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Blizzard on a street with snowplow

Rare winter storm watch issued for Chico, Greater Northern Sacramento Valley

Michael Steinberg, Contributor // February 21, 2023

The National Weather Service Sacramento issued a historically rare winter storm watch Tuesday morning for Chico, along with the Central and Northern Sacramento Valley. The watch will take place from...

Evacuation Warning courtesy of @ButteSheriff on Twitter Photo credit: Butte County Sheriffs Office

Evacuation warnings and flooding caused by steady rainfall

Gordy Papalias // February 14, 2019

Update: 2:12 p.m. According to Meghan McMahon, the Police Information Officer at the Butte County Sheriff's office, "About six houses" have been evacuated due to flooding in the Butte County area. While...

Emergency crews making progress on Spillway

Daniel Wright // February 15, 2017

Embed from Getty ImagesButte County Sheriff Kory Honea, reiterated that the situation at the Oroville Dam continues to be an emergency in Wednesday's press conference.Honea, along with the Director of...

Chico River Road flooded over the stormy weekend and has started drying up. Photo credit: Yang Dai

Roads reopen after storm

January 20, 2016
Recent storms closed Chico roads, find out which roads were closed and reopened.
View of the Chico river from the destroyed Gus Manolis Bridge during the North State Storm on Thursday. Photo credit: Anna Sobreviñas

Campus remains open despite storm, floods

Anna Sobreviñas // December 12, 2014
Chico State campus stays open throughout the North State storm. Flooding, overflowing of the Big Chico Creek and heavy winds continued during the day as students and faculty continued with classes.
Graphic courtesy of the National Weather Service, Sacramento.

Major downpour to hit North State

Anna Sobreviñas // December 9, 2014
Experts at the National Weather Service, Sacramento are estimating as much as one to five-inches of rainfall and gusts of wind as fast as 60 miles-per-hour from Wednesday to Friday.
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