While the west coast endures a long stretch of brutal dry weather, some see hope because the southwest is being inundated with rain.
Forest Service anticipates spending up to $1.6 billion fighting a fire season that could be worse than normal.
Some 200 homes were under evacuation orders in Riverside County.
The global warming hiatus and western U.S. drought both have roots in the Pacific according to recent research. Continue reading →
Drought-plagued California just saw its warmest year to date, besting last year's record by nearly 2 degrees F. Continue reading →
A dire, record low snowpack in California has set the state up for worse impacts from its four-year drought.
California announced sweeping state-wide water restrictions for the first time in history to combat the region's devastating drought.
But by 2100, the southern part of the state will get more severe storms, hiking the risk of flooding.
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