The King fire has burned 70,944 acres, a growth of 43,000 acres overnight as flames made a run to the northwest forcing mandatory evacuations for residents in Quintette and Volcanoville.
Many Bay Area residents woke up to unseasonably humid weather Thursday morning with that moisture turning into rainfall.
Lightning could pay a return visit to Northern California Monday evening, adding wildfire concerns in this drought year.
Tropical Storm Iselle made landfall Friday in the Hawaiian Islands with Hurricane Julio still approaching. FEMA personnel is already in place to assist with whatever relief efforts may be necessary.
The latest long-term forecast shows a dwindling chance of an El Niño weather system developing for the Pacific, which means that hopes for California getting out of this drought are drying up too.
The first storm in a one-two punch heading for Hawaii clamored ashore in the overnight hours Friday as a weakened tropical storm, while a second system close behind it strengthened.
Showers Wednesday morning have moved on, and the Bay Area is now looking at a warmup, back to seasonal temperatures across the Bay Area.
The monsoonal flow has stuck around the Bay Area longer than expected, bringing more wet weather than is normally seen at this time of year.
Firefighters were focusing on two wildfires near each other in Northern California that have burned through more than 100 square miles of terrain — one of which was menacing a small town and prompted the evacuation of a long-term care hospital.
It’s every busy parent’s worst nightmare – the morning rush to get out the door and get to work, only to realize hours later your child is not at day care but instead strapped into the car seat right where you left her, sweltering in the back seat of a hot car.