Articles Tagged With ‘El Nino’

El Nino filling Northern California reservoirs

Large reservoirs in Northern California are filling up as a result of recent rainfall. This week, both Lake Shasta and Lake Oroville passed their average levels for this point in the year. [LA Times] Lake Shasta, California’s largest reservoir, has... (Continue reading)

SLO County storm knocks out power, downs trees

Heavy rain and wind knocked over trees, power poles and power lines in San Luis Obispo County as an El Nino storm swept through the Central Coast over the weekend. Thousands of customers are still without power Monday morning as... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles removing homeless from riverbed

Following the lead of Morro Bay and Grover Beach, the city of Paso Robles is kicking the homeless out of creek encampments. Paso Robles officials say the homeless must be evacuated from the Salinas Riverbed prior to an upcoming El... (Continue reading)

Lightning sets Atascadero house on fire

Lightning struck near an Atascadero house, then traveled through electrical wiring into the garage, setting the 4600 San Vicente Avenue home on fire Wednesday morning. No one suffered any injuries as a result of the lightning strike or the fire.... (Continue reading)

Lightning strike shuts down SLO airport

Lightning struck the air traffic control tower at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport on Wednesday, destroying key navigational equipment. The airport is currently closed during nighttime hours. [KSBY] The lightning strike damaged the airport’s navigation system and caused... (Continue reading)

Storm brings crashes, outages and mudslide warnings

A storm that arrived in San Luis Obispo County this week has knocked out power, knocked over a tree and prompted warnings of mudslides. Several traffic accidents also occurred on Tuesday morning. [KSBY] PG&E has reported small power outages in... (Continue reading)

Series of storms to bring rain to the Central Coast

A series of three El Niño-related rainstorms are expected to bring 4 to 6 inches of rain to the Central Coast this week. The first storm moving in late Sunday is expected to bring rain on Monday. A second, stronger... (Continue reading)

The good and bad news about a possible El Nino

Following three years of oppressive drought, scientists place the odds of an El Nino bringing a wet winter to California at 82 percent. However, the strength of the possible El Nino has been reduced from strong to moderate. [Mercury News]... (Continue reading)