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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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Researchers Explore ‘Graveyard Of Ships’ In Treacherous Waters Near San Francisco

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.

09/16/2014

The SS City of Chester pictured before the wreck. (San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park )

Remains Of Deadly 1888 SF Bay Shipwreck Located Near Golden Gate Bridge

Federal ocean scientists have found the wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, a disaster that killed 16 people.

04/23/2014

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High Surf Advisory Issued For Bay Area Beaches

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.

04/20/2014

Sea Temperatures

Indications Of A Strong El Nino Kindle Hope For A Wet Year Ahead For California

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.

04/12/2014

Keekee the Sea Lion was released near Marin.  (CBS)

Bay Area Beachgoers Warned To Stay Away From Harbor Pup Seals

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.

04/08/2014

A Look Back At 2011: Bay Area & The World

Fault System Off West Coast Poses Greater Mega Quake Risk Than San Andreas

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.

04/02/2014

A possible funnel cloud was photographed near Davis on June 1, 2011. (Photo by Lauren Melcher)

Erratic Storm Cells Create Tornado Risk In Bay Area

Unstable weather Tuesday created the possibility of a rare Tornado touching down in the Bay Area.

04/01/2014

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