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Atmospheric river of rain for SF Bay Area and surrounding

For @Noel7 and other SF Bay Area residents, I love this image showing we'll get heavy rain and gusty wind Friday through Saturday:

 

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@Homegirl wrote:

For @Noel7 and other SF Bay Area residents, I love this image showing we'll get heavy rain and gusty wind Friday through Saturday:

 


 

 

Great representation @Homegirl ! They say it's really going to be something. 

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Thanks, Homegirl.  That's such an interesting picture.  Good to know, driving to Bay Area from Sac on Sunday, we may miss it.

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I'm not sure I like it, but I'm thinking it's the last major rain of the season....so I hope it drops enough rain to put us into a normal rainfall year 

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@september wrote:

I'm not sure I like it, but I'm thinking it's the last major rain of the season....so I hope it drops enough rain to put us into a normal rainfall year 


@september

 

Me too.  I mean the saying, "april showers bring May flowers"". But I hope ot doesnt hail.  For my gardens sake.  My poor nectarine tree.  It is only 5 years old, and was a gorgeous, bountiful provider.  But last year and this year it seems the weather done it in.  Last uear in the middle of blossoming, we had hail.  , then weeks of rain all out of season.  So, it was stunted, then got leaf curl, and produced one nectarine.  The trees this year look really nad.  I think the hot summer and fall. Then warm weather til late january.  We had freezing nights  a couple weeks ago and tha didnt help. 

 

But, we do need rain, and hopefully this storm will provide us with  relief

 

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@september wrote:

I'm not sure I like it, but I'm thinking it's the last major rain of the season....so I hope it drops enough rain to put us into a normal rainfall year 


The last I heard, my area is supposed to get 3 inches of rain over a 3-day period.   Right now the forecast is for another 3 days of rain Tuesday-Thursday.  I also read they might be using the Oroville Dam flood control spillway for the first time since it was damaged in 2017.

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Well  it is Friday, and almost everything that was predicted...didn't happen.  I did prepare.  But the thursday 100% storm that was due to hit yesterday, turned into. 60% chance, and then moved to today.  It sprinkled last night for an hour last night, and it has drizzled for 2 hours today.  Did anyone else actually get pounding rain?

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@shoekitty.  I think we got a lot of rain last night.  I know it woke me a few times.  Will hear the rainfall total when the local news comes on at 5. 

 

Today has been drizzly, but it's not over yet.  

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Here's a water vapor image from the GOES west satellite form NOAA:

 

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I think these water vapor maps are stunningly beautiful.

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@september wrote:

@shoekitty.  I think we got a lot of rain last night.  I know it woke me a few times.  Will hear the rainfall total when the local news comes on at 5. 

 

Today has been drizzly, but it's not over yet.  


@septemberand

 

@shoekitty

 

It rained here last night and just when they said it would.  Still raining when I fell asleep.  Raining now, also.