Life in Northern California -- California's better half!
By: Dyan, 6:14 PM GMT on April 04, 2014
Thought I would post a few photos of Lake Pillsbury in Lake County California taken between January 1 2014 and April 3, 2014. In January the lake was at 9% capacity. Then we finally had some rain in February and March. On April 3 it was at 94% - looking good. Unfortunately the other lakes in the area are not faring so well ... Pillsbury has a larger watershed than most.
Updated: 6:44 PM GMT on April 04, 2014
By: Dyan, 2:31 PM GMT on October 22, 2012
Well, had the first significant rainfall last night - and my weather station is down! Several days ago it reported, incorrectly, that we'd had 7.4 inches of rain (when there was none) so I cleared it back to 0. This morning it is still at 0 though we probably had at least half an inch. Will have to go up on the roof and see what's up La Crosse Professional Remote Weather Station
By: Dyan, 1:43 PM GMT on August 29, 2012
Slightly cooler weather has helped the firefighters in northern CA though along with the cooling, it has been a bit windy. The North Pass Fire in Mendocino National Forest near Covelo still only 35% contained and a real challenge to fight, in steep remote forest.
By: Dyan, 11:40 PM GMT on August 14, 2012
It's been a heat wave for the last week - today it was 102 here (down from yesterday's 106) and the fires over in Lake County about 30 miles away are making a lot of smoke. And, there some high clouds - muggy hot miserable to be outside kinda weather! High temps are forecast through the weekend and into next week. Not good news for the firefighters!
By: Dyan, 4:17 PM GMT on June 23, 2012
Yesterday's (June 22 2012) .04 inches of rain brought our season total to exactly 25 inches, here at the home weather station. Beautiful day today - cool and fresh.