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Homeowner Evacuated After Heavy Rains Cause Mudslide In Tiburon Backyard

Heavy rains early Tuesday morning caused a landslide in a Tiburon homeowner’s backyard, forcing him to evacuate.

12/16/2014

A plane spotted from the roof of 855 Battery Street. (CBS)

Why Are Planes Flying Different Directions During Recent Wind Storms?

Can you see it? Look very carefully at the blue sky and you can see a plane flying across the Bay towards Oakland International Airport. I snapped this photo this morning from our KPIX 5 Studios in San Francisco. What caught my eye, is the PLANE!

12/16/2014

(National Weather Service)

Bay Area Weather Outlook Calls For Warm, Dry Holidays With A Wet Start To 2015

The Bay Area is in the middle of a third straight wet week, but things will change dramatically this weekend, allowing the region to dry out for most of the rest of 2014.

12/16/2014

Video: 2nd Of 3 Storms This Week Poised To Hit Bay Area

The Bay Area has not yet dried out from the last powerful storm, but already a new soaker is moving in with the potential to drop close to two inches of rain in some location.

12/16/2014

(credit: California Department of Water Resources)

Heavy Rains With Warmer Temperatures Not Diminishing California’s Drought Worries

This week has gotten off to a rainy start with some areas receiving more than an inch—a nice addition to last week’s heavy rain. Despite that, it may not be delivering exactly what California needs to get out of this drought.

12/15/2014

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

wx warning

Tornado-Like Waterspouts, Lightning, Gale-Force Winds And Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Northern California Waters

The National Weather Service issued a “special marine warning” as a fast-moving band of severe thunderstorms moved offshore, creating conditions that could span waterspouts — tornadoes over the ocean– along with frequent lightning, gale-force winds and large swells capable of overturning small vessels.

12/15/2014

Large Winter Storm Brings Heavy Rains To Northern California

Heavy Rains Monday Cause Flooded Roadways, Traffic Backups, Power Outages

It may not be as windy as last week, but there’s plenty more rain in Monday’s forecast and more people on the roads are causing several traffic backups for commuters.

12/15/2014

Highway 1 Washout

Washed-Out Section Of Highway 1 Near Muir Woods To Be Closed For Months

A section of State Highway 1 in Marin County is closed in both directions between Panoramic Highway and Muir Woods Road in Marin County, according to Caltrans.

12/12/2014

Seismometer

Rain Or Shine, The Idea Of ‘Earthquake Weather’ Is Shaky Science With A Hint Of ‘Maybe’

The notion that certain kinds of weather can lead to increased seismic activity isn’t new. But is there any scientific evidence to support it?

12/12/2014

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