Lightning Storm, Easterly Wind: How the Wildfires Got So Bad

SALEM, Ore. — It began as a stunning light show on a mid-August weekend — lightning bolts crackling in the skies over Central and Northern California, touching down in grasslands and vineyards. The National Weather Service warned that the dry lightning stri...
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Rain Today With a Warm-up to Follow in the Valley

Rain will come to Fresno and other areas of the Valley on Monday before dry weather and warmer temperatures move in, the National Weather Service in Hanford says. Monday's storm could include strong thunders...

FID Will Begin Water Deliveries to Growers on May 1

Recent storms delivering rain to the Valley floor and snow to the Sierra mountains have prompted Fresno Irrigation District to begin water deliveries to growers on May 1. What's more, a big storm coming late...

Southern California Gets Rain, but Less Than First Expected

LOS ANGELES — Much-needed rain fell across Southern California on Tuesday but in lighter amounts than originally forecast for the region, which has experienced a very dry winter. San Diego County mountains already had received an inch of rain before dawn bu...
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Sheriff: 1 Dead, 1 Seriously Injured in Lake Tahoe Avalanche

At least one person has died and another was seriously injured Friday in an avalanche at a Northern California ski resort, the Placer County Sheriff's Office said in a tweet. A storm that swept through Northern California on Thursday dumped up to 25 inches ...