Ten days ago the state set new heat records and brush fires broke out. Burn areas in the Santa Cruz Mountains rekindled. Then, over the last three days, a 2,000-mile-long filament of water in the sky burst over the areas that last week sat brown and smoking.
The Bay Area is famous for its microclimates. Learn about the patterns of rain, sun, and wind that make our home what it is.
Pandemic, civil rights protests, fires, election, and oh yes, possibly the second driest calendar year on record.
San Francisco records back-to-back fully dry Octobers for the second time in 170 years.
What happens in an always warm world when it doesn’t rain for an unusual amount of time?
Much of California enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate where the weather typically swings like a pendulum from warm, dry summers to cool, wet winters. Year-to-year, this pendulum can swing with great variation. If it doesn’t swing toward rain and snow … Read more
Bodega Marine Reserve research coordinator Jackie Sones has worked in or walked on the rocky shores of the North Coast almost every day for the last 15 years. But while she was surveying the reserve for sea stars in mid-June, … Read more
Why was it so cold this winter? Temperatures this February in the Bay Area were colder than we’ve been accustomed to as of late, and this will go down as the coolest February in 30 years for some locations. But … Read more
The Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory is usually a bustling place. But these days, writes scientist Nicholas Bond, it’s distressingly quiet.
The emotional toll of drought and climate anxiety, as expressed in animated GIFs on a weather discussion blog.
It’s not smog or smoke making the sky more colorful.