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Why Distant Dust Storms Matter to California Rainfall

March 10, 2014 | 8:35 am

Why Distant Dust Storms Matter to California Rainfall

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In research that could improve weather and water forecasting, scientists are finding that dust storms in Asia and Africa influence Sierra snowfall. Read more.

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Bay Area ‘Storm’ Watch: Forecasters Say It Really Could Rain

January 28, 2014 | 9:10 am

Bay Area ‘Storm’ Watch: Forecasters Say It Really Could Rain

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Keep your fingers crossed: We’ve got a decent shot at some actual moisture falling out of the sky.

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Wintry Storm Approaches as Bay Area Chill Continues

December 6, 2013 | 10:59 am

Wintry Storm Approaches as Bay Area Chill Continues

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The Bay Area has a third straight morning of frosty temperatures. Next, we’ll be looking for snow

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Has the Bay Area Gotten Enough Rain Yet?

April 4, 2013 | 2:25 pm

Has the Bay Area Gotten Enough Rain Yet?

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Drizzle spoiled your Easter egg hunt. You stepped in puddles on your way to work on Thursday. And the petals fell off your drenched camellias. So, have we finally gotten enough rain? Longtime Californians shake our heads at such questions. We know that it’s all about the snow pack, which hasn’t been good enough this […]

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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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Watch Live Video From Around the Northeast as Blizzard Moves In

February 8, 2013 | 1:10 pm

Watch Live Video From Around the Northeast as Blizzard Moves In

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It’s that time of year when Californians watch our East Coast brethren duck for cover as the latest winter storm rolls in. But in this day and age of technology we are no longer tied to The Weather Channel or redialing mom for updates from home. Now we have live video webcams where we can […]

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Photos: Snow Comes to Northern California

November 10, 2012 | 8:51 am

Photos: Snow Comes to Northern California

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Interested in visiting a winter wonderland during your long weekend? Drive about three hours east of the Bay Area and you might find a dusting of snow on quaint Sierra towns. Snow also has been spotted on some of the taller peaks in the Bay Area, including Mount Hamilton. A cold snap late this week resulted […]

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December 22, 2010 | 12:37 pm

California Weather & Water: How Full Are the Reservoirs?

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An ongoing project we started in the KQED newsroom last winter: California Reservoir Watch. What does the watch show today? Most of our reservoirs are just sloshing with water after a wet fall. And while it’s still too early to make a call on whether we’ll wind up with a wet winter—as our Climate Watch […]

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