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How much rain will it take to end California’s drought?

How much rain will it take to end California’s drought?

October 13, 2015 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

To nudge California out of drought territory, it will take almost double the amount of rain that falls in a normal year during the upcoming rainy season that starts in less than two weeks, according to a recent analysis prepared by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration meteorologists. As flood-control channelsRead More

How can Southern California be so dry while storms soak Northern California

How can Southern California be so dry while storms soak Northern California

February 9, 2015 at 8:06 pm Comments are Disabled

Lots of issues divide Southern and Northern California: The Dodgers vs. the Giants. Hollywood vs. Silicon Valley. Southern Californians say “the” before naming a freeway; northerners don’t. Now, after this past weekend’s soaking storms, there’s a new difference emerging: the drought. As the state faces a possible fourth year ofRead More

California drought: What happened to the rain?

California drought: What happened to the rain?

January 21, 2015 at 1:39 pm Comments are Disabled

When Dennis Conta started building his dream house in Santa Cruz three years ago, he prayed that it wouldn’t rain much during the long construction process. “Got to be careful what you pray for,” he mused Friday, nearly three weeks after the region’s last big storm, which drenched the BayRead 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