Our big storm is heading east, where it’s expected to jump-start the Sierra Nevada snow pack. Tioga Road closed yesterday, and snow is already falling at Tioga Pass. Quite a day! Redwood City posted 3.59 inches of rain in the last 24 hours, bringing us to a healthy 616% of normal for the year to […]Read more "the rainmaker is movin’ on"
The winds aren’t particularly strong yet, but the rain has started. Looks like the forecasters didn’t overcall this one after all. They’re still advertising wind gusts to 50mph later today. The hatches have been battened down.Read more "it’s here"
The water vapor image this morning shows the storm system taking aim at the central coast of California.Read more "we begin to see it"
A potent storm is aiming at central California, projected to bring in heavy rain and high winds next Tuesday. That’s a ways off, and the forecasters might be overdoing it a bit with this scenario. But who could blame them? It’s been a long time since we’ve had any significant weather events. Here’s a sample […]Read more "sandbags limited to 24 per household"
What a pleasant surprise to have that rain shower early this morning. Just after Kitty came in from Dawn Patrol, the rain started. It didn’t last that long, but I’m sure the plants, animals, bugs and birds in the neighborhood appreciated it. I sure did.Read more "summer rain"
The rain appears to be on its way in. We might actually get a half inch or more from this when all is said and done. The plants will go for this in a big way. I have been somewhat parsimonious with the watering so far this spring. This system is described as having a […]Read more "look at it come down"
But there’s a change in the weather – it was 94 about an hour ago, and now it’s a few degrees cooler. Looks like the wind direction is shifting around to onshore, which bodes well for a cooler evening. The whole house fan conked out on us. I have to remove it and send it […]Read more "pretty hot for a cat"
Nice! A little rain is moving in to the Bay Area this morning. I had to run the sprinks last week – the first time so far this year, and I was hoping to delay the onset of regular watering. This will help. And the forecast discussion tells me that we might get some more […]Read more "april showers"