Get the Umbrellas! Wet Weather Expected to Hit Claycord Early this Week

November 18, 2013 8:00 am · 17 comments


It’s time for Bay Area residents to dust off their umbrellas as wet weather is expected to hit the region early this week, a National Weather Service forecaster said today.

A Pacific storm system carrying “a fair amount of moisture” is bearing down on the Pacific Northwest and could bring rain as early as Monday night, forecaster Charles Bell said.

San Francisco, the East Bay, and communities on the Peninsula could get between a quarter-inch and a half-inch of rainfall, with showers predicted to continue through Wednesday, Bell said.

Motorists are advised to use extra precaution when driving if it does rain, as the first hour of rainfall is likely to produce slick and hazardous conditions on Bay Area roadways.

“So much oil has built up on the roads with the lack of rain,” Bell said.

Drivers are advised to leave extra time to commute and leave plenty of space between vehicles, especially in heavy traffic.

The storm front is not expected to include significant winds.

As of today, the weather service did not plan on issuing any weather advisories or warnings, Bell said.

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BCuzItzClaycord November 18, 2013 at 8:25 AM

Oh goody – does this mean all of the local news station will be having a “storm watch” for a dribble of rain????? But yes, slow down as oil and rubber residue will surface making things a bit slick. Also make sure you have good wipers on your car.

Concordian November 18, 2013 at 8:52 AM

Pfft, took long enough to arrive! 🙁 The rest of the country is having their “Fall”, while we’ve been stuck in warm weather. It gets old to deal with. 🙁

NoncexStanza November 18, 2013 at 9:03 AM

LOL BCuzltzClaycord – Storm Watch 2013!!!!

anon November 18, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Hurray! We need the rain.

macawlady November 18, 2013 at 10:21 AM

We need it. Just hope the recent repairs we made to our roof hold up!

The Closer November 18, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Sadly BCuzItzClaycord is 100% correct. The media will drone on about storm watch 2013, and then proceed to ask when the rain will stop and when we can expect sunny weather again. Same BS happens every year. I am ready for a good raining. Bring it.

Dorothy November 18, 2013 at 11:34 AM

Lovely picture, hope the rain does actually show and live up to it. My yard will be so glad to see it.

BCuzItzClaycord November 18, 2013 at 11:41 AM

The Closer #6 – the reason I am poking fun aobut “Storm Watch” is due the fact I’m from Western Washington where it really rains. Unless they are expecing major flooding, snow or ice we don’t have “weather watches”…here a little drizzle sends the media into a frenzy.

Marissa November 18, 2013 at 12:23 PM

We are due for some rain, let’s stave off the drought.

Cowellian November 18, 2013 at 12:31 PM

The Bay Area can go long enough without rain that they forget about it. I doubt that ever happens in Washington.

BCuzItzClaycord November 18, 2013 at 12:46 PM

Cowellian – it not the people but the press…………..The are completely over the top with everything in the Bay Area and love to beat a dead horse 24/7. Worse local news anywhere.

Elwood November 18, 2013 at 12:49 PM

I’ll believe it when I see it.

They’ve been predicting rain every Tuesday for the last six weeks.

Couple Of URLs November 18, 2013 at 1:07 PM
Charrisa November 18, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Rain in the bay area, we need it. Washington is a beautiful green state, but it rains throughout the year there.

Don't Let Idoits Follow you November 18, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Leave extra room between you and car ahead and keep an eye for the nitwit talking on the phone, drinking their triple mocha lattee something that’s tailgating.
If you can’t see their front license plate in your center rear view mirror they are way too close. If need be change lanes to get away from those people.
Those are the ones that after you have stopped to let children walk across the road will rear end you sending your car into those kids.

Claycordite November 18, 2013 at 11:52 PM

Murphy’s Law prevails!! Today we had a sprinkler that apparently ran for nearly 12 hours! Now it’s going to rain. When it rains it pours! I’ve really enjoyed our warm fall, but it is the middle of November and we really need the rain. Hope we get a bucket full!

ChampagneKitty November 19, 2013 at 7:32 AM

I’m not protesting the rain, we need it, but the humidity is stirring up my asthma. Not feeling too great at the moment. Don’t mind me, I’m just venting…

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