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

California Snowpack At 18 Percent Of Average

With summer approaching state water managers say California’s snowpack is at 18 percent of average for the date.

05/01/2014

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Allergy Armageddon ‘Pollen Vortex’ Following Polar Vortex Will Not Hit West Coast

The West Coast has little to fear from the so-called “pollen vortex” of exploding allergens unleashed by the unusually cold and long polar vortex winter that plagued New York, Boston, and much of the northeastern United States.

04/21/2014

Snow was spotted on the KPIX 5 Mt. Hamilton camera as the sun came up Tuesday. (CBS)

Cold Blast Drops Sierra Snow Level, Dusts Mt. Hamilton

Overnight precipitation dropped snow levels in the Sierra Foothills and even left a hint of snow on Mount Hamilton in the South Bay.

04/01/2014

Farmer Jim Diedrich digs to check soil moisture on some 600 acres of his farmland which will not be planted this season due to lack of water, in Firebaugh, California in the state's San Joaquin Valley, on March 11, 2009. Normally Diedrich and his son would plant tomatoes in their fields but California's third year of drought have left many farmers without enough water to grow their crops. AFP PHOTO Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Mandatory Water Cutbacks Expected After One Of Driest Winters On Record For Bay Area

Thursday is the first day of spring, and the rainy season is quickly coming to a close and rainfall in the Bay Area has been far below normal for this time of year, potentially setting up a long-term drought for California, a National Weather Service hydrologist said.

03/20/2014

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Bay Area Winter Spare The Air Season Sees Record Number Of Alerts, Citations

30 Spare the Air alerts were issued during the past winter season, with 267 people being cited for violating the no-wood-burning rule.

03/05/2014

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Stay At An Igloo Village In Finland

An igloo village in Finlad is open to visitors. If you’re looking to vacation in the snow, head to this arctic resort Kakslauttanen.

02/14/2014

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Google Goes Rainbow For 2014 Winter Olympics In Homophobic Sochi

After anti-gay laws, anti-gay statements, and concerns about the safety of gay athletes, Google makes a political statement with a change of its search engine logo on the eve of the 2014 Sochi Games.

02/06/2014

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Destination: Stockholm

If you appreciate delicious food paired with locally-distilled spirits, Instagram-worthy waterside views, and stunningly attractive locals, add Stockholm, Denver to your travel bucket list.

12/25/2013

A fire burns at the Sims recycling plant in Redwood City on December 17, 2013. (CBS)

Weather, Redwood City Fire Prompts Extended Wood Burning Ban

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District on Tuesday issued another Winter Spare the Air alert for Wednesday, the 15th since its winter season began on Nov. 1.

12/17/2013

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Bay Area Spare The Air Alert, Wood Burning Ban Enters 10th Day

A 10th consecutive Winter Spare the Air alert has been issued for Tuesday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, banning wood burning in the region.

12/16/2013

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