Weird Weather: Wet Wednesday Offers Break Between 100-Plus Degree Days In Sacramento

It’s not the sight we’re used to seeing during the summer in Sacramento—people carrying umbrellas and avoiding soaked outdoor seating.


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Cal Fire Crews, Meteorologists Team Up To Track Thousands Of Lightning Strikes

With thousands of lightning strikes over the course of two days from this recent storm, fire crews have their eyes on the skies looking for fires.


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First Day Of 100-Degree Temperatures In Sacramento Keeps Air Conditioner Repairmen Busy

In Carol Davis’ Elk Grove home, she’s overheating with an air conditioner that’s blowing hot air. She had trouble sleeping the night before when her air conditioner suddenly went out.


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Water Experts Calling For Changes Of How State Deals With Drought

Water experts are urging the state to re-think how it deals with the drought by laying out a series of challenges.


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Worldwide Regional Leaders Join Gov. Brown In Signing Climate Change Pact

California Gov. Jerry Brown and leaders from 11 other states and provinces are signing a pact on climate change that vows to reduce carbon emissions.


NOAA imagery showing the El Nino advisory. (Credit: NOAA)

El Niño Finally Arrives, But Little Impact On California Expected

A long anticipated El Nino has finally arrived. But for drought-struck California, it’s too little, too late, meteorologists say.


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America The Beautiful (And Freezing)

Many parts of the U.S. have already broken records for snowfall and below zero temperatures while other parts have seen unseasonably warm temperatures.



Dense Fog Advisory In Effect For Valley

Officials have issued a dense fog advisory through most of the morning Thursday.


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Is Climate Change Behind The Northeast’s Extreme Winter Storms?

As a nor’easter prepares to pummel the Northeast, environmentalists have turned to climate change to explain this season’s storms.



Flying Into A Storm To Figure Out The Drought

It’s the calm before the storm. But as we prepare for more of pounding rain, scientists are revving up their engines at Sacramento’s McClellan Park to fly directly into the thick of it.


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Thunder, Lightning Signals Arrival Of Storm; Power Outages Reported

The bulk of 2015’s first major storm will hit just after the Friday morning commute.


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First Significant Storm Of 2015 Set To Roll Through Sacramento Region This Weekend

Storms will roll through starting later Thursday night. The peak of the first wave of the storm is expected to roll through during rush hour in Sacramento, between 4 and 6 p.m. Winds in the valley are expected to come from the south at 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.