“Where Does Your Food Come From” California Set for Significant Moisture
If you can believe it, it’s actually raining in California right now! Here’s the proof from earlier today near the San Francisco Bay area.
Here’s another shot from the Bay Area. In this particular view, Alcatraz is typically seen on the left, while San Francisco is seen on the right. Both could barely be seen through the rain earlier Wednesday.
How Much Precipitation?
According to NOAA HPC 7 day precipitation forecast, there is a good chance of at least 3″ to 6″ or more total precipitation in many areas across California. One of the big threats with rain event will be the flooding issues. Flash flood guidance suggests only 0.50″ to 1.5″ of rain is needed in an hours time to produce flash flooding. Keep in mind that the ground is so dry in these areas that it is like concrete, so most of the moisture will be runoff.
This is the latest update from the U.S. Drought Monitor regarding the drought situation across California. Note the widespread EXTREME to EXCEPTIONAL drought conditions across much of the state. Interestingly, only 24% of the state was considered to be in a SEVERE DROUGHT last year at this time, while now, nearly 90% of the state is under this classification.
Why is Moisture so Important in California??
Did you know how much our our nation’s food comes from California? Here’s an interesting post from the National Weather Service out of Hanford, CA:
This graphic puts potential #cadrought agricultural impacts in a national perspective. #cawx pic.twitter.com/WiPHdyd1ae
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