Impacts Of The Storm
- Potential depris flows on American and Rim Burn scars
- Harzardous winter weather driving expected at Sierra pass levels
- Chain controls and travel delays over high Sierra passes
- Wet and slippery roadways
Weather Tweets From Around The Region
It's raining in Galt! (I'm not driving) pic.twitter.com/rggxyg9Oef— Neel Kashkari (@neelkashkari) January 29, 2014
Shot of the traffic backing up downtown on I-5 near Garden pic.twitter.com/SkoVrs05KB— Caltrans District 3 (@D3PIO) January 29, 2014
January brought above-average rainfall and snow to much of California, partly due to El Niño. But forecasters say the ocean warming condition is "taking a break" for the next week or longer.
The U.S. Drought Monitor says, other than a slight reduction in exceptional drought in the northern Sierra, it needs more time to assess impacts of the recent moisture on California's long-term drought.
California regulators have made modest adjustments to water conservation requirements for cities.
The second measurement this winter of snowpack in the Sierra Nevada was 130 percent of average. State water officials say the snowpack will help reservoir recovery.
California's water conservation rate dropped to 18 percent in December. But water regulators say the state continues to meet its long term goals.