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NOAA: California drought continues for 3rd year as ‘driest on record’

It’s official. California faces a “prolonged, persistent drought” that will “elevate the risk of wildfire across the West,” the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday in its spring outlook that runs through June. Following three-year precipitation levels that were the “driest on record” for Central California since measurements started in 1922, the “low snowpack going… Keep Reading

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Sonoma County gets light rain, with more on the way

Sonoma County could be in for more wet weather in the coming days, following a weak storm system that brought light rain to parts of the North Bay on Monday night, according to the National Weather Service. Meteorologists are anticipating the next arrival of rain Friday night. “This will definitely be one of the wetter… Keep Reading

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We Can and Must Adapt to Climate Impacts Now

In yet another clarion call to action, the leading scientific authority on all matters related to climate change has issued another urgent report. The message is simple: the world must act immediately to deal with unavoidable and compounding climate hazards. While it is “unequivocal that climate change has already disrupted human and natural systems,” the… Keep Reading

Laura Hinerfeld and her husband, Dale Geist, never thought they’d leave California. But after the Complex fires of 2017 killed 24 people, ravaged 7,000 structures and crept too close to their house in Sonoma, they talked about it for the first time. Then came the amalgamation of other disasters, signaling to Hinerfeld and Geist that… Keep Reading

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California to see unseasonably warm weather for rest of week

Winter will look a lot like summer up and down California for the rest of the week as a heat wave stoked by bursts of Santa Ana winds builds in the south and unseasonable warmth sets in elsewhere, forecasters said Wednesday. With temperatures predicted to be far above normal in much of Southern California, the… Keep Reading

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Series of storms bringing more rain to Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — After tying off one of the rainiest periods on record for San Francisco, and a stormy December across most of the region, the Bay Area is getting another dose of light storms over the next several days The rain gets going right away starting with a category Level 1 on the… Keep Reading

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