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Storm to bring rain, snow to Auburn, Sierra
Tuesday Apr 07 2015
Rain today in the foothills and as much as 24 inches of snow in higher points of the Sierra won’t be near enough to ease drought and water supply concerns, a Nevada Irrigatio ...
Rain creates heightened Auburn crash conditions
Thursday Nov 20 2014
Rain is back in the Auburn forecast, creating slick roads and challenges for drivers on winding, narrow stretches of blacktop. While the rain was far from heavy during the day in ...
Placer, El Dorado’s King Fire could linger for weeks if no rain
Tuesday Oct 07 2014
With containment expected Wednesday, it could be weeks before the 98,000-acre King Fire in Placer and El Dorado counties is considered completely extinguished. “The fire is ...
Auburn’s King Fire-caused smoke to be washed away?
Thursday Sep 25 2014
Cool, cleansing rain was in the forecast for the parched Auburn-area foothills as portions of Placer County suffered through another smoke-filled morning Wednesday. The thick, acr ...
Low snowpack levels mean tough summer for farmers
Tuesday Apr 08 2014
Recent storms may have helped the Sierra foothills regain that bright green hue, but members of the Placer County agricultural community say they’re still bracing for a rough ...
PG&E ups predictions on Placer County water deliveries
Thursday Mar 06 2014
Pacific Gas & Electric is providing another round of good news for Placer County water users. Recent storms have led the San Francisco-based corporation to upwardly revise pro ...
The grass is finally getting greener on the other side of the fence
Tuesday Mar 04 2014
Thanks to February’s rainfall, the rolling hills of Auburn are finally starting to turn an emerald green, signaling the return of fresh grass and grazing opportunities for lo ...
Storm rains 8 inches on Auburn but drought still on
Tuesday Feb 11 2014
The Auburn area experienced the first major rainstorm of the season over the weekend, with just over 8 inches falling from Thursday to Monday. Sunday represented the peak of a sto ...
Snow expectations in Sierra bolster hopes for midwinter water storage turnaround
Thursday Jan 30 2014
Rain was falling Wednesday in Auburn, and snow by the foot was expected in the upper elevations of the Sierra. But the return to wintry weather after nearly two months of mild te ...
Hope, fear guide new Nevada Irrigation District drought cutbacks
Friday Jan 24 2014
With a hint of hope but a weather eye on the bare slopes of the Sierra, the Nevada Irrigation District is ramping up water conservation measures even further. Dealing with conditi ...
Cal Fire starts hiring process of 125 seasonal firefighters
Thursday Jan 23 2014
Cal Fire will hire an additional 125 seasonal firefighters in Northern California to add to the organization’s permanent staff in preparation for what is predicted to be an u ...
Mandarin growers move to save crop from freeze
Thursday Dec 05 2013
A cold snap has mandarin growers in the foothills of Placer County looting closets for sheet and cranking up irrigation systems to protect orchards and the tangy treats han ...
Lightning is the greatest danger to anglers
Monday Jul 15 2013
The National Weather Service falls under the purview of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and recently issued a finding that fishermen and boaters are the most &l ...
Tornado warning lifted for Placer County
Monday Oct 22 2012
The tornado warning in effect throughout the evening in Placer County has expired, according to the National Weather Service. The warning was for western Placer County (inclu ...
Storm to bring much-needed snow, rain
Monday Feb 27 2012
February brought a generous share of sunny days and mild temperatures but it’s leaving with a smacking reminder that there’s still another month of winter in store. A system th ...
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