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Feb 27, 2013 at 9:27 PM
February is ending on a dry and mild note. March will come in like a lamb.
Jan 31, 2013 at 8:56 PM
January has ended on an interesting note. It was more of an extreme month than you might think, even though no records were set.
Nov 29, 2012 at 8:30 PM
Every winter, for at least a short time, the sub-tropical jet stream combines with its northern counterpart, the polar jet stream, to bring a “Pineapple Express” to our state. Extreme rainfall with very high snow levels can deliver either beneficial...
Oct 31, 2012 at 8:36 PM
October has ended slightly warmer and decidedly drier than average. This is a pattern we’ve seen since August.
Aug 31, 2012 at 7:44 PM
August ended on a slightly cooler note. However, the month has turned out to be the abnormally warm, the 5th hottest August since 1889 (124 years of records) and tied for the 22nd hottest month of all for Bakersfield. Heat Wave #4 lasted 17 days...
Jul 31, 2012 at 7:57 PM
Lammas Day is upon us- the halfway point of summer. Lammas Day, the warm season equivalent of Groundhog Day, is the symbolic start of harvest. Lammas means “Loaf Mass”, indicative of grain harvest that results in bread to eat. The first half of...
May 24, 2012 at 7:44 PM
Get ready for Dec. 21, 2012. It's going to be the end of the world. At least that's what the Mayans say. But wait a minute, haven't we heard that before?
Apr 30, 2012 at 9:29 PM
It isn’t every day that the moon blots out the sun. But this year there will be two solar eclipses, one on the 13th of November in the South Pacific which very few people will see and an annular solar eclipse in less than 3 weeks which many people...
Mar 29, 2012 at 8:50 PM
This weekend marks that point where we flip our calendars from March to April. As the phrase goes, “March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb”. But it is also understood that if the month comes in quietly it will go out strongly- so “in...
Feb 29, 2012 at 9:13 PM
February has ended- with an eye to March. Will March comes in like a lion or a lamb? How will it go out? But most importantly, is there any hope for salvaging this rainy season?
Jan 31, 2012 at 7:50 PM
January has ended drier than normal, missing the mark by .72" and adding to our growing hydrological concerns. Upstream weather systems seem to keep avoiding central and southern California as February dawns, typically the wettest month of the year.
Dec 30, 2011 at 9:38 PM
In comparison to last winter, we are starting off the new year on a rather dry note. Our 2010-11 water year (July through June) ended up well above normal, having reached the average rainfall benchmark even before 2011 began. That was a singularity...
Dec 30, 2011 at 9:35 PM
Last December was notable on so many levels. It turned out to be the wettest month ever recorded in Bakersfield’s weather history (dating back to 1889).
Nov 29, 2011 at 8:54 PM
While tornadoes and hurricanes may ravage some parts of the country on a routine basis, Kern County is not the first place you think of for severe weather. But we have had our moments. So I compiled a top 10 list of the most extreme weather events...
Nov 29, 2011 at 8:46 PM
Here we go into the month of December. And with that comes my annual winter outlook for the next several months, taking us well into 2012.