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City alerts residents where to go for sandbags

City alerts residents where to go for sandbags

The National Weather Service reports that Discovery Park is closed to the public due to flooding. Located at the confluence of the Sacramento and American Rivers, Discovery Park is directly across from West Sac's Bryte Beach, which is under water.

Homeless camps in the woods by the Broderick boat ramp have been flooded out. People have pitched tents in the parking lot by the flooded boat ramp.

As of 9 p.m. Tuesday March 22,, the National Weather Service map for the Yolo Bypass Lisbon, in Yolo County off I-80, was above flood stage (http://www.cnrfc.noaa.gov/).

The federal agency warns those affected by rising water anywhere in or around West Sac to "be alert for rapid changes."

The city reports round the clock patrols of its 50 miles of levees are ongoing. Efforts to improve the levees to post-Hurricane Katrina standards have been slow going.

Recent storms rough on area trees

Recent storms rough on area trees

The windstorm Saturday March 19 packed 40+ mph winds. Coupled with saturated soils, some area trees were ripped out by the roots. Others, like this one, snapped in half like matchsticks.

If storms prove nothing else, they demonstrate that some trees aren't worth saving.

A case in point was a big old oak Mike and I liked to sit under when we fished for crawdads using string and a hunk of hotdog. I took lots of pictures of him standing in the notch of the tree’s Y’d trunk.

He was 4 when both of us were confused the day we showed up to 'fish,’ and the city we were living in at the time had lopped off one arm of the Y.

Later, after I bought a farm that had a 12 acre woods, a forester explained to me that water collects in the notch of the Y, which can rot the wood, upping the risk the tree will split in half.

Another foggy Friday forecast for the valley but sunshine for the hills

SACRAMENTO, CA -- More fog will give us a "soupy" start Friday and will lead to hazy afternoon conditions. A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until 1 p.m. throughout the valley and toward the Delta.

News10 Meteorologist Monica Woods says the fog will slowly thin to a haze a bit later on in the day. Highs will only reach the low to upper 50s.

Wood burning is prohibited in Sacramento County.

Woods says the Foothills and Sierra will see ample sunshine through Friday. Highs will be in the 60s for the hills and 50s for the Sierra.

Fog will be a little less noticeable this weekend. Woods says Saturday will start with some patchy fog in the valley then partly cloudy skies are expected through the day as a weak disturbance heads inland.

Rain and snow are expected Sunday.

Fog, cold temps here to stay

Fog, cold temps here to stay

Northwest winds and patchy low clouds overnight lead to Thursday morning's foggy conditions during the commute. But skies cleared and the sun will be shining by afternoon as a high pressure ridge builds in across the state, according to News10 meteorologist Mellisa Paul.

Highs for Thursday will be near 60 and north winds will calm throughout the day leading to a foggy Friday forecast in the valley. But the fog should clear late in the day Friday for an afternoon of sunshine and highs remaining near 60.