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A Fourth Drought Year for California: What Are the Odds?

June 16, 2014 | 7:48 am

A Fourth Drought Year for California: What Are the Odds?

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Two prominent California water experts advise: Don’t bet on wet. Read more …

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Drought Outlook: ‘Disastrous Consequences’ If 2015 Is Dry

June 12, 2014 | 7:30 am

Drought Outlook: ‘Disastrous Consequences’ If 2015 Is Dry

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A new report echoes some of the worst fears of a fourth straight drought year.

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Bay Area Weather: It’s Hot, Our Air Is Bad, and Watch Out for Fire

May 12, 2014 | 2:49 pm

Bay Area Weather: It’s Hot, Our Air Is Bad, and Watch Out for Fire

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Don’t be deceived by a balmy Monday: Region is in for an early heat wave starting Tuesday.

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Look! It’s Wet Outside! Or, a Light Rain Falls in San Francisco

January 30, 2014 | 10:44 am

Look! It’s Wet Outside! Or, a Light Rain Falls in San Francisco

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Showers break historic dry spell in Sacramento. Month likely to end as driest in San Francisco history.

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Forecasters Extend Red-Flag Warning Into Sierra Nevada

January 15, 2014 | 9:15 am

Forecasters Extend Red-Flag Warning Into Sierra Nevada

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Very high fire danger forecast for hills and mountains. Little hope of rain for the rest of the month.

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Bay Area Rain: If You Blinked, You Missed It

November 12, 2013 | 9:03 am

Bay Area Rain: If You Blinked, You Missed It

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Passing front gave the region a light moistening. Next: a possible red-flag fire warning by week’s end.

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California Water: From African Skies to Sierra Nevada Snow

March 1, 2013 | 8:14 am

California Water: From African Skies to Sierra Nevada Snow

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It’s March 1, which means Northern California is past its driest January-February period on record. Of course, the long-range forecast looks dry, too. So our question, as state water officials report on a Sierra snowpack that has fallen far short of normal for this time of year: “Where’s our rain?” OK–we don’t know the answer to […]

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June 22, 2012 | 1:53 pm

Video: Rising Seas Projected to Flood Bay Area Airports

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In the future, more of California will be under water. As global temperatures increase, melting the polar ice, sea levels will rise. And the water is likely to lap over Bay Area airport runways. So says the National Research Council, a division of the US National Academies of Science, which also released this video on […]

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2011 a Record-Breaker for Extreme (and Costly) Weather

December 7, 2011 | 5:36 pm

2011 a Record-Breaker for Extreme (and Costly) Weather

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—the agency that goes by the user-friendly handle of NOAA (pronounced “Noah”)—broke some news today at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco announced that by the agency’s calculations, the United States has suffered a dozen “billion-dollar” weather events this year. That’s […]

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