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January 18, 2021

In fitting weather for Q5 2020, the Bay Area (and California as a whole) has been getting very little rain during out “wet” season. San Jose’s airport has recorded just 17% of its average rainfall, and other regions around the Bay are only slight better: 20-30% of average. Meanwhile the California snowpack is at 52% of average. Right now it looks like we’re in for a drought, with water rationing on top of everything else going on.

On the one hand, it’s likely that the drier conditions will make the fire season this fall worse. On the other hand, the fire season also gets worse if we get a lot of rain that causes vegetation to grow like crazy but then dry out into kindling. So maybe that aspect will just end up a, um, wash.

From → Musings

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