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Droughts and Heat Waves

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  • Parched California expected to miss out on typical fall rains

    Parched California expected to miss out on typical fall rains
    Northern and Central California typically receive 30% to 40% of their precipitation over the next three months, but this year, forecasters say the upper two-thirds of the state can expect to miss out on much of that badly needed moisture. The lack of...
  • Northern California fires may offer a grim preview for Southland

    Northern California is bearing the brunt of wildfires that have destroyed scores of homes and consumed huge swaths of land. The state has seen 1,000 more wildfires so far this year compared to the average, many of them in northern forest areas left bone-...
  • Drought triggers Southern California tumbleweed infestation

    Drought triggers Southern California tumbleweed infestation
    Three years of drought have triggered an infestation of tumbleweeds across Southern California, raising the risk of wildfires, especially in the foothill areas. "The Los Angeles basin is facing a tumbleweed problem that hasn't happened in quite some...
  • California breaks drought record as 58% of state hits driest level

    California breaks drought record as 58% of state hits driest level
    More than half of California is now under the most severe level of drought for the first time since the federal government began issuing regular drought reports in the late 1990s, according to new data released Thursday. According to the U.S. Drought...
  • Letter: Focus on real efforts to save water

    Bryan Mahoney offers important information in his Sept. 3 column and all of us need to make efforts to save water in this unprecedented drought. But if Burbank Water and Power does not take the drought conditions seriously, there will not be widespread...
  • Californians cut water use 7.5% in July as drought continues

    Californians cut water use 7.5% in July as drought continues
    Californians have shown a quick about-face and have started cutting back on water usage in urban areas, the State Water Resources Control Board announced Tuesday. Using water production as an indicator of urban use, the board reported a 7.5% reduction...
  • Commentary: Experience can help us survive the drought

    The California drought is serious! The Washington Post proclaims the "West's historic drought stokes fears of water crisis." California passes laws threatening to fine people who abuse water use by washing down driveways, sidewalks and patios, and...
  • Summer 2014: Cool, but not as cool as you thought

    Summer 2014: Cool, but not as cool as you thought
    "Begorrah," said the Irishman on the second day of summer, "these auld days are gettin' shorter already." That's an old joke about Irish fatalism, but it fits the way the summer unfolded in the Lehigh Valley this year. On this Labor Day, the...
  • Heat wave to continue through this week

    Heat wave to continue through this week
    A late summer heat wave will continue through this week, according to the National Weather Service, with high temperatures not expected to drop from around 90 degrees until Sunday. Wednesday was expected to be mostly sunny with a light breeze. The low...
  • California's drought and the debate over exporting rice

    To the editor: It is interesting how David Pierson’s article on U.S. farmers hoping to sell rice to China touches on so many issues. The message overall is that food producers will produce a healthier product when it is economic to do so.  (“...
  • California drought report: Thunderstorms bring slight relief to desert

    California drought report: Thunderstorms bring slight relief to desert
    Over the last week, the only spot in California to see improved drought conditions was -- of all places -- Mojave Desert, officials reported. The area benefited enough from recent showers and thunderstorms for it qualify for a one-category improvement...