A ridge of high pressure has kept California high and dry during the month of January, but signs are pointing toward the ridge moving eastward. As the ridge moves, an atmospheric river would likely aim for the coast, possibly bringing rain to the Sacramento region.
Traffic is understandably moving a little slower this morning and drivers make their way to work through the dense fog.
The overall wind pattern remains light, allowing patchy fog to develop. The upper cloud cover is non-existent and a ridge of high pressure is developing and pushes to the north.
Recent heavy rains have brought a blooming of mushrooms to parts of Northern California.
A Davis man decided it was his turn to do his part in conserving water, so he built a 1,100-gallon rain recycler. Most folks in Davis can’t hose down their driveway or wash their car whenever they like, but that’s not the case for the Montijos, that’s because they have recycled rainwater they can use.
We’re looking forward to a wet early commute on Friday , and then we’ll dry out the rest of the day.
After California’s driest three years on record, there have been few sounds as disturbing to water conservationists as the whisk-whisk-whisk of automatic lawn sprinklers kicking on directly behind TV reporters covering some of the state’s first heavy downpours in years.
Forecasters said Sunday they expect more rain for California, but the two water-bearing fronts approaching the region aren’t packing the wallop delivered by a major storm last week.
Another storm will arrive in our area on Monday. It won’t have the powerful winds and won’t bring as much rain as the last one.
Californians are cleaning up Saturday from a major storm that soaked the drought-stricken state before moving east to drop rain on Arizona.
Federal flood forecaster Alan Haynes says the Russian River is expected to exceed flood stage at 3 a.m. Friday and that the peak of the flooding will occur by 10 a.m.
The wind barely whispered outside a Sacramento Target on Wednesday, but the threat of 70 mph wind gusts knocking out power cleared shelves of flashlights and batteries.