Thursday Top of the Scroll: California drought – Bay Area, state hit 126-year lows for rainfall this year
California and the Bay Area experienced the driest rainy season on record, with average statewide precipitation reaching 126-year lows, according to Golden Gate Weather Services, a meteorological consulting firm. The Bay Area got only 9.88 inches of rain this season, 39% of its normal amount of 25.28 inches, Golden Gate Weather Services said. That’s the least ever, going back to 1895. California got 11.46 inches, or 49% of its normal 23.61 inches. That’s also the least ever.
- Bloomberg: La Nina Threatens to Return and Worsen Drought in U.S. West
- New York Times: Climate Change Drove Western Heat Wave’s Extreme Records, Analysis Finds
- Independent: California hit by third heatwave in two months with warning of record-breaking temperatures
- E&E News: Drought Spreads to 93 Percent of West—That’s Never Happened
- Sierra Sun Times: California and National Drought Summary for July 6, 2021, 10 Day Weather Outlook, and California Drought Statistics – 33% of California in Exceptional Drought