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
The Bay Area is famous for its microclimates. Learn about the patterns of rain, sun, and wind that make our home what it is.
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.
Marine animals adjust their lives to the weather just like you do.
Most of the state has set record temperatures this summer, but San Francisco has been cool and almost permanently cloudy because of its cool marine layer.
Forecasters thought it would be hot in San Francisco over Labor Day — meaning, you know, in the high 80s. Instead it was 106. What happened?
Hot weather can be tough on our local wildlife, including wild bees. But you can help by making a safe “watering hole” for tiny pollinators.