Storm Door to Open Next Week

imageReports aren’t quite consistent about when they will open, but some reports have it opening as early as Sunday afternoon. The biggest storm seems to be anticipated for Tuesday. Here is one graphic from Daniel Swain of Weather West:


My SLO forecaster writes:

“A major change in the weather pattern is underway as the
jet stream/storm track drops farther southward, increases
in speed and takes a more direct route across the Pacific
toward California.

These Upper-level winds will direct a series of low pressure
systems of varying strength into the Central Coast through
the first part of January, if not longer. Starting Sunday,
each day of the upcoming week is expected to receive
measurable precipitation. Total rainfall amounts for this
upcoming week are expected to range between 3 and 4 inches
with higher amounts in the Santa Lucia mountains.”

And here is one from NOAA showing the anticipated rainfall amounts: