|San Mateo coastline.|
A stronger gradient was being suggested for late in the weekend, but this morning's GFS run suggests a pretty slack pattern through the middle of next week. No super strong high pressure to pump us up though, so fog could remain in the picture. Something needs to kick it out. Rain threatens the northern Californian coast late next week, but things look to fall apart before bringing the state the much needed water. After that, it is forecast that a large strong high pressure will take over the western United States. Think Santa Ana hot, dry, offshore winds. Increasing fire danger is possible. The real cherry is that rain is actually in the 15 day forecast. A large Gulf of Alaska storm plows into British Columbia about 11 days out, and then settles south, crushing the high pressure, before plowing ashore with showers down to Point Conception, and measurable water from SF north. One can only hope there is some truth to the fantasy.