By Paul Rogers | [email protected] | Bay Area News GroupPUBLISHED: March 7, 2019 at 1:15 pm | UPDATED: March 9, 2019 at 4:09 am Yes, it’s caused traffic jams, power outages and even some floods. But there’s a big ray of good news behind all the rain that California has been receiving this year. Soaked by relentless storms, California as of this week has … [Read more...] about Here’s how much recent rains have washed away California’s drought
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Published 7:28 am PST, Thursday, February 7, 2019 California's mountains glistening with snow are seen behind the Los Angeles skyline Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Snowcapped peaks extend from the Sierra Nevada to mountain ranges much closer to the coast, including the rugged backdrop behind metropolitan Los Angeles. On the Southern California coast, palm trees frame … [Read more...] about Wet winter greatly reduces California drought conditions
By Amy Graff, SFGATE Updated 4:00 am PST, Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Snow water equivalents for the Sierra snowpack, Feb. 5, 2019. Snow water equivalents for the Sierra snowpack, Feb. 5, 2019. Photo: DWR … [Read more...] about Are we safe from a drought this year? Here’s what we know so far
Seth Borenstein, Ap Science Writer Updated 10:15 am PST, Monday, November 12, 2018 Flames climb trees as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Flames climb trees as the Camp Fire tears through Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Photo: Noah Berger, AP … [Read more...] about Scientists: Wind, drought worsen fires, not bad management
Droughts occur in virtually all climates. Of all the weather-related phenomena that can cause severe economic impacts in the United States, droughts come in second only to hurricanes, according to the National Climatic Data Center. But unlike hurricanes, which are easily identified and straightforward to classify in terms of wind speeds, droughts are much tougher to define. … [Read more...] about What Is a Drought?