It´s even too cold for polar bears in Chicago

January 8, 2014 4:02 pm

It’s even too cold for Chicago’s resident polar bear. The city’s Lincoln Park Zoo says its polar bear, Anana, was kept inside Monday because of the record-low temperatures. Zoo spokeswoman Sharon Dewar says that while the below-zero weather might be comparable to what polar bears experience in the wild, Anana doesn’t have a thick layer […]

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Unusual weather produces record low rainfall in bay area for 2013

December 30, 2013 9:50 pm

Bay Area cities are setting the lowest levels of rainfall in recorded history this year as unusual conditions are blocking moisture from the Pacific Ocean, a National Weather Service forecaster said. A weather system from the Pacific that typically carries dampness south from the Pacific Northwest in October has not developed this season, leading to […]

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Dry windy winter prompts fire danger warnings

December 19, 2013 4:46 pm

High winds in the Bay Area have put fire crews on high alert and prompted warnings for residents. Fire officials say the dry and windy weather is making for a tense next 24 hours. Officials add that the cool months shouldn’t trick anyone into thinking there’s no fire danger – the risk is expected to […]

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Furnace repair shops busy since before cold snap

December 9, 2013 3:47 pm

Even before the cold snap brought sub-freezing temperatures to the Bay Area last week, local furnace repair shops were inundated with calls from homeowners with broken heaters. At the Ace Furnace shop in South San Francisco Monday, employees told KTVU say phones have been ringing non-stop for repair calls for about a month. Ace has […]

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Cold snap continues to freeze Bay Area

December 8, 2013 10:27 pm

The cold snap that has blanketed the Bay Area with sub-freezing temperatures this week is forecast to continue for days, and the National Weather Service has issued another regional freeze warning for Sunday night –- the fifth in less than a week. The freeze warning was issued for all Bay Area counties except San Francisco, […]

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Bay Area braces for more chilly weather

December 8, 2013 8:34 am

Cold temperatures are expected to continue through Monday with some parts of the Bay Area hitting freezing Sunday night, according to the National Weather Service. A freeze warning was issued Saturday for most of the San Francisco and Monterey Bay regions except for the city of San Francisco itself, according to the weather service. Temperatures […]

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Shelters at capacity during freezing cold weather

December 7, 2013 11:22 pm

Most shelters in the Bay Area were at capacity Saturday night, forcing those on the wait lists to find other ways to survive the night’s freezing temperatures. More than a dozen homeless people were spending the night at Trinity Center, which works with the homeless in Walnut Creek. The center is on the property of […]

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Skiers happy as Sierra storm drops 3 feet of snow

December 7, 2013 7:09 pm

A storm dropped up to 3 feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada, helping build up the slopes and giving a fun run to skiers and snowboarders Saturday. Around Lake Tahoe, Kirkwood resort reported getting 2 to 3 feet of snow over a 24-hour period ending Saturday morning. Heavenly resort reported 24 inches to 30 […]

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County expands shelter hours after 5 possibly die from cold

December 7, 2013 4:54 pm

Santa Clara County’s homeless program placed 375 additional beds in three shelters and expanded operating hours in response to the deaths of four homeless people attributed to cold weather since Nov. 28, according to a program spokeswoman. Jenny Niklaus, spokeswoman for EHC Lifebuilders, a non-profit that coordinates the county’s homeless programs, said that the extra […]

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Castro Valley water main break floods homes, causes sinkhole

December 7, 2013 6:19 am

A 12-inch water main burst in Castro Valley in the midst of Friday evening’s rainstorm, flooding a street and several homes in addition to creating a sinkhole that trapped a fire engine when the asphalt near the break collapsed beneath the vehicle. Alameda County Fire Crews responded to the spot on Seven Hills Road where […]

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