National Weather Service

Snow expectations in Sierra bolster hopes for midwinter water storage turnaround

Rain was falling Wednesday in Auburn, and snow by the foot was expected in the upper elevations of the Sierra. But the return to wintry weather after nearly two months of mild te ...

Hope, fear guide new Nevada Irrigation District drought cutbacks

With a hint of hope but a weather eye on the bare slopes of the Sierra, the Nevada Irrigation District is ramping up water conservation measures even further. Dealing with conditi ...

Cal Fire starts hiring process of 125 seasonal firefighters

Cal Fire will hire an additional 125 seasonal firefighters in Northern California to add to the organization’s permanent staff in preparation for what is predicted to be an u ...

Mercury rises again

Auburn is once again a dry and mild-weather zone, as sunny days and creeping temperatures have driven out the frost. But they’ve also protracted an ongoing dry spell that has ...

Mandarin growers move to save crop from freeze

  A cold snap has mandarin growers in the foothills of Placer County looting closets for sheet and cranking up irrigation systems to protect orchards and the tangy treats han ...

The weather outside is less than frightful

The winter solstice is less than a month away, but Placer County weather has been stuck in a dry and unseasonably warm spell that may be broken by the next cold system, forecast to ...

60 is the new 70

Precipitation is low and temperatures are normal for mid-November in the foothills, and the National Weather Service says the edge of winter is just around the corner. The NWS off ...

Fall rolls into the foothills

Regular cloud cover, passing gusts, waning daylight – the signs suggest fall is here to stay, and experts agree. Auburn has seen a rash of cold spells over the past few week ...

Cooling trend ushers in fall

With Saturday’s rainstorm and temperatures cooling down, fall has officially moved in. The National Weather Service’s Sacramento Office said Monday that it is expectin ...

Lightning is the greatest danger to anglers

The National Weather Service falls under the purview of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and recently issued a finding that fishermen and boaters are the most &l ...