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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • Rain Knocks Down Trees, Causes Mudslides

    Rain Knocks Down Trees, Causes Mudslides
    Heavy rain blanketed the Sacramento Valley and Sierra Foothills on Tuesday. The CHP has reports of roadway flooding in Sacramento, Auburn, Placerville and Grass Valley. The National Weather Service has issued an urban and small flood advisory until 1:45...
  • Mudslide In Edmonds Forces Homeowners To Evacuate

    Mudslide In Edmonds Forces Homeowners To Evacuate
    Mudslides are wreaking havoc on Puget Sound homeowners. “You always worry about living on bluff, or any kind of hillside, it crosses your mind. If mother nature wants to do her thing, she does it.” And,  “she” did it!  Kim Hall...
  • Snow Causes Highway Closures in The Sierra

    Snow Causes Highway Closures in The Sierra
    I-80 reopened Sunday night after its closure earlier in the day due to zero visibility and snow slides through the Sierra. Drivers were being held at Colfax up until Sunday afternoon. Many of them waited in their cars near a gas station.  Kathy...
  • Scientists Examine Southern California's Tsunami Risk

    Scientists Examine Southern California's Tsunami Risk
    LOS ANGELES -- Although the effect of the tsunami was minuscule in California compared with Japan, the scattered damage is providing a rare opportunity to study how the waves work and to help officials better prepare for what could be a far more...
  • Valley Sun wins statewide journalism honors

    The La Caņada Valley Sun will be honored in April by the California Newspaper Publishers Association (CNPA) for spot-on coverage of the February 2010 mudslides that damaged hillside homes in the wake of the 2009 Station fire. Not only is the Valley Sun...
  • Skier Killed in Avalanche on Stevens Pass

    Skier Killed in Avalanche on Stevens Pass
    The King County Sheriff's Office says a man died at Steven’s Pass late Sunday afternoon.  He was reportedly skiing out of bounds on the back side of the ski area near “Cowboy Ridge” when he was caught in an avalanche, hit a tree, and was...
  • Snowboarder Killed In Avalanche Was 20-Year Old UW Student

    Snowboarder Killed In Avalanche Was 20-Year Old UW Student
    The 20-year old Seattle man killed in an avalanche over the weekend has been identified as University of Washington student Riley McCarthy.  McCarthy was snowboarding Sunday with three friends on the back side of the Stevens Pass at an area known as...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Skier Caught In Avalanche Killed At Stevens Pass

  • Caught Inside An Avalanche And Caught On Tape

    Caught Inside An Avalanche And Caught On Tape
    Incredible video from the backcountry of British Columbia shows for the first time what it’s like to be caught inside an avalanche! One second, Chris Billow was skiing in deep powder.   The next, he was fighting for his life under a suffocating...
  • Lots of rain headed our way.

    Lots of rain to finish out the month of March. We already have 2x our normal rainfall and we will add at least another couple of inches before April starts on Friday. The good news is the temperatures will be quite mild with lows near 50 and highs near 60...
  • Flood Warnings Issued For Western Washington Rivers; Stevens Pass Closed Due To Avalanche Dangers

    Flood Warnings Issued For Western Washington Rivers;  Stevens Pass Closed Due To Avalanche Dangers
    Thanks to the steady rain over the last few days, some Western Washington rivers are still running very high and causing flood problems for many areas. Flood warnings continue Friday for the following rivers: SNOQUALMIE RIVER NEAR CARNATION AFFECTING...
  • Original Nordique, Avs great Foote to announce retirement today

    Original Nordique, Avs great Foote to announce retirement today
    DENVER -- Colorado Avalanche defenseman Adam Foote has called a press conference for Friday to announce his retirement after 19 seasons in the NHL. It has been a difficult season for the 39-year-old Foote. Injuries have limited him to just 46 games and...