National Weather Service
Forecasters are saying with increasing confidence that California will continue to a good amount of rain in the coming months.
More rain is headed to California, but the two storms approaching the region aren’t packing the wallop delivered by a major storm last week.
Five different areas reported record amounts of rainfall after Thursday’s storm.
Large trees were no match for high winds and saturated ground this morning as they toppled onto property and led to power outages and traffic delays.
Northern California residents are bracing for a powerful storm that could be the biggest in five years and prompted the National Weather Service to issue a high wind and flash flood warning.
National drought experts say 99.7 percent of California remains in moderate drought or worse despite recent heavy rains.
Drenching storms moving across Northern California on Saturday were helping the state catch up on normal rainfall totals for the year, but forecasters stressed that one rainy weekend would barely move the needle on California’s three-year drought.
A series of storms heading toward Northern California could bring more rain to parts of the region in one weekend than they have seen so far this season.
Hours of steady rain Saturday from northern California’s third winter storm in a week raised hopes that the state was moving out of its driest three years in history – while still deeply locked in drought.
Clouds will likely put a damper on the view of Thursday afternoon’s partial solar eclipse.
Rising temperatures, falling humidity levels and Santa Ana winds are elevating fire danger in bone-dry Southern California, and forecasters say the building fall heat wave will push temperatures well above normal from San Diego to San Francisco.
The National Weather Service has rated the tornado that touched down in Glenn County Wednesday as an EF1.