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December 13, 2012 | 2:42 pm

Photos and Video: King Tides May Give a Glimpse of Bay Area’s Climate Change Future

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Want to know what the Bay Area coast will look like in years to come? Tides are rising to a their highest levels of the year Thursday and Friday. A rare juxtaposition of the sun and moon is pulling the water two or three feet above its normal levels, and has caused minor flooding around […]

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Bay Area Flood Warnings and Watches

December 2, 2012 | 12:40 pm

Bay Area Flood Warnings and Watches

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Update Sunday, Dec 23: Latest warnings and watches here.

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A Decade of Flood Engineering in Napa Awaits Test From Nature

November 30, 2012 | 10:18 am

A Decade of Flood Engineering in Napa Awaits Test From Nature

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When this kind of “atmospheric river” bears down on the North Bay, folks in downtown Napa keep one eye on the sky and the other on the historically mischievous river that loops through the middle of town. With 21 “serious” floods in the past century, it’s hard to blame them. City and county engineers are […]

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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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