Weather Quick Links Collection
Updated: January 4, 2023
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Recent National Weather Service Watches, Warnings or Advisories for California
This list only shows the 20 most recent watches, warnings, and advisories. For a full list see the National Weather Service page for California’s Watches, Warnings or Advisories.
Watch, Warning, and Advisory Terms Explained:
Warning – A warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, is imminent, or has a very high probability of occurring. A warning is used for conditions posing a threat to life or property.
Advisory – Highlights special weather conditions that are less serious than a warning. They are for events that may cause significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, it could lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property.
Watch – A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location, and/or timing is still uncertain. It is intended to provide enough lead time so that those who need to set their plans in motion can do so.
These definitions are from the National Weather Service Glossary.
Temperature & Precipitation (CA & National)
Precipitation Forecasts Maps (next 1-7 days)
Rainfall Maps from Dept of Water Resources and CA/NV River Forecast Center
Monthly & Seasonal Temperature and Precipitation Outlook Maps
Latest Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts (KML)
Day 1, 2, and 3 Excessive Rainfall Outlooks (KML)
NOAA U.S Temperature and Precipitation Monthly and Seasonal Outlooks GIS Data
PG&E Weather Station Observations (scroll down for weather map)
SDG&E Weather Awareness System
NullSchool Map (click on “Earth” in the lower left corner and you can change the wind elevations)
El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO)
El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Diagnostic Discussion
US Drouth Monitor Outlook Map: Weekly Monthly Seasonal