Here it comes …
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
943 AM PST THU FEB 7 2013
.DISCUSSION…AS OF 9:24 AM PST WEDNESDAY…KMUX DOPPLER RADAR IS
SHOWING A COLD FRONT MOVING THROUGH THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA.
SOME LIGHT RAIN IS FALLING WITH THIS FRONT AS IT SLOWLY SLIDES
SOUTH. THE FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE MONTEREY BAY AREA
SHORTLY WITH LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS EXPECTED BETWEEN 1700 AND 2300Z.
THE PARENT LOW OF THIS FRONT IS CURRENTLY CENTERED OFF OF THE
WASHINGTON/OREGON COASTLINE. THE 0000Z ECMWF AND 1200Z GFS HAVE
INITIALIZED WELL THIS LOW AND SLIDE IT SOUTH ENTERING NORTHERN
PORTIONS OF THE CWA THIS EVENING. COLD AIR ALOFT ASSOCIATED WITH
THIS LOW WILL FALL TO -13 DEGREES CELSIUS AT 700MB. THIS WILL
RESULT IN TWO THINGS. FIRST THE SNOW LEVELS WILL FALL TO BETWEEN
2500 AND 3000 FEET OVERNIGHT. SECONDLY INSTABILITY WILL BE
ENHANCED RESULTING IN SHOWERS AND POTENTIAL THUNDERSTORMS
OVERNIGHT. THE BEST INSTABILITY WILL BE OVER THE WATERS WITH LI
VALUES RANGING FROM 0 TO -1.5. WITH THE BEST INSTABILITY OVER THE
WATERS THE BEST POSSIBILITY OF THUNDER WILL BE OVER THE WATERS AND
THE IMMEDIATE COAST. WITH THE LOW SNOW LEVELS AND SHOWERS EXPECTED
SNOW WILL BE A POSSIBILITY FOR PLACES LIKE SKYLINE DRIVE AND
HIGHWAY 17 SUMMIT OVERNIGHT WITH THE GREATEST ACCUMULATION OVER
THE SANTA LUCIAS. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL BE LESS THAN 3.5
INCHES IN THE SANTA LUCIAS WITH 1.5 INCHES OR LESS OVER HIGHWAY 17
I finally built a fire, as it got colder and colder. 3 and 1/2″ of snow? Really? Lord, not here, I hope!
Missy update coming later today or tomorrow, if the Internet allows. Trying to get a photo to upload! Grrrr … I got spoiled on the road with fast Internet!
4 thoughts on “Upcoming weather”
I walk up to rain in Woodacre this morning, but it is cool but blue skies here in Petaluma today…..
Holy moley. Woke up thinking, Ah Spring! stretching in unfolding sunlight. Red/yellow tulip appeared, totally unexplected, in day 3 of opening full. Incredible! Now 10 degrees colder than dawn. Tulip will night indoors. Missy knew. Home is where the Kate, woodstove, furry things, chow, and incredible scenery viewed from inside are. Percentage-wise, the weather dept. could be wrong. I’m hoping. Pebble Beach golfers in force, wives and girlfriends get bored in Carmel, branch out, shop in Carmel Valley!
Kate…..if you can do it..I have had real good service,,,with WILD BLUE internet….had it for about 6 months now,,,been pretty good. 60. a month
just saying……I am full off grid….and it draws nothing
Highway 17 summit with snow should be a great place to set up a video camera. Here I have ten inches on the balcony but the town plow has got things under control and the buses are running normally. It’s about 0° C at the moment and is supposed to drop to minus 5° or 6° C (23° F) this weekend. It was about the same in Svolvaer, Lofoten, Norway, whereas I hear it’s been above freezing in Alaska.