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A woman walks amid a channel of running water flowing down Rainbow Drive in Glendora, California, on December 2, 2014, amid a steady and sometimes heavy rainfall soaking southern California, where despite some minor flooding and slick roads, major mudslides or debris flows that had officials and residents on high alert in recent burn areas like Glendora have been avoided.  AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

July Rainfall Breaks Records From SoCal To Monterey County, But Won’t Bust California’s Drought

Despite California’s lingering drought, parts of Southern California all the way north to Monterey county received more than an inch of rain this past weekend, which is more than ten times what is normal for the entire month.

07/20/2015

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El Nino Picks Up Steam, Increases Chance For Wettest California Winter In Years

Federal climate experts say there is a greater than 90 percent chance that El Nino will continue through the Northern Hemisphere this winter with a strong chance it will last into early spring.

07/09/2015

Computer models provide forecasts of how global temperature might change up to 2100 under different greenhouse gas emissions scenarios. (Photo Credit: NASA)

NASA Data Shows Average July Temperatures Across Large Part Of The Globe To Top 90 Degrees By Year 2099

The data was presented this week as part of an international public-private partnership called Climate Services for Resilient Development.

06/11/2015

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

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