'There Is A Lot Of Winter Still Ahead': California's Early Winter Snowpack LaggingThe amount of water in California's mountain snowpack is only about half of average for early winter, a state Department of Water Resources official said Wednesday, urging conservation but noting that a dry start doesn’t always predict the season's outcome.
More Scattered Thunderstorms Expected In NorCal On Monday, Concern Remains For Flooding At Burn ScarsA spring storm is bringing scattered rain across the Northern and Central California, snow and strong wind in mountain areas and the possibility of flash flooding in valleys and wildfire-scarred areas.
Final Survey Of The Season Finds Sierra Snowpack At Just 3 Percent Of May AverageThe final snow survey of the season in the Sierra Nevada paints a dire picture of California’s water year.
Study: Parts Of North America In 'Megadrought' -- And It Could Get WorseThe past two decades have marked the driest years in southwestern North America since the 1500s, a new study finds, and it could get even worse.
Sacramento's 1st Dry February Looks All But Certain; Drought Expands To Nearly Quarter Of CaliforniaA winter with little precipitation has left most of California abnormally dry and officials are bracing for the possibility of an early and more intense wildfire season.
Antelope Fire Burns 102 Acres In Tahoe National Forest In Sierra CountyA vegetation fire in the Tahoe National Forest burned about 102 acres on Monday, authorities say.
Dry Winter May Mean No 'Super Bloom'A drier winter is sparking concerns that we may not have an epic "super bloom" of wildflowers like years past.
Monitor: Drought Returns To California As Dry Winter Stretches OnDrought has returned to California due to a significantly dry winter, the U.S. Drought Monitor said Thursday.
Storms Nudge Most Of California Out Of Dry CategoryRecent heavy storms in California have wiped out much of the state's abnormally dry conditions.
All Of California Free Of Drought For 1st Time Since 2011The National Drought Mitigation Center says California is free of drought for the first time since Dec. 20, 2011.
Wet February Almost Eliminates Drought In CaliforniaFebruary storms have almost eliminated drought conditions from California.
Study: Climate Change Could Leave Californians With 'Weather Whiplash'Weather whiplash from wet to dry can make for explosive fire conditions, as enhanced vegetation from above-average rainfall years becomes parched during an exceedingly dry year.
Late-Winter Storms Ease California's Dive, But No 'Miracle March'Storms hitting at the end of California's rainy season have eased the state's plunge back into drought.
Welcome Snow Slows California's Plunge Back To DroughtWelcome drifts of fresh snow awaited California's water managers on their late-winter survey of the vital Sierra Nevada snowpack on Monday.
Vital Sierra Snowpack At Less Than A Third Of NormalThe new figures from national drought monitors came amid growing concern among state officials about another dry winter.