SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — While there will be light showers in the San Francisco Bay Area on Sunday, the region was bracing for the arrival of a moderate atmospheric river mid-week that could dump 4-7 inches of rain over the wildfire scarred areas, triggering concerns of land and mudslides in Wine County and the Santa Cruz Mountains. … [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
That program and others failed to fully address the full needs of these communities, according to policy experts I interviewed. But there's a consensus emerging on what's needed now, including: job retraining, community college investments, wage replacement, healthcare extensions, pension extensions -- and jobs that help repair land scarred from decades of intensive mining. Advocates are, smartly, in my view, pushing the White House to create an office focused on this economic transition -- assisting fossil fuel communities and creating new jobs, according to advocates involved in these efforts. … [Read more...] about This town powered America for decades. What do we owe them?
The Sunday showers could drop a half inch of rain in most areas and perhaps an inch in the South Bay mountains. Isolated showers will continue Monday. On Tuesday, temperatures will drop and a “much stronger and wetter system will arrive from the northwest, bringing potentially heavy rain and strong winds through Thursday,” forecasters said. … [Read more...] about Week of rain starts Sunday, forecasters say — good time to batten down hatches