The week’s news in photos from around the Bay Area.
Wildfires are giving a new meaning to the name Burning Man as smoke from the Rush Fire near Ravendale, Calif. clouds the event that launched on Monday. Megan Miller, a spokesperson from the annual festival of alternative culture, had this to report: The smoke from the Rush fire in northern California is blowing over Black […]
The heat has yet to break, but Californians are being urged to turn down their air conditioners. Operators of the state’s electricity grid have declared a Flex Alert for Tuesday, telling customers to curb their power use as California’s inland regions face yet another day of sky-high heat. The California Independent System Operator (ISO) says […]
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — With temperatures forecast to push 112 degrees through the weekend, the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat watch for the San Joaquin Valley. The heat watch is in effect from Friday afternoon through Sunday evening for Mariposa, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties People are being urged […]
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 […]
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 […]
Wind advisory – San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Napa, Santa Clara, Sonoma, Alameda, Contra Costa Flood advisory – Marin, Napa, Sonoma Flood advisory – Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo Flood advisory – Santa Clara, Santa Cruz Special weather statement: Thunderstorms – Sacramento, Solano High surf advisory – San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Sonoma, Marin High […]