Wet Weather Forecasts coming together
Got a new iPad today, so am back online and blogging. Looks like just in time to keep an eye on these next storms. Don’t have the new locking ring for my lens, so photos aren’t forthcoming, but soon, I think.
And from John Lindsey’s forecast this am:
A major change in the weather pattern will occur as the ridge of high pressure responsible for the mostly dry February shifts toward the east. This condition will allow a series of storms to move through the Central Coast.
A cold front that will produce increasing clouds, rain showers and cooler temperatures Thursday night into Friday. Ed note – NOAA is predicting this will begin hitting the Bay Area late tonight.)
Another, but much stronger low pressure system and associated cold front will produce moderate to heavy rain throughout the Central Coast and moderate gale-force to fresh to gale-force (32 to 46 mph) southerly winds with gust to 55 mph along the coastline Saturday night into Sunday.
A secondary low pressure system will move into the San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties on the heels of Sunday’s storm on Monday morning with another round of heavy rain, and gale-force southerly winds. This system will be followed by moderate gale-force to fresh to gale-force (32 to 46 mph) with gust to 55 mph northwesterly winds along the coastline on Monday afternoon and night. More heavy rain is expected next Wednesday and Thursday.
Overall, between 3 and 6 inches of rain could accumulate in the North County by Thursday. Rainfall totals in the coastal valleys and along the beaches are expected to range between 4 and 10 inches, while the Santa Lucia mountains could see rain totals over 12 inches. Wet indeed!
NOTE THAT LAST LINE – SANTA LUCIA MOUNTAINS COULD SEE RAIN TOTALS OVER 12 INCHES!