Weather Watch, 5/27/10

1:00 pm – This report from a friend in town: “It’s absolutely pouring rain here in Carmel at the moment.” And here, I can look out and see the storm approaching. *sigh* My friend said it rained for a solid 2 and 1/2 hours, some of that heavily

And here is the latest NexRad:

I woke to glorious, wonderful, welcome sunshine this morning, but NOAA is predicting this may end by this afternoon. The early morning discussion has this to say:

“AS OF 2:45 AM PDT THURSDAY…IT IS A MILD EARLY MORNING ACROSS THE DISTRICT AS CLOUDS INCREASE AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING SYSTEM…WITH TEMPERATURES MOSTLY IN THE 50S STILL. THE UPPER LEVEL LOW IS CURRENTLY OFF THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST AND IT IS PROGGED TO EDGE OVER THE COAST BY THIS AFTERNOON. RAIN FROM THIS SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO SPREAD FROM NORTH TO SOUTH THIS MORNING AND THROUGH THE DAY WITH 0.25-0.50 INCH POSSIBLE FROM THE SF PENINSULA NORTHWARD WITH HIGHER AMOUNTS IN THE HILLS. A QUARTER OF AN INCH OR LESS IS EXPECTED ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE CWA WITH SIGNIFICANTLY LESS FOR THE INLAND VALLEYS AND AREAS SOUTH OF MONTEREY.”
*I’m* “south of Monterey.” Maybe the rain will miss me this afternoon!