kpix-7-2013-masthead kcbs 7-2013-masthead

Rainfall

(Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

El Nino Likely To Return To Drought-Stricken California This Winter, Intensity Unknown

After some of the driest years on record in California, El Nino conditions are likely to return this upcoming winter. It is unclear if the amount of rain will be enough to help the state emerge from the drought.

07/10/2014

A crew with the California Department of Water Resources measures the snowpack in the Sierra. (CBS)

Sierra Snowpack Low, Bleak Outlook for Bay Area Water Agencies

A lower than average Sierra Snowpack was announced by state water officials on Tuesday, KCBS’ Doug Sovern reports how it affects California’s drought.

04/01/2014

radar_anim

Another Week Of Storms: Did It Make Any Difference? Rainfall Averages For Bay Area

After last week’s rain, how do cities stand on the verge of another wet week? Many areas still need over two feet of rain just to reach normal. Check your city to see how bad the drought still is.

03/31/2014

North Bay Flooding

‘Impressive’ Storm Drenches Bay Area; Heavy Snow In Sierra

The first significant storm to hit Northern California in 14 months produced impressive amounts of rain and snow over the weekend.

02/09/2014

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Chief of Cooperative Snow Survey Frank Gehrke (L) weighs a snow sample while assisted by Kasey Schimke, DWR Assistant Director for Legislative Affairs January 29, 2010 near Meyers, California. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

California’s Snowpack Is Only 17 Percent Of Normal

California’s last snow survey of the season is bad news for the millions of state residents who rely on the snowpack for their water.

05/02/2013

(Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Dry Winter Could Mean Mandatory Water Rationing For Santa Cruz Residents

Water officials in Santa Cruz are already calling for residents to exercise restraint in their water usage this Spring, following a less than stellar rainy winter season.

03/29/2013

A young boy carries an umbrella as he walks down Market Street in San Francisco on a rainy day. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Experiencing Driest Start To Year Since 1850s

KPIX 5 Chief Meteorologist Paul Deanno reports that only 1.34 inches of rainfall has been recorded downtown since the start of the year. A normal total through February would be 8.51 inches.

02/26/2013

Fresh snow in the Sierra (CBS)

Survey Finds Sierra Snowpack Well Above Average

The first snow survey of the year took place Wednesday morning at four locations near Echo Summit in the Sierra Nevada mountain range and indicates that the state’s snowpack is wetter than average.

01/02/2013

Snow on the road in the Sierra. (CBS)

Coming Storms Expected To Dump Snow In Sierra

A series of Pacific storms are expected to bring rain to the Bay Area and snow to the Sierra beginning Thursday night and increasing through the weekend.

11/15/2012

Snow on the road in the Sierra. (CBS)

Sierra Nevada Snowpack Still Below Average After Recent Storms

State water officials say recent storms have not made up for this year’s dry winter, leaving California’s snowpack at below average levels.

01/30/2012

more