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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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Strong Bay Area Storm To End Mid-Winter Break From Rain; 43 Consecutive Dry Days

KPIX 5 Morning Weather Anchor Roberta Gonzales answers the questions you never get to ask on-air. Q: Roberta, when is the last time its rained here in the Bay Area? – Matthew Mengal; Danville A: As of […]

02/03/2015

Radar map of storm. March 29, 2014. (CBS)

How Do You Create A Forecast When Computer Models Disagree?

Here at KPIX 5, we tap into a variety of different computer models, but when I am forecasting rain, I depend on two projections.

02/02/2015

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More Rain In Phoenix Ahead Of Super Bowl Than We’ve Seen In SF All Year

KPIX 5 Morning Weather Anchor Roberta Gonzales answers the questions you never get to ask on-air. Q: Hey, Roberta. I live in Phoenix. Do you realize we actually have been wetter than you guys in SF […]

01/30/2015

Clouds pass over the San Francisco skyline. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Won’t See A Drop Of Rain In January

Tuesday’s storm that brought some showers to Southern California completely bypassed the Bay Area, and there isn’t any rain the forecast prior to kickoff of the Super Bowl this Sunday. That means San Francisco will go without measurable rain in January for the first time ever.

01/28/2015

Mud Cracks

Just How Long Are We Going To Go Without Rain?

As of today, it appears as if January 2015 will end up as the “Driest January” on record since 1850. That’s 165 Years! So far in San Francisco, ZERO measurable rain has been recorded.

01/28/2015

Sunset over water

San Francisco’s Driest January On Record Likely, No Rain So Far In 2015

Across much of Northern and Central California there has been little if any rain this month, and monthly totals will wind up at or near long-term records.

01/26/2015

Chopper 5 over a brush fire along Fassler Avenue in Pacifica on January 26, 2015. (CBS)

A Wildfire In January? Get Used To It

This morning’s wildfire was a grim reminder of how conditions are ideal for fire ignition. There is an elevated risk of explosive fire growth when the Bay Area experiences low humidity, gusty winds and low fuel moisture.

01/26/2015

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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

Rain, Puddle, Reflection

I Hear There Is ‘Virga’ In The Forecast…What Is That?

One model suggests there is only a chance of rain north of the Golden Gate Bridge by Friday evening, another computer model indicates the system can sag farther south, producing as much as a quarter of an inch of rain.

01/14/2015

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