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Latest Rain and Snow Help Parched Valley Water Prospects

More than eighth-tenths of an inch of rain has fallen in Fresno since Friday. And, while not a "March Miracle," this latest storm has pushed the monthly total to 2 inches — with the promise of more Thursday. Here are a few updated numbers for precipitation ...
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Australia to Pay ‘Whatever It Takes’ to Fight Wildfires

SYDNEY — Australia's government said Monday it was willing to pay “whatever it takes” to help communities recover from deadly wildfires that have ravaged the country. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government was committing an extra 2 billion Austra...
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What Follows Rain in Valley Winters? Fog, of Course.

After a wet start to December, including more than a half-inch of rain Sunday, the Fresno area is expected to dry out. But watch out for fog. The forecast from the National Weather Service-Hanford calls for little or no rain. That may change over the weeken...
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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...