Wettest Start To December In Bay Area History: 736% Of Normal Rainfall In San Jose, 424% In San Francisco
If you’re thinking, “It’s never rained like this in December before”, you are absolutely right. As of Wednesday night, this is the wettest start to a December in Bay Area history, with weather records dating back to before the Civil War.
A Pacific storm heading toward the Bay Area could generate ten inches of rain, wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour, and treacherous conditions in the Sierra Nevada.
This week’s storms have pushed the Bay Area well ahead of normal rainfall pace for this time of year and that trend will continue as we approach Christmas, according to national climate forecasts.
For months we’ve been waiting for “real rain” to help ease our statewide drought. This week we finally got it, lots of it. Numbers from 8 a.m. Tuesday to 8 a.m. Wednesday reveal more than an inch of rain just about everywhere in the Bay Area, and closer to four inches in the wettest locations.
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – The last time San Francisco saw rain over a two day period the nation was debating Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain as possible replacements for President George W. […]
Tuesday is on track to become the wettest day San Francisco has seen in five years.
A wet Thanksgiving weekend pushed the Bay Area closer to normal rainfall for this time of year, something we haven’t said in a while.
New projections show that California’s severe drought could be getting worse.
With California in desperate need for a wet winter to relieve the state’s drought, scientists with the National Weather Service said that the chance of an El Nino to develop later this year is less likely.
After some of the driest years on record in California, El Nino conditions are likely to return this upcoming winter. It is unclear if the amount of rain will be enough to help the state emerge from the drought.