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Summer heat staying at a simmer

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While the rest of the nation seemingly is burning up — more than two-thirds of the U.S. is under an extreme-heat warning — Central California has mostly been spared.

The five-day forecast for the area shows temperatures topping out in the mid-90s and, at first glance, that seems pretty hot.

But it’s not nearly as hot as it could be.

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Triple-digit heat to finally hit Modesto this week. How this year compares to some others

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A warming trend in Modesto this week is expected to bring the first triple-digit temperatures of the year, according to the National Weather Service. The seven-day forecast says Friday will be sunny and hot, with “a high near 100,” and then Saturday — the first day of July — could see the thermometer hit 101.

According to Modesto Irrigation District weather records, the last time the city was at or above the century mark was Sept. 9, when the high was 102 degrees. That was the end of nine-day string of triple-digit days that reached as high as 113 degrees.

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Heavy rains, warmer weather bring increase in mosquitos

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If your idea of mosquito repellant is to slap them dead, then it’s going to be a brutal season for you

Local mosquito abatement districts caution that 2023 will be a challenging year for the area due to the heavy rainfall, creating many opportunities for mosquitoes to breed.  

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Tuolumne County storm damages rise to $18.2 million

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Tuolumne County officials are hopeful that the county will still be added to a federal disaster declaration for California’s recent severe storms, with damages to local public entities now totaling more than $18 million.

Dore Bietz, coordinator of the county Office of Emergency Services, said officials from CalOES and the Federal Emergency Management Agency were in the county this week reviewing and documenting damages.

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Northern California forecast: Weak weather system brings a chance of rain

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Rain chances return to Northern California this week with a weak weather system rolling through Friday morning and then another Sunday.

Friday’s rainfall amounts look meager with just a few hundredths for the Valley and less than an inch of snow for much of the Sierra above 4,000 feet.

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Abundant rain = good irrigation season

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Since the last storm system moved through the region, there’s one question on most everybody’s mind: “Is the drought over?”

Of course, the answer to that can vary, depending on who you ask. And regardless of the answer, you shouldn’t go back to 20-minute showers and watering your lawn every day. But if you’re asking the folks at Turlock Irrigation District, then, yeah, the drought is pretty much over.

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Towering tree splits Turlock house. No one hurt, but three people displaced

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The roof and walls of a Turlock home were no match for the enormous tree that fell into it during stormy weather Monday morning, “splitting it down the middle,” as a fire department report put it.

A little before 6:40 a.m., a fire engine crew was dispatched to the report of a tree on a house in the 1500 block of Hawkeye Avenue. Firefighters found a once-towering tree lying through the middle of the house.

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McSwain Union Elementary closure extended due to flooding

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McSwain Union Elementary officials announced the school will remain closed through next Friday, Jan. 20.

The school superintendent says the flooding of both the East and West Campuses continues and there are multiple breaks in the Bear Creek levy, describing the water flow to be ” completely uncontrolled”.

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Stanislaus County launches property damage reporting tool for residents hit by the storm

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You can help Stanislaus County and the state coordinate disaster relief efforts by filling out a survey to report property damage caused by flooding, mud and debris flow, according to a news release from the county Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Services Division.

The Storm Damage Survey asks you to mark on a map where the incident took place, to describe it and upload pictures and basic information about yourself. The survey is not a report for insurance claims, according to the release.

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More heavy rain is expected for Stanislaus County this weekend. When will it end?

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The Northern San Joaquin Valley was looking forward to a dry-out day Thursday before a series of storms continues this weekend.

The Modesto area was expecting a moderate amount of rain Wednesday — a residual to storms that pounded California this week.

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