Sacramento’s sunny weekend will end with a drizzle, according to the National Weather Service. A weak system is moving into the region Sunday afternoon, January 21, 2018, dropping some light rain on the city overnight and lingering into Monday morning. NWS meteorologist Cory Mueller said to expect less than a quarter inch.
Why just announce a snow day when you can sing it? It's no longer just a phone call announcing school is closed due to snow. Now, now principals and teachers (with the help of some special guests) are kicking those announcements up a notch by singing and rapping your school status.
Recovery crews slowly made progress on Sunday, January 14, 2017, digging away masses of mud, boulders and toppled trees in Montecito, the California community that was ravaged by deadly mudslides. Another body was found Sunday, bringing the number of fatalities to 20, Santa Barbara County spokesman Justin Cooper said.
A man in Lexington, Kentucky, struggled to hold his balance as he made the arduous trek from his front door to his pickup truck during freezing temperatures on Monday, January 8. 2018. Lexington native Keven Moore shared a clip of his Monday morning slip to Facebook. A version of the clip shared to Facebook by Lex 18 earned more 218,000 views at the time of writing.
A North Carolina “swamp park” has posted a video explaining how alligators survive in a frozen pond and it’s both creepy and bizarre. The cold-blooded devils essentially allow themselves to be frozen in place, with their noses just above the surface, according to a video posted on Facebook by Shallotte River Swamp Park.
A San Diego Coast Guard crew rescued a family of five and their dogs after they had become trapped in their houses during mudslides in Santa Barbara County, California, on January 9, 2017. The mother, father, seven-year-old son, three-year-old daughter, a newborn baby and two dogs were transported to a staging area with Santa Barbara County emergency crews.
Heavy rains triggered freeway closures throughout Southern California and unleashed mudflows in areas ravaged by wildfires. At least five people died as rescue personnel scrambled through clogged roadways and downed trees and houses.
A storm delivered 2.38 inches of rain to downtown Sacramento on Monday, the most on Jan. 8 since the NWS began recording data in 1877. This video from Public Safety News shows city workers clearing leaves caught in storm drains, an RT bus going through a flooded area near the 65th Street light rail station and a Sacramento police car being towed after going through the same flooded area.
With steady rain over the past few days, a tree in the 2200 block of American Avenue couldn't stand any longer and came down on a Honda just outside the owner's house The tree, which was also on his property, took down an AT&T phone line when it fell. City crews cleaned up the mess.
Sacramento Fire Boat and Rescue crews were one scene Tuesday morning for a water rescue at the north end of of Railroad Boulevard. Rising waters trapped individuals on an island under the Garden Highway overcrossing.
Security Footage Captures Gas Explosion in Montecito, California
Security camera footage captured the moment of a gas-main explosion in the early hours of January 9 in Montecito, California, as the region battled flooding and mud flow. Santa Barbara County fire spokesman Mike Eliason said that a gas main break earlier in the morning started a fire. He also said there were reports of missing people.