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Over half the month featured pleasant highs in the 60s and 70s.

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This weekend, temperatures are “fall-tastic,” with brisk mornings and mild afternoons to get outside and savor.

  • David Streit
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Temperatures range across the 50s tonight, near 70 tomorrow.

The NASA Terra satellite captured eerie scenes of the West’s wildfire season from 440 miles above Earth.

The projected melting would dump huge quantities of freshwater into the sea, raising global sea levels and disrupting ocean currents.


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An uptick in activity is likely, with a busy October possible during an already historic hurricane season.

Temperatures should end up close to normal but with a lot of volatility. The previous four years were all much warmer than normal.

  • Matt Rogers
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Our weather quickly improves after the showers exit early this morning.

Swiftly moving wildfires roared into parts of Santa Rosa, Calif. and nearby towns Sunday night through Tuesday, causing damage and sending tens of thousands fleeing.

A cold front is putting an end to this warm and humid streak.

It's likely that one or more systems will need to be monitored. Any new storm could drift into the Gulf of Mexico.

A “worst case scenario” mechanical failure has necessitated a lengthy repair process.

Faster warming of ocean surface waters means more energy for hurricanes but fewer nutrients and less carbon storage.

Isolated flooding and damaging wind gusts cannot be ruled out.

Unsettled weather today and especially tonight before a cool front sweeps through to clear out the clouds and humidity.

  • Matt Rogers
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Rapidly growing wildfires flared up again in California on Sunday night and Monday, causing damage and prompting evacuations in Santa Rosa.

Warm and muggy conditions persist into tomorrow as we await some rain.

Timing is key, with the speed of the approaching cold front integral in determining rainfall amounts.

The ordinarily ephemeral show lasted for hours as a powerful geomagnetic storm transformed bursts of energy from the sun into a palette of pastels.

After late September pause, more tropical storms and hurricanes are likely.

A nice stretch of fall weather is likely Thursday into the weekend.

More rounds of "critical" fire weather conditions are on tap for California from Sunday through this week.

We've got another warm, humid summer-like night ahead of us.

  • Greg Porter
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The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season may be a harbinger of the future.

  • Tristram Korten
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Summer’s not done with us quite yet.

  • Brian Jackson
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Thu.

rain
-- /74°
Drop 50%

Fri.

partlycloudyday
54° /68°

Sat.

sunny_clear
47° /66°

Sun.

partlycloudyday
47° /68°

Mon.

rain
52° /66°
Drop 40%

Tue.

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49° /69°
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2020 Heat Tracker

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90-degree days so far
Average Year-To-Date
36
Yearly Average
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Record Most
67 (1980,2010)
Record Fewest
7 (1886,1905)
Last Year
62

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