Laura Skirde


Laura Skirde

Laura Skirde

Twitter: @lauraskirdewx

Laura Skirde is the morning meteorologist and co-anchor for the CBS13 news from 5-7 AM. You can also catch her forecasts on Good Day Sacramento and the CBS13 news at Noon.

A fan of warm climates, Laura came to Sacramento in July of 2009, after forecasting everything from supercell thunderstorms to landfalling hurricanes in Austin, Texas. She began her career in weather and news at stations in Peoria, Illinois and Casper, Wyoming. Laura has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and received her meteorology certification from Mississippi State University. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society and has been awarded its Seal of Approval.

Laura was born in New York and grew up in Colorado. She’s an avid sports fan and when she’s not watching the skies, you’ll find her watching her beloved Denver Broncos and CU Buffs. Laura enjoys spending as much time outdoors as possible, especially golfing (well over par) and running the many beautiful trails the valley has to offer. She has completed the Austin, San Francisco and California International marathons, and hopes to train for more in the future.

Sparking an interest in science and meteorology among young people is something Laura is passionate about. Each week you’ll find her out at area schools, talking to students as part of her Weather School program. Students learn about Northern California weather, and have the opportunity to have their questions answered on the air each week on CBS13 in the morning and on

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Getting Answers: Laura Skirde

1) iPhone or Android? iPhone

2) What’s your favorite app? Quesadillas – just kidding! Shazam

3) What’s your favorite thing about working in news? There’s something new and exciting happening every day

4) What’s your favorite book? Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

5) What’s your favorite TV show? Right now, Mad Men and Downtown Abbey… always changes

6) Who is your favorite band? Muse, Metric, OK Go

7) What’s your favorite concert you’ve ever been to? Ringing in Y2K with Neil Diamond on 12/31/99 – oh yeah!

8) What’s the one thing about you that would surprise us? In college, I had my nose pierced

9) What’s your favorite quote? I have two: “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” Eliot  “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt

10) If you were stranded on a desert island, and had the chance to take just one item with you, what would it be? My Nook, with endless power supply and downloaded books

11) What do you do for exercise? Running – always outside! No treadmills

12) What food could you not live without? Being a vegetarian – black beans

13) What’s your favorite Northern California attraction? Wineries!

14) At what age did you decide you were interested in news? 3rd or 4th grade, and never looked back!

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Quiet Tuesday, Wet Weather To Return Wednesday Evening

A couple of rounds of wet weather is ahead. But, Tuesday will be a quiet, pleasant day.



Clear Morning Commute; Rain On The Way Wednesday

First batch of storms to hit Wednesday


Extended Fog On The Forecast

Fog Clouds Morning Commute; Northern End Of Our Region Could Get Rain Today

There is dense fog in Stockton and Modesto this morning where visibility was less than a quarter of a mile.


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Much-Needed Snow And Rain Comes To Northern California

Drought-stricken California is getting some help from the weather, although forecasters say the rain and snow will not be enough to make up for one of the driest rainy seasons so far.


High pressure

Stubborn High Pressure Ridge Leave California Unusually Parched In Drought

A powerful ridge of high pressure parked over Northern California has been responsible for a record 52 days of no rain in Sacramento.



Rain On The Way: How Much And When?

Yes, it’s all about the waiting this morning. Showers won’t be entering our area from the north until about noon today, with the heaviest valley/foothills rain and Sierra snow still expected to fall overnight tonight into Thursday morning.


dry weather record

Sacramento On Track To Break Dry Weather Record

Not only are record high temperatures around 70 degrees likely across the Bay area and valley Wednesday, but the countdown is on for another major record to fall — consecutive days of no rain during the rainy season.


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Forecast: Chance Of Valley Rain Saturday

Saturday holds the best chance of much-needed rain falling in the Sacramento area. Unlike Wednesday, our morning was fog free, due to clouds in the upper levels of the atmosphere that kept temperatures a little […]


Cold Weather 12-4-13

Hard Freeze Warning In Effect As Temperatures Severely Drop

A Hard Freeze Warning goes into effect Wednesday night as temperatures drop well below freezing.


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Cloudy, Cool Weather Expected For Thanksgiving Holiday

Whether by plane, train or automobile — travel weather over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend is looking good across Northern California.


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Storm Continues To Dump Rain, Snow Across Region

Storm totals as of 4 AM Wed: Valley rain (north-Yuba City, Oroville): 1-1.5” Valley rain (Sac area): .50-.75” Valley rain (Stockton area): .30” Foothills rain: .75 – 1” Sierra snow: 3”+ (above 6500’) Today: Additional […]


Thursday Wind Gusts

Advisory Issued As Winds Pick Up; Temperatures Drop

Wild winds are expected to be whipping across the valley throughout Thursday and Friday.