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Bay Area Rain This Weekend? Low Pressure System Bringing Cooler Temperatures

A crystal clear Friday morning replaced with increasing cloud cover signifies a change in the Bay Area weather forecast, including a chance for rain this weekend.

08/28/2015

Radar Image of West Coast storm in February 1998. (NOAA.gov)

5 Things You Should Do Now To Prepare For A Strong, Rainy El Niño

The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center is warning that this year’s El Niño could be as costly and devastating as the one that drenched California in 1997-98. Be prepared.

08/17/2015

Homeowners in drought-stricken California are coming up against neighborhood rules requiring green grass. (CBS)

You Can Let The Lawn Go Without Killing The Trees

Bay Area residents are turning brown into the new chic by cutting off the lawn sprinklers, but in the process, they may be endangering something much harder to replace than turf: trees.

08/14/2015

El Nino in 1997 and 2015 - areas in red and white represent the warmest sea-surface temperatures above the average. (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

Forecasters Warn ‘Godzilla El Nino’ Could Shatter Weather Records

Federal meteorologists are warning California and other parts of the U.S. could be hit by the strongest El Nino of the past 65 years later this year.

08/13/2015

A bolt of lightning hits the South Bay Area. (CBS)

Unstable Air Over Bay Area Leads To Rainy Night, 150 Lightning Strikes

A pool of unstable air is moving over the San Francisco Bay Area tonight, pulling in subtropical moisture and bringing in fast-moving but heavy rain showers.

08/06/2015

(CBS SF)

Subtropical Moisture Takes Aim At Bay Area, Bringing Chance For Thunderstorms

A big change in the Tuesday forecast is serving up muggier, but cooler conditions with a chance of thunderstorms.

08/04/2015

Mudslide covering Highway 140 in Yosemite (Yosemite National Park)

Major Yosemite Highway Reopens Following Heavy Storms, Mudslide

The El Portal Road route into Yosemite National Park has reopened after clean-up of storm damage.

07/23/2015

Lake Waiau, dry during summer months, at summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii (Getty Images)

California’s Wet El Nino Forecast Is Bleak News For Thirsty Hawaiian Islands

The strong El Nino that forecasters say could dump drenching rain on parched California is grim news for Hawaiian islands struggling to recover from a seven-year drought.

07/22/2015

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

Weird Summer Weather Means El Nino Is Already Here And Getting Stronger

Rain in July, summer storms in the Sierra, and recents days of much higher-than-normal humidity means the El Nino we have been waiting for is already here.

07/21/2015

A woman walks amid a channel of running water flowing down Rainbow Drive in Glendora, California, on December 2, 2014, amid a steady and sometimes heavy rainfall soaking southern California, where despite some minor flooding and slick roads, major mudslides or debris flows that had officials and residents on high alert in recent burn areas like Glendora have been avoided.  AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

July Rainfall Breaks Records From SoCal To Monterey County, But Won’t Bust California’s Drought

Despite California’s lingering drought, parts of Southern California all the way north to Monterey county received more than an inch of rain this past weekend, which is more than ten times what is normal for the entire month.

07/20/2015

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