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February 5, 1991 | Associated Press
Rain fell in Northern California for the third straight day Monday, and forecasters reported that another system should follow by Thursday. Rain spread as far south as San Jose and Stockton, with more than an inch reported in some mountain areas. Thunderstorms and heavy downpours were reported around the Bay Area Monday night, with enough rain to cause some minor flooding of streets and small streams, the National Weather Service said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 2008 | Rong-Gong Lin II, Paloma Esquivel and Hector Becerra, Times Staff Writers
A strong winter storm barreled through the state Friday, delivering heavy rain and hurricane-force winds in Northern California before descending on the Southland for what forecasters predicted would be a wet and dangerous weekend.
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BUSINESS
September 18, 1997
Grape growers in Napa and Sonoma counties are scaling back expectations of a $470-million bumper crop after last weekend's rain in Northern California aggravated bunch rot that was already spreading through vineyards. The weather could cost growers in the two counties $70 million and cut yields by 15% in a year they said would have been bountiful. Many growers and vintners still expect 1997 to be a good year, but the costs of a month of scattered summer storms are coming due.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2002 | Cara Mia DiMassa, Times Staff Writer
Heavy rain and high winds continued to pound Northern California on Saturday, causing weather-related problems throughout the region, authorities said. Water-soaked Northern Californians braced for high winds, flood warnings and even more wet weather, as Southern California prepared for the first onslaught of storms. "It's unbelievable," said Gerard Giudice, general manager of Ristorante Giorgio in Greenbrae, about 15 minutes north of San Francisco.
NEWS
March 21, 1995 | From Associated Press
Wind and driving rain pounded Northern California on the first day of spring Monday, and storm-weary residents closely watched rising water levels in lakes and rivers, fearing renewed flooding. The new storm ended a three-day respite from last week's rains, which caused widespread flooding and forced the evacuation of thousands of people.
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February 26, 1998 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No rain is falling--at this exact second. But here in the wettest spot in the dripping state of California in the heart of the fiercest El Nino year this decade, all you have to do is wait if it's precipitation you want. How wet is it in tiny Cazadero, clinging to the side of Pole Mountain beneath moss-covered redwoods about 90 miles northwest of San Francisco? Just this week the town surpassed 100 inches of rain for the season. Soggy Seattle averages 38.6. How wet is it?
NEWS
December 1, 1992 | VIRGINIA ELLIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Californians should prepare for the possibility of another statewide drought emergency this year and an appeal from Gov. Pete Wilson to curtail water usage by as much as 30%, state officials warned Monday. With very little cushion left in the state's depleted reservoirs, state resources Secretary Douglas Wheeler said the governor may have to call for strict conservation by midwinter.
NEWS
November 6, 1989 | MARK A. STEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Near the end of the second and most difficult phase of one of the most challenging highway construction projects in its history, Caltrans gambled on the weather last week, and lost. Mud flowing from a construction site northeast of this Humboldt County town has fouled valuable fish-spawning streams, leaving the state Department of Transportation to face the possibility of being fined by another state agency for intentionally violating the state's own environmental laws.
NEWS
January 1, 1997 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a powerful new storm hit Northern California on Tuesday, causing flood warnings in 12 counties, federal officials said they would open spill gates today to slow the rise of water behind Folsom Dam near Sacramento. So much runoff was entering Folsom's reservoir that the water level was expected to rise 14 feet to the spillway gates by this morning. Throughout the elaborate California water system, state and federal officials were juggling to prepare for the latest weather onslaught.
NEWS
April 4, 1991 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Monterey had been so dry that the Carmel River, the principal water source for the area, had not flowed to the sea in four years, and a strain of steelhead trout was endangered because the fish couldn't swim upstream. Now, after the torrential March rains, the river is coursing down the Santa Lucia Mountains so swiftly it has filled two reservoirs, advanced 10 miles in a month and is flowing into the ocean once again.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 2002 | Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writer
The first storm of the season pounded Northern California on Thursday and drifted slowly southeast over Southern California, where rain is expected to continue off and on until Saturday night. As rain fell in Paramount late Thursday night, a southbound big rig overturned on the Long Beach Freeway and slid through the center divider. At least one person was killed. In Sun Valley, an MTA bus collided with a car at San Fernando Road and Tuxford Street, sending six people on the bus to hospitals.
SPORTS
August 17, 1998 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The first 6 1/2-month long tournament in PGA Tour history finishes today at Pebble Beach, where the rain-delayed AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am reaches a protracted, but probably dry conclusion. It's not every tournament that begins Jan. 29 and ends in mid-August, but that's the best this soggy one can hope for since it was washed out on Feb. 2. Tim Herron and Tom Watson are tied after 36 holes, but Phil Mickelson, Tom Lehman and Jay Haas are one shot back.
NEWS
February 26, 1998 | MARIA L. La GANGA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No rain is falling--at this exact second. But here in the wettest spot in the dripping state of California in the heart of the fiercest El Nino year this decade, all you have to do is wait if it's precipitation you want. How wet is it in tiny Cazadero, clinging to the side of Pole Mountain beneath moss-covered redwoods about 90 miles northwest of San Francisco? Just this week the town surpassed 100 inches of rain for the season. Soggy Seattle averages 38.6. How wet is it?
BUSINESS
September 18, 1997
Grape growers in Napa and Sonoma counties are scaling back expectations of a $470-million bumper crop after last weekend's rain in Northern California aggravated bunch rot that was already spreading through vineyards. The weather could cost growers in the two counties $70 million and cut yields by 15% in a year they said would have been bountiful. Many growers and vintners still expect 1997 to be a good year, but the costs of a month of scattered summer storms are coming due.
NEWS
January 28, 1997 | From Associated Press
An overflowing creek near downtown kept scores of people from their homes Monday as storm-related troubles continued to plague Northern California. But the region was expected to get a break as forecasters predicted an extended dry period beginning midweek. The swollen Coyote Creek, which runs through San Jose, overflowed its banks late Sunday about a mile south of downtown, forcing about 200 people to evacuate.
NEWS
January 3, 1997 | JENIFER WARREN and MARY CURTIUS and STEPHANIE SIMON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Sodden levees holding back the straining Feather River began to fail late Thursday, prompting alarmed officials to order mandatory--and instant--nighttime evacuations of tens of thousands of residents from this Northern California city and others nearby. The swollen Feather breached its levees in two spots near the farming towns of Olivehurst and Linda.
NEWS
January 1, 1997 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a powerful new storm hit Northern California on Tuesday, causing flood warnings in 12 counties, federal officials said they would open spill gates today to slow the rise of water behind Folsom Dam near Sacramento. So much runoff was entering Folsom's reservoir that the water level was expected to rise 14 feet to the spillway gates by this morning. Throughout the elaborate California water system, state and federal officials were juggling to prepare for the latest weather onslaught.
SPORTS
February 5, 1996 | THOMAS BONK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
That golf tournament played at Pebble Beach, the one sponsored by AT&T? The weather hung up on it Sunday. For the first time since 1949, bad weather forced cancellation of a PGA Tour event, soon after it became clear that the only way to play Spyglass Hill was with snorkel and fins. "There was just too much water," tournament director Lou Russo said. "It's just too wet." In the judgment of PGA Tour officials, there would not be enough improvement to play the AT&T today and they disconnected it.
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