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Smoke rises from the Butts Fire in Napa County. (KPIX)

Cooler Weather, Calm Winds Good News For Firefighters Battling Huge Napa Blaze

A battle to extinguish a wildfire consuming thousands of acres in Northern Napa County is being aided by mild weather.

07/01/2014

A catamaran boat outfitted with a 40 foot tall rigid WingSail has been sailing Bay Area ferry routes to test the novel idea of using wind assistance to help propel ferry vessels of the future - reducing fuel use and air pollution.

Prototype Wind-Powered Ferry Technology Could Lead To Greener SF Bay Transportation

A prototype wind-powered ferry boat being developed on the San Francisco Bay could eventually lead to bay transportation that uses less fuel and produces fewer greenhouse gases.

05/01/2014

Alcatraz Island (Photo credit by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Alcatraz Closed Due To High Winds, Choppy Waters

High winds and choppy Bay waters have prompted a rare closure of Alcatraz Island to visitors Wednesday, a National Park Service spokeswoman said.

03/12/2014

Makani Power operations in Alameda (Photo credit: Makani Power)

Google-Owned Wind Farm Company Expanding Into Huge Chunk Of Former Alameda Naval Base

Google is expanding its presence in the East Bay as a wind energy company it owns has secured a new lease at the formal naval base in Alameda.

03/12/2014

A sailboat is stranded on the rocks near Oyster Point Marina in South San Francisco, March 12, 2014. (CBS)

High Winds Rip Sailboats From Moorings In South San Francisco

Two boats blown off their moorings by high winds crashed onto the rocks near Oyster Point Marina in South San Francisco Wednesday morning.

03/12/2014

Waves crash against a seawall as people make their way along the Embarcadero in San Francisco during stormy weather. (AP Photo)

Rough Wind, High Seas Prompts Coast Guard Warning For Bay Area Boaters

The U.S. Coast Guard was advising boaters on the San Francisco Bay to be prepared for rough winds and high seas Thursday.

12/19/2013

A wind-whipped wildfire forced evacuations in Napa. (CBS)

Silverado Fire In Napa County 70% Contained, Evacuations Lifted

Evacuations due to the Silverado fire burning in Napa County have been lifted Friday evening and firefighters have the fire nearly contained, officials said.

11/22/2013

Police on the scene after high winds brought down a tree in Concord on November 21, 2013. (CBS)

Thousands Still Without Power After Powerful Winds Hit Bay Area

More than 17,500 PG&E customers remained without power in the Bay Area Friday morning as a result of strong winds in the region, a utility spokeswoman said.

11/22/2013

Police on the scene after high winds brought down a tree in Concord on November 21, 2013. (CBS)

2 Dead As High Winds Batter Bay Area; Thousands Without Power

Two people were killed Thursday in wind-related accidents in Oakland, a city that so far is bearing the brunt of extreme winds in the Bay Area that have left thousands without power, brought down trees and fueled fires throughout the region.

11/21/2013

Tahoe snow (CBS)

Foot Of Snow, 103 MPH Wind Gust Reported From Sierra Storm

A foot of snow fell in the upper elevations of the Sierra overnight and a 103 mph wind gust blew across the mountains near Lake Tahoe before an early winter storm blew out of the area early Monday.

10/28/2013

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