National Weather Service

Storms bring Sierra fire risk

An energy packed storm system has weather watchers and the state’s fire agency looking toward the Sierra Nevada for lightning strikes this weekend and into next week. Thunde ...

Storm to bring rain, snow to Auburn, Sierra

Rain today in the foothills and as much as 24 inches of snow in higher points of the Sierra won’t be near enough to ease drought and water supply concerns, a Nevada Irrigatio ...

Warm days sending winter out with a whimper

Forget the umbrella; sunscreen will be more useful for most of next week as temperatures continue their upward shimmy. This season’s unseasonably warm weather is slated to ...

Warm weather here to stay

Blankets of thick fog are just one of the recent indicators of unseasonably warming weather throughout California. As the low-laying layers of moisture eventually dissipate, they ...

Brief rains to give way to sunny weather

Skiers and snowboarders are looking forward to clear skies and fresh snow for the rest of the week. Christmas Eve rains and snows in the higher elevations will be giving way to su ...

Much-needed rain headed for Auburn

If you were one of the holdouts trying to see how long you could leave your lawn furniture in the yard, you may want to cover it up for the next few days. With one storm system fo ...

Rain creates heightened Auburn crash conditions

Rain is back in the Auburn forecast, creating slick roads and challenges for drivers on winding, narrow stretches of blacktop. While the rain was far from heavy during the day in ...

Fresh snow kicks off ski, snowboard season

For serious skiers and snowboarders, a mountain is worthless without the snow they need to ride it. At Boreal Ski Resort, the 13 inches of new snow on the ground means the winter ...

Candy hunters - pack your umbrellas

Like a ghoul springing out from under your bed, stormy winter weather is rearing its ugly – but much needed – head on the spookiest night of the year. While all the li ...

Winter to bring no promise of rainfall, snow

Weather experts have little confidence the winter months will bring the rain and snow needed to improve drought conditions in California. According to a National Weather Service S ...

Fall weather expected next week

The coming work week is bringing with it the feel of crisp fall days and the chance of much needed showers. With the potential for rain slated for Monday and Tuesday, meteorologis ...

Placer, El Dorado’s King Fire could linger for weeks if no rain

With containment expected Wednesday, it could be weeks before the 98,000-acre King Fire in Placer and El Dorado counties is considered completely extinguished. “The fire is ...

Auburn’s King Fire-caused smoke to be washed away?

Cool, cleansing rain was in the forecast for the parched Auburn-area foothills as portions of Placer County suffered through another smoke-filled morning Wednesday. The thick, acr ...

Weekend weather helps firefighters

Weekend summer storms helped to cool firefighters on the frontlines of the nearly 88,000-acre King Fire and helped them to gain a greater hold on containment. While the King Fire ...

Smoke creates risks for sensitive groups

The hazy orange glow of smoke that’s covered Auburn in recent days brought with it the potential for respiratory distress. But the smoke is expected to dissipate by this aft ...