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Freeze Warning In Effect For Most Of The Bay Area

Cold temperatures are expected to continue through Monday and some parts of the Bay Area will hit freezing tonight and Sunday night

12/07/2013

A wave breaks on the Pacifica Pier (Erik Simonson)

National Weather Service: Beware Of Big Waves At Bay Area Beaches

Large waves have been hammering the San Francisco coastline and officials are warning all but the best of swimmers to stay out of the dangerous surf.

11/29/2013

Tahoe snow (CBS)

Foot Of Snow, 103 MPH Wind Gust Reported From Sierra Storm

A foot of snow fell in the upper elevations of the Sierra overnight and a 103 mph wind gust blew across the mountains near Lake Tahoe before an early winter storm blew out of the area early Monday.

10/28/2013

Man with boy take cover as a wave crashes over the seawall near the Pacifica Municipal Pier.(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Warning: Big Surf Heading For NorCal Coast

Some big waves are headed toward the Northern California coast this evening, and the National Weather Service is warning fishermen and beachgoers to stay back from the water through Tuesday afternoon.

10/20/2013

A lightning strike appears in the sky near a Napa Valley vineyard. (Michael Cuffe/Instagram)

Spot Fires Burn After Overnight Lightning Strikes

There were about 20 spot fires burning Monday in wildland areas in Sonoma, Solano, Lake and Colusa counties, Cal Fire spokeswoman Suzanne Blankenship said Monday afternoon.

06/10/2013

(CBS)

Red Flag Warning In Effect For Hills In East Bay, South Bay

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for the East Bay hills and the Diablo Range beginning Tuesday evening—signaling an earlier start than normal to this year’s fire season in the Bay Area, a local fire marshal said.

04/30/2013

The KPIX 5 Mobile Weather Lab at the top of Mt. Hamilton, February 19, 2012. (CBS)

Winter Storm Brought Rain, Snow To Northern California

A winter storm hit Northern California on Tuesday, bringing with it chilly temperatures, rain and snow as low as 1,500 feet.

02/19/2013

Elijah Prychodzko captured video of this explosion in the sky above Sacramento with his smartphone on December 20, 2012. (CBS)

Explosion In The Sky Likely A Weather Balloon From Bay Area

Video of a mysterious object exploding in the sky above Sacramento baffled astronomers over the holidays. While some speculated the object was a UFO, weather experts said there is a down-to-earth explanation behind the blast.

01/08/2013

Carlos Belasco of Livermore stops along Grizzly Peak Boulevard to admire the view of the San Francisco Bay area after a cold Arctic storm blanketed the Oakland-Berkeley hills with several inches of snow on Dec. 7, 2009. (AP Photo)

Light Snow Expected On Some Bay Area Mountains

Another weather system moving into Northern California will be bringing cold temperatures, high surf at the beaches, and snow to some of the mountains in the San Francisco Bay area.

12/29/2012

Residents in Sonoma County look at the Russian River on November 30, 2012. Recent storms may put water levels near flood stage. (CBS)

Napa, Russian Rivers To Reach Flood Stage Due To Heavy Rains

The Napa and Russian rivers were expected to reach flood stage Sunday and Monday following days of heavy rain, according to CBS 5 chief meteorologist Paul Deano.

12/01/2012

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