Tag Archive for: Weather

Abnormally Hot Summer Even More Likely In Latest NOAA Forecast: Here’s Where

New predictions for the summer season, released by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center this week, show weather is likely to heat up in almost every corner of the United States.

The forecast, which covers June, July and August, indicates nearly every U.S. state with leaning toward a hotter-than-normal summer season. The highest chances are found out West, where Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and parts of Colorado have a 60% to 70% chance of above-average temperatures over the next three months.

How Much Worse Will Extreme Heat Get by 2050? New Report Outlines Worrisome Future

The next quarter of a century will bring considerable climate danger to millions of Americans living in disadvantaged communities, who will not only experience increased exposure to life-threatening extreme heat but also greater hardships from reduced energy reliability, a new nationwide report has found.

Opinion: California’s Weather Was Made for Demagogues

California’s weather was made for demagogues.

For as long as records have been kept, the state has typically experienced a series of dry years followed by a series of wet years. The weather lines up conveniently with election cycles. A few years of drought will prompt an excitable politician to declare that projections clearly show the end of the world is upon us unless California takes immediate action.

Tracking California’s Water Supplies

The American Southwest recently experienced its driest period in 1,200 years. Storms in the winter of 2023 eased some of California’s extreme drought conditions, but officials stress that conservation should remain a way of life.

This page tracks hydrological conditions, precipitation, the Sierra snowpack and the largest reservoirs serving the state.

Sierra Nevada Records Snowiest Day of the Season From Brief but Potent California Storm

A weekend spring storm that drenched the San Francisco Bay area and closed Northern California mountain highways also set a single-day snowfall record for the season on Sunday in the Sierra Nevada.

The wet weather system had mostly moved out of the state by Sunday morning, but officials warned that roads would remain slick after around two feet (60 centimeters) of snow fell in some areas of the Sierra.

After Cold, Wet Weekend, Warmer, Drier Weather Expected for San Diego Region

Forecasters said Sunday that San Diego will see much warmer, dry weather in the coming days, with the warmest conditions arriving by mid-week.

However, scattered showers and northwest wind gusts up to 20 knots over the coastal waters are expected through early Monday, and snow is blowing in through mountain passes, according to the National Weather Service.

Bomb Cyclone To Dump More Water Than in Lake Mead on California

California is expected to receive more rainfall by Friday from an atmospheric river storm than what Lake Mead in Nevada—the largest reservoir in the U.S.—can hold, meteorologists have said, as the state continues to face the threat of flooding.

Oxnard Gets 3 Inches of Rain in an Hour as Storm Wallops Southern California

Torrential rainfall in Ventura County, a swath of coastal California just north of Los Angeles, triggered evacuations, flooded streets and homes and brought intense rainfall rates — nearly an inch of rain in five minutes at one location, officials said. Portions of streets in Oxnard were under water due to the severe, heavy rains spawned by a low-pressure system that soaked the Golden State.

Flood Watch in Effect as Slow-Moving Storm Heads into Southern California

A flood watch will be in effect for all of San Diego County from Thursday evening through Friday evening as a slow-moving storm travels through Southern California.

The National Weather Service said rainfall over the next two days is expected to total .75 to 1.5 inches for the coast and valleys, 1 to 2 inches for the mountains, and up to an inch in the deserts.

Year in Review: Climate Change and Flooding Hit Home in California

California was deluged with storms and floods at the beginning of 2023, bringing home the severity of impacts from climate change, particularly in the low-income communities of Planada in Merced County and Pajaro in Monterey County.