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California Drought Snapshot: Snowless Mount Shasta

September 3, 2014 | 11:43 am

California Drought Snapshot: Snowless Mount Shasta

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A mountain that John Muir described as ‘perpetually snowclad’ is now bare all the way to the summit.

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More No-Snow News From the Sierra: Tioga Pass Road Reopens

May 2, 2014 | 1:49 pm

More No-Snow News From the Sierra: Tioga Pass Road Reopens

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Yosemite opens the high-country highway, the third-earliest date traffic has resumed on the route.

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Season’s Final Sierra Snow Survey — Without the Snow

May 1, 2014 | 6:05 pm

Season’s Final Sierra Snow Survey — Without the Snow

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State officials say water supply in mountains is just 18 percent of average for the date.

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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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May 2, 2013 | 3:12 pm

Hot Dry Conditions Raise Fire and Drought Fears in the Bay Area

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It didn’t rain very much. It’s unusually hot. And now the state is literally on fire. Up on Echo Summit in the Sierra, Frank Gehrke, chief surveyor for the California Department of Water Resources told the Associated Press he wasn’t finding a snowpack. “I’m finding nothing,” he said. “Seriously, there is no snow on the […]

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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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