Sierra Nevada snowpack at record level, doubles in February, California

Sierra Nevada snowpack at record level, doubles in February, California

Four days of heavy snowfall came to an end on February 28, 2019, leaving statewide snowpack at 153% of normal. Snow depths and water content equaled California's all-time record level for February. While most of the state's reservoirs are at or above 100% of…

Northern Sierra breaks all-time record for wettest water year

Northern Sierra breaks all-time record for wettest water year

With more than five months still to go, California's northern Sierra Nevada has already achieved its wettest water year in recorded history, the National Weather Service office in Sacramento announced yesterday. The mountains saw an incredible amount of snow…

Devastating floods hit western US, new storm approaching

Devastating floods hit western US, new storm approaching

More than a dozen people were rescued Friday, February 10, 2017, from flood waters in northern Nevada as authorities brace for what they say could be some of the worst floodings in more than 30 years by the end of the weekend. At the same time, unusually warm…

Floods, major debris flows as heavy rain hits Southern California

Floods, major debris flows as heavy rain hits Southern California

The second of three big storms hit Southern California on Friday, January 20, 2017, flooding roads and causing major debris flows. The rain was falling at a rate of more than 25.4 mm (1 inch) per hour. The third storm is expected on Sunday and Monday. The Sherpa…