Jack Lee, SF Chronicle

Jack Lee

SF Chronicle

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, United States

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Past articles by Jack:

California rainfall totals: Map shows which areas exceeded entire year’s worth of rain

Winter storms have pushed rainfall totals well beyond normal levels in some parts of the state. → Read More

California’s impressive snowpack could face a fresh risk – rain-on-snow events

Climate change is transforming where rain-on-snow events could cause floods. → Read More

The epic California snowpack is inching toward record levels

Winter weather this week is bringing even more snow to the Sierra → Read More

Here’s how this week’s winter storms added to California’s booming snowpack

The California snowpack was already far above average earlier this week. Then, storms hit the Sierra. → Read More

Bay Area snow: Photos show region blanketed in rare snowfall

California's winter storm brought rare snow to low elevations across the San Francisco Bay Area, including to Santa Cruz, Mt. Diablo, Mt. Tam and other cities. → Read More

California's winter storm is bringing snow, hail and graupel. Here's how to tell the difference

Unusually cold winter storms brought rare precipitation to the Bay Area. → Read More

Snow in the Bay Area? Here's what to expect from 'very unusual' weather event

A series of winter storms will impact the Bay Area, raising concerns over an unusual chance for snow in parts of the region. → Read More

Did winter storms replenish California’s depleted groundwater supplies? Here’s what data shows

Here's what winter storms did for groundwater that's been drained by California's... → Read More

Before and after images show incredible impact of storms on California reservoirs

The storm series starting on New Year's Eve made observable impacts on the reservoirs' storage. → Read More

'We were surprised': California’s wildfire risk maps are missing this key info, study finds

Researchers analyzed how often wildfires occur and data revealed patterns of social inequity. → Read More

Why historic storms are 'both a blessing and a curse' for California's fire season

Experts say rainstorms will quell the fire season ahead in some regions, but amp up risk... → Read More

These amazing images show what Mars snow looks like — it’s nothing like on Earth

Frigid temps cause carbon dioxide and frost to form on Mars' surface. Rather than looking like Earth’s six-sided snowflakes, Martian snowflakes are different. → Read More

California's recent storms were historic. Here's why they could get much worse

Winter storms in the Western U.S. could get bigger and more intense as high greenhouse gas emissions warm the planet, a new study says. → Read More

California rain totals: Charts show dramatic effect of recent storms

Storms pummeled California with historic levels of rain and snow. Here's how rainfall totals in San Francisco and other major cities compare to previous years. → Read More

These charts show how recent rains stack up to California’s most historic storms

Storms have barreled through California for weeks, causing flooding and killing at least 17 people. How do they compare with the state’s worst rain events? → Read More

Season of Sharing helps Oakland man who puts family first

Despite more than a decade of setbacks, Alvin Hendrix says he wouldn’t change a thing... → Read More

Here’s where California reservoirs stand after atmospheric river storms this week

Heavy rains and winds tore through the Bay Area, as storms fueled by an atmospheric river swept across California. Here's where major reservoirs stand now. → Read More

California storm: Flood advisories issued for 6 Bay Area counties from ‘excessive rainfall’

The bomb cyclone lingers over California, but weather models show the storm will be on the move. Flood advisories issued for 6 Bay Area counties due to rain. → Read More

This map shows where it rained hardest in California this week

An atmospheric river has fueled a series of storms across the state. → Read More

How tracking atmospheric rivers could transform California's reservoir levels during drought

Planes deploy sensitive instruments to collect data that improves weather models. → Read More