No Rain In Sight – Bay Area Experiencing Below Normal Precipitation

February 11, 2020 16:00 pm · 21 comments

The 8 to 14 day outlook (February 18 to 24) from the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center continues to favor below-normal precipitation across California.

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Atticus Thraxx February 11, 2020 at 4:11 PM

Can confirm. That little creek that flows down into Bear Creek end of Briones has pretty much stopped flowing as of Saturday. Worried about the newts. ๐ŸฆŽ๐Ÿ˜•

Exit 12A February 11, 2020 at 4:26 PM

Wet and dry cycles have long since been the norm in CA. Only now the alarmists have this hysteria called ‘climate change’ to blame for the cyclical changes.

In the 70s, the prediction among “leading scientists” was for the coming of the next ice age.

DD February 12, 2020 at 8:13 AM

LOL! They told us about the second Ice Age in High School (70’s) but also not to worry too much about it because the Killer Bee’s were going to kill us all first.

Tsa February 11, 2020 at 4:35 PM

California continues to to turn brown representing the pile of ๐Ÿ’ฉ iit has evolved into, too bad…

John P February 11, 2020 at 6:12 PM

Mostly due to that pile currently occupying the WH, ace.

Chico 2 February 11, 2020 at 7:44 PM

@john p – really? CA problems arenโ€™t due to Trump? Lol really? Trump hates CA policies. This state has been run by Dems for decades. So if we are gonna go there letโ€™s call it what it is. This is the Dems. Homelessness. Criminals allowed to be thieves as long as its under $950. โ€œFair wages.โ€ Yea, letโ€™s see how that goes. Small businesses will not be able to afford employees and will fold. Therefore a drop in employment. THIS policy was signed off by the Democrats in CA. NOT Trump. So think again ace. I know mainstream media tells you how to think. Put on your big boy pants and think for yourself or go hang w Nancy and Gavin and the Do Nothing Dems.

Tsa February 11, 2020 at 7:47 PM

Canโ€™t blame decades of inept state and local governing on the past 3 years. Youโ€™re trying to say that mess in SF and Oakland is because of the current Prez, NO WAY!!!

james February 11, 2020 at 8:09 PM

People like John P don’t check any facts and are dying to blame anything on TRUMP and make an a$$ of themselves at the same time.
Trump hasn’t begun to straighten out Calif.

Cyn February 11, 2020 at 8:25 PM

@John, California turning brown has absolutely nothing to do with occupants in The White House, ace.

Gittyup February 11, 2020 at 9:45 PM

San Francisco took a trajectory for the worse when Willie Brown took office as Mayor and has continued its downward spiral with each new Democrat leading the city. Now, Concord has invited Brown to town in his association with Lennar, the CNWS developers, so the future looks pretty dismal.

PO'd February 11, 2020 at 5:35 PM

We’re a hair away from calling it a drought-historically there have always been droughts in California, and we could be heading into another one. It’s almost a dessert here, saved by the Sierra Nevada and massive water moving technologies developed in the 20 the century.
“… there were (2) 200 year droughts in Calfornia in the last 1500 years.”
source: Jerry Brown as we headed onto 2014 drought before his aids told him not to say that, it hurts the cause.

Joatmeal February 11, 2020 at 6:52 PM

The hysteria is due to this not being part of a normal cyclical change. It is out of cycle and changing faster and with higher amplitude than would occur with a normal cyclical change.

What compounds the situation is the number of homes that have been added since the big drought in the 70’s. The stored water will be consumed much faster.

Rod Barton February 11, 2020 at 7:35 PM

Looks a lot like 2013-2014 all over again when we had similar dry conditions that lasted for weeks.
Hysteria over this is laughable. We will probably get above average rainfall next year to offset this dry pattern. And still, the winter wet season is far from over.
More concerning are the ignorant city officials who insist on watering the streets every night at 8 pm. Makes it hard to take a walk during the evenings.

JazzMan February 11, 2020 at 8:50 PM

Part of dramatic climate change. Iโ€™m surprised someone hasnโ€™t blamed the Democrats. Apparently everything is their daily.

Anon February 11, 2020 at 8:56 PM

It’s called climate engineering / weather modification.
Interesting how there’s plenty of storms in the Pacific getting pushed either to the South or North.

Look at the RAMMB Slider radar and see for yourself, even Stevie Wonder can see that.

Dorothy February 11, 2020 at 9:13 PM

What did they call it a while back? Ridiculous Rigid Ridge of High? Or something like that. Whatever, it’s back.

The REAL just me February 12, 2020 at 10:06 AM

Yes the term was coined by Daniel Swain one of the foremost climate scientist when he was at Stanford. Commonly referred to the “RRR” after it emerged around 2014 and didn’t leave until 2016.

Kirkwood February 12, 2020 at 11:30 AM

Actually the Pacific high has always been there but in decades past could be pushed West and South by lows from the arctic by the jet stream. Today those lows are much weaker due to what’s happening in the Arctic and they carry less moisture. For the fronts that make landfall in California, that moisture is quickly squeezed out by the Coast Range and we no longer get the heavy wind and rains that we got prior to the 80’s.
The cyclical nature of our wet seasons is another story.

Captain Bebops February 12, 2020 at 8:54 AM

So we have a dry spell and people think it’s a drought? Let’s see what March and April bring. After all you never know what a cloud may do. ๐Ÿ˜€

The REAL just me February 12, 2020 at 10:05 AM

Folks-you can make jokes all you want but those that research this have been saying for a while the environmental changes taking place will lead to more droughts and more flooding events-the “average” will be going away. There is discussion taking place if we’re seeing a return of the “RRR” ie the Ridiculously Resilient Ridge. Basically in laymen term a ridge sets off several hundred miles off shore during the winter pushing storms up and over the ridge in the PNW.

If we do see a “March Miracle” the good news is it delays o the onset of fire season, the bad news is it promotes more grass growth that burns faster and the vegetation can’t absorb the moisture. We’re already seeing higher levels of energy being released from the vegetation early in Feb that we wouldn’t be seeing for several months thanks to the drying North Winds the last 2 weekends. And those that want to scream “climate engineering” that’s been proven false over and over again, stop burying your heads in the deep world of YouTube degrees and read the actual research.

Captain Bebops February 12, 2020 at 12:24 PM

Yabut there is no solid research on this either. Nature will do what it will do. The sun will do what it will do and right now it is taking a breather and will cause more climate variants most likely colder not warmer weather. Science is only now studying what the sun does and how it has effected climate in the past.

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