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Yosemite Falls flows in December. (CBS SF)

Forecasters Predict Stormy Sierra Memorial Day Weekend

It could be a stormy Memorial Day holiday, if your travels take you to Lake Tahoe, Yosemite or the High Sierra this weekend.

05/21/2015

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Late Season Thunderstorms A Thrill For Bay Area Sky Watchers

I remember vividly in 2012 the Bay Area experienced 6 days of thunderstorms. I loved it! But thunderstorms are not embraced by all, some people are downright fearful of thunderstorms (and so are some pets). And with our recent drought, thunderstorms can be a huge concern due to fire danger.

05/15/2015

The golf course at Stanford University. (CBS)

Man Temporarily Loses Hearing, Workers Take Cover As Lightning, Thunder Roll Through Palo Alto Area

Lightning strikes and thunder forced workers at Stanford University’s golf course to take cover, causing one man to temporarily lose hearing due to the noise.

05/14/2015

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Entire Month’s Rainfall Drops On South Bay In A Day, Along With Hail, Lightning And Thunder

More rain fell in the Bay Area on Thursday than normally falls for the entire month of May as a spring storm moved through with lightning, thunder, hail, and downpours.

05/14/2015

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Dozens Of Lightning Strikes Reported As Showers Move Across Bay Area

The Bay Area saw widespread showers across the Bay Area accompanied by dozens of lightning strikes over the past few hours.

05/14/2015

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Lightning Sparks 66-Acre Wildfire In Monterey County

Latent fire sparked by lightning caused a 66-acre wildfire in Monterey County that was 90 percent contained Sunday evening, a spokesperson for Cal Fire said.

05/10/2015

Lightning strikes during a California thunderstorm (David McNew/Getty Images)

Thunderstorms May Rumble Over Bay Area As Storm Passes Through

The Bay Area will have a rare chance of hearing thunder as a storm passes through on Thursday.

05/05/2015

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Tornado-Like Waterspouts, Lightning, Gale-Force Winds And Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Northern California Waters

The National Weather Service issued a “special marine warning” as a fast-moving band of severe thunderstorms moved offshore, creating conditions that could span waterspouts — tornadoes over the ocean– along with frequent lightning, gale-force winds and large swells capable of overturning small vessels.

12/15/2014

Lightning near San Francisco International Airport on December 2, 2014. (CBS)

Rare Lightning Storm Strikes Bay Area, Stormy Weather Continues Wednesday

On the heels of the wettest day in San Francisco this year (1.56”), parts of the Bay Area saw more than 100 lightning strikes and heavy rain Tuesday night. Conditions could become even stormier on Wednesday.

12/02/2014

Lightning strikes recorded in the Pacific Ocean. (CBS)

Lightning Striking In Pacific As Thunderstorms Near Bay Area

A new band of low pressure will bring more moisture to the Bay Area overnight, and ramp up the likelihood that we’ll see thunderstorms over the next 24 hours.

12/02/2014

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