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Storms Bring Rain, Snow To Parched California

Drenching storms moving across Northern California on Saturday were helping the state catch up on normal rainfall totals for the year, but forecasters stressed that one rainy weekend would barely move the needle on California’s three-year drought.



Coming Storms Could Wallop Parts Of Northern California

A series of storms heading toward Northern California could bring more rain to parts of the region in one weekend than they have seen so far this season.


A double rainbow spotted in Lake Tahoe after storms rolled through Saturday. (Photo by Nico Saboonchi)

Storms Raise Hope For Relief From California’s Drought

Hours of steady rain Saturday from northern California’s third winter storm in a week raised hopes that the state was moving out of its driest three years in history – while still deeply locked in drought.



Clouds May Block Partial Solar Eclipse In Northern California

Clouds will likely put a damper on the view of Thursday afternoon’s partial solar eclipse.


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Fall Heat Wave Building On California Coast

Rising temperatures, falling humidity levels and Santa Ana winds are elevating fire danger in bone-dry Southern California, and forecasters say the building fall heat wave will push temperatures well above normal from San Diego to San Francisco.


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Glenn County Tornado Rated An EF1

The National Weather Service has rated the tornado that touched down in Glenn County Wednesday as an EF1.


Photo taken by Mark Ristineins of Oroville.

NWS: Storms Bringing Possibility Of Tornadoes To NorCal

The National Weather Service is asking tornado spotters to be on the lookout for weak funnel clouds that could be hitting the northern part of the Sacramento Valley Wednesday.


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VIDEO: Tornado Touches Down In Rural Yolo County

The National Weather Service has given Friday’s tornado spotted near Woodland an EF0 rating.


The rain-swollen San Gabriel River brushes against a bridge in Los Angeles County. (Getty Images)

Storm Brings Short-Term Flooding But No Long-Term Drought Relief

Rain from Southern California storm not enough to ease the state’s drought.


2013 was a record dry year for many communities in California. (Getty Images)

California marks 2013 as historically dry year

Sacramento ended 2013 14 inches below average rainfall.


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Water Restrictions Coming As Folsom Lake Levels Projected To Set Record

Folsom tells homeowners to turn off sprinklers as Folsom Lake was at 367 feet on Monday, or 21 percent of capacity and 43 percent of normal for this time of the year.


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Hypothermia Kills 4 In Bay Area Cold Snap

Three of the victims died at homeless encampments in San Jose, while a fourth died in a garage “with the door opened.”