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Rough winds ahead

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Did you enjoy the spring-like weather over the past couple of days? Hope so, because it’s going to look a lot like winter again as not one but two atmospheric rivers are expected to broadside California in the coming week.

Monday reached a high of 73 degrees — two degrees off the all-time high for the month of January in Turlock — and Tuesday topped out at 71 degrees.

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Everything from ice skating with Half Dome views, snow play options, x-country plus downhill skiing

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The great thing about living in the Northern San Joaquin Valley is the snow is where it belongs – up in the mountains and not down here.

That means there is plenty of snow — and skiing — in the 209’s backyard that’s within two to three hours of Manteca, Turlock, Ripon, Lathrop, Ceres, and Oakdale.

This year there are five skiing options and plenty of snow play areas in the 209 as well as the venerable Curry Village ice skating rink.

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Water year ends as third-wettest in history

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The region is off to a sluggish start just over a month into the 2023-2024 water year. Then again, the 2022-23 water year didn’t get off to a roaring start, either, and it turned out to be third-wettest year since Turlock Irrigation District began keeping records in 1897.

With 4.13 million acre-feet of runoff, 2023 ranked behind 2017 (4.6 million acre-feet) and 1983 (4.6 million acre-feet).

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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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