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Sierra Snow Attracts Local Skiers, Despite Heavy Traffic

Feb 28, 2015
Sierra Snow Attracts Local Skiers, Despite Heavy Traffic

BOREAL — Skiers and snow boarders agree this may have been the best snow storm of the season. “This is probably the only snow we’re going to see for a while. This winter has been horrible,” said Joseph Allara. Some wore interesting outfits for the slopes. “I always wear bright clothes and a lion...

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Let it Snow!

Feb 27, 2015
Let it Snow!

Chief Meteorologist Kristina Werner has your forecast.

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Snowfall Hits the Sierra

Feb 27, 2015
Snowfall Hits the Sierra

DONNER PASS — It may be their first time in the snow, but these kids sure caught on quick, packing their little fists full of powder and chucking it at each other. That’s why most drivers stopped in the Sierra this afternoon to enjoy the snowfall with family before it made a mess of...

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Photographer Captures ‘Slush Wave’ in Nantucket

Feb 27, 2015
Photographer Captures ‘Slush Wave’ in Nantucket

NANTUCKET, Massachusetts- It’s been so cold in New England, that waves off Nantucket island have turned to slush. Photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh snapped the picture Feb. 20. “The high temp that day was around 19 degrees. The wind was howling from the southwest which would typically make rough or choppy conditions not so good for...

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Sierra Travelers Beware

Feb 26, 2015
Sierra Travelers Beware

Chief Meteorologist Kristina Werner has your forecast.

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Who’s to Blame for Country’s Ongoing Cold Freeze? Arrest Warrant for ‘Frozen’ Snow Queen

Feb 20, 2015
Who’s to Blame for Country’s Ongoing Cold Freeze? Arrest Warrant for ‘Frozen’ Snow Queen

HARLAN CITY, Kentucky (CNN) — Know who’s to blame for this nasty, bone-chilling cold? Elsa! That no-good Queen of Arrendale, with her “cold never bothered me anyway” mantra. Well, it bothers the cops in Harlan City, Kentucky. And they’ve put out an all points bulletin to arrest the Snow Queen from “Frozen.” “Suspect is...

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Squaw Cancels World Cup Skicross Due to Thin Snow

Feb 16, 2015
Squaw Cancels World Cup Skicross Due to Thin Snow

SQUAW VALLEY- Due to limited snow coverage, Squaw  Valley chose to cancel a World Cup skicross and snowboardcross event that was scheduled for March 4-8. The U.S Ski and Snowboard Association, the governing body of Olympic skiing and snowboarding, said in a written statement over the weekend, “Squaw Valley has just received more than two...

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VIDEO: Weather Channel Meteorologist Totally Loses It over Thundersnow

Feb 16, 2015
VIDEO: Weather Channel Meteorologist Totally Loses It over Thundersnow

PLYMOUTH, Massachusetts- Weather Channel personality Jim Cantore absolutely loves thundersnow. While doing a live shot from Massachusetts, which currently resembles the ice planet Hoth, Cantore repeatedly freaked out with glee every time lightning struck during Winter Storm Neptune. You may also remember Cantore from the time he kneed someone in the privates for running into...

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Storm Barely Makes Dent in Drought

Feb 9, 2015
Storm Barely Makes Dent in Drought

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA- The storm that brought nearly three inches of rain to Sacramento over the weekend was too warm to provide much drought relief, according to California’s Department of Water Resources (DWR). It did little to help the snowpack in the Sierra. Sacramento has now received a normal amount of rainfall for this point...

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Warmer Winter Leads to Early Bloom

Feb 9, 2015
Warmer Winter Leads to Early Bloom

LOOMIS- The unseasonably warm and dry January is impacting some growers. At the High Ranch Nursery in Loomis, growers are used to seeing empty branches in early February. Instead, some plants are blooming early. Lead salespersons Patty Roberts showed FOX40 plants that she’s surprised to see flowering. Roberts says fruit trees like the flowering...

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