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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

(CBS SF)

High Surf Advisory With 20-Foot Waves In Effect For Friday

Thursday’s powerful storm is generating big waves along the Bay Area coast, calling for a high surf advisory until 4 p.m. Friday.

12/12/2014

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

American Red Cross Opens More Shelters After Strong Storm Pounds Bay Area

The American Red Cross has opened four emergency shelters in the Greater Bay Area to assist people affected by a storm that is making its way through the Bay Area.

12/12/2014

Healdsburg flooding, December 11th, 2014.jpg

Bay Area Storm Unleashes Up To 9 Inches Of Rain, Wind Gusts Exceed 80 MPH

Rain and wind gusts from Thursday’s powerful Bay Area storm is sticking to the “forecasted script.”

12/11/2014

Downtown Healdsburg 12/11/2014 (Curtiss Kim/CBS)

Much-Hyped Storm Delivers Inches Of Rain, Powerful Wind, Damaging Floodwater

As promised, the San Francisco Bay area was smacked with an intense storm Thursday morning, prompting flood advisories downing trees delaying transit and cancelling classes and work for much of the Bay Area.

12/11/2014

Peak wind gusts recorded by the National Weather service (NWS)

Hurricane-Force 135 MPH Wind Gusts Recorded In Sierra

The National Weather Service has recorded powerful wind gusts near I-80 just west of Truckee.

12/11/2014

Man with umbrella in San Francisco. (CBS)

When Will The Wind Blow The Hardest During Thursday’s Pacific Storm

Thursday’s powerful Pacific storm will bring powerful wind gusts throughout the day, with the strongest gusts topping 50 miles per hour.

12/10/2014

Blue and Gold ferry fleet (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Golden Gate Ferry Service Will Run During Storm While Officials Keep An Eye On Bridge Commute

The Bay Area is hunkering down for a major storm expected to hit on Thursday. Officials are warning of high winds and rain that could cause hazardous driving conditions, but Golden Gate ferry service will still be running during the commute.

12/10/2014

A look at the FutureCast for 10am Thursday. (CBS)

Bay Area Storm Could Generate 10-Inches Of Rain, Wind Gusts Up To 50 MPH

A Pacific storm heading toward the Bay Area could generate ten inches of rain, wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour, and treacherous conditions in the Sierra Nevada.

12/10/2014

PD FutureCast 72Hr Zoom 10am

When Will The Storm Hit? Massive Thursday Storm Hour-By-Hour Forecast

Thursday’s massive storm could be the biggest since 2008, possibly the biggest since 1998 with wind gusts over 100 miles per hour screaming over the top of the Sierra, and rainfall amounts forecast above 8 inches for coastal mountains. The key is WHEN it all hits, and that’s where the KPIX FutureCast forecast comes in.

12/09/2014

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