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A gray whale's flukes. (OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images)

Expected Influx Of Whales Prompts Warning For Bay Area Boaters To Keep Their Distance

Boaters have been asked to keep their distance away from an influx of whales expected to migrate through Bay Area waters for the next few months, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials.

04/15/2015

A USGS map of an earthquake that hit Papua New Guinea. (Source: USGS)

Magnitude 7.7 Earthquake In Papua New Guinea Prompts Tsunami Warning

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 7.7 earthquake has struck in Papua New Guinea. The earthquake prompted a tsunami warning.

03/29/2015

(CBS SF)

Crews Clean Up Chemical Plume Release At Dow Pittsburg Plant

More than 20 workers worked to clean up an unintended chemical release at Dow Chemical’s waterfront processing facility in Pittsburg Friday afternoon.

03/27/2015

Flooding

Rising ‘King Tides’ Prompt High Tide Warning For Boaters, Residents On And Around SF Bay

The United States Coast Guard is asking residents and boaters to be careful on and around San Francisco Bay through mid-week as high tides may cause flooding and affect property.

01/20/2015

A crew at the scene of a Sunset District water main break (Tim Ryan/KCBS)

Burglars Posing As Utility Workers Rob Home In SF’s Sunset District

Three burglars posing as water department employees got access to a house and stole cash and valuables in December. Residents should beware of anyone asking to enter their homes.

01/08/2015

(Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images)

Freezing Temperatures, Frosts Hit Bay Area As Dry, Cold Front Moves Across California

The Bay Area is experiencing the coldest weather of the season, and there is more on the way. A cold air mass is bringing freezes and frosts to the entire state, and damaging winds to Southern California, as well.

12/26/2014

iPhone

CA Attorney General Warns Smartphone Location Apps Can Expose Consumers To Thefts, Other Crimes

With certain apps, once a picture is shared online, it reveals exactly where the photo was taken and can expose the consumer or their family to the risk of theft or physical harm, particularly for stalking or domestic abuse victims

12/23/2014

North Pacific storm waves as seen from the M/V NOBLE STAR, winter, 1989
http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/bigs/wea00816.jpg (NOAA)

Waves Approaching 40 Feet, Gale Warning Offshore, 35+ MPH Winds On Land As Next Wave Of Storms Slams Into California

A gale warning in offshore waters is in effect through Friday night as some swells could rise to nearly 40 feet and winds roar above 46 miles per hour while on the coast, powerful surf above 15 feet and gale-force winds will pummel California again.

12/15/2014

Earthquake Sensors in Northern California

California Earthquake Warning System Gets Congressional Funding In Wake On Napa Quake

California received funding to help begin an earthquake warning system across the state next year that would provide enough time for trains to brake, utilities to shut off gas lines and people to dive under a table until the shaking stops.

12/15/2014

A car is stuck in a flooded portion of The Alameda in San Jose, December 3, 2014. (CBS)

Flash Flood Watch In Effect For The Whole Bay Area

Rainfall amounts are expected to range from 5 to 7 inches for North Bay valleys with isolated amounts up to 10 inches in the
higher elevations. The National Weather Service has issued several watches and Warnings. Here are the latest.

12/11/2014

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