Friday, April 14, 2017

Historic high

63 feet of snow: Sierra sets record for wettest winter

As of Thursday morning, the northern Sierra had achieved its wettest water year in recorded history, the National Weather Service office in Sacramento announced. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE


Los Angeles Times & Washington Post

A series of late-season storms has vaulted this winter into the history books, making it the wettest winter for California’s northern Sierra Nevada in nearly a century of record-keeping. A mind-boggling 751 inches of snow have pummeled the Sugar Bowl ski area near Lake Tahoe this winter, resulting in an astonishing 89.7 inches of precipitation.


It's like it never left: Another El Niño on the way?

New York Times

Less than a year after one of the strongest El Niños on record, forecasters see an increasing possibility that another will begin later this year. Among the potential effects are wetter conditions across the southern United States, including Southern California.


Interior chief talks water projects with Gov. Brown

Sacramento Bee

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, President Trump's chief land manager with control over vast amounts of the country, met Thursday with Gov. Jerry Brown and discussed several state projects managed by his agency, but announced no immediate action. "We want to be the friendly — the 'yep' organization," Zinke said.