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Monument Peak and Summitpoint homes in the snow in March
Fire on the hillside during July heatwave

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The Weather Channel
Hourly forecast for the Milpitas area, with other links to maps, travel conditions, gardening and allergy tips, advisories for those flying or boating. You may change settings.

Spare the Air
Click here to see if it's a good idea or not to light a fire in your fireplace tonight. Runs from November 1 through February.

Wunderground: Milpitas 5-day Forecast
Also conditions at area airports, large and small.

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Office of Emergency Services
Latest bulletins concerning storms, blizzards, high surf, etc.

Rainfall Maps from DWR/CNRFC
San Francisco Bay 1 Hr, 6 Hr, 24 Hr

US National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area/Monterey California
Facebook posts do not always reflect the most current information. For current official info, visit: Local Forecast Office for San Francisco Bay Area/Monterey, CA.

Climate

Confronting Climate Change in California
As we enter the 21st century, a powerful new agent -- global climate change -- will increasingly interact with the human pressures that continue to stress California's natural environments. From the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Monthly Averages for Milpitas
July is the average warmest month. The highest recorded temperature was 109°F in 2000. On average, the coolest month is December. The lowest recorded temperature was 19°F in 1990. The maximum average precipitation occurs in January.

Drought in San Francisco Bay Area

NBC Bay Area Drought Watch
In January of 2014, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency for the state of California, in what could be the driest year on record in the history of the state.

Inside Bay Area Drought
News, water saving tips, maps and data, on how drought is affecting the Bay Area.

Historic

Storm Events for Santa Clara County
Selected Santa Clara County and All County-based Events. Unusual weather-related events in Santa Clara County, including excessive heat, wind storms, tornadoes, flash floods, etc. Worse weather event in Milpitas was a thunderstorm with high winds in January 2010. Worse thing that happened was a plane had to be diverted from SFO to Oakland Airport. Some people lost power for awhile, and some trees blew down. No one died. No one was injured, and there was no property damage. So, basically, you have nothing to fear from weather events in Milpitas.

Sunnyvale Tornado 1998
Tornadoes are extremely rare here, but one did occur in 1998. This one did some destruction in Sunnyvale. Here's the weather analysis from SFSU.

Wind Storm, October 22, 2000 GO MILPITAS ARTICLE
Photo essay by your Go Milpitas! Guide, Ann Zeise, showing damage done by windstorm.

Images

KPIX Weather for Mipitas
Click on Animated Maps or Live Doppler. Animate the Radar Layer to watch clouds roll in.

Mt Hamilton HamCams
We've added a second, fixed Hamcam (Hamcam #2) to provide the popular and useful western view, thus freeing the original Hamcam (Hamcam #1) to roam the mountain top at our whim.

Night Sky

Night Sky Chart
Clear enough to see the stars tonight? Here's what constellations, bright stars and planets you'd see tonight.

Winter Storms

Winter Storm Tips GO MILPITAS ARTICLE
Pacific Gas and Electric Company has recently unveiled the Safety Corner, a new section of the company's web site dedicated to providing customers important information about storm preparation and safety.


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