For months we’ve been waiting for “real rain” to help ease our statewide drought. This week we finally got it, lots of it. Numbers from 8 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Wednesday reveal more than an inch of rain just about everywhere in the Bay Area, and closer to four inches in the wettest locations.
State officials say three years of drought are taking a heavy toll on California’s groundwater supplies.
Heavy rain brought down a tree, smashing a car in San Francisco Tuesday afternoon.
Most of the Bay Area has already received an inch of much-needed rainfall over the past three days. We will likely double our rain totals, as the strongest storm we will see this week moves closer to Northern California.
Despite a wet weekend, the East Bay Municipal Utility District said they still need more water. The district is looking at buying billions of gallons from the government, but customers would pay a steep price.
Environmentalists in Marin County say a centuries-old species of Coho salmon is facing outright extinction due to the current drought.
Rain, fog and wind gusts triggered hours of flight delays at San Francisco’s airport on a busy post-Thanksgiving Sunday, while Sierra Nevada ski resorts enjoyed a few inches of snow.
The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook for the San Francisco Bay Area Sunday morning.
Dense fog Friday clung to the Bay Area Friday, but that was expected to quickly give way to rain late in the day, ushering in days of wet weather and inches or rain for the drought-plagued region.
As California’s drought lingers on and reservoirs dry up, small planes are trying to coax the water to come down.