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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

( Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

Bay Area Weather To Be Muggy, Hot With Chance For Thunderstorms

It’s going to a very mild start to Monday and pan out to be unseasonably warm to downright hot.

07/20/2015

Hurricane Dolores could bring rain to Northern California (CBS SF)

Chance Of Bay Area Rain This Weekend From Hurricane Dolores

High pressure continues to build into the Bay Area as the air mass begins to warm up.

07/15/2015

A lightning-sparked blaze broke out in the Shasta-Trinity National Forest about halfway between Eureka and Redding. (CBS)

Wildfires, El Nino, Heavy Rain, A Recipe For Destructive Mudslides, Floods In California

Scientists say Californians may be in for one of the wettest winters in years due to a powerful El Nino event, but areas scorched by wildfires will be especially vulnerable to mudslides and flooding.

07/11/2015

(NOAA)

El Nino Picks Up Steam, Increases Chance For Wettest California Winter In Years

Federal climate experts say there is a greater than 90 percent chance that El Nino will continue through the Northern Hemisphere this winter with a strong chance it will last into early spring.

07/09/2015

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

What Causes Dry Lightning?

The term, “dry lightning” is used when lightning is occurring without significant precipitation. If you think about it, the “dry” lightning is a bit redundant, because last time I checked, lightning is not wet. But everyone uses the term because it is so descriptive!

07/09/2015

Two people under an umbrella walk a path to view the Golden Gate Bridge on April 1, 2014, in San Francisco, California. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Heavy Drizzle, Lightning Push Through Bay Area; Warm Weekend Weather Ahead

An area of low-pressure is parked over the Bay Area Thursday causing light showers and isolated thunderstorms.

07/09/2015

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