Incoming …

This could be fun! I’ve been watching the barometric pressure all day, and after rising for a while, it is finally dropping. Clouds are moving in as well.

I’m still having issues getting all my apps in line, particularly some of my weather ones, upon which I am focused. Well, that and my one shopping app.😉

The graphic showing the atmospheric river will have to be visualized in your imagination, as even after converting it, I can’t get WordPress to recognize and import it.

Here is what Monterey NWS says: (Ed Comment: Oh, goodie!)

National Weather Service San Francisco Bay/Monterey Area

Confidence continues to increase on the upcoming storm systems set to impact the San Francisco/Monterey Bay Area this weekend. The strongest system that will bring the greatest impacts to the region is expected to push inland on Saturday. Strong and gusty southerly winds will develop ahead of the approaching system by Saturday morning and persist into the evening hours. In addition, the heaviest rainfall rates will occur from Saturday afternoon and early evening. Lingering showers will be possible Saturday night into Sunday morning along with a slight chance of thunderstorms. Another around of moderate to potentially heavy rainfall will be possible on Sunday afternoon and evening, however winds will not be as strong. Please continue to monitor the latest forecast in the coming days as we fine tune rainfall amounts and expected impacts to the region.

IMPACTS
• A series of potent storm systems will lead to periods of moderate to locally heavy rainfall on Saturday and Sunday.
• Slick roadways will likely cause longer than normal commute/travel times.
• Strong and gusty winds expected on Saturday may result in tree damage or down trees that could lead to isolated power outages.
• While widespread flooding is not currently anticipated, urban and small stream flooding will be possible through the weekend.

*Current Watches/Warnings/Advisories:
• No watches/warnings/advisories in effect at this time. However, a Hazardous Weather Outlook and Hydrologic Outlook are currently in effect for this event.
• For all current watch/warning/advisories, http://1.usa.gov/1boSTTW

FORECAST CONFIDENCE
• High confidence in locally heavy rainfall and strong winds on Saturday.
• Moderate confidence in additional widespread rainfall on Sunday.
TIMING
• A significant change in the weather pattern is expected to begin Friday with the strongest winds and heaviest rainfall likely Saturday afternoon and evening.
• A slight chance of thunderstorms exists on Sunday with additional rainfall possible.
LOCATIONS
• Widespread precipitation along with strong and gusty winds (Saturday) likely to impact the entire region from late week into the weekend.
• Heaviest rainfall totals will be over the North Bay and along the coastal ranges.
• Strongest wind speeds will likely occur on Saturday afternoon and evening with gusts of 35 to 40 MPH in many coastal and valley locations while gusts greater than 50 MPH will be likely in the higher elevations.
• Rainfall amounts through Sunday night will range from 2″ to 3″ in most urban and coastal locations (slightly higher in the North Bay and lesser amounts in the southern inland valleys).
• Coastal ranges can expected rainfall amounts to range between 4″ to 7″ with isolated higher amounts possible.

~ by bigsurkate on March 3, 2016.

4 Responses to “Incoming …”

  1. Really hoping it lives up to it’s expectations, I’m ready!

  2. Me, too, Nadine. I feel like I am anxiously awaiting a long-lost friend.

  3. Kate, I have found out how to log into the models that the forecasters use. The Central Coast is due for heavy rain on and off for the next week. But, models aside, I just came inside from a glass of wine and reading some fiction and poetry on the deck. The clouds, in their replays of photos on my charts, and the virga off to the south were more fascinating than any graphic display on this screen deep in my den.

  4. Fascinating Cal. You must share your secret one day. I am lucky, I need only look over my right shoulder as I type to look out either of two sliding glass doors in my corner – one facing north and one facing west. I’ve got a bird’s eye view of the action! – with a glass of wine next to the iPad. Oh, the virga is literally dripping from the clouds over the ocean at the moment. Makes my heart flutter!

    bigsurkate

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