rain

Reader Input: How a drought saved Sacramento

The year was 1985 and it was a dry year. It had been only 10 years since the last major drought and farmers were beginning to worry again. Snowfall in the Sierra was well below n ...

Reader Input: Rain comment was misdirected

I would like to start with this comment from Chip Close, district water operations manager (“Storm to bring rain, snow to Auburn, Sierra,” Journal, April 7). Here is hi ...

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 ...

Rainstorm could drop four-plus inches

  After one of the driest Januaries on record, Auburn prepares for a super-soaker of a weekend. What forecasters call a “Pineapple Express” will help fuel predic ...

Placer County out in front of Auburn, Roseville storm-shelter needs

Auburn’s most storm-vulnerable residents are finding shelter from Placer County, the American Red Cross and The Gathering Inn. Storm-specific emergency shelters are being op ...

Cigarette butts a drain on nature

Rain flushes water toward storm drains and eventually into nearby waterways. And while it seems routine enough to those of us walking beneath our umbrellas, environmental expe ...

Dramatic rescue after pickup crashes off Foresthill Road embankment

Rescuers worked for nearly two hours Thursday to free a woman trapped in a pickup that left Foresthill Road, plunged 30 feet down an embankment and crashed into a stand of oaks. T ...

Rain downs rock, mud near Colfax

A moderate downpour on some loose rock and soil was enough to bring a portion of a hillside near Colfax tumbling down toward westbound Interstate 80 Saturday. The minor rockslide ...

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 ...

Wet weather ahead

  Storm clouds are forecasted to brew over the next few days with a 30 percent chance of rain Wednesday afternoon and moving to a 70 percent chance Wednesday night and tap ...

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 ...

King Fire grows, so does containment

Despite rains in the high country Thursday, the King Fire continues to grow in size as crews wrestle for containment. At upward of 95,000 acres destroyed, the wild fire has taken ...

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 ...

Storm systems may mean more ‘rain’

In the height of a drought, even the light sprinkles Auburn experienced Sunday night are enough to raise hopes for the coming months. According to National Weather Service meteoro ...