Tuesday’s storm that brought some showers to Southern California completely bypassed the Bay Area, and there isn’t any rain the forecast prior to kickoff of the Super Bowl this Sunday. That means San Francisco will go without measurable rain in January for the first time ever.
As of today, it appears as if January 2015 will end up as the “Driest January” on record since 1850. That’s 165 Years! So far in San Francisco, ZERO measurable rain has been recorded.
Across much of Northern and Central California there has been little if any rain this month, and monthly totals will wind up at or near long-term records.
This morning’s wildfire was a grim reminder of how conditions are ideal for fire ignition. There is an elevated risk of explosive fire growth when the Bay Area experiences low humidity, gusty winds and low fuel moisture.
California is crawling into its fourth year of drought, but a new program says it could end if enough storms like last December’s sweep across the Pacific this winter.
One model suggests there is only a chance of rain north of the Golden Gate Bridge by Friday evening, another computer model indicates the system can sag farther south, producing as much as a quarter of an inch of rain.
Lands parched by a three-year drought just a few months ago are now seeing an explosion of both poisonous and edible mushrooms.
There will be light scattered precipitation over the far East Bay and Southeast Monday night.
Drought’s Heavy Impact On California’s Wildlife; Starving Baby Squirrels Leaping From Trees For Food, Water
California’s ongoing drought is having a major impact on wildlife, experts said.
State Highway 1 is closed in both directions in Marshall in western Marin County Wednesday afternoon due to a fallen tree, according to the California Highway Patrol.