Historic rainfall totals in December edged Northern California above normal rainfall for this time of year, a rarity during the state’s 3-year drought, but while the long-range rain projections continue to look promising, expectations of warm weather ahead could mean we’ll end up with another disappointing year for Sierra snow.
The 60 mile per hour wind gusts due to slam the Bay Area overnight Tuesday could topple more trees, down power lines, and again plunge tens of thousands of people into darkness as wind shrieks through the trees around them. And behind that comes a blast of Arctic air, plunging temperatures down to the mid 20s.
Meteorologist Paul Deanno’s annual Christmas tradition weather forecast.
The Bay Area almost never sees a white Christmas, but a chance of rain forecast for Wednesday could mean a wet Christmas.
The Bay Area is in the middle of a third straight wet week, but things will change dramatically this weekend, allowing the region to dry out for most of the rest of 2014.
The Bay Area has not yet dried out from the last powerful storm, but already a new soaker is moving in with the potential to drop close to two inches of rain in some location.
Another round of rainy weather is heading toward the Bay Area just days after a powerful storm delivered a wallop of flooding and power outages throughout the region this week.
Thursday’s powerful Pacific storm will bring powerful wind gusts throughout the day, with the strongest gusts topping 50 miles per hour.
The National weather service has issued 15 warnings for the Bay Area, more than a day ahead of a powerful storefront expected to dump heavy rain on the region.
The Bay Area can expect heavy rain and strong winds that could uproot trees, down power lines and cause flooding and mudslides due to a strong weather system starting late Wednesday and continuing through Thursday, National Weather Service officials said.