Storms nudge most of California out of dry category

Two months ago, the U.S. Drought Monitor categorized more 81% of the state as abnormally dry because of above-normal temperatures and a lack of precipitation six weeks into the water year that started Oct. 1. The percentage climbed to 85% as recently as last week.

Tree falls into home in Montclair district of Oakland

Firefighters responded to the 5900 block of Alhambra Way at about 3 p.m. to find the tree having smashed through a pool/tub room of the house. Rain was especially heavy at the time, said Battalion Chief James Bowron.

Snow in Reno, up to 3 feet on peaks above Tahoe by weekend

Light snow fell in the Reno area Wednesday and a winter weather advisory was in effect until 6 p.m. for the central Sierra south of Lake Tahoe where up to 6 inches of snow was possible west of U.S. Highway 395 along the California-Nevada line.

'Watermelon snow' at Yosemite National Park

While the temperatures soar in the Bay Area this week, at Yosemite National Park, there are still lingering signs of winter with snowy, frozen slopes in the high country.

NASA gives view of healthy Sierra snowpack from space

The Sierra snowpack is looking very robust from outerspace. NASA tweeted satellite images Wednesday showing a side-by-side of the snowpack from Feb. 15, 2018 compared to Feb. 11, 2019. NASA wrote, "The Sierra Nevada is really living up to its name 'snowy mountain range' this year. With snow reports coming in feet and snow storms still moving in, it’s now home to the...

The top 5 snowiest cities in America

When the snow won’t stop falling, it can feel like your hometown is the blizzard capital of the world. But do you really get that much snow? Based 30 years of average snowfall data from the NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, these are the Top 5 snowiest cities (of the 50 largest metro areas in America).