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The green on this map represents an increased likelihood of a wetter-than-average winter. The blue color -- which covers the Bay Area -- represents the highest deviation above average. (NWS/NCEP/CPC)

Hope For Wet California Winter If Rainfall Prediction Computer Models Prove Accurate

There is hope for a wet winter in California if the rainfall predictions on long-range computer models prove accurate.

06/03/2015

Flooding Road in Healdsburg

Flooding In Texas, Oklahoma Fueling Hope That California’s Drought Will Soon End

Years of extreme drought may be coming to an end in Texas and Oklahoma as heavy rains caused deadly flooding, and it’s fueling hope that California’s drought may soon come to an end as well.

05/25/2015

On a cold, blustery day, a couple walks along the sandy beach at Goat Rock in Bodega Bay. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Chilly Bay Area Residents Reach For Sweaters, Not Swimsuits This Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the “unofficial kickoff” to summer, but it feels more like the kick off to Presidents’ Day.

05/25/2015

Yosemite Falls flows in December. (CBS SF)

Forecasters Predict Stormy Sierra Memorial Day Weekend

It could be a stormy Memorial Day holiday, if your travels take you to Lake Tahoe, Yosemite or the High Sierra this weekend.

05/21/2015

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

Scientists Now Predicting Near 100% Chance Of Strong El Nino, But Rainfall Isn’t Always Guaranteed

Climate experts say El Nino is growing stronger and could bring drought-busting wet weather to California this year.

05/21/2015

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California (Getty Images)

Roberta Answers, ‘When Will This Gray May Weather End?’

Here’s the deal. The San Francisco Bay Area has been unseasonably cool since right around May 5.

05/21/2015

Sea surface temperature in the equatorial Pacific Ocean. El Niño is characterized by unusually warm temperatures and La Niña by unusually cool temperatures in the equatorial Pacific. Anomalies represent deviations from normal temperature values, with unusually warm temperatures shown in red and unusually cold anomalies shown in blue. (NOAA)

Strengthening El Nino Brings Drought-Drenching Rain To Texas, California May Be Next

There’s a strong chance the rain that’s drenching Texas and the Southern Plains will be heading to California if the current El Nino pattern continues to strengthen.

05/19/2015

Almond tree being ripped out in Modesto. (CBS)

Central Valley Almond Farmer Rips Out Trees To Save Water, Business

While most of us are scrambling to save water, California almond growers are taking heat for planting more and more trees amid a historic drought.

05/18/2015

What is this wet stuff falling from the sky? This California toddler tried to taste his first drop of rain. (CBS)

Drought So Bad This California Kid Has Never Seen Rain

Should you touch it? Eat it? Run from it? Some of California’s youngest children have no idea what rain is.

05/16/2015

The golf course at Stanford University. (CBS)

Man Temporarily Loses Hearing, Workers Take Cover As Lightning, Thunder Roll Through Palo Alto Area

Lightning strikes and thunder forced workers at Stanford University’s golf course to take cover, causing one man to temporarily lose hearing due to the noise.

05/14/2015

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