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
California regulators are responding to the drought by adopting tighter landscaping rules for new construction and renovation. That means new water limits for residential, commercial, school and hospital lawns and other plantings.
A University of the Pacific economic forecast shows that drought has had a "relatively mild" impact on California's economy.
Another water district in Sacramento County is offering cash rebates for customers to remove grass.
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center and meteorologists in other countries show that strong-to-moderate El Niño conditions are present in the tropical Pacific. But it won't end the drought in California.
Stream fishing around Lake Tahoe and western Nevada is struggling because of the drought. But fishing may actually be better at the lake itself.