Atmospheric rivers are nothing short of a miracle for California. But climate change is altering their character.
The Bay Area is famous for its microclimates. Learn about the patterns of rain, sun, and wind that make our home what it is.
Major October rain is in the forecast for the first time in five years. As they say in sports, sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.
What do you see there in the sky?
Central Valley temperatures are expected to stick near 110 for the next three days, making life difficult for important crops.
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.
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