weather

Air Education and Training Command

Temperatures in our area will be headed for the stratosphere this weekend, so here are some resources to know about.

North Bay Braces for a Drenching

Dec 14, 2015
Courtesy Flickr user Patrick Dirden

The storm that blew through the North Bay – toppling trees and downing powerlines – is just a preview, forecasters say, of the heavy storms we can expect this winter due to El Niño. The weather condition is on a lot of people’s mind these days. While it's forecast to bring much needed water, it is also expected to be one of the strongest on record. That could mean flooding, loss of power and landslides. KRCB wondered what the North Bay is doing to prepare. 

Rafting Rivers in the Sky (in a Plane)

Nov 19, 2015
Danielle Venton/KRCB

California is dependent on a certain type of storm, known as an "atmospheric river," for as much as half of it's annual rainfall. Unfortunately, scientists still don't know a lot about these strong, wet storms sometimes referred to as the hurricanes of the Pacific. On today's North Bay Report, we follow a research flight on a quest to unpick the secrets of these storms from the inside. It's all part of an ambitious experiment known as CalWater 2015

Rafting Rivers in the Sky (in a Plane)

Nov 19, 2015
Danielle Venton/KRCB

California is dependent on a certain type of storm, known as an "atmospheric river," for as much as half of it's annual rainfall. Unfortunately, scientists still don't know a lot about these strong, wet storms sometimes referred to as the hurricanes of the Pacific. On today's North Bay Report, we follow a research flight on a quest to unpick the secrets of these storms from the inside. It's all part of an ambitious experiment known as CalWater 2015

Charting Local Adaptations to Climate Change

Apr 8, 2015
NOOA

Extreme weather is here, so how do we deal with it? That was the subject of a day-long Forum held at Sonoma State Wednesday, titled “Resilience in a Changing Climate.”

Fire Danger Persists Despite Rain

Feb 10, 2014

After a welcome wet weekend, we have standing water lingering in many areas, and some green swaths reappearing in the local landscape. That’s good news, but hardly enough to warrant dialing back on water conservation efforts. Nor is it time yet to relax our vigilance over fire danger.

New eyes on the Pineapple Express

Dec 6, 2012
NOAA

Every year California about half of the precipitation, and almost all of the flooding, results from just a handful of intense storms... like the "Pineapple Express." At the American Geophysical Union meeting this week in San Francisco, scientists announced the installation of a new network of sensors and observatories to predict how hard these storms will hit.

Bodega Bay will soon be home to the first of four "atmospheric river observatories." KRCB's Danielle Venton has the story.