The El Portal Road route into Yosemite National Park has reopened after clean-up of storm damage.
The strong El Nino that forecasters say could dump drenching rain on parched California is grim news for Hawaiian islands struggling to recover from a seven-year drought.
Rain in July, summer storms in the Sierra, and recents days of much higher-than-normal humidity means the El Nino we have been waiting for is already here.
Despite California’s lingering drought, parts of Southern California all the way north to Monterey county received more than an inch of rain this past weekend, which is more than ten times what is normal for the entire month.
It’s going to a very mild start to Monday and pan out to be unseasonably warm to downright hot.
High pressure continues to build into the Bay Area as the air mass begins to warm up.
Scientists say Californians may be in for one of the wettest winters in years due to a powerful El Nino event, but areas scorched by wildfires will be especially vulnerable to mudslides and flooding.
Federal climate experts say there is a greater than 90 percent chance that El Nino will continue through the Northern Hemisphere this winter with a strong chance it will last into early spring.
The term, “dry lightning” is used when lightning is occurring without significant precipitation. If you think about it, the “dry” lightning is a bit redundant, because last time I checked, lightning is not wet. But everyone uses the term because it is so descriptive!
An area of low-pressure is parked over the Bay Area Thursday causing light showers and isolated thunderstorms.