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Image of El Nino conditions in the Pacific Ocean in December 1997.The white and red areas indicate warmer waters. (NASA)

Scientists Now Predicting Near 100% Chance Of Strong El Nino, But Rainfall Isn’t Always Guaranteed

Climate experts say El Nino is growing stronger and could bring drought-busting wet weather to California this year.

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

The opah, also known as moonfish (Magnus Manske/Creative Commons)

Nature’s Surprise: First Ever Warm-Blooded Fish Discovered

As if this circular silver and orange fish wasn’t strange enough, researchers recently discovered it also has warm blood, giving it a unique advantage.

05/15/2015

A gray whale's flukes. (OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)

Expected Influx Of Whales Prompts Warning For Bay Area Boaters To Keep Their Distance

Boaters have been asked to keep their distance away from an influx of whales expected to migrate through Bay Area waters for the next few months, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials.

04/15/2015

2016 Presidential Hopeful Marco Rubio (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rubio’s Climate Change Views Could Hurt 2016 Presidential Bid

The presidential hopeful has acknowledged that the climate is changing, but has expressed skepticism that it is being caused solely by humans.

04/14/2015

NOAA's month-long drought outlook for the U.S. (Source: NOAA)

Weather Pattern Change That Could Put Dent In California’s Drought…Likely Won’t Happen

That weather pattern change Californians have been hoping could make a dent in the drought won’t be happening.

03/25/2015

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Strongest Magnetic Storm Of Solar Cycle Sparks Rare Auroras Across Northern California, Continental U.S.

A storm from the broiling sun sparked bright auroras reaching as low as Northern California Tuesday, according to the Space Weather Prediction Center.

03/17/2015

Waves crash against a seawall as people make their way along the Embarcadero in San Francisco during stormy weather. (AP Photo)

Team Of Scientists Sailing Into Massive Pacific Storm To Study ‘Atmospheric River’ Effects On California Drought

After 43-days without rain, a strong storm is making a beeline for the Bay Area, and a mission on the Pacific Ocean could unlock a solution to our ongoing drought.

02/03/2015

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When Will We Have The Next #HellaStorm? New Fleet Of Planes Predicting Massive Weather Systems

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.

01/20/2015

North Bay Flooding

Rivers To Rise Up To 32 Feet By Friday, Some Hitting Flood Stage Thursday Afternoon

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.

12/10/2014

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