Posted on January 27, 2015
Before the coffee was ready Tuesday morning, the rainless January went from being the driest on record in Fresno to just another drought footnote — .09 of an inch of rain had fallen.
If more than .40 of an inch accumulates before Saturday, January won’t even make the top 10 driest in Fresno.
A little storm can come through and rain on Fresno records, but I’m driving at something else: This is winter in capricious California. Wildfires, blizzards, killing frosts, dry spells, howling wind, pleasant sunny days, drizzling storms and fog happen in January.
Posted by Mark Grossi on January 26, 2015
The ongong drought results in a shakeup at the Friant Water Authority. The board will add a chief executive officer.
Posted by Mark Grossi on January 20, 2015
In the chilly January fog, Bee photographer John Walker and I last week stood at a spot where the San Joaquin River died in the 1960s — the Sand Slough Control Structure in Merced County.
Posted by Mark Grossi on January 19, 2015
The wait for rain seems pretty familiar this January, but there are some pretty big differences between this winter and last winter.
Posted by Mark Grossi on January 13, 2015
Westlands Water District chief says drainage deal has been negotiated privately, but it's not a secret.
Posted by Mark Grossi on January 12, 2015
The air was better this morning, but you still can't burn wood in your fireplace or your certified, registered insert.
Posted by Mark Grossi on January 9, 2015
The hazy sky over the San Joaquin Valley is more than an episode of fog. Dangerous levels of particle pollution have been recorded in Fresno, Clovis, Hanford, Visalia and Bakersfield. But a storm is forecast to stir the air.