Experts say the flaming meteor, dating to the early formation of the solar system 4 to 5 billion years ago, was probably about the size of a minivan when it entered the Earth’s atmosphere with a loud boom early Sunday.
Rain was falling across the Bay Area again Friday morning and forecasters said more precipitation is on the way.
There’s more bad news for Californians dependent upon Sierra snowmelt for water—the state snow survey on Tuesday measured just 30 percent of normal.
A magnitude-4.8 earthquake shook a number of communities in the Sierra Nevada late Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
A major road into Yosemite National Park is set to reopen this weekend after a delay because of heavy winter snow.
The state Department of Water Resources took its final snow survey of the season on Monday and found the water content in the snowpack was 144 percent of normal.
State officials have boosted the amount of water available to agencies that supply 25 million California residents and farms that cover almost a million acres.
A Fairfax woman died in a snowmobile accident in Sierra County on Sunday, according to the Sierra County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office.
Gov. Jerry Brown has declared an official end to California’s drought as state water officials reported one of the wettest years of snow buildup in the Sierra Nevada.
A death in the Sierras last weekend has officials warning ski enthusiasts of the dangers of the slopes, especially the backcountry.