Feb 4, 2016

Drought remains 'very serious' In California

El Dorado County, CA
USA
by
Ed Joyce
,
Capital Public Radio
The second snowpack measurement of the winter Feb. 2 was 130 percent of average at Phillips Station off Highway 50 near Sierra-at-Tahoe Road. Photo: California Department of Water Resources
The second snowpack measurement of the winter Feb. 2 was 130 percent of average at Phillips Station off Highway 50 near Sierra-at-Tahoe Road. Photo: California Department of Water Resources

While El Niño helped bring abundant rain and snow to northern California in January, the National Weather Service is forecasting near record high temperatures with mainly dry conditions through at least Feb.12.

This week in California: 100 percent is abnormally dry, 95 percent moderate, 86 percent severe, 63 percent extreme and 39 percent is in exceptional drought. There were no changes in Nevada.