Articles From : Daniel Swain

  • 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.

  • Weather West: North Coast Rain and Wind-Related Fire Concerns

    There's some beneficial North Coast rain this weekend, though wind-related fire weather concerns elsewhere, plus thoughts about the rainy season to come.

  • Weather West: Heat and Dry Lightning to Bring NorCal into Autumn

    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.

  • Weather West: Another West Coast Heatwave and Fire Danger

    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.

  • Weather West: Monsoonal Moisture to Bring Widespread Thunderstorms

    Major monsoonal moisture surge to bring fairly widespread California thunderstorms (wetter south, drier north), with NorCal fire weather concerns.

  • Weather West: Dry Lightning Possible Across California

    A dry lightning event is possible across areas of California on Sunday and Monday, while significant fire weather is of concern across the interior.

  • Weather West: Coast Spared Again from Heatwave

    There's yet another major heatwave for the California interior, though the coast will be spared again.

  • Weather West: California Dodges Worst of Historic Pacific Northwest Heatwave

    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?

  • Weather West: Severe Heatwave Across California

    The North Coast of California just saw some rain, but...get ready for what's coming.

  • Weather West: Major Heatwave Across interior NorCal, Extreme Drought Continues

    The last couple of weeks have featured rather comfortable conditions across much of California, with near-average temperatures along the immediate coast due to chilly near-shore ocean temperatures and a robust marine layer. 

  • Weather West: Drought Continues to Intensify, Marine Layer Offers Temporary Relief

    California is descending deeper into drought with a "Drought Emergency" declared in NorCal with cooler temperatures and a robust marine layer offering temporary relief.

  • Weather West: Modest April Showers, But Worsening Drought Continues

    This weekend calls for some modest April showers, but the overall trajectory toward worsening drought continues.

  • Weather West: Unusually Dry Conditions Persist Into March

    Despite cool and occasionally unsettled conditions in NorCal, unusually dry conditions persist into March.