and Yerba Buena Road (map), according to officials. The closure was expected to last until at least Monday, the California Department of Transportation tweeted. The debris […]

  • Thursday Forecast: Near-Record High Temps on Thanksgiving

    Jim Castillo has the Southern California forecast on Nov. 27, 2014.

  • Heavy Rainfall Brings Mudslides and Hail to San Gabriel Valley

    Glendora residents were asked to assess their homes after at least one local house and car were damaged by mud during heavy rainfall that brought hail elsewhere in the San Gabriel Valley Friday morning. The mudslide left a huge mess in a San Gabriel Mountain foothill neighborhood within the area still recovering from the nearly 2,000-acre Colby Fire, which occurred in January. “Those hills just unloaded mud like crazy,” said Arthur Ludwick, president of the Easley Estates homeowners association. Homeowners were drawn the […]

  • 10 Dead in Western New York Storm; NFL’s Buffalo Bills Game Moved to Detroit

    Harlem Street in the Buffalo suburb of West Seneca offers a glimpse of life under the deadly and monumental western New York snowstorm. The extreme weather has claimed at least 10 lives — its latest victims two people with mental health issues who died of apparent exposure overnight, Dr. Gale R. Burstein, Erie County health commissioner, said Thursday. And the storm forced the NFL to announce that Sunday’s game between Buffalo and the New York Jets, scheduled to be played […]

  • Top Scientists Deliver More Bad News About California’s Historic Drought

    Jim Castillo reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.

  • Rosetta Mission: History Made as Philae Probe Successfully Lands on Comet’s Surface

    The comet probe Philae may have bounced when it landed, the European Space Agency (ESA) said Wednesday. It is the first time a soft landing has been achieved on a comet — but there was a hitch. Comet 67P has a very weak gravity, so anchoring harpoons were designed to shoot into the comet to fix the spacecraft to the surface. They failed to fire and Philae is not firmly secure, ESA says. Philae lander manager Stephan Ulamec said the […]

  • ‘Make a Wish’ Foundation Helps Boy Realize Dream of Making His Own Movie

    Jim Castillo reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.

  • Surviving Disaster: Expert Offers Tips for Surviving Flash Flood, Mudslide

    Flooding and flash floods are very real threats. Jim Castillo has tips on surviving the fury of floods. This segment aired on the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. Related links: www.resqme.com| www.aadlenbros.com | www.junkcarswanted.com