Ann Hobbs

Heat wave bringing triple digits through the weekend

The heat wave that’s kept the Midwest sweltering for the past few weeks is headed this way, bringing triple digits at least through the weekend. “The ridge is moving back west ...

Placer County air worst on record

The Placer County Air Quality Index (AQI) of 262 recorded on June 26 is the highest and most unhealthy since AQI has been reported. Current air quality in the Auburn area is ranked ...

Air quality causes major concern

“We’re going to continue to have the smoke,” said Ann Hobbs air-quality specialist for the Placer County Air Pollution Control District. The seven-day National Weather Servi ...