California is crawling into its fourth year of drought, but a new program says it could end if enough storms like last December’s sweep across the Pacific this winter.
At least four local rivers including the Napa, Russian, Navarro and Sacramento Rivers are forecast to peak above flood stage late Thursday or early Friday, adding up to 32 feet of water to their nearly dry banks as torrential rain reaches the watershed, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration charts.
Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush.
Federal ocean scientists have found the wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, a disaster that killed 16 people.
Mariners, surfers and beachgoers in the Bay Area were advised by the U.S. Coast Guard to use caution as high surf is expected to pass through Northern California Sunday.
It’s far from certain, but conditions are pointing toward El Nino conditions next winter and spring — and the possibility of significant rain for the parched West Coast.
As Harbor pup seals are now being born on Bay Area beaches, beachgoers are reminded to stay away from newborn pups even if they are concerned that the pup may be orphaned, officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.
The Cascadia fault system, which sits about 100 miles off shore, runs from California to Vancouver. The subduction zone is believed to have caused a 9.0 earthquake in 1700, the largest known quake ever to have hit the lower 48 states.
Unstable weather Tuesday created the possibility of a rare Tornado touching down in the Bay Area.
New climate data tracks the depth of the Polar Vortex that plunged the eastern and central U.S. into bitter cold, and the balmy Bay Area conditions.