Bay Area Reservoirs Get Much-Needed Rain To Boost Low Winter Rainfall TotalsRain has returned to the Bay Area, and not a moment to soon. Rainfall totals are lagging this winter, and it's becoming a pattern.
California's Snowpack Lagging In Water For WinterA California water official says that the water in the state’s mountain snowpack is currently about half of average for early winter, but noted that a dry start doesn't always predict the season's outcome.
Rain Arrives, Providing Some Relief For Drought-Stricken Northern CaliforniaThe first of two storm fronts lined up off the Northern California coast arrived in San Francisco Bay Area Friday, bringing the first rain in months to a region in the grip of a severe drought.
Gusty Winds Keep Red Flag Warning In Place; PG&E Cancels All Planned Power ShutoffsGusty offshore winds topped 60 mph on Mt. St. Helena early Monday, fueling anxieties among Wine County residents who have grown weary of California's lingering historic wildfire season as the region remained under yet another Red Flag Warning.
Bone-Dry Weather Conditions Continue Grip On San Francisco Bay Area; Lake, Napa Counties In Extreme DroughtWith much of Napa and Lake counties falling into extreme drought conditions, forecasters warned Saturday that little if any precipitation was expected until mid-December at the earliest.
More Rain Needed To Reduce Fire Danger, Stave Off Future DroughtMore than a month and a half into this year's rainy season and significant precipitation was finally falling on Tuesday in Northern California. The state could use it in more ways than one.
Severe Drought Conditions Grip Northern California; Red Flag Fire Warning, Power Outages Set To Begin With a new round of Red Flag Warnings and power outages less than 24 hours away, San Francisco Bay Area residents were once again Wednesday wrestling with the impact of months without a measurable rainfall that have transformed green hillsides into tinder-dry fuels for fire.
Scientists: Water Shortages In West Likelier Than Previously ThoughtThere's a chance water levels in the two largest man-made reservoirs in the United States could dip to critically low levels by 2025.
Western States Face Reckoning Over Water but Avoid Cuts for Now Amid prolonged drought and climate change in a region that's only getting thirstier, when that reckoning will arrive — and how much time remains to prepare for it — is still a guess.
Water Woes Weighing On Marin County Community Of InvernessAs if pandemic, social unrest, and economic uncertainty weren’t enough, the tiny town of Inverness is facing a water shortage.
Megadrought 'Unprecedented in Human History' Likely the New Normal Across the WestUsing tree ring evidence going back 1,200 years, scientists researching previous megadroughts, some lasting up to 40 years, say recent dry spells in the West appear to be following a similar longterm pattern.
'This Is The Busiest Month'; Dry Weather, Looming Fire Season Force Homeowners, Fire Crews Into Preparation ModeFire season is just around the corner and with temperatures Thursday soaring into the 90’s in parts of the Bay Area, the fire danger kicked up a notch.
Final Sierra Snowpack Survey of Season Comes Up Dry, Raising Drought ConcernsThe final snow survey of the season in the Sierra Nevada recorded just 1.5 inches snow depth at Phillips Station -- just 3 percent of the May average.
Global Warming Drives 'Mega Drought' Across Western States, Study FindsAlmost half of the two-decade-long drought which has parched much of the western United States can be blamed on man-made global warming, according to a study in Thursday’s journal Science.
Spring Storm Soaks Bay Area, Dumps Snow in SierraSeveral feet of snow was predicted for the Sierra Nevada during a spring storm with the possibility of scattered showers continuing for much of the week, according to the weather service.