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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

Sea surface temperature in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. El Niño is characterized by unusually warm temperatures and La Niña by unusually cool temperatures in the equatorial Pacific. Anomalies represent deviations from normal temperature values, with unusually warm temperatures shown in red and unusually cold anomalies shown in blue. (NOAA)

Strengthening El Nino Brings Drought-Drenching Rain To Texas, California May Be Next

There’s a strong chance the rain that’s drenching Texas and the Southern Plains will be heading to California if the current El Nino pattern continues to strengthen.

05/19/2015

(L-R) A funnel cloud seen over Sebastopol, the same cloud dissipating and showing the circular structure. (Kathy Munch/CBS)

Funnel Cloud Spotted In Sebastopol As May Storm Moves Through Bay Area

A KPIX Weather Watcher spotted a funnel cloud from Sebastopol Thursday morning.

05/07/2015

Roberta visits the National Weather Service headquarters. (CBS)

Why Is The Center Of U.S. Meteorology Smack In The Middle Of Oklahoma?

Great question! While my main purpose was to visit my son at the University of Oklahoma, I did indeed visit the National Weather Center which is located on the university’s campus.

04/21/2015

Sea Temperatures

Long-Awaited El Nino May Bring Drought-Busting Rain To Northern California By 2016

If 2015 was the year El Nino conditions never came, 2016 may be the year California’s long-awaited wet weather pattern finally arrives.

04/16/2015

Funnel cloud over Sacramento. (NWS)

NWS: Funnel Clouds Spotted Over South Sacramento

The National Weather Service tweeted pictures of funnel clouds over South Sacramento, Tuesday afternoon.

04/07/2015

(Photo Credit: U.S. National Weather Service)

First El Niño Weather Pattern Since 2010 Arrives, But Far Too Weak To Help With California Drought

The NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center describes this as a “weak, weird and late” version of El Niño, and not many places are expected to feel its effects.

03/05/2015

Pedestrians walk near the Golden Gate Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

January Ends With Record-Setting Temperatures Across The Bay Area

Those balmy temperatures people were enjoying in cities around the Bay Area Saturday, broke quite a few records.

01/31/2015

(Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

High Surf Advisory In Effect For Bay Area Coast Through Sunday Morning, 15 Foot Waves Possible

A high surf advisory has been issued for the coast stretching from Sonoma County to Big Sur through early Sunday morning.

01/23/2015

Dust Devil At Rose Bowl December 31st, 2014 (Image from Youtube video by channel "Adsport")

VIDEO: Freak ‘Tornado’-Like Gust Hits Rose Bowl, Spinning Vendors’ Tents Through The Air

A freak wind gust spinning through the narrow canyon where the Rose Bowl sits was caught on camera as people fled from the vendors’ pop-up canopies as they were whipped by what felt like a “tornado.”

12/31/2014

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