Storm to cause flooding, mudslide risk in fire-damaged Northern California

A double-barreled storm will affect a large part of California from Friday to Monday with areas of drenching rain and mountain snow. The two rounds will bring needed moisture to some abnormally dry areas, including areas hit hard by wildfires in recent weeks. However, too much rain may fall and cause problems in terms of travel delays and isolated minor flooding. Storms to deliver soaking rain in low elevations of Northern California Up to a few inches of rain is forecast to fall along the west-facing slopes of the Coast Ranges and Sierra Nevada into early next week. "While less rain will fall along the east-facing slopes, enough rain may still fall to cause flash flooding and mudslides, especially in recent burn scar areas," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Mike Doll. In lieu of any flooding or debris flow from the rains, the storms will help to soak the soil and dampen brush and other potential fuel for the blazes. As a result of the rainfall, many areas of Northern California will be much less prone to wildfire ignition this weekend and next week. In San Francisco and Sacramento, California, one round of rain is forecast from Thursday night to Saturday. A second and perhaps heavier round of rain may occur late Sunday night into Monday. Airline delays are possible with both rounds in Northern California. Some rain is also likely to reach Southern California The first batch of rain is likely to be light and spotty in the Los Angeles and San Diego areas from Friday to Saturday. However, even a small amount of rain mixed with oil and other residue on area roads can lead to slippery streets, highways and intersections. A second and perhaps more widespread bout of rain is possible in Southern California later Sunday to Monday. While the first batch of rain will do little to soak the ground, the second batch might be enough to have the same short-term impact as Northern California. The rain may lower the risk of wildfire ignition for at least a few days Continue Reading

US Forecast

Published 3:31 pm, Sunday, January 28, 2018 US Forecast for Monday, January 29, 2018 _____ City/Town, State;Yesterday’s High Temp (F);Yesterday’s Low Temp (F);Today’s High Temp (F);Today’s Low Temp (F);Weather Condition;Wind Direction;Wind Speed (MPH);Humidity (%);Chance of Precip. (%);UV Index Albany, NY;46;25;36;20;Mostly cloudy;N;7;65%;48%;1 Albuquerque, NM;55;26;54;29;Sunshine;E;4;27%;0%;4 Anchorage, AK;16;13;21;8;Plenty of sunshine;NNE;10;55%;12%;1 Asheville, NC;53;40;49;23;Showers around;NW;11;56%;70%;3 Atlanta, GA;56;45;57;28;Plenty of sunshine;NW;11;50%;25%;4 Atlantic City, NJ;50;40;43;33;Cooler;NNE;19;76%;68%;1 Local Channel Now Playing: Now Playing Santa Ana Border Wall Video Lindsey Carnett, San Antonio Express-News Man+killed+by+police+after+stealing+bike%2C+riding+onto+Loop+410 Jacob Beltran Police: Drive-by gunman fires 30+ rounds into home, strikes man San Antonio Express-News Woman killed as firefighters battle flames for hours San Antonio Express-News SAPD: Man catches 2 suspect breaking into car on West Side, opens fire Caleb Downs Kawhi Leonard's Relationship with Spurs Is Just Fine, According to His Uncle Sports Illustrated Shots fired call near Alamo Heights prompts large police presence Fares Sabawi UTEP athlete, SA native snubbed @lamTre_/ Twitter Cold Case Unit, San Antonio Police Department San Antonio Police Department Sinkhole discovered on the West Side 21 Pro Video Austin, TX;69;43;65;37;Plenty of sunshine;NNE;7;33%;1%;4 Baltimore, MD;53;41;49;33;A little rain;ENE;5;60%;80%;2 Baton Rouge, LA;65;41;64;33;Plenty of sunshine;N;8;44%;2%;4 Billings, MT;30;23;50;42;Mostly cloudy;SW;16;50%;8%;1 Birmingham, AL;59;37;58;26;Plenty of sunshine;N;9;46%;2%;4 Bismarck, ND;10;-1;20;14;Mostly cloudy;SSE;7;77%;11%;1 Boise, ID;52;35;51;41;Cloudy;ESE;6;63%;8%;1 Boston, MA;50;34;37;25;Mostly cloudy;N;13;73%;73%;1 Bridgeport, CT;48;33;40;28;Cooler;NNE;10;67%;38%;2 Buffalo, Continue Reading

CA Las Vegas NV Zone Forecast

Published 2:17 am, Sunday, March 18, 2018 CA Las Vegas NV Zone Forecast for Saturday, March 17, 2018 _____ 992 FPUS55 KVEF 180911 ZFPVEF Recommended Video: Now Playing: FOX 26 News Chief Meteorologist Dr. Jim Siebert Media: Fox 26 Houston Zone forecasts for the Mojave Desert and Southern Great Basin National Weather Service Las Vegas NV 210 AM PDT Sun Mar 18 2018 This is an automatically generated product that provides average values for large geographical areas and may not be representative of the exact location that you are interested in. For a more site specific forecast...please visit and either (1) Select a location from the dropdown menu above the map or (2) Click a location on the map. You can refine your selection by clicking on the map displayed on the resulting page. CAZ519-182300- Eastern Sierra Slopes- including Aspendell and Whitney Portal 210 AM PDT Sun Mar 18 2018 .TODAY...Mostly sunny. Not as cold. Highs 31 to 41. Northwest winds around 15 mph in the morning becoming light. .TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows 12 to 22. Winds generally light becoming west around 15 mph after midnight. .MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Not as cool. Highs 37 to 47. Winds generally light becoming south around 15 mph in the afternoon. .MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows 19 to 29. Southwest winds around 15 mph. .TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers and a slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Snow level 7500 feet in the afternoon. Highs 41 to 51. South winds around 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. .TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers and snow showers. Not as cool. Lows around 39. .WEDNESDAY...Breezy. Cloudy with rain showers and snow showers likely. Significant accumulations are possible. Highs around 55. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. .WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Windy. Mostly cloudy with snow showers with rain showers likely. Continue Reading

CA Current Conditions

Updated 1:03 am, Sunday, March 11, 2018 CA Current Conditions as of 01:00 AM PST Sunday, March 11, 2018 _____ City/Town;Weather Condition;Temp (F);Wind Direction;Wind Speed (MPH);Humidity (%) Alturas;Cloudy;33;ENE;5;88% Recommended Video: Now Playing: What You Need to Know About the 2018 Women's March The Women's March aims to… Women's March mission This year's rally is called 'Power to the Polls' and aims to get more women to register to vote. The rally will start at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas at 10 a.m. PST to 4 p.m. Marches will also be held across the nation at some of these locations: New York City on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. Washington D.C. on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. Seattle, WA on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 11 a.m. Denver, CO on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 9:30 a.m. Media: Wibbitz Arcata;Fog;52;Calm;0;86% Auburn;Clear;43;Calm;0;100% Avalon;Fog;53;SE;9;92% Bakersfield;Cloudy;55;WSW;3;92% Beale AFB;Clear;48;Calm;0;87% Big Bear City;Rain;39;WSW;7;89% Bishop;Cloudy;46;Calm;0;95% Blue Canyon;Clear;40;ENE;3;79% Blythe;Cloudy;62;N;6;77% Burbank;Cloudy;58;SE;8;89% Camarillo;Cloudy;58;Calm;0;86% Camp Pendleton;Showers;57;ENE;3;96% Campo;Showers;50;SW;8;100% Carlsbad;Showers;58;NE;3;100% Chico;Clear;50;ENE;6;71% China Lake;Cloudy;54;Calm;0;92% Chino;Rain;56;Calm;0;93% Concord;Clear;49;SE;3;89% Corona;Rain;57;WSW;3;93% Crescent City;Fog;47;SW;3;89% Daggett-Barstow;Cloudy;55;WNW;6;100% Edwards AFB;Showers;52;S;5;100% El Centro;Cloudy;67;W;9;60% Eureka;Fog;52;Calm;0;86% Fairfield;Clear;46;Calm;0;97% Fresno;Partly cloudy;52;NNW;5;89% Fullerton;Rain;57;E;5;96% Hanford;Fog;49;Calm;0;100% Hawthorne;Cloudy;57;E;7;100% Hayward;Clear;49;Calm;0;86% Imperial;Cloudy;67;W;9;60% Imperial Beach;Cloudy;60;S;3;83% Lancaster;Cloudy;51;W;12;92% Lemoore Nas;Fog;46;S;5;95% Lincoln;Clear;43;E;6;100% Livermore;Clear;45;Calm;0;100% Lompoc;Clear;52;Calm;0;96% Long Beach;Cloudy;58;ESE;6;93% Los Alamitos;Cloudy;58;ESE;6;93% Los Angeles;Rain;57;E;5;96% Los Continue Reading

Record heat continues in western, central U.S., while snow falls in Hawaii

Record warmth is forecast through Tuesday from the Desert Southwest to the Plains, keeping some spots on track for their warmest November.Meanwhile, up to 20 inches of snow is forecast to fall over the next few days atop the highest volcanic peaks on the Big Island of Hawaii.Warmth moves from West to EastOn Sunday, over 50 record highs were set or tied across the West as temperatures soared into the 70s as far north as Wyoming. On Monday, temperatures had already soared above 80 degrees by 11 a.m. MT in southeast Colorado, the National Weather Service said. Denver hit an all-time November high of 81 degrees Monday afternoon.After another warm day Monday, more record highs are possible once again Tuesday from South Dakota to the Desert Southwest, said. Temperatures will be 20 to 30 degrees above average, the weather service said.  By Tuesday, the wave of warmth will reach the eastern Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic. While likely not record-breaking, temperatures will approach or exceed 60 degrees Tuesday from Detroit to Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia, AccuWeather said.The warmth has been remarkably persistent in the Southwest this month. It's been the warmest November on record in cities such as Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Albuquerque and El Paso.Snow in Hawaii? Heavy snow is forecast to fall this week across the peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island thanks to a flow of deep moisture that's coming from the Intertropical Convergence Zone.  Winter storm watches have been posted there, which is "ironic since we have yet to see a winter storm watch for much of the Northeast and Midwest," Weather Channel winter weather expert Tom Niziol said. Snow on Hawaii's peaks is not uncommon in the colder months because they are nearly 14,000 feet high. Mauna Kea has a sub-Arctic climate, the weather service said.“As long as we have deep enough clouds Continue Reading

Southwest to experience scorching heat wave this week

The Southwestern states are going be scorched this week with dangerous temperatures that will surpass 100 degrees, forecasters said. Arizona, Nevada, Utah and California's Death Valley are expected to feel the heat as the thermometer registers all-time highs of 110 and 120 degrees, according to AccuWeather. In Phoenix and Las Vegas, even the overnight lows will be 90 degrees through midweek. Light winds, intense sunshine and extreme temperatures can be a dangerous combination, says meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. The inconvenient weather comes before the official first day of summer on June 21. The excessive heat warning will be in effect until Friday night. Sosnowski recommends that people avoid the sun during severe heat conditions. When outside, people should frequently take breaks in the shade and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration or a heat stroke, he said. Weather experts also recommend checking vehicles to make sure pets and children aren't left behind. The National Weather Service said high humidity also plays a factor in possible heat illnesses. Continue Reading

Blistering Southwest heat wave easing, but winds fan wildfires

The end was finally in sight Sunday for the heat wave blasting the Southwest for more than a week, but that might not help firefighters battling about 20 major blazes across the region.AccuWeather senior meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said the high pressure system that has locked in the heat will begin to loosen midweek."It's a double-edged sword," she told USA TODAY. "We will see winds pick up in the afternoons. That could prove problematic for firefighters."California doesn't need more problems fighting fires. More than 19,000 acres have burned so far this year — more than double what had burned at this time in 2016, the state's most recent survey from a week ago shows, said Scott McLean, deputy chief with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.McLean said heavy winter rains that took the edge off the state's severe drought also enhanced the growth of grasses and brush. Grass that dried out in the heat is burning, and the fires can be whipped by the winds."The combination of heat and wind is exactly what firefighters don't want to see," McLean said.The nation's biggest fire is burning in southern Utah near Panguitch, about 250 miles south of Salt Lake City. The Brian Head Fire had swept through more than 40,000 acres as of Sunday, destroying 13 homes. More than 15,000 people had been evacuated from the area.The fire was only 8% contained Sunday as firefighters braced for the return of high winds."Stronger winds will create red flag conditions on Monday," the state's fire information overview warned. "The dry and windy trend should continue through next weekend." Arizona also has struggled with fires. Gov. Doug Ducey declared a state of emergency Friday and authorized $200,000 from the state's emergency funds to bolster firefighting efforts.A return to normal temperatures won't release the region from the grasp of summer, Pydynowski said. Phoenix will see normal highs return after a Continue Reading

Heat wave incoming: Record highs forecast from Midwest to Northeast

Everybody into the pool!The first widespread heat wave of the season is forecast to bake much of the eastern two-thirds of the nation over the next several days.Record high temperatures and increasing levels of humidity are expected from the Midwest to the Northeast into next week, with highs soaring into the 90s all the way from the Plains to New England, said.On Sunday through Tuesday, cities from Omaha, Neb., to Bangor, Maine, could shatter record high temperatures, some of which have stood since the 1800s. On Sunday, it's forecast to be hotter in Bangor (91 degrees) than Las Vegas (88 degrees).Dew points, a way of measuring humidity, are expected to soar to near 70 degrees early next week for much of the eastern U.S., according to the National Weather Service. When dew points reach 70 degrees, it feels very sticky and sultry.The heat is due to a strong upper-level ridge of high pressure that will build across the Plains and into the Midwest this weekend. Air sinks under areas of high pressure, preventing clouds from forming. This ridge will then slide into the East into early next week.Clockwise flow around the high will bring hot, humid southwesterly winds across the East.Folks in the Great Lakes and New England may be tempted to dive into a nearby lake or ocean, but the water is still quite frigid. “The waters along the New England coast, most of the Great Lakes and many streams are still too cold to enter,” AccuWeather meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski said.Though the South will also be hot and steamy, temperatures are not likely to break records. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will fire up over the Southeast over the next few days as a cold front stalls over Florida, the weather service said. Heavy rain in Florida could lead to more flash flooding.While the central and eastern U.S. swelter, the Northwest will see some unusually chilly temperatures, AccuWeather said. Over the mountains, Continue Reading

July 4th heat and traffic isn’t enough to keep people from record travel

A Tuesday Independence Day holiday has its pros and cons.Since Monday is supposed to be business as usual, there's a gap between the weekend and the day of fireworks and barbecues. Meanwhile, it only made sense for some people to dip into their annual paid time-off to close that gap."I'm using one vacation day to get four days off in a row. That's just the right thing to do," Palm Springs resident Robert Snyder, 43, said as he had his family's SUV inspected at a local dealership days before hitting the road to Flagstaff, Arizona.It doesn't look like he's alone.A record more than 5 million Californians may be traveling for the Independence Day weekend, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. That includes 3.1 million Southern Californians.Overall, that's up 2.8 percent from last year.The bulk of travelers - about 79 percent - are driving to their destination, which means highways will likely be filled with bumper-to-bumper conditions.“Travelers continue to feel confident that they have the discretionary income to spend on trips because of rising wages and lower unemployment,” said Filomena Andre, the Auto Club’s vice president for travel. As in previous years, travelers should expect slow-moving conditions on the road as early as Thursday night. Traditionally, return trips are even worse.Top destinations include San Diego, Las Vegas, San Francisco, the Grand Canyon and Santa Barbara, according to the Auto Club. READ MORE: Palm Springs hits record-temps two days in a row Anyone heading east to Phoenix or up to Las Vegas should expect similar weather conditions to the Coachella Valley, where temperatures will be around 110 degrees, according to AccuWeather. But the mercury should dip to about 90 degrees in Los Angeles and San Diego and 80 degrees in San Francisco.Lower fuel prices appear to be a major factor in this year's travel rush, experts say.For weeks, lower fuel prices have been stuck at $2.75 for a Continue Reading

Trump goes after Clinton, ‘Obamacare’

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke before a capacity crowd at the Prescott Valley Event Center on Tuesday afternoon. It was the candidate's sixth visit to Arizona.Follow the latest updates from Arizona Republic and reporters and photographers:Trump took off from Ernest A. Love Field at about 3:35 p.m.Airport officials were mum about where Trump was headed, but he’s scheduled to appear at two campaign events in Nevada on Wednesday – in the Las Vegas area and Reno.Jamie and Jerry Shipman watched the unmarked jet take off from the side of the road. They both back Trump and had tickets to the Prescott Valley rally but decided not to go. This, they said, was the next best thing."We are supporters, but the rest is idle curiosity. You want to see the man,” said Jamie Shipman, 56, of Prescott, a retired flight attendant. “He drove by and waved to us and we waved back."Jerry Shipman, 64, retired airline captain, said he supported Trump because he is tired of the establishment."Whether or not this actually happens, he has shaken things up," he said. "Maybe we can finally get out of all the crap we're in." — Adrian HeddenEmma Starr, 70, of Chino Valley, said Tuesday’s rally for Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, was the first she had ever attended.Though she supported U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in the primary election, she is throwing her support behind Trump."Although he wasn't our first choice, I'm going to support the Republican Party," Starr said.Starr said she liked Trump’s message about security."I like the way he wants to protect the country, I like his financial ideas, and I think this country needs to be taken back away from the left," she said.Faye Tryon, of Sedona, said Trump’s speech gave her “promise and hope,” especially when it came to securing the border and creating jobs.“We need hope and we need Continue Reading