“A series of Pacific storms is expected to bring periods of moderate to heavy rain to the region through the coming week,” NWS forecasters wrote in their forecast discussion. “The next system on Sunday afternoon and evening will be on the cooler, weaker side and will bring generally beneficial light to moderate rainfall. A much stronger and wetter system due to arrive by late Tuesday will likely produce periods of heavy rain from Tuesday evening through at least Wednesday evening, and possibly through late Thursday.” … [Read more...] about Atmospheric River Taking Aim At San Francisco Bay Area
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This photo provided by Yosemite National Park shows a fallen giant sequoia that came down during the Mono wind event on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 in Yosemite National Park. Yosemite National Park will remain closed through the weekend after high winds that battered much of California knocked down two giant sequoias and caused millions of dollars in damage. (Yosemite National Park via AP) … [Read more...] about Winter storm systems to hit both coasts in one-two punch, as West surveys wind damage
A gale watch was issued for the Northern California coast for Sunday afternoon through Monday, with wind gusts forecast for up to 45 miles an hour and swells up to 19 feet. The Weather Service advised mariners to “stay in port.” Heavy winds will continue through the week. … [Read more...] about Week of rain starts Sunday, forecasters say — good time to batten down hatches
The idea is that if most of that CO2 pollution is captured and stored away somewhere, coal can keep burning, because it wouldn't contribute heat-trapping gases to the atmosphere. It's reasonable to place some hope in the technology given the fact that carbon pollution needs to reach "net zero" by about 2050 in order to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. But carbon-capture and storage has proven to be costly and troublesome compared to alternatives. … [Read more...] about This town powered America for decades. What do we owe them?