Startled by the number of dead trees he encountered on a recent trip to the Sierra Nevada, Weather Watch columnist John Lindsey explains why bark beetles, combined with climate change, are so destructive to the forest.
Sunday, July 1, 2018, marks the beginning of another rainfall year season in San Luis Obispo County, California. Although a dry summer is expected on the Central Coast, there's hope for El Nino rain in fall and winter, writes John Lindsey.
The Climate Prediction Center last week released the latest outlook for El Niño this winter, predicting neutral conditions. Weather Watch columnist John Lindsey writes that doesn't necessarily mean a wet rainy season isn't in store for San Luis Obispo County.
This spring's windier-than-normal conditions has created upwelling along San Luis Obispo County's shores, creating perfect conditions for California's giant kelp, which can grow up to 1 to 2 feet per day, writes Weather Watch columnist John Lindsey.
Tropical Storm Maliksi, currently off the southeastern coast of Japan, is expected to become an extratropical cyclone as it travels northeastward. The waves it generates could arrive in San Luis Obispo County next weekend, writes meteorologist John Lindsey.
SLO Weather Watch columnist John Lindsey writes about a helicopter mishap at sea while serving in the U.S. Navy that resulted in the loss of life of a fellow crewman, a tribute to those that lost their lives at sea for Memorial Day 2018.
The biggest Southern Hemisphere waves of the year are forecast for California this week. Southern facing beaches like Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo County could see sets over 7 feet thanks to hurricane-force winds in the Southern Hemisphere.
San Luis Obispo County beachcombers may be able to see the same bioluminescence light show that developed in Southern California this week along the Central Coast by Monday, May 14, 2018, Weather Watch columnist John Lindsey writes.
SLO County weather forecasters are predicting an El Niño rainy season developing this winter, which could mean a chance of above average rainfall for this upcoming rain season, Weather Watch columnist John Lindsey writes.
Vastly different micro-climates and fast-changing weather in San Luis Obispo County and up and down the Central Coast is a growing threat to wildfire firefighters. Here's how PG&E plans to help this summer.
April weather in San Luis Obispo County can bring any number of things, from windy conditions, rain and sun-drenched days. What makes spring on the Central Coast so unpredictable and what it means for the annual superbloom.
Last week's rainstorm that slammed into San Luis Obispo County, which Weather Watch columnist John Lindsey dubbed the "Minor Miracle March," rescued the area from what was shaping up to be a historically dry rain season.
Not so long ago, California was in the middle of a deep drought but in June its snow water equivalent rose to a heaping 170 percent of normal. NASA shows in its latest video that satellites were capturing that change.