Swell. Rain. Chilliness. It is all coming or already here. A fun sized long period swell hit from the northwest yesterday. More comes Thursday, and possibly a big swell for next Monday. But the big news for most will be the rain storm coming this Friday. This is not your typical mid October surprise that brings a quarter inch of rain and is gone after 12 hours. We can expect rain to arrive sometime Friday and fall off and on through Monday, dropping well over an inch in town, and two and half in the local mountains. Parts of the northern Sierra and coast are looking at upwards of 5 inches, and the crest near Tahoe at about three inches. Impressive amounts of wind will come with this system. Button down the hatches folks. Bring in things from the yard. Close the car window. This is going to be a great start to our water year.
Cool and foggy through Thursday. Some breaks in the grey mid day. South flow. Highs in the upper 60s, with overnight lows in the mid to upper 50s. I'll post up more details about the weekend before Thursday evening. There. I made a promise.