(Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images)

SPECIAL STATEMENT: High Winds, Gusts Up To 50 Miles Per Hour, Afternoon Hail Possible

Strong south to southeast winds associated with an approaching Pacific storm system will impact the region into the afternoon. The winds are the result of a tight pressure gradient and strong low level winds mixing to the surface.


Napa Hail

Wild Weather: Lightning, Hail Strike Napa, Heavy Rain In North Bay

One month after an earthquake struck the Napa area, the region was pounded by an incredibly rare hailstorm Friday afternoon. Heavy rainfall and lightning were also reported throughout the North Bay.



Hail Pounds San Francisco, Ice Shuts Down Highway 1; More Thunderstorms On The Way

“It’s an extremely dicey day when we need to keep all eyes on the skies” — At least twelve storms cells moved through the Bay Area Tuesday morning, pounding commuters with hail, rain, and leaving black ice on some highways, and this is just the beginning.


Snow was spotted on the KPIX 5 Mt. Hamilton camera as the sun came up Tuesday. (CBS)

Cold Blast Drops Sierra Snow Level, Dusts Mt. Hamilton

Overnight precipitation dropped snow levels in the Sierra Foothills and even left a hint of snow on Mount Hamilton in the South Bay.


A pedestrian holds an umbrella as he waits to cross the street in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Bracing For More Thunderstorms, Lightning

There is a strong possibility of thunderstorms—and possibly lightning—for the Bay Area Tuesday afternoon, a spokesman for the National Weather Service said.


(Credit: Jaime Reina /AFP/Getty Images)

Downpours, Hail Reported As Strong Cells Move Through Bay Area

The rain was expected to taper off a bit during the afternoon hours, leaving scattered rainfall throughout the Bay Area for much of the day. Temperatures will remain on the cool side Wednesday. The storm door remains open for the rest of the week with unsettled weather and rain expected most days into next week. Friday looks like the driest day on the horizon through the weekend.


Storm clouds form over Coit Tower in San Francisco, October 10, 2012. (Tony Lee)

Rare Hail, Thunder, Lightning Storm Rolls Through Bay Area; More Possible

The Bay Area was caught by surprise when rare, extreme weather moved through the South Bay Wednesday, and thunder and lightning were possible Thursday.


This fence in Solano County was damaged during a wind and hail storm on April 7, 2011. (CBS)

Hail, Thunderstorms Move Through Solano County

A Fairfield police dispatcher reported thunderstorms with “big chunks of hail” moved through the city around 3:40 p.m.

CBS San Francisco–04/07/2011

San Francisco skyline in view from Alameda Point. (AP Photo)

More Storms Arriving In Bay Area

The Bay Area was readying for yet another round of storms, with rain and strong winds.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/23/2011

Bay Area Rain, Cold To Stick Around

The latest in a series of storms to hit the Bay Area was expected to bring additional rain with a chance of thunderstorms across the region Friday.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/18/2011



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