Chopper 5 over a brush fire along Fassler Avenue in Pacifica on January 26, 2015. (CBS)

A Wildfire In January? Get Used To It

This morning’s wildfire was a grim reminder of how conditions are ideal for fire ignition. There is an elevated risk of explosive fire growth when the Bay Area experiences low humidity, gusty winds and low fuel moisture.

01/26/2015

Surfers prepare to go into the water at Ocean Beach. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

SF Weekend Temperatures To Be Warmer Than 4th Of July

Did you catch the fireworks in San Francisco last 4th of July? If so, you probably bundled up more than you’ll need to this weekend.

01/23/2015

(CBS)

With Some Ski Resorts Closing, Is It Time To Panic About Our Water?

With all the crazy wet weather we had in December transitioning into a very dry weather pattern this month, is it too early to panic about water levels based on what you may have seen in the projection models for this season?

01/21/2015

Patchy snow is forcing the closure of the Badger Pass Ski Area in Yosemite National Park (CBS SF)

Dry Month Forces Closure Of Yosemite Badger Pass Ski Lifts

Powerful December storms delivered hope of a wet winter in the Sierra. A month later, those hopes are being washed out.

01/20/2015

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Fish Decline Amid Drought

Five fish species in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta saw their numbers drop last year amid the state’s historic drought.

01/15/2015

Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir, with Crystal Springs Dam and an elevated portion of Interstate 280 in the background. (SF Public Utilities Commission)

San Francisco PUC Dumps 50 Million Gallons Of Water Into Bay To Test Drainage Upgrades

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission will dump millions of gallons of water into the Bay and some Peninsula residents may notice their local creek on the rise.

01/15/2015

(Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

When Was The Last Time It Was This Warm In January?

While we are experiencing above average temperatures, the San Francisco Bay Area was recording mild to warm temps and extremely dry conditions just one year ago.

01/07/2015

Snow surveyor. (CBS)

Warm Winter Projection Could Hurt Ski Season, Drought Recovery

Historic rainfall totals in December edged Northern California above normal rainfall for this time of year, a rarity during the state’s 3-year drought, but while the long-range rain projections continue to look promising, expectations of warm weather ahead could mean we’ll end up with another disappointing year for Sierra snow.

01/07/2015

Rocky Shoreline at Cambria

Central Coast Town To Launch Desalination Project In Response To Drought Emergency

The Pacific Coast tourist town of Cambria has seized the drought emergency as an opportunity to build a long-desired desalination plant.

01/03/2015

(GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Drought’s Heavy Impact On California’s Wildlife; Starving Baby Squirrels Leaping From Trees For Food, Water

California’s ongoing drought is having a major impact on wildlife, experts said.

12/29/2014

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