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Drought Brings Golf to Lake Tahoe Early

Jan 31, 2015
Drought Brings Golf to Lake Tahoe Early

KINGS BEACH- The drought and lack of snow in the Sierra has made it possible for the Old Brockway course in Kings Beach to open in January, the earliest it has opened ever. Their business is booming. “It was good! We had about 50 players, people from all over the world actually,” said Tim Lewis, whose family...

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January to Finish as Warmest on Record

Jan 31, 2015
January to Finish as Warmest on Record

SACRAMENTO- The National Weather Service is predicting January 2015 will be the driest January in Northern California since records began in 1850. San Francisco has seen exactly 0 inches of rain the entire month. Sacramento has only seen 0.01 inches. Normally, Sacramento sees about 3.97 inches of precipitation every January. Many spent the last...

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NASA Launches Satellite in Vandenberg, Trail Seen Across Central Valley Sky

Jan 31, 2015
NASA Launches Satellite in Vandenberg, Trail Seen Across Central Valley Sky

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE (AP/KTXL)- According to the Associated Press, a NASA satellite has launched on a three-year mission to measure and map out the moisture in our soil. The Delta 2 rocket is carrying a Soil Moisture Active Passive, also called a SMAP. The SMAP, according to NASA, will produce global maps of soil...

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Thursday Fog Will Linger Longer Into The Afternoon

Jan 15, 2015
Thursday Fog Will Linger Longer Into The Afternoon

Darren Peck says two layers of clouds are working against us, and causing the super-thick fog Thursday morning.

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1 Killed in Fog-Related Stockton Crash, Highway 4 Closed for Investigation

Jan 15, 2015
1 Killed in Fog-Related Stockton Crash, Highway 4 Closed for Investigation

STOCKTON- At least one person has died in an accident partially caused by Thursday morning’s foggy weather. Around 4:30 a.m., a semi truck and pick-up collided along Stockton Street and Highway 4. The driver of the pick-up was killed upon impact. Stockton Police say that driver was not wearing their seatbelt, and was ejected...

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Driving in Fog: Should You Turn Your High Beam Headlights On?

Jan 15, 2015
Driving in Fog: Should You Turn Your High Beam Headlights On?

SACRAMENTO- The entire Sacramento and San Joaquin Valley areas are blanketed in fog Thursday morning, as they have been most of the week. Drivers may be tempted to turn on their high beam headlights to help them see better on their way to work – don’t! The California Department of Motor Vehicles includes this...

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Looking ahead: California’s Drought Still A Big Issue for 2015

Jan 13, 2015
Looking ahead: California’s Drought Still A Big Issue for 2015

In 2014, California was affected by the drought. Governor Brown asked Californians to reduce all water use by 20 percent to help conserve. Starting in January of every year, the State Department of Water Resources measures how much water content is in the snowpack to determine the state’s water supply, and in doing so showed...

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2 People Killed by Trees Toppled in Strong Winds

Dec 30, 2014
2 People Killed by Trees Toppled in Strong Winds

PARADISE (AP)- Two people were killed by fallen trees in separate incidents following winds above 60 mph that have also toppled power lines. The Oroville Mercury-Register reports Tuesday morning that one person was killed in a residential neighborhood in Paradise when a tree fell on the person’s car. About 3 { miles away, another...

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Region Prepares for Frost

Dec 26, 2014
Region Prepares for Frost

SACRAMENTO – The first freeze of 2014 is upon us. “This is way late. Usually we get it in November,” said Citrus Heights resident Lyla Olsen. With temperatures above average for most of December, the late showing of this year’s freeze has caught some people off guard. “ very spoiled, let me tell you....

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More Rain Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Dec 15, 2014
More Rain Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Dennis Shanahan’s Monday Night Forecast for Northern California

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