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California Drought Report #83: California Drought History

In seeking more information on the potential for more drought following the current floods, I ran across some additional drought information in this study: Klamath/San Joaquin/Sacramento Hydroclimatic Reconstructions from Tree Rings, February 7, 2014, David M. Meko, Connie A. Woodhouse, … Continue reading

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California Drought Report #82: More Drought Coming?

Yes, I know Northern California has more water than it can store and the potential for flooding vast areas are of concern to all who live near river flood plains. Climate is cyclical, what happened in past will happen again in … Continue reading

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California May Be Long Overdue For A Mega Flood(Updated 02-11-17)

A story in the San Francisco Chronicle compares the current weather related flooding to the flooding of 1862  Paul Deanno writes: . . . ] Over 100 years ago California was in the same boat, literally. The rain started to … Continue reading

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California Drought Report #80: El Niño Return This Summer

Listening to Joe Bastardi’s Weekly summary at WeatherBell this morning, his assessment was that the current weak La Niña would become an El Niño in the tropical Pacific by summer. National Weather Service Meteorologist Brian Ochs: “if you have warmer … Continue reading

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California Drought Report #78: Drenching rain over snow pack- FLOOD

  In the winter of 1981-82 the Sacramento Valley flooded, with water levels rising to the second floor of buildings along the Sacramento River. After the flood city officials raised structures at least one floor. Part of the problem was … Continue reading

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California Drought Report #77: Some relief but more snow needed

The California Weather Blog has this assessment: Season-to-date assessment: drought relief across much of CA, but more needed As we near the end of 2016, just how has California fared over the past several months in the midst of a … Continue reading

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California Drought Report #72: The Blob is Coming Back

Bob Tisdale writes at Climate Observations: After decades of no surface warming in the North Pacific as a whole, a prolonged weather event in the eastern extratropical North Pacific caused an unusual and unexpected warming there, raising sea surface temperatures … Continue reading

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