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February 4, 1991 | Associated Press
Rain fell in Northern California for the second straight day Sunday as new storms approached the Pacific Coast with the promise of more of the unfamiliar wet stuff. Rain from the new system was expected to spread to the Tehachapis by Tuesday morning, bringing a slight chance of showers in the Los Angeles area. The National Weather Service said rain was expected to be heavy at times in the north. Another front was expected in Northern California by the end of the week.
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December 2, 2012 | By Scott Gold, Los Angeles Times
The last in a series of punishing storms swept through Northern California on Sunday, leaving downed power lines, cracked tree limbs and buckets of rain - but not, it appeared, the disastrous flooding that authorities had feared. Since Wednesday, a string of storms had passed through the region. Each passed over an unusual band of tropical moisture hovering above the Pacific. That was the root of the concern: Officials feared that the warmed storms would leave a torrent of rain rather than snow, and flooding was feared along at least seven rivers.
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June 30, 1992 | Associated Press
An unusual summer storm spread rain over much of Northern California on Monday, forcing the cancellation of the San Francisco Giants baseball game and causing traffic snarls. The rain came from "unusually strong system from the Gulf of Alaska," said meteorologist Duane Dykema of the National Weather Service. Normally in late June there is high pressure firmly entrenched over Northern California, said Dykema. The high pressure keeps storms out of the region.
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January 26, 2001 | From Associated Press
A storm blowing through Northern California on Thursday took out power, closed roads with soaking rain and brought snow to peaks as low as 1,000 feet in the San Francisco Bay Area. Blizzard-like conditions by the evening also closed Interstate 80 from the Sierra Nevada foothills to the Nevada state line. The thunderstorms, hail, high winds, heavy rain and snow are expected to head toward Central and then Southern California.
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November 26, 1994 | Associated Press
A powerful winter storm moved across Northern California on Friday, shutting down two major highways and bringing rain, hail, snow and strong winds. Interstate 80 over the Donner Summit near Truckee and U.S. 50, the main east-west route to Lake Tahoe, were closed for most of the day by heavy snows and high winds, the California Highway Patrol reported. The roadways were reopened around 7:30 p.m., but chains were required.
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March 12, 1998 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the 30 years that he has lived on this wildly beautiful stretch of California's coast, Noel Thygeson has survived floods, fires, mudslides and hurricane-force winds. But never, he says, has he seen the community as isolated as it has been in the five weeks since storms ripped through and closed California 1 north and south of town. "This one is a beaut," said Thygeson, a now-unemployed firewood salesman who spoke as he pasted stamps on a stack of bills at the post office.
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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.
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January 10, 1995 | RICHARD C. PADDOCK and DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Thousands of Northern Californians fled their homes Monday as the third in a series of warm, moisture-laden Pacific storms barreled into the state, pushing Wine Country rivers well beyond their banks, inundating roads throughout the region and killing at least one person. With weather forecasters eyeing two more storms gaining strength off the coast, evacuations were under way from just north of San Francisco to Eureka, near the state line.
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February 19, 1998 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Which pieces of your life do you take when you have just 20 minutes to choose and two trash bags to haul it in? Clutching a flashlight in one hand, a box of heavy-duty trash bags in the other, Linda Morales recited from the inventory of belongings she planned to grab from her landslide-threatened home once rescue workers let her back in. "I want my daughter's stuffed animals, my dog's medicine, my son's first edition Stephen King books," Morales said. "I want dishes, clothes. . . ."
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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?
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July 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
Doubts are brewing in Cliff Mass' mind about "The Perfect Storm." The University of Washington meteorologist says the 1991 North Atlantic tempest depicted in a best-selling book and popular new movie is merely a squall when compared to the Columbus Day storm that hit the West Coast in 1962. "The Columbus Day storm is considered to be the most damaging mid-latitude cyclone that has hit the United States probably in the last 100 years," Mass said this week.
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March 1, 2000 | Associated Press
San Francisco set a soggy record Tuesday, the 21st day in February that rain has fallen on the city. The frequent rainfall combined with a 29-day February broke the record of 20 days of rain set in 1915 and 1998. The rainfall total was 8.62 inches for the month as of 4 a.m. Tuesday.
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February 17, 2000 | From Associated Press
Scenic California 1, a favorite of tourists wending their way along the state's rocky coast, was damaged by last weekend's storms and is closed near this tiny community south of Big Sur, officials said Wednesday. The road was closed Monday after California Department of Transportation crews noticed the pavement sagging when they drove across it, said John George, a communications operator with the California Highway Patrol in Monterey County.
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October 25, 1998 | From Associated Press
A fast-moving storm brought snow and the season's first chain controls Saturday to the Lake Tahoe area. The National Weather Service issued a snow advisory for the region, predicting up to 8 inches of snow above 7,000 feet by this morning. "It's a reminder that the season is changing and people need to get their winter skills in order," said forecaster Beth McNulty. Chains or snow tires were required Saturday afternoon on Interstate 80 over Donner Summit and U.S.
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March 12, 1998 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the 30 years that he has lived on this wildly beautiful stretch of California's coast, Noel Thygeson has survived floods, fires, mudslides and hurricane-force winds. But never, he says, has he seen the community as isolated as it has been in the five weeks since storms ripped through and closed California 1 north and south of town. "This one is a beaut," said Thygeson, a now-unemployed firewood salesman who spoke as he pasted stamps on a stack of bills at the post office.
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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?
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January 10, 1993 | Associated Press
An infant who survived eight hellish days of snowy weather along with his parents in isolated northwest Nevada has been given a clean bill of health. Family members said 5-month-old Clayton Stolpa was discharged Friday night as a patient from Washoe Medical Center, but will stay with his parents in their room at the hospital. The parents, Jim Stolpa, 21, and his wife, Jennifer, 20, both of Paso Robles, Calif., remained in satisfactory condition Saturday with severe frostbite to their feet.
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February 8, 1998 | JEAN MERL and ROBERT LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Southern California was hit with heavy rains Saturday night that flooded freeways and some homes, while a storm earlier in the day sent five houses in Northern California skidding down a soggy hillside near the Russian River and knocked out power to 87,000 in the Bay Area. Southland roadways were a mess late Saturday, as motorists sloshed through pools on several freeways, including up to eight inches of standing water on portions of the Santa Monica Freeway.
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February 19, 1998 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Which pieces of your life do you take when you have just 20 minutes to choose and two trash bags to haul it in? Clutching a flashlight in one hand, a box of heavy-duty trash bags in the other, Linda Morales recited from the inventory of belongings she planned to grab from her landslide-threatened home once rescue workers let her back in. "I want my daughter's stuffed animals, my dog's medicine, my son's first edition Stephen King books," Morales said. "I want dishes, clothes. . . ."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1998 | JEAN MERL and ROBERT LOPEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Southern California was hit with heavy rains Saturday night that flooded freeways and some homes, while a storm earlier in the day sent five houses in Northern California skidding down a soggy hillside near the Russian River and knocked out power to 87,000 in the Bay Area. Southland roadways were a mess late Saturday, as motorists sloshed through pools on several freeways, including up to eight inches of standing water on portions of the Santa Monica Freeway.
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