“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
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
It's hard to talk here about a "just transition" for fossil fuel workers -- as if any transition for workers in dying US industries ever has been "just." Jason Walsh, executive director of the BlueGreen Alliance, which aims to unite labor and environmental interests around the issue of a transition for dislocated fossil fuel workers, told me there's no justice in what happened to auto workers or timber workers -- or in what's happening to fossil fuel workers now. … [Read more...] about This town powered America for decades. What do we owe them?
Heavy snow was heading to the Sierra. Squaw Valley ski resort at the north side of Lake Tahoe said it was expecting up to 3 feet of snow by Wednesday, perhaps another 2 feet on Thursday, with wind gusts up to 70 miles an hour. On Saturday, chains were required on Highway 50 over Echo Summit — and that requirement is expected to be in effect for much of the week. … [Read more...] about Week of rain starts Sunday, forecasters say — good time to batten down hatches