Weather

Triple-digit temperatures to bake foothills

It’s going to be just plain hot the next few days. Temperatures in the Auburn area are expected to climb past the century mark today and rise even higher Thursday, accordin ...

Rain in Auburn, snow dusting in Sierra

The rain came down Thursday in Auburn, with flashes of lightning and the rumble of thunder to underscore what has been a rare occasion during four years of drought. But the stormy ...

Auburn area bears witness to environmental impact of King Fire

Four inches of rain is all it took to cloud the middle fork of the American River confluence with a silty, brown haze last week. Today the water is back to its normal hue of blue, ...

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 confusing to crops

A little warm weather is all it takes to trick plants into an early bloom. The spring-like weather of late – sans rain – is doing just that and leaving growers wonderin ...

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 ...

Chain controls over Donner Summit signal winter weather

Wintry weather made upper-elevation driving in Placer County a challenge Wednesday and spurred a mandatory chain up on Interstate 80 over Donner Summit. The chains requirement for ...

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 ...

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 ...

Moist air, lightning could bring wildfire

Temperatures are forecast to decrease slightly throughout the foothills this week, but the threat of wildfire at the hands of lightning strikes is expected to increase. Overly dry ...

Auburn temperatures soar but some like it hot

Some want to beat the heat. Others choose to escape it. Auburn’s Jeff Buck thrives in it, with a few precautionary measures. With temperatures taking off into the torrid t ...

Relief from torrid temperatures should arrive today in Auburn

Relief from triple-digit temperatures arrives today and should stick around for the weekend in the Auburn-area foothills. The National Weather Service is forecasting a high of 87 ...

Weather for Placer County graduations predicted to be sizzling, stay-hydrated-hot

Last year’s graduation season was infamous in Placer County for its heat and for its heat exhaustion in some areas. Colfax High School’s principal, Rick Spears, noted ...

Cloudy skies precede sunny weekend

Forecasters expect rains and storms to wash across Northern California early this week before giving way to clear skies and 80-degree days for the Memorial Day weekend -- which AAA ...