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Solano County under excessive heat warning through Saturday night

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The rest of the week is going to be a scorcher.

The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for much of Northern California, including the Bay Area and Sacramento Valley, through Saturday evening, with temperatures reaching the triple digits. In Vacaville, temperatures are expected to reach 111 degrees Thursday, followed by 107 degrees on Friday and 102 on Saturday.

For Solano County, the warning went into effect at 2 p.m. Wednesday and will remain in place until 9 p.m. Saturday.

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High temperatures bring air pollution warning to Solano

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FAIRFIELD — Air quality officials issued the first smog alert of the season Sunday that’s effective Monday for southwestern Solano County and the greater Bay Area region.

The alert coincides with a warning about excessive heat that’s in place Monday and Tuesday for the Bay Area and Sacramento regions and a separate air pollution warning for much of eastern Solano County.

Air quality is expected to be unhealthy across the vast majority of Solano County. Light winds and hot temperatures, along with vehicle exhaust, are creating elevated concentrations of ozone, more commonly known as smog.

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America’s new normal: A degree hotter than two decades ago

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America’s new normal temperature is a degree hotter than it was just two decades ago.

Scientists have long talked about climate change — hotter temperatures, changes in rain and snowfall and more extreme weather — being the “new normal.” Data released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration put hard figures on the cliche.

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Sacramento Sees Record-High As With First 90-Degree Day Of Season

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento on Sunday recorded a record-high temperature by already hitting its first 90-degree day of the season.

Sacramento Executive Airport reached 91 degrees Sunday afternoon. The first 90-degree day of the season usually comes during May.

Though they didn’t break any records, Fairfield and Vacaville each recorded 92-degree temperatures.

The past week has seen Northern California swing through a variety of seasons, especially for people living in the high country. While the valley stayed mostly dry, a system did bring temperatures down and also brought some snow to the Sierra.

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Storm goes relatively easy on Vallejo area

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A cyclist rides through a large puddle on Mare Island left by Tuesday night's strong storm in Vallejo. Rain is expected to return Wednesday and Thursday, but clear up by the weekend. (Chris Riley—Times-Herald)

A fierce atmospheric river storm rolled into Northern California on Tuesday, carrying strong winds and a fire hose of water that could deliver more rain than any storm to strike the region in possibly three years.

It started when the system hit the North Bay and began to spread south, which is where it left its strongest imprint.

Yet, the Vallejo and Benicia area received a relatively mild impact compared to other areas.

Vallejo experienced power outages and at least one downed power line, according to Deanna Contreras at PG&E. She told the Times-Herald that an outage due to a downed line struck at 1:15 a.m. and affected 248 customers on Redwood Street west of Valle Vista Avenue until about 4:30 a.m.

Another big outage occurred at 7 a.m. and affected 2400 customers at Columbus Parkway north of Regis Park Drive, due to wind and rain damaged equipment. By noon on Wednesday, Contreras said only 37 addresses remained without power.

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Northern California communities clean up in aftermath of powerful winds

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Communities across Northern California were hammered by constant and powerful wind Tuesday night into Wednesday, which left behind scattered tree branches, smashed cars and damaged homes in its wake.

On Portola Way in Sacramento’s Land Park neighborhood, Shannon McNerny says she and her family had a crazy wake-up call.

“About 3:15 or something it shook the whole house,” McNerny said.

A tree fell in between her and her neighbor’s house. The branches crushed her neighbor’s car.

“And I think she parked her car in the driveway just so it wouldn’t be on the street because she never parks there,” McNerny said.

McNerny says she’s counting her blessing as no one was hurt.

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Solano sees days of rainfall in week’s forecast as wildfire recovery continues

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FAIRFIELD — Much of the San Francisco Bay Area is bracing for rain as a series of storms move across the region, with expected rainfall across much of Solano County starting Sunday.

The forecast calls for a 70% chance of showers between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday and a 50% chance of showers Sunday night at Travis Air Force Base, and a 60% chance of showers during the middle portion of the day Sunday and a 50% chance of rain Sunday night at the Nut Tree Airport in Vacaville.

Travis Air Force Base and the surrounding area could see between 0.10 inch and 0.25 inch of rainfall during the day, and less than 0.10 inch of rain Sunday night, the National Weather Service reports. Vacaville could see less than 0.10 inch of rainfall during the day and a similar amount Sunday night.

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Record-breaking temperatures in Vallejo

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The waterfront was crowded with walkers Monday with temperatures in the low 70s. (Rich Freedman--Times-Herald)

Ah, the perfect spring: 69 degrees Saturday, 70 degrees Sunday, and a downright balmy 78 degrees Monday.

Small problem — at least to the fire department — it’s not spring. It’s winter. Or at least it’s supposed to be winter.

Yes, it’s California. But Northern California isn’t typically 70-plus degrees the third week of January. The average for Jan. 18 in Vallejo is 55, according to weather.com. Monday’s roasting 78? A record, easily eclipsing 70 established in 1976.

“If we had a fire today, it would burn almost as aggressively as a fire in July,” said firefighter and VFD spokesman Kevin Brown.

The problem beyond “unseasonably warm weather,” said Brown, was the low humidity and winds above 20 mph.

“Numbers we usually see in August and September,” said Brown.

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3 things to know as NorCal storm continues

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yellow warning sign of bad weather ahead against stormy sky

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1 It’s been a soggy Sunday

More than two inches of rain have fallen in the Auburn area, and Sacramento has seen nearly an inch in the past 24 hours.

Steady rain will fall throughout the night Sunday.

Showers will continue Monday before becoming a little more scattered on Tuesday. On Wednesday, there will be a few brief morning showers before things dry out.

Another storm moves in next weekend.

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