Here we go again. A low-pressure system from the Gulf of Alaska is forecast to impact the San Francisco Bay Area from Monday through Wednesday, bringing more rain and wind to a region that was battered by a storm less than a week ago. This system is expected to reach peak intensity over the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the California-Oregon border before drifting south along the California coast and passing by the Bay Area. The storm is expected to bring less severe impacts to the region than the last area of low pressure that passed directly over San Francisco, said Rick Canepa, a forecaster with the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service expanded the Monday-Tuesday wind advisory to include the North Bay, East Bay and eastern Santa Clara hills in addition to the coastal areas. The advisory is in effect Monday night through Tuesday afternoon, with peak gusts expected to be up to 40 to 50 mph. Winds are expected to begin developing in the North Bay at … [Read more...] about Another storm is forecast to hit the Bay Area. Here’s what to expect.
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California storms: Tornadoes could hit these cities along Highway 1
The latest round of stormy weather set to slam into Northern California beginning Monday night is expected to bring thunderstorms near coastal regions – and the possibility of tornadoes Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. Live storm map : See where snow and rain are hitting California and Bay Area San Francisco Chronicle Meteorologist Gerry Díaz said cities and towns along Highway 1 in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties could see thunderstorms capable of producing small hail and gusts of 35 mph that could form into tornadoes of 100 yards in length, lasting a few minutes. “The areas with the highest risk of seeing brief tornadoes are cities right along Highway 1 in Monterey Bay, including Capitola, Santa Cruz, Aptos and Davenport. Other parts of the coast will also have a brief chance for tornadoes.” The thunderstorms will carry heavy rainfall , as much as an inch of additional rain in the areas where the tornadoes could make landfall. There will also be heavy winds. … [Read more...] about California storms: Tornadoes could hit these cities along Highway 1
Why the Pacific Crest Trail will be more dangerous than ever this year
The Pacific Crest Trail draws thousands of people from all experience levels annually. Some are thru-hikers hoping to complete the 2,650-mile trek through California, Oregon and Washington (from the Mexican border to Canada), in one journey, while others are weekend backpackers and day hikers taking on smaller sections of the trail. The hikers regularly contend with challenges like hypothermia, heat exhaustion, poisonous plants, lightning, bears and rattlesnakes, along with wildfires and other impacts of climate change . But this year, experts warn, hikers face one of the greatest risks in the trail’s history: the record-setting Sierra Nevada snowpack . "These large snowpacks can be susceptible to fast melt if the weather conditions are right," Andrew Schwartz, lead scientist at the Central Sierra Snow Lab , told SFGATE. "Periods of above-average temperatures, particularly if they're prolonged, can cause significant rises in stream and river flows, which can be dangerous.” … [Read more...] about Why the Pacific Crest Trail will be more dangerous than ever this year
Full list of energy bill support finishing within days – what help you can get
A NUMBER of schemes designed to aid households with their energy bills are ending in days - we explain what other help you can get. In last week's Budget, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced the energy price guarantee will be extended to July. It means the average households' bills will sit at £2,500 a year until then, when they are predicted to go down. It's good news for those struggling to make ends meet, but there are a number of schemes designed to help with energy bills that are closing this month. It means millions of households will get less help with the cost of gas and electricity. But what help is ending exactly, and what other help extends beyond March? Read more in Energy Bills EXTRA CASH Final days to claim up to £600 free cash towards energy bills – how to apply BILL HELP Six ways to claim energy vouchers now worth up to £1,500 Energy rebate £66-67 The monthly £66-67 energy rebate … [Read more...] about Full list of energy bill support finishing within days – what help you can get