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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

Fog covers San Francisco (Ron Cervi/KCBS)

11 Images That Captured San Francisco Swallowed By Fog

Fog City lived up to its name Tuesday morning as daybreak revealed San Francisco covered up by ground-clinging clouds.

01/13/2015

Mauna Kea, from the UH Hilo Web Cam: Physics and Astronomy (Courtesy University of Hawaii, Hilo)

Hawaiian Man Snowboards On Tropical Island Peak After Snowstorm, Record Lows

Snowboarding video captures rare extreme sports on Hawaii’s highest peak.

01/12/2015

Smoggy Air

11th Day Of Bad Air Ties ‘Spare The Air’ Record, Unhealthy Conditions To Continue

17 Spare The Air Alerts, 11 In a row tie the record.

01/12/2015

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Did You Know The Golden Gate Bridge Can Act Like A Giant Bay Area Thermometer?

The span can move up or down by as much as 16 feet depending on the weather.

01/09/2015

(Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Is My Skin So Dry This Winter?

Dry skin is especially common in the winter months, when the humidity level outside drops.

01/08/2015

Snow surveyor. (CBS)

Warm Winter Projection Could Hurt Ski Season, Drought Recovery

Historic rainfall totals in December edged Northern California above normal rainfall for this time of year, a rarity during the state’s 3-year drought, but while the long-range rain projections continue to look promising, expectations of warm weather ahead could mean we’ll end up with another disappointing year for Sierra snow.

01/07/2015

(NOAA)

Strongest Magnetic Storm Since September Erupts Over Northern Hemisphere

A strong geomagnetic storm sparking bright auroras erupted early Wednesday morning over the Northern Hemisphere, according to the Space Weather Prediction Center.

01/07/2015

hot weather, heat, sun, surf, summer

Schizophrenic Winter Weather Plunges Bay Area Into 20s, Then Sizzles Santa Cruz At 80 Degrees

In one of the weirdest winter weather patterns in recent memory, New Year’s brought 20 degree lows to the inland Bay Area, followed by highs in the 80s Tuesday in Santa Cruz.

01/06/2015

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