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(NOAA)

El Nino Picks Up Steam, Increases Chance For Wettest California Winter In Years

Federal climate experts say there is a greater than 90 percent chance that El Nino will continue through the Northern Hemisphere this winter with a strong chance it will last into early spring.

07/09/2015

A lightning strike appears in the sky near a Napa Valley vineyard. (Michael Cuffe/Instagram)

What Causes Dry Lightning?

The term, “dry lightning” is used when lightning is occurring without significant precipitation. If you think about it, the “dry” lightning is a bit redundant, because last time I checked, lightning is not wet. But everyone uses the term because it is so descriptive!

07/09/2015

Two people under an umbrella walk a path to view the Golden Gate Bridge on April 1, 2014, in San Francisco, California. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Heavy Drizzle, Lightning Push Through Bay Area; Warm Weekend Weather Ahead

An area of low-pressure is parked over the Bay Area Thursday causing light showers and isolated thunderstorms.

07/09/2015

(CBS SF)

Low-Pressure System Brings Chance For Rain, Thunderstorms Across Bay Area

Rain and thunderstorms are back in the forecast as a low-pressure system builds off the coast of San Francisco.

07/07/2015

(Ron Cervi/CBS)

Thunderstorms In Forecast Could Increase Fire Risk By End Of The Week

It looks as if the fog is here to stay for a while, however we do have interesting “doings” beginning Wednesday!

07/06/2015

A Pacifica beach. (4/15/15)

Bay Area Ocean Temperatures 5-10 Degrees Above Historical Average

Ocean water temperatures in the San Francisco Bay Area are above their historical summertime average, a National Weather Service meteorologist said.

07/06/2015

Fog rolls in over San Francisco. (CBS)

Drizzle Banishes Bay Area Beach Weather – Head Inland To Find Sunshine

The Bay Area’s coastal residents woke up to grey skies and even a bit of moisture early Monday, forcing some to flip on the windshield wipers for the first commute following the 4th of July holiday.

07/06/2015

Great White Shark (Getty Images)

Strengthening El Nino Possibly Linked To More Shark, Exotic Fish Sightings Off California Coast

Warmer waters from a building El Nino may one reason for the recent great white shark sightings in Santa Cruz County.

07/02/2015

Lightning over Livermore (CBS SF)

Muggy Weather, Lightning Strikes Before Bay Area Returns To Seasonal Temperatures

Lightning strikes were reported around the East Bay and Peninsula Thursday morning as subtropical moisture continues to pushes up and out the region.

07/02/2015

VTA light rail

Fire Department Says 2 Treated For Heat Exhaustion After VTA Train Breaks Down In San Jose

Two people had to be treated for heat exhaustion after a VTA light rail train broke down in San Jose due to a mechanical issue, officials with the San Jose Fire Department said.

07/01/2015

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