<p>A wind-driven wildfire in rural central California forced mandatory evacuations and threatened hundreds of buildings Monday, including a historic railroad station, after it tripled in size overnight, officials said.</p>
Snow levels plunged as a long-awaited cold snap moved into Southern California. Temperatures on Sunday fell to the mid-60s but were expected to fall by about 10 degrees per day, bottoming out Tuesday, when temperatures in the mountains are expected to be in the 20s. And on Monday, light rain and snow at elevations above 1,500 feet could create icy road conditions in mountain communities. Forecasters are predicting as much as half an inch of snow...