El nino

Marine biologist Giancarlo Thomae spotted these whales off Monterey Bay on August 24, 2015. (CBS)

Warmer Water Leads To More Whales Spotted Along Monterey Bay

One doesn’t have to travel too far out to sea these days to see a pod of humpback whales splashing about in front of you. This spectacle is becoming the new norm, right off the Monterey County coastline.

08/26/2015

Hayward marshland (CBS)

The Slow-Moving Disaster: Rising San Francisco Bay Levels

It’s a multi-billion dollar problem, it’s sure to happen, it’ll affect almost everyone in the Bay Area, and nobody is in charge of planning for it.

08/24/2015

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El Niño Helps Make July Earth’s Hottest Month On Record

Records go back to 1880, but nine of the 10 hottest months on record have happened since 2005.

08/20/2015

Radar Image of West Coast storm in February 1998. (NOAA.gov)

5 Things You Should Do Now To Prepare For A Strong, Rainy El Niño

The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center is warning that this year’s El Niño could be as costly and devastating as the one that drenched California in 1997-98. Be prepared.

08/17/2015

El Nino in 1997 and 2015 - areas in red and white represent the warmest sea-surface temperatures above the average. (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

Forecasters Warn ‘Godzilla El Nino’ Could Shatter Weather Records

Federal meteorologists are warning California and other parts of the U.S. could be hit by the strongest El Nino of the past 65 years later this year.

08/13/2015

Roofers repairing a Bay Area roof. (CBS)

Expected El Nino Keeping Bay Area Roofers Busy

There’s no arguing it is dry as a bone right now in the Bay Area. With an El Nino winter likely to happen though, roofers are in high demand.

08/10/2015

A Pacifica beach. (4/15/15)

Dead Humpback Whale Washes Onto Pacifica Beach

A dead Humpback whale washed onto the shore on a beach in Pacifica Sunday, according to dispatchers.

08/02/2015

Kids belonging to a fishing summer camp show off their catches on July 30, 2015. (CBS)

Bay Area Fishermen Report Huge Catches Ahead Of Forecasted El Nino

Despite the drought, Bay Area fishermen said they’re enjoying some of their best hauls in years. An approaching El Nino is likely sending fish surging toward our shores.

07/30/2015

Lake Waiau, dry during summer months, at summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii (Getty Images)

California’s Wet El Nino Forecast Is Bleak News For Thirsty Hawaiian Islands

The strong El Nino that forecasters say could dump drenching rain on parched California is grim news for Hawaiian islands struggling to recover from a seven-year drought.

07/22/2015

Image of El Nino conditions in the Pacific Ocean in December 1997.The white and red areas indicate warmer waters. (NASA)

Weird Summer Weather Means El Nino Is Already Here And Getting Stronger

Rain in July, summer storms in the Sierra, and recents days of much higher-than-normal humidity means the El Nino we have been waiting for is already here.

07/21/2015

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