The man in charge of surveying California's snowpack to measure the amount of water that will flow into storage reservoirs over the next few months had bad news Thursday.
"I'm finding nothing. Seriously, there is no snow on the course at all," said Frank Gehrke, chief surveyor for the Department of Water Resources. Read More
What a difference a year makes.
In 2011, Lake Tahoe ski resorts were struggling to make enough snow to open for winter sport enthusiasts by Thanksgiving, but this year they are getting help from Mother Nature.
By Sunday night, resorts in Lake Tahoe could see as many as 2 feet of new snow as two storms move through the area, according to National Weather Service forecaster George Cline. More storms are expected next week as well. Read More
You don’t have to tell Bay Area skiers and snowboarders it’s been a dry winter, but just how dry has it been?
January’s snowpack, according to a report released Tuesday by the California Department of Water Resources, is the lowest it’s been in decades.
At just 19 percent, the Sierra Nevada that last year at this time was covered in white is now bare with brown grass and trees and rocks that are exposed at every turn. Read More
The snow might not be falling yet in the Sierra Nevada, but that has not stopped a San Francisco company from preparing for the rush with ride shares.Zimride, a ride-sharing website, launched a new route last month that will bring skiers and snowboarders to the slopes in Lake Tahoe. Read More
More rain is expected to hit the Bay Area this weekend, but for winter enthusiasts that only means one thing: snow in the Sierra Nevada.
As much as 8 inches of snow fell in elevations above 3,000 feet overnight, according to the National Weather Service. A second storm is expected to reach the Lake Tahoe area Saturday, bringing more snow to help resorts prepare for the winter season. Read More
San Francisco's famously steep hills may be scary to travel on for some, but for the newly crowned “Bachelor” Ben Flajnik, they’re a means to an end -- marriage. Read More
Ski resorts are bustling with activity. A key highway into Yellowstone is closed because parts of the road have seen more than 25 feet of snow. And campgrounds are feverishly removing snow from campsites to clear the way for visitors.Welcome to Memorial Day weekend in much of the West.The traditional kickoff of the summer season will have a decidedly wintry feel in the Rocky Mountains, as well as California's Sierra Nevada, because of a lingering record snowfall. Read More
Snow delayed the start of the 6th annual Amgen Tour of California for the first time in its history, according to race officials.
The race, which was scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday and would lead racers around Lake Tahoe, was delayed 2.5 hours until race officials called off the first stage due to weather. Read More
While the nation is focused on the budget crisis, Middle Eastern wars and increasing gas prices, Assistant Director of the FBI’s Cyber Division Gordon M. Snow presented one more issue should be concerned about: cyber attacks.
Snow told the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism Tuesday, “U.S. critical infrastructure faces a growing cyber threat due to advancements in the availability and sophistication of malicious software tools.” Read More
Did you miss the snow falling in San Francisco early Saturday morning?
You do not have to worry, there are videos up on YouTube of the flakes falling in the dark sky.
One such video, sent to The San Francisco Examiner by Michael Cuffe, shows a few flakes falling with a wet roadway in the background. Read More