Friday Top of the Scroll: September rain: Will looming storm fight the Mosquito Fire and the drought?
A tantalizing storm headed for California this weekend could help fight the Mosquito Fire — now the state’s largest wildfire of the year — while providing a brief respite from a years-long drought….Some meteorologists and climatologists believe the rains will deliver slight relief from a drought that’s parched the state, left acres of farmland barren and lowered reservoirs. Still, even the most optimistic observers warn that the benefits will be temporary, and the dry period is far from over.
- Los Angeles Times: An early-season storm could help suppress Northern California wildfires
- The Sacramento Bee: Rain forecast Northern California: Mosquito Fire activity
- Weather West: Much needed & beneficial (and possible September record-breaking!) rain in NorCal this weekend! Then…warm and dry conditions resume.
- Water and Wastes Digest: California Prepares for More Wildfires