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Climate change is making California coast cooler, rainer

By Alison Hawkes

Yearly rainfall has increased 6 percent in San Francisco over the last 30 years, a trend that matches climate change predictions. Inland, however, is heating up.
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Sierra snowpack good, but dry spell still a threat

By Alison Hawkes

The  Sierra snowpack is at 108 percent normal for this time of year, according to measurements of the state’s frozen water supply. Though that sounds good, if a drop-off in precipitation that began last month continues, due to the La Niña weather pattern, all that could change. Modest rainfall is forecast for this weekend and...
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