Roberta Gonzales

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

A flooded street in Mill Valley, due to 'king tides.' December 13, 2012. (CBS)

Timelapse Illustrates Massive Swing Of California King Tides

In case you missed it, the San Francisco Bay Area experienced a round of California King Tides in December, then again this past January.

01/27/2015

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

An artesian well in a field near Pleasanton, circa 1900. (Museum on Main)

Century-Old Photo Provides Glimpse Of How We Used To Get Our Water

“Before the mid-1890s, Pleasanton’s water needs were handily served by sinking artesian wells at strategic points around town; the local water table was high enough that these did not need to be particularly deep.”

01/22/2015

(CBS)

With Some Ski Resorts Closing, Is It Time To Panic About Our Water?

With all the crazy wet weather we had in December transitioning into a very dry weather pattern this month, is it too early to panic about water levels based on what you may have seen in the projection models for this season?

01/21/2015

(KCBS)

What Are These ‘King Tides’ I Keep Hearing About?

Today is Day 2 of the biggest tides of the year impacting the coastline of the Bay Area. The King Tides are back with minor coastal flooding strong rip currents and large breakers at Harbor entrances.

01/20/2015

Flooding

King Tides Could Bring Coastal Flooding, Strong Rip Currents To Bay Area

King tides are expected to impact shorelines across the Bay Area Monday and will continue through Wednesday.

01/19/2015

(CBS)

If It Gets Cold Enough, Can Fog Freeze?

Hi Roberta! A friend sent me pictures of ice and frozen fog in Texas. Can fog freeze?

01/16/2015

In this composite image provided by NASA, Hurricane Iselle (L) is followed by Hurricane Julio as they approach Hawaii from the east in early August, 2014. (NASA/Jeff Schmaltz/LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response via Getty Images)

Is There Any Difference Between A Typhoon, Hurricane Or Cyclone? And What The Heck Is A Willy-Willy?

Why is the term “typhoon” used near the Asian islands and the term “hurricane” in our area of the world? Thanks so much Roberta! Been watching you for over a decade now!

01/15/2015

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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