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.
Sierra Snowpack Lags In Latest Measurement Despite Recent Big StormsRecent storms have boosted California’s vital Sierra Nevada snowpack but not enough to fully compensate for a dry start to winter.
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.
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.
Sierra Snowpack Still Below Average Despite Wet MarchWhile California's snowpack in March was in better condition than it was in February, the month's precipitation was not enough to offset the state's dry winter.
Water Levels in South Bay Reservoirs Well Below AverageWith the snowpack statewide at just 72 percent of historic average, experts say it is not time to panic.
December Storms Give California A Promising SnowpackDecember storms gave California a promising snowpack despite a slow start, state water authorities said Thursday.
More Heavy Snowfall Prompts Avalanche Warnings for Sierra NevadaA forecast of more snow and intense winds in the Sierra Nevada mountains has prompted authorities to issue blizzard and avalanche warnings and say that conditions could become "life-threatening."
Sierra Survey Shows Snowpack At 67 Percent Of NormalStorms have come to California early this winter but a survey of the Sierra snowpack on Thursday shows it is only at 67 percent of average statewide for this time of year, according to the state's Department of Water Resources.
Study Shows Dramatic Snowpack Decline Across the WestScientists have found a dramatically declining snowpack across the American West over the past six decades that will likely cause water shortages in the region that cannot be managed by building new reservoirs.
Record Sierra Snowpack Melting Fast, Flooding Likely In YosemiteForecasters said Sunday they expect the Merced River in Yosemite National Park to go about a foot over its banks.
No Más El Niño? Snowpack Measurement Confirms Drought Not OverState water surveyors found a barely average snowpack in the Sierra Nevada on Wednesday, setting the stage for tough decisions to come on water conservation requirements for California residents.
Blustery Storm Brings Heavy Rain, Snow To Dry CaliforniaThe National Weather Service in San Francisco has issued a flash flood watch for all portions of the San Francisco and Monterey Bay region from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.
Lake Tahoe Level Rises But Mild Weather Puts Brakes On Sierra SnowpackLake Tahoe has risen to within about 9 inches of its natural rim, but that's still far short of the average this time of year.
Sierra Snowpack Improving; Drought Far From OverAlthough the amount of rain and snow in California this year has reached higher levels than last year, the state's drought is still not over.