Post Tagged with: "rain"

El Nino packs no punch during dry February in Southern California

El Nino packs no punch during dry February in Southern California

March 3, 2016 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

LOS ANGELES — Ed Heinlein surveys the steep mountainside that has repeatedly unleashed tons of mud into the backyard of his Azusa home since a 2014 wildfire and still hopes the drought-stricken state gets more rain. “We have to have the rain,” said Heinlein, whose home east of Los AngelesRead More

Wet winter may not develop

Wet winter may not develop

September 4, 2015 at 3:58 pm Comments are Disabled

The editors at the Farmers’ Almanac have good and bad news for Californians. The good news? It’s going to be a mild winter. The bad? It’s going to be another dry one.

Unseasonable rain and snow has ‘virtually no impact’ on California drought

Unseasonable rain and snow has ‘virtually no impact’ on California drought

May 14, 2015 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

Although Southern California travelers braved downpours and slick roads last Thursday night and mountain residents woke up Friday to a wintry dusting of snow, experts say the storm will have no effect on the drought. “It has virtually no impact on the drought,” said Doug Carlson, spokesman for the stateRead More

Drought: Winter storms boost storage levels in key California reservoirs

Drought: Winter storms boost storage levels in key California reservoirs

December 12, 2014 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

After three years of relentlessly bad news about California’s historic drought, the drenching storm that barreled in Thursday from Hawaii finally delivered the state some desperately needed good news. One storm does not end a drought as severe as this one, meteorologists and water managers emphasized again Thursday. But thisRead More

Storm delivers impressive rain totals to drought-stricken Bay Area

Storm delivers impressive rain totals to drought-stricken Bay Area

December 12, 2014 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

The major storm that pounded the Bay Area on Thursday delivered some impressive rainfall totals, allowing some cities to record the wettest December in more than a decade. And more rain was expected Friday and next week, though it’s not expected to rival Thursday’s storm. Thursday’s deluge served up someRead More

Storm leaving Southern California by Thursday; breaks 50-year-old rainfall records in Los Angeles, Long Beach

Storm leaving Southern California by Thursday; breaks 50-year-old rainfall records in Los Angeles, Long Beach

December 3, 2014 at 6:20 pm Comments are Disabled

A warm-weather storm that lingered over Southern California longer than expected and shattered 50-year-old rainfall records should dissipate by midday Thursday, although forecasters predict a slight chance for more storms this weekend. What Jet Propulsion Laboratory climatologist Bill Patzert called a Pineapple Express storm intertwined with a low-pressure system madeRead More

Southern California storm not a drought-buster, not El Niño

Southern California storm not a drought-buster, not El Niño

December 3, 2014 at 5:49 pm Comments are Disabled

Water managers are not calling the storm that dropped several inches of rain onto Southern California Tuesday a drought-buster, and climate scientists are not labeling it an El Niño event. Instead, they say it will take at least four or five similar storms every year for the next three orRead More

Rain brings second wet commute as Bay Area surpasses normal rainfall totals

Rain brings second wet commute as Bay Area surpasses normal rainfall totals

December 3, 2014 at 5:34 pm Comments are Disabled

SAN JOSE — The Bay Area awoke Wednesday to a second consecutive morning of heavy rain, which brought widespread flooding, traffic accidents and generally lousy commutes. But the two days of wet stuff has brought the region within or beyond normal rainfall totals to date for the first time inRead More

First major storm drenches San Fernando Valley

First major storm drenches San Fernando Valley

December 2, 2014 at 6:06 pm Comments are Disabled

A steady drumbeat of rain provided the background for a rhapsody in gray that enveloped the Los Angeles area on Tuesday, as the first big storm in months provided a welcome soaking for San Fernando Valley residents. Rain, heavy at times, moved in from the north overnight and lingered throughoutRead More

Rain level in this drought-stricken Bay Area region now ‘normal’

Rain level in this drought-stricken Bay Area region now ‘normal’

November 2, 2014 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

A meteorologist at the National Weather Service, now long retired, used to say that the rainy season starts with the World Series and ends with spring training. Well, the season’s first significant storm, which started with a downpour during the San Francisco Giants’ World Series championship parade on Friday, gaveRead More