Monday, October 20, 2014

Clearing, and warming, and, yeah, another chance at rain.

This is becoming a bit of a Groundhog Day thing.  I'm kind of digging it.  I was talking to a friend this morning and they commented on how normal things feel.  October should have these chances of rain, and occasional sprinkles.  It is the turn of the season.  And it should also have these gorgeous warm days.  Of course, 9 out of 10 meteorologist will tell you how not normal things are.  Hell, that is half the fun.  Anyway, the storm front last night quietly fell apart as it pushed south, and this morning was mostly sunny.  A great sunrise.  Then, around 10AM, a secondary front filled in and gave us a nice light sprinkle for about a half an hour.  Pretty much not enough to measure, but enough to wet the grass.  Bare soil sucked that stuff in quicker than it fell.  Maybe just enough to settle the dust.  The rest of the work week looks clear.  With another rain maker knocking on the door for the weekend.  This is becoming a bit of a Groundhog Day thing.  Yup, did that.

Anyway, some clouds linger overnight, especially in the local hills.  A marine layer also may develop more fully.  High pressure is building in, and strong northwest breezes will usher it in.  Forecast along the Big Sur coast is for 30 plus knot winds.  A bit lighter up here, but expect a good breeze.  We will be a warmer tomorrow, in the low to mid 70s.  By Wednesday, the high pressure will more fully develop, and while there is a chance of an offshore event developing, it is a pretty low chance.  More NW flow, but a bit lighter, and the day will be a bit warmer.  Mid to upper 70s.  Currently it looks like Thursday will be the big winner, with a good chance of topping out in the upper 70s to low 80s.  Kind of like our past Sunday.  Lighter winds.  Friday we will continue to see mostly sunshine, but a low pressure system will begin to displace the high pressure, and clouds should develop through the day.  Mid 70s.  And then we could be looking at a rainmaker.

Before I get to that, just want to note the cooler overnight temps.  I am sure you have felt the crisp mornings if you have been up early looking around.  Mid 50s for the most part.  Anyway, the rain.  Right now, the system that would run ashore overnight on this coming Friday is looking pretty wet.  But then again, the past three systems have looked pretty wet four days out, only to give us light sprinkles 2 out of 3 times.  Currently the forecast is for about half in of rain.  That would be cool, and a lot more than these past few have brought.  A lot more.  So, something to watch.  Regardless, it looks like another quick mover with sunshine and warming by Sunday.  With more similiar rain on the mid and long term.

Like was said, kind of feeling normal.  Stay tuned, and I keep you updated on this week and coming weekend.  With some luck, we will get a bit more water.

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