Dry, Warm Conditions Setting Scene For Busy Early Wildfire SeasonDrought conditions across the San Francisco Bay Area was setting the scene for an early wildfire season, officials said.
Low Snowpack Levels Increase Concerns Over Potential California DroughtCalifornia’s Department of Water Resources (DWR) conducted a snowpack survey Thursday that found it was down almost 20% from the annual average, leading to concerns over a possible drought
San Francisco Experiences 2nd Driest Two-Year Period In 170 Years, Forecasters SayJust 20.46 inches of rain fell over the two rainfall seasons from 2019-21, second only to the 1975-77 period when just 18.53 inches fell.
High Temps, Dry Conditions Raise Specter of Drought and Fire Danger Across the Bay AreaRecord-high spring temperatures across the Bay Area on Wednesday were putting neighborhoods across the region on high alert due to growing drought concerns and worries about the upcoming wildfire season.
Lack Of Spring Rain Leads to State To Worry About Possible MegadroughtWater experts in California are expressing concerns of a possible “megadrought” after a wet "March miracle" didn’t come to fruition and a spate of April showers seems highly unlikely.
Spring Arrives With Meteorologists' Grim Forecast for California Water SupplySaturday marks the first day of astronomical spring and the outlook is grim for California and the West, where drought conditions will persist, according to NOAA.
Lessons From Past Droughts Drive Decisions At Marin County Water DistrictIt’s no secret that this has been a dry winter. In Novato, they’ve had the lowest level of rainfall ever recorded. But water officials there say the community has learned to be more water-conscious, and that may help a lot this time.
Bolinas Eyeing Mandatory Water Rationing Amid Another Dry WinterDespite all the rain, despite all the snow, the water situation in the Marin County coastal community of Bolinas has gotten to the point where they are considering mandatory water rationing.
Stormy Weather Brings Some Drought Relief; Monthly Snow Pack Survey Still Below NormalThe stormy weather that brought 8-10 inches of rain in the Santa Cruz Mountains and up to 10 feet of snow to the Sierra did ease drought conditions across the San Francisco Bay Area, but much more rain and snow is needed in February and March, officials said.
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.