Bay Area water agencies, starved for snow and rain, are encouraged by this week's storm system.
KTVU's Rosemary Orozco said the first system would hit in the morning and quickly leave.
The dry streak will come to an end Saturday! Mark Tamayo has your Bay Area forecast.
The rubber dam, typically inflated in spring or early summer when demand for potable water increases, is being put to use now because of the lack of measurable rainfall in February and warm temperatures, coupled with increased water demand at a time when the river is relatively low.
February is shaping up to be driest on record for much of the state, with chances of light showers on the horizon on March 1 and then not again until March 10.
Mark Tamayo reports.
On a hillside next to Highway 17 in Los Gatos, dozens of state and contract workers are clearing dry and dead brush. Captain John Byrne of Cal Fire says the bone-dry month of February is both a blessing and a curse.
Last year's photo showed a lot of white snow over the Sierra. This year's photo showed a lot of brown and green hills.
With no rain all month, February is on track to be one of the driest on record so far in the region, and newly released side by side satellite images show just how dire the snowpack level is in the Sierra Nevada.
Drought has returned to California due to a significantly dry winter, the U.S. Drought Monitor said Thursday.
Two months ago, the U.S. Drought Monitor categorized more 81% of the state as abnormally dry because of above-normal temperatures and a lack of precipitation six weeks into the water year that started Oct. 1. The percentage climbed to 85% as recently as last week.
Trolling off the California coast, Sarah Bates leans over the side of her boat and pulls out a long, silvery fish prized by anglers and seafood lovers: wild king salmon.
When California’s historic drought mandated that residents take shorter showers, cut back on watering their lawns and give up washing their cars, folks in San Jose did their part to save water.
Come summer many in the Bay Area wonder: Will there be water restrictions? Probably not.
There's still a week left in January, but so far, water officials are telling us there is no need to consider any of the water use restrictions that we saw during the drought years. Jana Katsuyama reports from Orinda.
The U.S. Drought Monitor says a rainy fall has helped pull nearly one-fourth of California out of the state's five-year drought.
The two weather systems may bring relief to the parched northern California region. Jana Katsuyama reports.
Marin County fire officials say 80 years of unchecked growth and drought have raised fears that mount Tamalpais could go up in flames. Christien Kafton reports.
The Lake County wildfire has destroyed some homes and scorched several acres. Leigh Martinez interviews a local firefighter for an update.
New wildfires erupted Monday near Los Angeles and chased people from their suburban homes as an intense heatwave stretching from the West Coast to New Mexico blistered the region.