Articles From : Daniel Swain
Daniel reports a pre-monsoonal moisture surge will bring scattered thunderstorms to southern and central California with a dry lightning threat in some areas.
Daniel Swain reports the second half of May should expect much warmer and drier conditions, and shares thoughts on the summer to come.
Much of California, as well as adjacent states, are on track for the driest Jan-Mar period on record, despite a small impending storm.
Driest Jan-Feb period on record for most of California I don't think it's any surprise to anyone the past couple of months has been astonishingly dry across nearly all of California.
It was a record dry January in some spots with precipitation currently on the horizon for the first half of February.
For the Water Year to date, most of California is in pretty good shape when it comes to precipitation.
After a lull, an active weather pattern (gradually) picks up steam again this week with heavy mountain snowfall and low elevation snow possible.
A strong atmospheric river to bring fire season-ending and drought-mitigating heavy rain to NorCal, but also a high risk of burn area flooding/debris flows.
Substantial, fire season-mitigating late-October precipitation in NorCal? Plus: present drought breaks new records in CA
Offshore winds and high wildfire risk in recent days, but also some mountain snow.
There's some beneficial North Coast rain this weekend, though wind-related fire weather concerns elsewhere, plus thoughts about the rainy season to come.
A summer of unrelenting heat (if you're inland or at elevation) or of...quite mild conditions, if you're along the coast It was a Tale of Two Summers this year in California.
Another major heatwave is heading for the Pacific Northwest and interior Northern California with rising fire weather concerns due to heat, then possible lightning and wind.
Major monsoonal moisture surge to bring fairly widespread California thunderstorms (wetter south, drier north), with NorCal fire weather concerns.
A dry lightning event is possible across areas of California on Sunday and Monday, while significant fire weather is of concern across the interior.
California dodged the worst of the historic Pacific Northwest heatwave the past few weeks, but a long-duration heatwave is still likely inland, plus a significant monsoonal surge next week?