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El nino

A pedestrian carries an umbrella while walking near the Bay Bridge on February 6, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Bay Area is getting much needed rain with up to a half inch of rain falling overnight and a bigger weather system expected to bring more precipitation over the weekend. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Chances Of El Niño Increasing; Effect On California Drought Debatable

Drought-stricken California residents, faced with water cuts and a summer of extreme fire danger, could be seeing some relief by the end of the year, according to a report by climate scientists.

05/09/2014

Sea Temperatures

Indications Of A Strong El Nino Kindle Hope For A Wet Year Ahead For California

It’s far from certain, but conditions are pointing toward El Nino conditions next winter and spring — and the possibility of significant rain for the parched West Coast.

04/12/2014

Hurricane Sandy Bears Down On U.S. Mid-Atlantic Coastline

From Drought, To Drenching? El Niño Likely To Return With Torrential Rain

Warmer ocean temperatures off the California coast–and the massive impact on local and global climate–could be coming again, with predictions indicating an El Niño is possible this year.

03/07/2014

A Humboldt squid found on a Santa Cruz County beach. At least several hundred squid washed ashore on December 9, 2012. (CBS)

Hundreds Of Squid Wash Ashore Along Santa Cruz County Beaches

Scientists are investigating why at least several hundred dead squid suddenly washed ashore along the Santa Cruz County coast Sunday afternoon.

12/11/2012

Cold & Rain

Bay Area’s Unusually Wet, Cool Spring Not Going Away Yet

June 1st typically has many Bay Area residents headed for the pool, the amusement park or some other outdoor activity where the weather can be enjoyed. Suffice it to say that is not happening this year.

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