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Dirk Verdoorn


Sacramento, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Dirk:

Some Sierra resorts get a foot of snow from winter storm

In the wake of our first winter storm of the season, snow totals reported by Sierra mountain resorts have positive news to share. → Read More

Northern California weekend forecast: Timeline for possible rain, snow and wind

Changes to the weather pattern in Northern California are arriving this weekend. Here is what to expect. → Read More

Sacramento area heat timeline: How to plan your weekend around high temps

Hot weather continues in the Central Valley on Friday and into the weekend. → Read More

Sacramento heat timeline: Expect triple-digital temps next week

The heat could last all week in the Valley and the threat of lightning-sparked wildfires will be a heightened concern in the mountains, Meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn says. → Read More

Perseids meteor shower in Northern California peak viewing times

Depending on how dark the sky is in your location, rates of 25 to 100 meteors per hour are possible. → Read More

Why north winds are so dangerous during California wildfire seasons

Meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn says wind is always a concern, but when the wind blows from the north the fire threat increases tremendously. → Read More

How to see Sunday's lunar eclipse in Northern California

Meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn breaks down what to expect with a total lunar eclipse and the best time to view it. → Read More

Prepare for snow in the Sierra, rain in the Valley

KCRA 3 weather meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn takes a look at the changes coming to our forecast with rain and snow on the way. → Read More

Here’s when rain and snow will arrive in Northern California this week

Changes are arriving for Northern California over the next few days which include cooler temps, rain, and some Sierra snow. → Read More

Why Sacramento could see ‘record warmth’ this week

Not only will we continue with sunny and warm weather in the Sacramento area over the next few days but the area may see a couple of record warm days ahead. → Read More

Gusty North winds return in Northern California on Friday. Here's a timeline

Weak tree limbs may break and power outages are possible, Meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn said. → Read More

Here’s why some Tahoe-area resorts are struggling to make snow this week

Meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn explains the conditions that are best for snow-making. → Read More

Here’s why more fog is expected in Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto areas

In the wake of the latest storm to hit Northern California, the Central Valley woke up to some thick morning fog on Wednesday. But just because it rained doesn’t guarantee the fog will come. → Read More

Here’s what La Niña’s arrival could mean for Northern California’s drought

We are now seeing a weak La Niña pattern which is forecast to strengthen through the winter months. Here's what that could mean for California. → Read More

Here is what to know about lunar eclipses, sun halos

KCRA 3 meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn explained the science behind the latest lunar eclipse that was visible across the western United States this week. He also answered a viewer's question about a visible ring around the sun. → Read More

Running Dry: Explaining reservoirs' importance in California

Here's a closer look at the role of reservoirs in Northern California. → Read More

Timeline: Rain, snow begins on Thursday. Here's what to expect

A weather system that will arrive in California on Thursday will make for a dry commute in the morning. Expect rain to arrive by the early afternoon and pick up in the evening. The rain, and Sierra snow, will linger into Friday morning. There’s also a chance for rain and snow on Saturday. → Read More

3 things to know as NorCal storm continues

Here are three things you need to know as the weather continues including the storm’s path and how long it will linger. → Read More

Clouds and cooler temperatures with some early morning showers

KCRA 3 Weather meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn looks at when and where the best chance for rain will be as well as how cool temperatures will get for the week. → Read More

Break from rain today but more on the way

KCRA 3 Weather meteorologist Dirk Verdoorn looks at when the next round of rain will arrive and how long it will last. Unsettled weather continues for the week ahead with more periods of rain and below average temperatures. → Read More