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Farmer Jim Diedrich digs to check soil moisture on some 600 acres of his farmland which will not be planted this season due to lack of water, in Firebaugh, California in the state's San Joaquin Valley, on March 11, 2009. Normally Diedrich and his son would plant tomatoes in their fields but California's third year of drought have left many farmers without enough water to grow their crops. AFP PHOTO Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Mandatory Water Cutbacks Expected After One Of Driest Winters On Record For Bay Area

Thursday is the first day of spring, and the rainy season is quickly coming to a close and rainfall in the Bay Area has been far below normal for this time of year, potentially setting up a long-term drought for California, a National Weather Service hydrologist said.

03/20/2014

The Squaw Valley Ski Resort (Squaw Valley USA)

Storms Replenish Sierra Ski Resorts, Another Foot Expected By Saturday

Squaw Valley, which sits between Truckee and the north shore of Lake Tahoe, received 22 inches of snow at its top elevations between Wednesday, when the first storm hit, and midday Friday. Neighboring Alpine Meadows reported 15 inches.

02/28/2014

A driver was killed in a crash on Westbound Highway 24 during a stormy morning commute Friday. (CBS)

Weather, Wrecks, Transit Problems Make Mess Of Commute

All lanes of westbound state Highway 24 in Oakland have reopened after a fatal crash blocked the roadway for more than an hour during Friday’s morning commute, according to the California Highway Patrol.

02/28/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Gov. Brown On California Drought: ‘Rains Won’t Be Enough’

Governor Jerry Brown says he’s glad to see it’s finally raining in the Bay Area, but this series of storms won’t do much to ease California’s drought.

02/26/2014

An aerial view of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge on September 8, 2013. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Caltrans Hopes Rain Will Help Them Solve Leak Issues On Bay Bridge

Officials said that despite the leaks on the Bay Bridge, the span is safe to drive across.

02/26/2014

A dry section of the Almaden Reservoir on January 28, 2014 in San Jose. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Santa Clara Valley Water District Asks For 20 Percent Water Consumption Cut

That is double the water use reduction that was being considered just last month.

02/26/2014

HeadlighHeadlights are reflected on a rain-slicked freeway during a storm. (AP)

Pair Of Storms To Dump Rain On Parched Bay Area

The Bay Area is due to get some much-needed rainfall as early as Wednesday when the first of two coming storms is forecast to spread across the region, KPIX 5 Meteorologist Lawrence Karnow said Tuesday.

02/25/2014

A pedestrian carries an umbrella while walking near the Bay Bridge on February 6, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Bay Area is getting much needed rain with up to a half inch of rain falling overnight and a bigger weather system expected to bring more precipitation over the weekend. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Much Needed Rain, Snow To Hit Parched California This Week

Meteorologists say a pair of storms could dump several inches of rain on parched cities and croplands throughout California in the coming week.

02/23/2014

California Governor Jerry Brown (L), Joe Del Bosque (2L) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (R) listen while President Barack Obama speaks after touring the Empresas Del Bosque, Inc. farm February 14, 2014 in Los Banos. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Tours Central Valley Farms, Pledges Millions For Drought

Farmers in California’s drought-stricken Central Valley said the financial assistance President Barack Obama delivered on his visit Friday does not get to the heart of California’s long-term water problems.

02/14/2014

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Rain Possible At San Francisco Chinese New Year Parade

Despite being in the midst of a drought, people attending the annual Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco on Saturday evening should pack an umbrella and prepare for the possibility of wet weather.

02/14/2014

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