National Weather Service

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 ...

Humidity, heat to challenge Western States 100 runners

Heat and humidity will be a major challenge for the field of runners vying for a silver buckle in this weekend’s Western States 100 Endurance Run from Squaw Valley to Auburn. ...

Rare June rain falls in Auburn

It wasn’t a record but Auburn’s bout of rain on Monday was hardly the norm for a summer’s day in late June. By 3 p.m., the National Weather Service had measured ...

Cold front brings snow to the foothills

  A wave of cold air brought winter back to the foothills on Tuesday, leaving behind several inches of snow across the northern Sierra Nevada. The National Weather Service o ...

Storm to bring rain, snow and drop temperatures

It won’t be a soaker but it will be chilly. A storm moving in tonight from the Gulf of Alaska will drop Auburn’s daytime temperatures into the 40s. Wednesday’s h ...

Placer readies for stormy weekend

AUBURN CA - With from 6-8 inches of rain expected to fall in a storm that should last through Sunday, Placer County is piling up sandbags at several locations in case of flooding. ...

Tornado warning lifted for Placer County

The tornado warning in effect throughout the evening in Placer County has expired, according to the National Weather Service. The warning was for western Placer County (inclu ...

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 ...

Stormy week ahead for Auburn with heavy rain, gusty winds

Winter’s rains have been sparse so far, but a pair of strong storms barreling into California this week will bring a good soaking. The National Weather Service in Sacramento is ...

Storm to bring much-needed snow, rain

February brought a generous share of sunny days and mild temperatures but it’s leaving with a smacking reminder that there’s still another month of winter in store. A system th ...