National Weather Service
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.
The National Weather Service is asking tornado spotters to be on the lookout for weak funnel clouds that could be hitting the northern part of the Sacramento Valley Wednesday.
The National Weather Service has given Friday’s tornado spotted near Woodland an EF0 rating.
Rain from Southern California storm not enough to ease the state’s drought.
Sacramento ended 2013 14 inches below average rainfall.
Folsom tells homeowners to turn off sprinklers as Folsom Lake was at 367 feet on Monday, or 21 percent of capacity and 43 percent of normal for this time of the year.
Three of the victims died at homeless encampments in San Jose, while a fourth died in a garage “with the door opened.”