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What you need to know: Feb. 28

Good morning, North State! Here's what you need to know to start your day on Feb. 28, 2019.

Posted: Feb 28, 2019 8:46 AM

Officials to increase releases from Keswick Dam

Thursday, officials plan to increase releases from the Keswick Dam from 7,000 cubic feet per second to 25,000 cubic feet per second. The releases could mean potential flooding of the Sacramento River including the already flooding Woodson Bridge in Tehama County. The releases will start at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

Some evacuation orders in Butte County reduced to warning

Several evacuations orders in Butte County due to flooding have been reduced to warnings. Those include Hamilton Nord Cana Highway, Wilson Landing Road and Alberton Avenue in Chico. For a full list, CLICK HERE

Flooding from Eel Creek forces evacuations in Humboldt County

Flooding from Eel Creek has forced evacuations in parts of Humboldt County. The Red Cross has opened an evacuation center at the Fortuna Fireman's Pavillion. In Fernbridge, the sheriff's office had to rescue livestock from the flooding as well.

Hundreds evacuate Tehama County RV park

Hundreds of people have evacuated the Woodson Bridge RV park in Corning due to flooding. This is the second time this has happened in a month. 

Thousands forced to evacuate in wine country

There is historic flooding in the North Bay as thousands have been forced to evacuate across wine country. The town of Guerneville and neighboring Monte Rio are described as islands, cut off by flooded roads. The Russian River is expected to drop back below flood stage Thursday evening. 

Tahoe woman found buried alive 

A snowplow driver uncovered a woman buried alive insider her car under the snow of South Lake Tahoe. She had been trapped in there for five hours with no cell phone to call for help. She is expected to be OK.

Highway 70 closed through Feather River Canyon

Highway 70 will be closed through the Feather River Canyon for work to prevent mudslides. The closure starts on Thursday and goes through Saturday, from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 - 4 p.m. daily. 

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 796436

Reported Deaths: 15291
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2633336423
Riverside576951173
San Bernardino53121908
Orange525381176
San Diego45425767
Kern31647357
Fresno27944362
Sacramento21800393
Alameda20839395
Santa Clara20648300
San Joaquin20060434
Stanislaus16425342
Contra Costa16156202
Tulare15782257
Ventura12507146
Imperial11658317
San Francisco1090199
San Mateo9664144
Monterey964570
Santa Barbara8952111
Merced8803140
Kings754477
Sonoma7225120
Marin6620114
Solano623260
Madera442465
Placer352343
San Luis Obispo345327
Butte277640
Yolo277355
Santa Cruz22838
Sutter168610
Napa165213
San Benito131411
Yuba11337
El Dorado10784
Mendocino88718
Shasta75114
Lassen7360
Glenn5683
Tehama5294
Nevada5256
Colusa5226
Lake51611
Humboldt4906
Calaveras31414
Amador28716
Tuolumne2264
Inyo18714
Mono1652
Siskiyou1630
Del Norte1381
Mariposa752
Plumas500
Modoc250
Trinity150
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Chico
Broken Clouds
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Hi: 87° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 75°
Oroville
Clear
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Hi: 87° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 74°
Paradise
Broken Clouds
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Hi: 79° Lo: 57°
Feels Like: 75°
Chester
49° wxIcon
Hi: 76° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 49°
Red Bluff
Scattered Clouds
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Hi: 85° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 70°
Willows
Broken Clouds
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Hi: 90° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 75°
A weak disturbance passed over northern California early this morning, but as expected, it only brought some gusty wind, a few clouds, slightly cooler weather, and no rain. Much bigger changes to our weather will occur this weekend.
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