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Sonoma County health officials issue Freeze Warning

The County of Sonoma is issuing a freeze warning in response to the National Weather Service’s prediction for freezing overnight lows Wednesday night through Monday morning, that could result in snow and black ice. Officials recommend that residents limit time outdoors, as serious medical conditions including hypothermia and frostbite can develop with prolonged cold weather… Keep Reading

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Storm gives way to clearer Sonoma County skies, colder temps

After days of on-again-off-again showers across the North Bay, courtesy of what some meteorologists have called the strongest storm of the season, Wednesday is promising a return of the sun. Heavy rains from an intense system that began late Sunday dropped as much as 2 inches on parts of the region, particularly in the hills… Keep Reading

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NOAA: California drought continues for 3rd year as ‘driest on record’

It’s official. California faces a “prolonged, persistent drought” that will “elevate the risk of wildfire across the West,” the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday in its spring outlook that runs through June. Following three-year precipitation levels that were the “driest on record” for Central California since measurements started in 1922, the “low snowpack going… Keep Reading

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Sonoma County gets light rain, with more on the way

Sonoma County could be in for more wet weather in the coming days, following a weak storm system that brought light rain to parts of the North Bay on Monday night, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologists are anticipating the next arrival of rain Friday night. “This will definitely be one of the wetter… Keep Reading

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We Can and Must Adapt to Climate Impacts Now

In yet another clarion call to action, the leading scientific authority on all matters related to climate change has issued another urgent report. The message is simple: the world must act immediately to deal with unavoidable and compounding climate hazards. While it is “unequivocal that climate change has already disrupted human and natural systems,” the… Keep Reading

Laura Hinerfeld and her husband, Dale Geist, never thought they’d leave California. But after the Complex fires of 2017 killed 24 people, ravaged 7,000 structures and crept too close to their house in Sonoma, they talked about it for the first time. Then came the amalgamation of other disasters, signaling to Hinerfeld and Geist that… Keep Reading

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