Experts say this year’s La Niña Winter will cool the North Pacific’s waters and could produce drier conditions down south. The Bay Area could see normal rainfall, which may signal another problem.
Hurricane Iota is now a dangerous Category 5 storm that is likely to bring catastrophic damage to the same part of Central America already battered this month by powerful Hurricane Eta.
The National Weather Service on Saturday issued a coastal flood warning effective from 8 a.m. Sunday to 2 p.m. Monday.
A high wind warning was in effect until 1 a.m. Saturday for Tahoe, Reno-Sparks ahead of the blustery weather that’s expected to bring up to 6 inches of snow to the highest elevations.
Florida is bracing for more impacts from Tropical Storm Eta, which has already brought heavy rains and flooded city streets in the state.
And on Monday, cold temperature records were set.
As the remnants of Hurricane Eta moved back over Caribbean waters, governments worked to tally the displaced and dead and recover bodies from landslides and flooding that claimed dozens of lives from Guatemala to Panama.
Eta has been upgraded to a hurricane and threatens to bring heavy rain, storm surge, landslides and more to parts of Central America and the Caribbean.
The day after the presidential election, the United States formally leaves the 2015 Paris agreement to fight climate change.
Zeta sped across the Southeast on Thursday, leaving a trail of damage and more than 2.5 million homes and businesses without power in Atlanta and beyond after pounding New Orleans with winds and water.
An average season sees six hurricanes and 12 named storms. This extraordinarily busy season has focused attention on climate change, which scientists say is causing wetter, stronger and more destructive storms.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Zeta re-strengthened into a hurricane early Wednesday as Louisiana braced for the 27th named storm of a historically busy Atlantic hurricane season.
Jeff Diamond, the owner of Farmstead Cheeses & Wine in Oakland's Montclair Village, has not been able to open this week. Not because of COVID-19, but because power has been out due to the Public Safety Power Shutoff.
Since first initiating the shutoffs in 2019, some researchers and community groups said the utility has failed to highlight the impact of power shutoffs on medically vulnerable California communities.
Zeta — the earliest ever 27th named storm of the Atlantic season — was centered about 45 miles (70 kilometers) south-southeast of Cozumel island, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
When fire moves through a watershed, a waxy seal is created that prohibits water from penetrating the soil, causing it to run off the surface and take debris with it.
Wind gusts are expected to reach 60-70 mph in some parts of the Bay Area on Tuesday evening.
In Oakland, the winds were gusting at 50 mph, Mt. Tam was at 44 mph and Crissy Field in San Francisco was at 32 mph.
"While we have had many Red Flag Warnings this year, this event poses a greater threat. Hills residents should consider leaving before Sunday afternoon."
The widespread fire danger is affecting essentially all of Northern California.