Drought

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Extreme Surf Slams California Coast, Floods Mill Valley Roads During ‘King Tides’

A natural coast rhythm around the winter solstice is bringing the year’s highest tides to California shores, creating a coastal flood advisory for the Bay Area through Tuesday.

4 hours ago

Cloud Seeding Drones

Western Research Team Builds Drought-Fighting Drone To Seed Rainclouds

California communities suffering from extreme drought could soon get help from an unlikely place — unmanned aerial vehicles, a.k.a. drones.

18 hours ago

A car drives through a flooded street in San Jose on December 11, 2014. (CBS)

California Still Needs 11 Trillion Gallons Of Rain To End Drought As Water Officials Continue Call For Conservation

New numbers show the percentage of the state in the exceptional drought category has dropped from just over 55 percent last week to 32 percent.

12/18/2014

(Photo by Mary Knox Merrill/The Christian Science Monitor/Getty Images)

New $113M Peninsula Groundwater Project To Help Millions Of Bay Area Residents During Drought, Major Earthquake

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission reached an agreement Tuesday night with two San Mateo County cities and a San Jose-based water company that is expected to benefit 2.6 million Bay Area residents, SFPUC officials announced Wednesday.

12/18/2014

San Jose Hotel Parking Lot

Wettest Start To December In Bay Area History: 736% Of Normal Rainfall In San Jose, 424% In San Francisco

If you’re thinking, “It’s never rained like this in December before”, you are absolutely right. As of Wednesday night, this is the wettest start to a December in Bay Area history, with weather records dating back to before the Civil War.

12/17/2014

CHP officer rescues chihuahua from center divider on I-680 in Walnut Creek.

Chihuahua Rescue, Napa Quake, #HellaStorm, And Ordinary People Make Most Viral KPIX Facebook Posts Of 2014

Every media outlet does an end of year “top stories of 2014″ so we figured why just list our editors’ picks when we can show what YOU liked best?

12/17/2014

Video: 2nd Of 3 Storms This Week Poised To Hit Bay Area

The Bay Area has not yet dried out from the last powerful storm, but already a new soaker is moving in with the potential to drop close to two inches of rain in some location.

12/16/2014

(credit: California Department of Water Resources)

Heavy Rains With Warmer Temperatures Not Diminishing California’s Drought Worries

This week has gotten off to a rainy start with some areas receiving more than an inch—a nice addition to last week’s heavy rain. Despite that, it may not be delivering exactly what California needs to get out of this drought.

12/15/2014

A look at the FutureCast for 10am Thursday. (CBS)

Bay Area Storm Could Generate 10-Inches Of Rain, Wind Gusts Up To 50 MPH

A Pacific storm heading toward the Bay Area could generate ten inches of rain, wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour, and treacherous conditions in the Sierra Nevada.

12/10/2014

Farmer Jim Diedrich digs to check soil moisture on some 600 acres of his farmland which will not be planted this season due to lack of water, in Firebaugh, California in the state's San Joaquin Valley, on March 11, 2009. Normally Diedrich and his son would plant tomatoes in their fields but California's third year of drought have left many farmers without enough water to grow their crops. AFP PHOTO Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

California’s Drought Can’t Be Blamed On Global Warming, Feds Say

A report issued Monday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said natural variations — mostly a La Nina weather oscillation — were the primary drivers behind the drought that has now stretched to three years.

12/09/2014

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