Showers break historic dry spell in Sacramento. Month likely to end as driest in San Francisco history.
Very high fire danger forecast for hills and mountains. Little hope of rain for the rest of the month.
It’s March 1, which means Northern California is past its driest January-February period on record. Of course, the long-range forecast looks dry, too. So our question, as state water officials report on a Sierra snowpack that has fallen far short of normal for this time of year: “Where’s our rain?” OK–we don’t know the answer to […]
In the future, more of California will be under water. As global temperatures increase, melting the polar ice, sea levels will rise. And the water is likely to lap over Bay Area airport runways. So says the National Research Council, a division of the US National Academies of Science, which also released this video on […]
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—the agency that goes by the user-friendly handle of NOAA (pronounced “Noah”)—broke some news today at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco announced that by the agency’s calculations, the United States has suffered a dozen “billion-dollar” weather events this year. That’s […]