Bay Area’s Unusually Wet, Cool Spring Not Going Away Yet

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – June 1st typically has many Bay Area residents headed for the pool, the amusement park or some other outdoor activity where the weather can be enjoyed. Suffice it to say that is not happening this year.

It actually hasn’t been the coldest May on record. In fact, it was only number 26 on the all time list. But that doesn’t make it any less annoying for some people.

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“It’s going to continue right on through the first couple weeks of June,” said meteorologist Jan Null with the Golden Gate Weather Services. 

June 21 is the summer solstice and the first day of summer.

KCBS’ Susan Leigh Taylor Reports:

Null said the wet weather will intensify this weekend when Bay Area cities could pick up several inches of rain. Current conditions can be blamed on a low pressure trough out of Alaska, not on the El Niño phenomenon.

“What’s interesting about the El Niño, La Niña connection though is that last year was just about as cool for April and May, and that was an El Niño year, so it’s more in the category of ‘stuff happens,'” said Null.

Of course, the rain will eventually end, the sun will come out, and the temperatures will rise, and Bay Area sun worshippers will have most of the summer left to enjoy it.

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