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Flood warnings for Sacramento

State Hornet Staff

February 28, 2014

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the Central Valley, including the Sacramento Area, Friday afternoon until 7 p.m.According to the flood statement excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of streams, country roads and farmlands along the banks of creeks.Highways,...

Rain finally comes to Sacramento

Andrew Paunon

January 29, 2014

Sacramento has received rain after setting a record of 52 consecutive days without precipitation.The previous record of 46 days was set in 1884, according to Mark Finan, chief meteorologist at KCRA.“The streak is noteworthy and historic,” Finan said. “But just because the streak is over does no...

Dry year has large effects in Sacramento region

Alex Slavas

February 1, 2012

In what is generally considered to be the one of the wettest months of the year, the Sacramento area has been struck with less than half of the 17 to 20 inches usually encountered during the month of January. "This water year's rainfall is approximately 40 to 45 percent of normal," said Jim Wanket, assoc...