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Snow surveyor. (CBS)

Snow Survey Canceled For 1st Time Due To California’s Drought

For the first time in history, the May snow survey has been canceled due to California’s severe drought.

04/22/2015

A section of Lake Oroville is seen nearly dry on August 19, 2014 in Oroville, California. Lake Oroville is currently at less than a third of its total 3,537,577 acre feet. A combination of record high temperatures and sparse rainfall during California's four-year drought have produced the worst conditions in 1,200 years, according to a study accepted for publication by the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

Glass Half Full: 13 Ways California’s Historic Drought Is Totally Awesome

From dirt skiing, more beaches for lakefront real estate, new businesses popping up where wildflowers aren’t, and amazing new tourist attractions, there is always a silver lining to the non-existent rain cloud.

04/10/2015

A woman reads a book (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

2015 Off To Driest Start In San Francisco History

The first three months of 2015 were the driest three months to begin any year in the history of San Francsico, according to statistics from Golden Gate Weather Services.

03/30/2015

California Department of Water Resources Chief of Cooperative Snow Survey Frank Gehrke (L) weighs a snow sample while assisted by Kasey Schimke on Jan. 29, 2010 near Meyers, California.   (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Rainfall Vs. Snowpack: California’s Confusing Drought

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Not all droughts are created equal.  In fact, not all dry years are created equal.  This is especially true this winter, where the disparity between our rainfall deficit (not that […]

03/24/2015

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Bay Area Can Expect Scattered Showers On Monday

The North Bay is only expecting to see a quarter of an inch, with the rest of the Bay Area maybe a tenth of an inch on average.

03/19/2015

The Lupin Lodge nudist resort in Los Gatos is trucking in water after the drought dried up the resources on the property. (CBS)

Stanford Climatologist Says Californians Need To Prepare For Warmer, Drier Weather As New Normal

Stanford Professor Noah Diffenbaugh says “there are a number of measures that suggest that the drought we’re in now is the worst on record.”

03/02/2015

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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

A pedestrian walks in the rain on December 11, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Bay Area is being hit with a severe storm that is bringing high winds and heavy rain that have toppled trees and caused local flooding.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Over Half A Foot Of Rain Possible As Wet Weather Finally Returns To Bay Area

The driest winter stretch in recorded Bay Area history is about to end. And If computer models are right, it will end in drenching fashion.

02/02/2015

San Jose Hotel Parking Lot

Wettest Start To December In Bay Area History: 736% Of Normal Rainfall In San Jose, 424% In San Francisco

If you’re thinking, “It’s never rained like this in December before”, you are absolutely right. As of Wednesday night, this is the wettest start to a December in Bay Area history, with weather records dating back to before the Civil War.

12/17/2014

A look at the FutureCast for 10am Thursday. (CBS)

Bay Area Storm Could Generate 10-Inches Of Rain, Wind Gusts Up To 50 MPH

A Pacific storm heading toward the Bay Area could generate ten inches of rain, wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour, and treacherous conditions in the Sierra Nevada.

12/10/2014

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