Severe Weather

Thousands of lightning strikes hit the Bay Area Monday night. (Courtesy: Laura Agostini)

Thousands Of Lightning Strikes Hit Bay Area

Lightning strikes were reported in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties Monday night, according to the National Weather Service.


Damage from a tornado that struck Yuba City on October 22, 2012. (CBS)

Tornado Hits North Of Sacramento, No Injuries Reported

The National Weather Service in Sacramento said it had no reports of injuries from the tornado, which hit about 3:15 p.m. Monday near Yuba City, about 40 miles north of Sacramento.


A rescue boat passes a partially submerged stop sign during Hurricane Isaac in Braithwaite, in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Isaac Floods Gulf Coast – But Won’t Impact Calif. Gas Prices

Newly downgraded Tropical Storm Isaac plodded its way across Louisiana on Wednesday, inundating parts of a mostly rural area southeast of New Orleans with drenching rains and fierce winds.


First Big Storm Wallops Northern California; More Rain, Snow To Come

More rain and snow are on the way for Northern and Central California. The season’s first big storm arrived in the Bay Area in full force Friday night and created hazardous conditions along the coast and on the roads Saturday morning.


Yuba City residents watch as a tornado touches down outside of town on June 1, 2011. (Credit: Angie Owens)

Storm Spawns Another NorCal Tornado

The National Weather Service said no damage has been reported after the tornado was spotted in a rural area about 5 miles north of Yuba City around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/01/2011

This fence in Solano County was damaged during a wind and hail storm on April 7, 2011. (CBS)

Hail, Thunderstorms Move Through Solano County

A Fairfield police dispatcher reported thunderstorms with “big chunks of hail” moved through the city around 3:40 p.m.

CBS San Francisco–04/07/2011

Waves crash against a seawall as people make their way along the Embarcadero in San Francisco during stormy weather. (AP Photo)

Powerful Storm Slams Bay Area; Flood Causes Evacuations

The month’s most powerful storm slammed the Bay Area on Thursday, flooding roadways, knocking out power to thousands and triggering evacuations due to an overflowing river.

CBS San Francisco–03/24/2011

San Francisco skyline in view from Alameda Point. (AP Photo)

More Storms Arriving In Bay Area

The Bay Area was readying for yet another round of storms, with rain and strong winds.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/23/2011

Carlos Belasco of Livermore stops along Grizzly Peak Boulevard to admire the view of the San Francisco Bay area after a cold Arctic storm blanketed the Oakland-Berkeley hills with several inches of snow on Dec. 7, 2009. (AP Photo)

Bay Area Snow May Fall As Low As 300 Feet

While there may not be a snow day in downtown San Francisco, residents in the city’s highest elevations could catch glimpses of snowflakes.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/24/2011