The first storm in a one-two punch of much-needed moisture arrived Tuesday in Southern California, bringing light rain after unleashing downpours in the northern part of the state.
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.
Californians are cleaning up Saturday from a major storm that soaked the drought-stricken state before moving east to drop rain on Arizona.
Caltrans trucks are ready to roll in the Sierra as the threat of a storm sparks the first blizzard warnings in the region since January 2008.
Gina Kern left the North Highlands sandbagging site with her truck bed filled to capacity thanks to some help from 9-year-old Gibson and 8-year-old Madison.
Hydrologists are eagerly awaiting this Thursday’s storm to see how much water runoff can be saved during the drought, and some are already making plans for that water.
The city of Davis spent Monday taking down dead trees, preparing for wind gusts up to 60 mph from the storm that’s expected to hit in the late half of the week.
Last week, a heavy downpour that only lasted a couple of hours flooded part of a freeway. And now, Sacramento is due for another round of rain that’s supposed to be even more intense.
A second day of much-needed rain fell across drought-stricken California on Wednesday, but the storm had so far produced few of the problems such as flooding and mudslides that had threatened areas left barren by wildfires.
After getting 0.58 inches of rain over the weekend in the Sacramento area, the valley and foothills are going to face a soaker with some of the strongest rain in some areas since 2012.
Some of the ski resorts that stocked up on artificial snow machines in California’s drought were enjoying a touch of the real stuff Sunday, after weekend storms brought up to a foot of snow, with more coming.
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.