Currently in Los Angeles — January 5th, 2023

The weather, currently.

A storm in the morning, lighter showers in the afternoon

Thursday’s another rainy day, and the morning will be especially wet as Wednesday night’s storms stay with us until about 10 AM. We have both a wind advisory for the valley and mountains, and a flood watch throughout the entire county. If you haven’t yet, it’s time to strategically place buckets around your home and collect rain water from the leaks. Once we make it to the afternoon, hopefully unscathed, rain showers might stop and start, but will likely persist. Wind will still blow mightily, and temperatures will mingle in the mid-50’s.

By night, the rain will be losing steam, potentially setting us up for a clear Friday. But we still have a 30% chance of showers overnight, so don’t move any of those buckets. Lows will reach about 48°. Stay warm and dry!

—Renée Reizman

What you need to know, currently.

How climate change is making Boise greener... really
The City of Trees Challenge aims to plant 100,000 trees as a response to worsening heat islands around the city.

“The City of Trees Challenge aims to plant 100,000 trees as a response to worsening heat islands around the city.

While the world clamors about climate change, in 2020 Boise sprouted a cooperative grassroots program that’s working directly to spread a city- and statewide canopy of trees to help beat that egregious heat, improve air quality, even enrich mental health and well-being via the psychological benefits of vegetation.

The City of Trees Challenge is a coalition that brings together the City of Boise, Treasure Valley Canopy Network and Nature Conservancy Idaho to lead “a new movement for community recovery and climate resiliency.”

Broadly, the coalition hopes to rally the citizens of Boise over the ensuing decade to plant one tree for every household in the city—some 100,000 trees—while challenging the community to sponsor one seedling for every person citywide.

That’s approximately 235,000 forest trees to be planted across Idaho.”

Read more from the story we shared today from Don Campbell originally published in Columbia Insight.

What you can do, currently.