Sunny Days but No Rain Ahead for San Francisco

By Mark Leberfinger, Staff Writer
June 30, 2014; 2:18 AM ET
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Another sunny week is ahead for the San Francisco area, a region that remains under the grips of an extended drought.

There will be some low morning clouds early in the week that may delays flights at San Francisco International Airport, but it will be sunny with highs in the low 70s through Friday.

Nighttime lows will stay in the mid-60s.

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A third of California remains under exceptional drought conditions, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor.

Mandatory water rationing still remains a possibility for San Francisco water customers, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission said on June 23.

While customers got off to a slow start this year, water use has significantly declined over the past few weeks, the commission said. Only if this conservation trend continues, will the commission be able to stave off the possibility of mandatory rationing.

"We are not out of the woods yet. Mandatory rationing is still on the table," commission General Manager Harlan L. Kelly, Jr. said. "Every customer needs to redouble their conservation efforts so we can stretch water supplies into 2015 and beyond."

The commission reported that it has 64.5 percent storage capacity in the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System storage and all available snowpack has melted. It said it needs customers to save 8 billion gallons by year's end.

No rain is expected across the region for at least the next 45 days, reaching into mid-August.


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