National Weather Service
There were about 20 spot fires burning Monday in wildland areas in Sonoma, Solano, Lake and Colusa counties, Cal Fire spokeswoman Suzanne Blankenship said Monday afternoon.
The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for the East Bay hills and the Diablo Range beginning Tuesday evening—signaling an earlier start than normal to this year’s fire season in the Bay Area, a local fire marshal said.
A winter storm hit Northern California on Tuesday, bringing with it chilly temperatures, rain and snow as low as 1,500 feet.
Video of a mysterious object exploding in the sky above Sacramento baffled astronomers over the holidays. While some speculated the object was a UFO, weather experts said there is a down-to-earth explanation behind the blast.
Another weather system moving into Northern California will be bringing cold temperatures, high surf at the beaches, and snow to some of the mountains in the San Francisco Bay area.
The Napa and Russian rivers were expected to reach flood stage Sunday and Monday following days of heavy rain, according to CBS 5 chief meteorologist Paul Deano.
A third big storm arriving Saturday evening was to bring more heavy rain to the Bay Area through Sunday.
Rain was expected to pound the Bay Area throughout the weekend, and Wednesday morning’s weather is representative of how the rest of the day will be.
The National Weather Service said rain and snow should begin falling on Wednesday and continue through Sunday. Wind gusts could reach as high as 70 mph in coastal areas.
The National Weather Service issued a tsunami advisory for Northern California after a strong earthquake off the west coast of Canada.