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A crew with the California Department of Water Resources measures the snowpack in the Sierra. (CBS)

Sierra Snowpack Gets Boost From String Of Storms

A string of storms is giving a much-needed boost to a dismal Sierra snowpack just before the traditional peak of the snow season.

03/30/2014

A car drives across a flooded road near Healdsburg. (George Rose/Getty Images)

Get Set For More Wet – Rain Likely On Monday

More rain is on its way to the Bay Area as early as Monday, and weather forecasters said to expect cold temperatures, hail, and the possibility of snow on the region’s peaks.

03/30/2014

Power Outage

Oakland Power Outage Affecting 4,000 Customers

Nearly 4,000 PG&E customers are without power in Oakland Wednesday afternoon, according to PG&E spokeswoman Tamar Sarkissian.

03/26/2014

(Credit: Jaime Reina /AFP/Getty Images)

Downpours, Hail Reported As Strong Cells Move Through Bay Area

The rain was expected to taper off a bit during the afternoon hours, leaving scattered rainfall throughout the Bay Area for much of the day. Temperatures will remain on the cool side Wednesday. The storm door remains open for the rest of the week with unsettled weather and rain expected most days into next week. Friday looks like the driest day on the horizon through the weekend.

03/26/2014

Doppler Radar on March 25th, 2014

Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away: Charting Drought Impact Across Bay Area Cities Before The Storms

Many Bay Area communities need over a foot of rain to return to normal, and that still won’t replenish the deficit caused by the on-going drought. How bad is your city?…

03/25/2014

Water levels are low at the San Luis Reservoir, near Los Banos, California on March 11, 2009. (Robyn Beck / Getty Images)

Bay Area Rain On The Way, But California’s Reservoirs Still Low

While there’s rain on the way in the Bay Area’s forecast this week, the historic California drought has the state’s reservoirs at alarmingly low levels.

03/24/2014

Umbrella

Spring Storm To Bring Rain To Bay Area, Snow To Sierra

The first week of spring has brought sunny skies and warm temperatures, but rain is expected to return to the Bay Area by Tuesday.

03/24/2014

(Credit Claycord.com – Cheryll)

Caught On Camera: Lightning Splits Martinez Tree Cleanly In Half

A neighbor captures the damage on camera after lightning splits a 60-year old redwood.

03/07/2014

Hurricane Sandy Bears Down On U.S. Mid-Atlantic Coastline

From Drought, To Drenching? El Niño Likely To Return With Torrential Rain

Warmer ocean temperatures off the California coast–and the massive impact on local and global climate–could be coming again, with predictions indicating an El Niño is possible this year.

03/07/2014

Matt Walker of the USA competes during the ski slopestyle portion of the Alli Dew Tour on February 20th, 2009 at Northstar Resort in Truckee, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Snow Allows More Sierra Ski Resorts To Open Fully

A string of storms has allowed some ski resorts in the Sierra Nevada to finally open all of their terrain, but others still need more snow before they can swing into full operation after an unusually dry winter.

03/02/2014

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