What you Need to Know: Feb. 6

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Feb. 6, 2019.

Posted: Feb 6, 2019 8:37 AM
Updated: Feb 6, 2019 9:28 AM

Cold Temperatures Linger in North State

Cold temperatures are lingering in the North State with a hard freeze expected Thursday. That can be dangerous for the homeless population. The Good News Rescue Mission in Redding is opening its doors 24-hours a day to keep people warm.

Chico City Council Gives Authority to Open Emergency Homeless Shelter

Chico City Council is giving the city manager power to open up emergency homeless shelters due to the freeze. The options would include the empty Toys-R-Us on East 20th and the Graduate on West 8th Street. There is no word on if or when those shelters will open.

Chico City Council Weighs Commercial Cannabis

Chico City Council wants a citizens group to explore the pros and cons of commercial cannabis. The group will research laws as well as the results in other communities to give the council its recommendations.

Oroville City Council Denounces Proposed Water Rate Hikes

Oroville City Council denounced proposed water rate hikes during Tuesday night's council meeting. They also voted to allow six mobile homes per acre on properties in Oroville for Camp Fire survivors. That decision came after the Town of Paradise and Butte County revoke ordinances allowing survivors to stay on their own burned properties.

Chain Controls in Effect due to Winter Weather

Chain control is in effect for single axle vehicles pulling trailers on Highway 44, just three miles east of Shingletown. Caltrans says it's a good idea to carry chains in your car, whether you're driving in the mountains or the valley.

Potential Hard Freeze Thursday

There's potential for a hard freeze Thursday. Prevent plants from freezing by covering them up, bringing them inside or watering them thoroughly to insulate them. Insulate pipes or leave the sink running lightly to keep water flowing. Also, if it's too cold for you, it's too cold for your pet, so bring them inside. 

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 271035

Reported Deaths: 6441
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1165703534
Riverside20555486
Orange17882366
San Diego16726387
San Bernardino15345269
Imperial7190117
Alameda6855140
Fresno611077
Santa Clara5408164
Kern536982
Tulare5009136
San Joaquin447455
Sacramento423669
San Francisco399250
Contra Costa387885
Ventura378950
San Mateo3599108
Santa Barbara326129
Marin280921
Kings267333
Stanislaus266045
Monterey215115
Solano147625
Sonoma135911
Merced127211
Placer91111
San Luis Obispo7652
Yolo67726
Madera5785
Santa Cruz4593
Napa4364
San Benito2732
Sutter2523
Lassen2420
El Dorado2260
Butte2063
Shasta1544
Humboldt1444
Nevada1291
Yuba1282
Glenn1220
Lake961
Tehama881
Mendocino850
Colusa700
Del Norte581
Calaveras530
Mono471
Tuolumne430
Amador330
Inyo331
Siskiyou320
Mariposa311
Plumas110
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
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Hi: 95° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 66°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 95° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 64°
Paradise
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 66°
Chester
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 45°
Red Bluff
Clear
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Hi: 98° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 65°
Willows
Clear
66° wxIcon
Hi: 98° Lo: 64°
Feels Like: 66°
We began the new week with plenty of sunshine and heat around northern California, but more heat, more wind and more potential fire danger are ahead for our area.
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