Aquafornia news ABC 10 - Sacramento
Confidence growing in cold, wet weather pattern for California
Ever since the late December and January deluge, California has been pretty dry. Since the beginning of February, Sacramento Executive Airport has recorded 0.56″ of rain. The relatively dry weather since mid-January allowed the state to dry out and lowered flood risk, but another storm cycle heading into the dry season would be incredibly beneficial in terms of breaking out of drought. …There are some signals that a negative Pacific North American (PNA) pattern may set up towards the end of the month and into March. This would set the stage for potentially more rain and heavy snow producing storms but it’s still too far out to tell specific impacts.
- San Francisco Chronicle: Why California had cold weather while the rest of the world was warm
- Drought.gov: Snow Drought Current Conditions and Impacts in the West
- Foothills Sun-Gazette: Kaweah Lake drained to make room for record snowpack