Placer County Sheriff's Office Marine 6 crew is on Lake Tahoe today, Jan. 24, 2018 experiencing sustained 40-knot winds and 5- to 6-foot swells. One gust was just clocked at 75 knots! Anyone heading to the Lake Tahoe area should be prepared for the storm and carry tire chains, food, and water, according to Placer County Sheriff Facebook post @PlacerSheriff.
A North Carolina “swamp park” has posted a video explaining how alligators survive in a frozen pond and it’s both creepy and bizarre. The cold-blooded devils essentially allow themselves to be frozen in place, with their noses just above the surface, according to a video posted on Facebook by Shallotte River Swamp Park.
Firefighters rescued a girl from a mudslide in Montecito on Tuesday. At least five people died in mudflows in the town as heavy rain hammered southern California, local reports said. The 101 Freeway was shut down in the same area as the rain caused waist-high mudflows, the news report said. This footage shows firefighters rescuing the girl from the mudflow, as well as a search dog helping to look for victims.
Frost can be annoying to scrape off your car, but did you ever think about how it got there? Watch this video to learn about the science of frost formation. For safety tips and more information about winter weather, visit www.weather.gov/winter.
A bridge over Green Creek in Bridgeport, California, was damaged on June 20, after flood warnings were issued by the National Weather Service in Reno, who said that high temperatures were contributing to rapid snowmelt in high-elevation basins. The nearby Twin Lakes Resort posted footage of the bridge damage to Instagram, commenting: “Green creek, once that little trickle, is now strong enough to rip apart the bridge.”
Officials are saying the recent hot weather in California is a wake up call for the heat ahead. The National Weather Service now has a tool that can help understand the Heat Risk to better be prepared and safe during outdoor activities this summer.
Water is 3.5 feet above the top of spillway at Lake Berryessa, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation reports. As of Tuesday afternoon, about 5,000 cfs was coming out at the bottom of the famed "Glory Hole" drain at the lake.
California is trying to avert disaster at the tallest dam in the United States. With the possibility of more rain on the way, engineers are working as quickly as possible while evacuees are uncertain when they will be able to return home.
A man was rescued from his submerged pickup Tuesday near Mill Creek. Fresno County Sheriff's officers, members of Cal Fire, CHP and American Ambulance all responded to pull the 76-year-old out of his car.