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    San Francisco Plunges Deeper Into Drought

    By By Kristen Rodman, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    January 21, 2014, 3:19:50 PM EST

    Drought conditions are becoming more dire every day in Southern California.

    "It's going to stay dry for the foreseeable future with no rain over the next 10 days," AccuWeather.com Western Weather Expert Ken Clark said.

    The extremely dry conditions in the region are exacerbating fire dangers in the area.


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    The upcoming days will continue to be full of sunshine, not lending any relief to the city.

    California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday declared a state of emergency in the state because of the drought.

    Brown directed state officials to assist farmers and communities that are economically impacted by dry conditions and to ensure the state can respond if Californians face drinking water shortages, according to his proclamation.

    He also directed state agencies to use less water and hire more firefighters and initiated a greatly expanded water conservation public awareness campaign.

    Despite being the rainy season, the region has been exceedingly dry for a prolonged period of time and conditions are only continuing to worsen in Southern California.

    Highs will be in the low to mid-60s each day, with plenty of sunshine.

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    Farther south in Los Angeles, last year went down as the driest calendar year on record for the city.

    As the state plunges deeper into a drought crisis, economic impacts are beginning to become a topic of concern, according to Clark.

    "Southern California needs rain and it needs rain badly," Clark said.

    Due to the warm air and dryness in the region, a high wildfire danger is in effect from San Francisco down through Los Angeles and San Diego.

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