Two Storms Headed to Claycord this Week

February 5, 2014 · 32 comments

Drivers should plan for a wet commute on Thursday morning, as another dose of much-needed rain is expected to hit the Bay Area beginning tonight, a National Weather Service forecaster said today.

Light rainfall is expected to start between 8 p.m. and midnight, with heavier rain forecast during the morning commute hour on Thursday, forecaster Bob Benjamin said today.

The storm, a fast-moving system that will travel from north to south, is expected to bring anywhere from 1 to 3 inches of rain to the North Bay and a half-inch or more to San Francisco, the East Bay and the Peninsula,
before moving south to Santa Clara County and the Monterey area by Thursday afternoon, Benjamin said.

And the storm is only the first of two heading our way, Benjamin said.

The skies will clear sometime Friday, providing a brief respite. However, another system will then move in by late Friday or early Saturday, and will linger through Sunday.

“It looks like periods of heavy rain are quite possible through the weekend as early as late Friday and then tapering off on Monday,” Benjamin said.

Looking farther out, Benjamin said it appears that there will be clear skies early next week, but there is some chance of additional storms around Valentine’s Day and the Presidents Day weekend.

But at the moment, it appears that those rains, if they materialize, will largely be concentrated further north in California.

While this week’s storms won’t bring the region back up to its average rain levels for this time of year, “it’s a step in the right direction,” Benjamin said. “I wouldn’t say it’s a drought buster, but these are the steps we need to take,” he said.

1 The Closer February 5, 2014 at 1:13 PM

BRING IT ON!!!!

2 Shirley Wilson February 5, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Come on rain!!

3 Yahoo! February 5, 2014 at 1:23 PM

The political mindless drones will continue to panic, they love punishing the people. Regardless, the more rain the better.

4 captainfantastic February 5, 2014 at 1:23 PM

More rain, more better.

5 Incognito February 5, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Good! Bring it on big time!

6 Sacto Rob February 5, 2014 at 1:36 PM

“,,,,these are the steps we need to take.” So, allowing it to rain is an example of the kind of “steps we need to take.”

Well that’s just brilliant. A government bureaucrat has got this drought thing all figured out. “…these are the steps we need to take.” Like it’s some kind of prescription or strategy.

Over time, government nabobs actually start to believe that government policies dictact every aspect of our lives, even things like rain storms that are patently, obviously, beyond their control. Their inane remarks become so commonplace they just sail right on by most of us and are just accepted without question.

7 The Mamba February 5, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Great news. We need more ways to capture the rain.

8 anon February 5, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Yea rain, hope the high pressure system blocking the storms continue to break down.

9 Cat Wrangler February 5, 2014 at 1:57 PM

Maybe it will snow again in Clayton.

10 JET February 5, 2014 at 2:13 PM

FINALLY…. it will be like winter around here!
Winter is my favorite season, and I was getting a bit ticked off that we were missing out. Love that cold/wet weather (except for the part where I have drive to/from work in it).

Stay safe out there everyone, the roads will be slippery!

11 Anon2you February 5, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Rain, Rain,
Every Day,
Just don’t rain,
On Saturday!
Sunday thru Friday
I don’t mind.
But Saturday
I have a TEE time!

12 Dorothy February 5, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Looks like we finally got some effective rain dancers! Hope they keep on dancing for the next couple of months.

13 Huh? February 5, 2014 at 5:30 PM

We need rain badly, and thankfully it rained a little. If we end up on water rationing (voluntary or mandatory), hopefully people take it seriously. If you don’t, you’re only hurting yourself as well as everyone else.

14 Oh Happy Day !!! February 5, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Happy air, happy wildlife, happy trees, flowers & plantlife, happy creeks & rivers, happy me!! :-D

15 Matt The Brat February 5, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Just checking………Has the drought hysteria passed?

Let’s see… if we get below average rain the media will hype the lack thereof. If we get too much then it’s “fire danger” hysteria day in, day out during the summer and even winter.

Why is everything played off as a crisis? Think about it. Why? It’s all about mental and social manipulation of the weak minded… just like “global warming”, “the energy crisis”, the “war on poverty”, and “income equality”.

For the latter, if you want income equality then maybe you ought to work harder or change your circumstances to get ahead.

16 VikingPrincess February 5, 2014 at 6:24 PM

Time for a wet T shirt contest…

Yay Rain

17 Gotta love the Princess. February 5, 2014 at 6:39 PM

She is my kind girl. Us norski’s gotta stick together.

A jug of mead and a princess in a wet t-shirt. Warm fire, bear rug, Odin and Frey will be smiling down upon us.

18 scott February 5, 2014 at 7:36 PM

Matt, You’re right on! I’m apparently not the only who grows tired (and sick) of the histrionics. The enlightened class among us have decided every problem and every weather anomaly ultimately comes back to three things-Climate Change, Racism, and Social Injustice. And they’re all interconnected don’t you know.

19 Will February 5, 2014 at 8:54 PM

I love it bring on all the rain we can handle I just planted some onions and broccoli and other veggies in the garden they need the rain

20 Dr. Jellyfinger February 5, 2014 at 9:23 PM

Sara, I’m sure I could….. what are we talking about?

21 ILostMyJobCuzOfObamacare February 5, 2014 at 9:44 PM

No more sponge baths??

22 truth February 5, 2014 at 10:36 PM

@Dorothy… i am a native American Indian and proud to bring the the rain in its season.mother earth is in pain, as for the fire on mt Diablo took alot of nature life. So bringing on the the attention of rain gives us water for us to live on. As the government continues to use haarp controlling these patterns making mother earth very upset

23 Lake February 5, 2014 at 10:38 PM

The next bad news will be the out of date federal flood control laws that will be releasing water that we will need this summer because congress has not fixed this…

24 eyewhen February 5, 2014 at 10:55 PM

Matt and Scott,

Have you noticed you two are the only ones talking about hysteria? And are the only two that brought up such unrelated topics as “racism” “energy” or “income inequality” on a weather forecast thread. Don’t look now!

25 VikingPrincess February 5, 2014 at 11:16 PM

#17

*blush*

26 Noflow February 6, 2014 at 4:09 AM

Better late than never!

27 This Beats All February 6, 2014 at 5:13 AM

What a joke! “These are the steps we need to take”?
If the govt. would quit spilling the water to the ocean in preparation for the abundance of rain, we would have a supply of water. But control is the issue not water.

28 Killjoy February 6, 2014 at 5:55 AM

Ah, I love waking up to the sound of rain. :)

29 Love My City! February 6, 2014 at 7:12 AM

So happy to have the air freshened by this lovely rain. This has been a tough season air-quality wise! Spotted some green along a couple of the Lime Ridge trails after the last little rain. Let’s hope to see those beautiful green hills of winter soon!

30 . February 6, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Waiting to hear about the next no-burn day from the BAAQMD.

After all, it’s raining and we don’t want dirty rain.

31 Teresa February 6, 2014 at 1:05 PM

We need it!!!

32 it's mE!! (original) February 6, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Olive n Clayton and me and my kids are waiting to see if it snows again hopefully !! :)

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