We were looking at the worst drought in something like 500 years for a while. We finally got some rain but remain at 30% of average.
When the farmers are irrigating in January that's worrisome in CA because agriculture is still the largest water expenditure. New methods have been employed in the industry to be less wasteful, but ut's still a lot of water.
Then we have those folk living in the desert down South who refuse to live as one should in a desert.
Don't get me started on golf courses.
Here in SF we have what is usually described as a meditteranian climate-more or less. It's been beautiful- in the mid 70's during the day, dropping to 53F or so at night. Low fog though I heard the fog horns this morning and can feel it sitting in front of the open window. When it's foggy the temperature feels about 10F colder than it is. We don't go far from home without a hoody. On the plus side small stores in high tourism areas do a booming business in fleece pullovers with "San Francisco" emblazoned on the front.
Right now the wind is picking up. It's usually very windy in the Spring, but it hasn't been too bad this year- yet. I think it's supposed to get a bit colder overnight tonight and tomorrow, but not much. A low of 48F tonight if memory serves (it usually doesn't).
Every section of the city also enjoys it's own microclimate and it's surprising how different things are only a mile or two away. I am still a newbie, but I've tried not only to pick herbs and flowers that I like, but are also hopefully pretty compatible with our little corner of the Universe. As usual I'm fretting over my seed trays like a hen with chicks. Please, please, please grow something!
The coldest winter I ever spent was summer in San Francisco-Mark Twain