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Currently in San Francisco — August 12, 2022

The weather, currently.

Slightly cool, sunny day with clear skies throughout for Friday, August 12.

On August 9, the International Space Station flew over the San Francisco Bay Area, as it traveled southward along California. If you want to catch a future flyover yourself, you can sign up for alerts via this NASA web page.

Wildfire Watch: The Six Rivers Lightning Complex remains uncontained as it reaches 11,000 acres in size. As a result, evacuations continue to be in effect.

Priya Shukla

San Francisco Solar Electricity Generation for Friday - Saturday: (Electricity Generated: 15,000 | Equivalent Homes Powered: 831,000)
San Francisco Wind Electricity Generation for Friday - Saturday: (Electricity Generated: 900 - 2,200 | Equivalent Homes Powered: 50,600 - 127,000)

What you need to know, currently.

We have a new story up today by Zaria Howell on indigenous communities’ struggles to secure clean drinking water in Alaska:

“In January of 2021 an unknown source sparked a fire at the Indigenous village of Tuluksak’s sole water power plant,” writes Howell. “The plant, which provided this native Alaskan community of nearly 400 with safe drinking water, quickly burned to ashes, leaving the rural community vulnerable.”

“In the aftermath of the fire, community members struggled to access clean water or secure the delivery of bottled water from local and state authorities. And when they did manage to secure the latter, weather challenges and delays made the transportation process difficult.Many natives were left without water entirely for months on end, relying instead on hauled water from neighboring freshwater reserves, if they had the means to secure it via snowmobile or some other method.”

Click here to read the full story!