Monday, February 2, 2015


Happy Groundhog's Day everyone.  Ever feel like you lived this January before?  Like Bill Murray, we seemed doomed to relive a dry January until we learn from our mistakes.  Just what those mistakes are, I wish we all knew.  Drought is now worse then ever.  Not that it is much relief, but we do actually have rain in the 5 day forecast for the first time in over a month.  Read on.  It feels exciting.  Things have already begun to change.  Yesterday we saw a fairly strong NW flow set up just after noon.  Have not seen an onshore wind like that in some time.  Even saw some boarders breaking out the kites.  Today will be similar, with a crisp morning in the low 40s and a warm afternoon in the upper 60s.  NW winds will churn up again, albeit a bit slower.  Everything begins to moderate as we head toward the second half of the week.  Overnight lows will slowly rise to 50F, and daytime highs will drop to about 60F by humpday.  We will even see some developing marine layer, and cloud cover.  The glory days of winter are near over.

Fine winter days for walking the Pogonip.  Get some, before more rain comes.

Thursday will be a bit warmer, as a storm approaches from the north and drives southerly winds.  I'll get you more details on this approaching storm tomorrow, but we could have rains in the north bay by Thursday night, and in Santa Cruz by Friday.  Could be some heavy rain, especially north.  Looks like it will threaten through the weekend, and into next Monday.  Just wanted to give you a heads up this morning.  You may need to prepare.  If this comes to pass, it will be the first rain in over a month.  We sure do need it.

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