Pineapple Express Drenches California, Further Easing the Worst Drought in 1,200 Years

The fierce storm now battering Northern California is bringing welcome rain and snow to a state experiencing what may well be its worst drought in 1,200 years. But the storm is also bringing dangerous surf, high winds, and the potential for flooding.

We’ll see how much of an additional dent this latest blast of moisture, and more rains forecast for Sunday, will make in the drought.

Meanwhile, the storm comes just days after a major report from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric

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