#Drought conditions continue in #KernCounty , with moderate drought in the south San Joaquin Valley, severe drought in the mountains from the #KernRiverValley to #Tehachapi , and extreme drought status in #Ridgecrest
High temperatures Tuesday afternoon will be around five degrees above normal for this time of year. Max temperatures Wednesday afternoon will be three to five degrees lower than Tuesday afternoon. Dry weather will persist in the San Joaquin Valley through at least Saturday. #CAwx
Today (2/21) marks four weeks since @GavinNewsom lifted regional stay-home orders, saying 4wk ICU capacity projections in all regions was above 15% (photo). No data from CA officials since 2/16, but projections likely way off in SoCal (now: 14.8%) & San Joaquin Valley (now: 13%).
A warming trend will continue across the San Joaquin Valley through Friday. Saturday will be a little cooler with breezy to windy conditions. Trending warmer again early next week with high temperatures several degrees above normal. #CAwx
A warming trend is expected Wednesday through Friday. A weak storm system will impact Central California Friday through Saturday, resulting in only a slight chance of rain in the San Joaquin Valley. #CAwx
Here is a simulated radar loop from a high-resolution computer model. Snow will begin in the Sierra Nevada above 7,000 feet late this afternoon. Rain will develop in the northern portion of the San Joaquin Valley this evening, before slowly spreading southward tonight. #CAwx
Rain amounts this evening through Friday morning will be lowest in the southwestern portion of the San Joaquin Valley and in the Kern County desert. Snow levels will start at around 7,000 feet this afternoon, before falling to about 5,000 feet Friday morning. #CAwx
Breaking: Southern California will likely face extended stay-at-home order after holiday surge in coronavirus cases In the Southern California and San Joaquin Valley regions, the current available ICU capacity stands at 0%.
Nowhere in California is the hospital crisis from COVID-19 worse than in the San Joaquin Valley, where intensive care bed capacity hit 0% this weekend. However, many residents still resist public health orders.
The fragile medical system in the San Joaquin Valley is made up of exhausted staff, working long hours seven days a week, that rarely take off their protective gear because the entire area is the “dirty zone.”
Though Central California is the first area in the state to hit 0% ICU capacity, it will not be the last. Data shows the entire San Joaquin Valley’s ICU capacity is down to 5.6%, and the Southern California region is hovering around 10.1%.
Around 27 million Southern California and San Joaquin Valley residents will be under a stay-at-home order starting Sunday night after the ICU capacity in the regions fell below 15%, triggering a mandate issued by the governor this week
Breaking: Stay-at-home order will be imposed in Southern California and San Joaquin Valley beginning Sunday night.
Last week, I drove through California's San Joaquin Valley, where hundreds of thousands of workers pick and pack almonds, melons, carrots, grapes and much of the other healthy produce we eat. The air was smoky. Temperatures soared past 100 by midday.
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