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Bay Area Drought Watch

Coverage of California's looming water problem

San Francisco Experiences Driest January on Record



    Drought Update After Record Dry January

    Meteorologist Rob Mayeda provides the latest update on the drought and when the Bay Area might see some rain. (Published Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015)

    For the first time in recorded weather history, San Francisco received no measurable rain in January.

    The city's streets stayed dry, and the month ended on Saturday with sunshine and the temperature hitting 70 degrees.

    The rest of the Bay Area was also dry. Meteorology consultant Jan Null tells the San Francisco Chronicle that other cities, including San Jose, saw at most two one-hundredths of an inch of rain.

    The Bay Area is still above normal rainfall totals for this time of year after a wet December. But rain will have to start falling soon to maintain a normal pace. The state, meanwhile, remains in the grips of a drought.

    Warm Weekend; Rain Late Week

    [BAY] Warm Weekend; Rain Late Week
    Meteorologist Anthony Slaughter has a look at your Bay Area weekend forecast, which includes temps in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Plus, our next chance of rain arrives later this upcoming week.
    (Published Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015)

    San Francisco's recorded weather history dates back to the Gold Rush era of the mid-19th century.

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