According to those in the know, (the meterologists), it looks like we have some serious storms soon to come our way. With flood watches no less! Be sure to check out Isaac Gonzalez' take on what's headed our way: the Atmospheric River. As I often do, I hopped in my car and did a mini roadtrip around Sacramento. It was foggy, calm and lots of fall leaves in the trees as well as streets. Just checking things out before all hell breaks loose with my camera doing the talking: And then to midtown: Stayed tuned to SacPress to see what kind of havoc is caused by the Atmospheric River...good ole rain!!! Editor's note: Write your storm tips in the comments section! If you catch photos, p
Sacramento, CA | Unstable air in the area paints a myraid of cloud formations in Sacramento skies. While we enjoyed a breif break from the rain in Sacramento Monday, incredible clouds could be viewed all over the Sacramento skies. The unstable air that produced these sites was also responsible for a low grade tornado that touched down in near by Colusa county and produced a downpour of pea sized hail in Penryn and Loomis areas as well as thunder storms. Tuesday should yield some more awesome sights in the sky as the next wave of rain moves into the area for another wet week. The National Weather Service has issued this forcast for the remainder of the week: Tuesday: A 20 percent chanc
Sacramento, CA | Club goers leaving a local club escape fallen tree incident with minor injures and damaged vehicles. Late Saturday night, as Azukar Lounge at 16th Street and J Street was winding down and club goers filled the parking lot heading to their cars, a large tree collapsed landing on one occupied, damaging others and pinned a female to the ground. Several bistanders worked together to get the tree off the girl as resue crews responded. The victim was transported to the hospital via paramedics with minor injures. Occupants of the vehicle struck by the tree were unharmed and able to exit the vehicle without further incident. For more weather impact photos and stories, CLICK H
Feel like I still live in Washington state with all this rain. So I did what comes naturally to me and took a trip along the rivers to see what havoc the wind and rain have created. Headed east on Hwy 50 to end up at Folsom Dam. The rain was coming down hard as I drove by it. Water was pouring into the American River from Folsom Lake. Then I shot over to Sunrise Blvd and took the American River Access to get next to the river. A few people were braving the rain. A woman below paused to look at the river as she crossed the foot bridge at 11:04am (below.) Next I headed to River Bend Park, hoping to drive to the river but access was closed. It was pouring and I didn't feel like getting col
Early Saturday morning saw a break in the weather, so I headed for the swollen rivers with my 14-foot sit-in polyethylene kayak. Embarking at Sutter's Landing, I headed downstream to see what all the rain and water releases from the Folsom dam had done to the lower American and Sacramento rivers. The float took only ninety minutes with no hard paddling -- the current is strong and the waters turbid and brown. It was a solitary journey shared with only a few scattered fowl and plenty of flotsam washed loose from upstream shores. For those heartier souls it is a worthy adventure.Wool socks recommended.
Bear with me here, but I love when the weather is all stormy and makes things happen to the surroundings. Like today when I saw how full the Sacramento River is!I took a stroll along the West Sacramento River Walk area near the Ziggurat Building (you know, that pyramid-shaped one across from Old Sac) this afternoon and wasn't able to follow the sidewalk on the lower level. It was flooded and rising. So I enjoyed the view. And we can expect more wet stuff and high winds. Read about it HERE>>>> SacPress Photos | Kati Garner
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The largest storm in California's recorded history peaked in January 1862, turning the Sacramento Valley into a 250- to 300-mile-long inland sea. Since the previous winter, Sacramento had received 400 percent of its annual average rainfall. The storm moved as far inland as Tennessee, slowing down troop movements in the Civil War. After 10 inches of rain in December 1861, Sacramento newspapers declared Christmas canceled. By January 1862, steamboats sailed through what is now Old Sacramento, rescuing people from their homes, and boat-makers charged inflated prices to capitalize on the new demand. On Jan. 10, newly elected Governor Leland Stanford had to travel to the Capitol via boat for
Red Cross volunteers Mike and Joyce Evans wrap Alicha Rogers and her son Ke'von Burton of Portland, OR in a Linus Blanket. The Sacramento Sierra Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to a call early tonight from Roger Muckel, manager of the Sacramento Greyhound Bus terminal. Rogers had left Las Vegas yesterday, headed for Portland, and landed in Sacramento. The California Highway Patrol near Redding were not allowing travel any further north due to the storm. Two busloads of travelers were brought to the Sacramento terminal. Many of them spent a cold night at the terminal. Muckel said they were brought to Sacramento's bus station due to safety reasons for their passengers. The Red C
A winter storm carrying wind gusts up to 60 mph and heavy rain pounded the Sacramento region Wednesday, cutting power to more than 50,000 people, knocking down dozens of trees and causing minor street flooding. Most of the outages were scattered in small pockets with small numbers of customers per outage. The highest number of outages was 370 at the storm's peak, which occurred between about 9 and 10 a.m., said Chris Capra, spokesperson for Sacramento Municipal Utility District. The storm didn't cause nearly the amount of power outages as the biggest storm in October, when thousands of outages occurred, Capra said. The lack of leaves on trees at this time of year helped; there wasn't a s