Articles From : Daniel Swain

  • Weather West: Warm and Dry Thanksgiving Weather

    A warm, dry (and windy, for some) Thanksgiving in California, but a pattern shift in early Dec?

  • Weather West: Wet and Cool November Pattern Coming Up

    Daniel reports the California will experience more of a wet and cool November pattern with an abundance of mountain snowfall.

  • Weather West: Pattern Change this Weekend

    Significant pattern change, though not necessarily significant precipitation, across California this weekend

  • Weather West: Rain in NorCal then Warm & Dry Resumes

    Much needed & beneficial (and possible September record-breaking!) rain in NorCal this weekend! Then…warm and dry conditions resume

  • Weather West: Extreme heat continues in NorCal as Hurricane Kay approaches from South

    Extraordinary and ongoing heatwave brings all-time record heat to Northern California as western wildfires surge.

  • Severe, Dangerous, Likely Record-Breaking Heatwave Labor Day Weekend

    There have not been extreme heatwaves across the state this past month, but these steadily elevated temperatures have yielded what will ultimately be another much warmer than average month in California. 

  • Weather West: ARkStorm 2.0 - Climate Change Increasing Risk of California Megaflood

    In recent years, California has experienced historically severe drought, water scarcity, and wildfires. But delving back farther into the historical and geophysical record, the region is also highly susceptible to very large flood events.

  • Weather West: Slow-Building Heatwave Across Interior

    Daniel Swain from Weather West reports a slow-building heatwave is on its way across California's interior with a possible very hot end to July, accelerating fire season.

  • Weather West: Pre-Monsoonal Moisture Surge to Bring Scattered Thunderstorms

    Daniel reports a pre-monsoonal moisture surge will bring scattered thunderstorms to southern and central California with a dry lightning threat in some areas.

  • Weather West: Brief But Intense Inland Heatwave

    Daniel Swain reports a relatively brief but intense inland heatwave will happen this week, then fairly quiescent conditions for 1-2 weeks thereafter.

  • Weather West: Much Warmer and Drier Second Half of May

    Daniel Swain reports the second half of May should expect much warmer and drier conditions, and shares thoughts on the summer to come.

  • Weather West: A Taste of April Amelioration?

    Recurving West Pacific typhoon may help direct some substantial late-season precip to parts of NorCal, though SoCal remains dry.

  • Weather West: Modest Storm Early Next Week, Re-Strengthening Drought Continues

    Much of California, as well as adjacent states, are on track for the driest Jan-Mar period on record, despite a small impending storm.

  • Weather West: Light NorCal Showers Ahead, but No Miracle March

    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. 

  • Weather West: Record Dry January, No Rain for February

    It was a record dry January in some spots with precipitation currently on the horizon for the first half of February. 

  • Weather West: As Persistent West Coast Ridge Builds, CA Warms Up

    For the Water Year to date, most of California is in pretty good shape when it comes to precipitation.

  • Weather West: Active Weather Pattern Through End of Year

    After a lull, an active weather pattern (gradually) picks up steam again this week with heavy mountain snowfall and low elevation snow possible.

  • Weather West: Significant Pattern Change Underway

    Extremely wet October in NorCal, then an extremely dry November...and a severe Western "snow drought" It has been a pretty interesting autumn, weather-wise, across much of North America.

  • Weather West: Drier and Warmer Weather Persists

    Following record-wet October in NorCal, much drier and warmer conditions to persist for the foreseeable future.

  • Strong Atmospheric River Brings High Risk of Flooding

    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.

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