Winter Storms Wash Away California Drought, Burnish SnowpackThe U.S. Drought Monitor reported Thursday that more than 87 percent of California was now free of any level of drought or unusual dryness. Just 2.3 percent — along the Oregon border — was in moderate drought, and the remainder was in a condition called abnormally dry.
Wet Winter Ups The Ante For Hikers On Pacific Crest TrailSeveral hikers reported harrowing incidents tackling the 2,650-mile (4,265-kilometer) Pacific Crest Trail across this year's massive snowpack.
Seas Reveal Telltale Signs Of Approaching El NiñoRubenstein said the recent sightings of the kind of fish that are not normally found off Southern California are evidence that El Nino is coming and setting the stage for an unusually wet winter with heavy rain.
Business Picks Up For Roofers In Anticipation Of Predicted El Niño This WinterThe prediction of a powerful El Nino this winter has some homeowners scrambling to fix their leaky roofs.