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Lightning Strikes Force Emergency Landing At LAX, Closure Of SoCal Beaches

Lightning strikes have wreaked havoc on Southern California, forcing an airliner carrying 159 passengers to make an emergency landing at LAX, as well as the closure of about 70 miles of beaches.

07/18/2015

Animated satellite image of  Hurricane Dolores (NOAA)

Isn’t A Hurricane In The Pacific Called A Typhoon?

A hurricane, typhoon and cyclone are all the same weather phenomenon, they just have different names depending on their location across the world. In the Atlantic and Northeast Pacific, the term “hurricane” is used. When the same type of storm is in the Northwest Pacific it is called a “typhoon”. A “cyclone” is located in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean.

07/17/2015

Hurricane Dolores could bring rain to Northern California (CBS SF)

Chance Of Bay Area Rain This Weekend From Hurricane Dolores

High pressure continues to build into the Bay Area as the air mass begins to warm up.

07/15/2015

A lightning-sparked blaze broke out in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest about halfway between Eureka and Redding. (CBS)

Wildfires, El Nino, Heavy Rain, A Recipe For Destructive Mudslides, Floods In California

Scientists say Californians may be in for one of the wettest winters in years due to a powerful El Nino event, but areas scorched by wildfires will be especially vulnerable to mudslides and flooding.

07/11/2015

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17 Strange Weather Facts For An Odd Bay Area Summer Day

Well, since it’s Friday, let’s look at some fun (and totally useless) fun weather facts!

07/10/2015

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El Nino Picks Up Steam, Increases Chance For Wettest California Winter In Years

Federal climate experts say there is a greater than 90 percent chance that El Nino will continue through the Northern Hemisphere this winter with a strong chance it will last into early spring.

07/09/2015

A lightning strike appears in the sky near a Napa Valley vineyard. (Michael Cuffe/Instagram)

What Causes Dry Lightning?

The term, “dry lightning” is used when lightning is occurring without significant precipitation. If you think about it, the “dry” lightning is a bit redundant, because last time I checked, lightning is not wet. But everyone uses the term because it is so descriptive!

07/09/2015

Two people under an umbrella walk a path to view the Golden Gate Bridge on April 1, 2014, in San Francisco, California. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Heavy Drizzle, Lightning Push Through Bay Area; Warm Weekend Weather Ahead

An area of low-pressure is parked over the Bay Area Thursday causing light showers and isolated thunderstorms.

07/09/2015

Headstones were miraculously untouched when a giant tree branch fell in Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno. (Courtesy: Steve Ray)

Is California’s Drought To Blame For An Increase In Falling Tree Branches?

Last Friday, a huge tree just fell over at Mt. Diablo, injuring a couple of campers. Officials are saying this is probably a result of the drought and the local “beetle” bug.

07/08/2015