Another day dawning over the city… Just beautiful. It was a bit chilly out but the air felt fresh and clean thanks to the recent rains. Speaking of rain, we were in for a lot more as a potent storm system was on the way… Pic taken from San Jose, CA. (Monday around sunrise, November 13, 2017; 6:47 a.m.)
An upcoming potent storm was headed for the Bay Area which was expected to dump rain across the region. Despite a break after seeing the first rains of the season, a lot more was on the way. This storm was to arrive by Wednesday. This was to be a colder system with rain spreading over the entire Bay Area Wednesday thru Thursday afternoon. This approaching system was to also include the season’s first “atmospheric river” event. California’s drought-busting 2016-17 winter was fueled by more than 30 atmospheric rivers. Those storms had replenished dwindling reservoirs & packed record amounts of Sierra snow. Anyways, in terms of forecast, mostly dry conditions were to be witnessed here before this system brings widespread rainfall & wind to the entire SF Bay Area… This potent storm could dump 3-5 inches of rain in the coastal areas and 1-2 inches inland. Potentially hazardous winds were also forecast with gusts up to 50 mph, prompting officials to issue wind advisories in the region. As the storm’s main front approaches, southerly winds were to pick up. Spots in the North & East Bay hills were likely to see gusts over 50 mph.
Looking ahead: We would catch a break from the stormy weather on Friday. Another (weaker) system was possible late in the upcoming weekend. Though this rainy season isn’t off to as fast a start as last winter, it’s still not too shabby. The storm should hit the entire northern half of the state by Friday & pack enough moisture to wet the ground after the region had experienced the hottest summer in recorded history…