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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 ...
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China Peak’s 1-2 Punch: Snow, Boxing Champ Jose Ramirez

The outlook for local skiers quickly pivoted last weekend when heavy snows powered China Peak to its earliest opening since 2010. Now, with the National Weather Service forecast calling an 80% chance of snow Friday night in the Huntington Lake area and heav...
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Fresno Rainfall Record Tied, More Rain Ahead

Keep your umbrella and raincoats handy. After Fresno tied a 67-year-old rainfall record Sunday with  0.78 inches, the National Weather Service-Hanford forecast calls for more rain before this storm wanes Thu...
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Wildfire Burning in California Mountains Grows

GOLETA — A wildfire burning Tuesday on Southern California mountains north of Santa Barbara forced as many as 6,300 people from their homes, but an approaching storm offered hope that the flames would be doused, authorities said. The fire was mainly burning...

Will It Be December Before Fresno Has Rain?

The National Weather Service in Hanford said Tuesday that it doesn't see rain in the Fresno forecast for the next two weeks. In a tweet, NWS-Hanford also included a chart of the eight latest "wet season" dates for the first Fresno rainfall. The service defi...