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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

[Source: KCRA.com]

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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