Maps & Data

JPL’s ‘Prophet of California Climate’ Bill Patzert explains the data behind the drought

JPL’s ‘Prophet of California Climate’ Bill Patzert explains the data behind the drought

September 25, 2014 at 8:00 pm Comments are Disabled

“They call me the ‘Prophet of California Climate’,” Bill Patzert said with a slight chuckle. “I’m the prophet.” Patzert is a mathematician and oceanographer at Jet Propulsion Laboratories who is considered the foremost expert on the interaction between the ocean and weather patterns. He has studied Southern California’s climate forRead More

How much water is your California community saving during the drought?

How much water is your California community saving during the drought?

September 10, 2014 at 2:33 pm Comments are Disabled

The California Water Resources Control board survey of 362 cities, private water companies and water districts — the most extensive so far during California’s drought — continues to show Northern Californians are cutting water use more than Southern Californians. Learn About Tableau

California Storm Tracker

California Storm Tracker

June 17, 2014 at 4:26 pm Comments are Disabled

Current National Weather Service radar for the United States. Updates every 2 minutes.

Drought map: The 17 California communities most at risk of running dry

Drought map: The 17 California communities most at risk of running dry

January 30, 2014 at 4:32 pm Comments are Disabled

As California’s drought deepens, 17 communities across the state are in danger of running out of water within 60 to 120 days, state officials said on Jan. 28.

Graphic: California’s droughts in the past 1,200 years

Graphic: California’s droughts in the past 1,200 years

January 30, 2014 at 4:31 pm Comments are Disabled

Scientists who study the West’s long-term climate patterns say the California has had multiple droughts of 10 or 20 years in a row during the past 1,000 years — and two severe “megadroughts” of 180 years and 240 years.