We just got the “sandbags available” email from Redwood City. Thanks, but no thanks. We’re perched at a lofty 60 ft. above sea level on the north face of Eagle Hill. Here’s our starting point for the rain totals: 4.69″. That’s how much has been recorded at SFO since July 1.Read more "calm, before the storm"
Mellowcat might be going on Stormwatch on Friday this week. The forecast discussion has been hinting that the storm door would be swinging open at the end of the week, allowing a succession of disturbances to pass through. Some of these are advertised as bringing heavy rain and high winds, similar to the Stormwatch sequence […]Read more "stormwatch 2: the vengeance"
We had really nice weather in October and early November, and the Sungolds were really hanging in there. Here you see the last few on the vine, with the blueberry and maple leaves behind it, already gone totally red. The tomatoes almost made it to Thanksgiving!Read more "late harvest"
The NWS forecast discussion is all about the cold temps and precipitation today, and the guy mentioned that a webcam on Mt. Hamilton shows that snow is accumulating up there. Had to check that out. Without further ado, we bring you the HamCam: http://mthamilton.ucolick.org/hamcam/Read more "hamcam"
Today is projected to hit the ‘century mark’, and then a precipitous cool down will commence. Saturday’s high is supposed to be 35 degrees lower than today’s projected 102. Tomatoes and sunflowers; better get while the gettin’s good. Update 2:30 pm: We are at 100.2 degrees. Update 4:30 pm: Still going up – 103.5. Update […]Read more "yes, it is hot enough for me."
In anticipation of this weekend’s trip to Bridgeport for the Mountain Warfare Training Challenge, we’re keeping a close eye on the weather. There have been a few late season storms moving through, with more of the same on the horizon. There’s sure to be impressive snow up on the Sierra Crest; our favored route over […]Read more "stormwatch: mwtc edition"
As of today, we’re at 19.43″ of rain at Redwood City, which is exactly 100% of normal to date. The total for the rainfall year is just a bit more than that – 20.16″ – and we have another potent April storm arriving tonight. The Mellowcat called “drought-buster” way back on January 17th, but needs […]Read more "right on"
An unusually potent weather system is approaching. Right now it’s just a steady rain, but this image shows a long line of more intense rain tracking towards are area.Read more "the tempest"
A line of thunderstorms divides March and April.Read more "out like a lion"
Here’s some video of the first day of the January storm series:Read more "el nino: the vengeance"