Three Systems Headed For Bay Area, With Possible “Atmospheric River” Arriving Sunday

October 19, 2021 14:00 pm · 13 comments

The National Weather Service says the Bay Area and Monterey should expect an “unsettled weather pattern” over at least the next week, with three systems on the way and a potential “atmospheric river” arriving Sunday.

The next chance of rain in the area comes Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, as the next front pushes through. Expect strong southerly winds with the chance of gale force winds over the waters, with rain from the North Bay down the Central Coast. Forecasters say there will be more rain than we the area saw last weekend, with up to 2.5 inches in the North Bay mountains and .15 to .75 inches for the Bay Area.

Another system will arrive Thursday, with rain on and off through Friday, the highest totals of which will again be in the North Bay. Like Tuesday, the heaviest rain will move through quickly, leaving lingering showers behind, with localized gusty winds.

Another plume of moisture could arrive Sunday, possibly influenced by tropical moisture that could bring heavy rain at times. Which would be welcome in a thirsty state still racked by wildfires.

Bella October 19, 2021 at 2:30 PM

Keep them coming!

Original G October 19, 2021 at 3:34 PM

If the almost three inches falls next Sunday, you watch, . . .
The mud slides and Lahars will result of global whatever the3y’re calling it this week. Will post web pages for weather and rainfall later in the week

Martinezmike October 19, 2021 at 4:33 PM

I expect wet roads will make drivers extra careful.🙃

Original G October 19, 2021 at 7:28 PM

Yup, . . . is such a treat to see someone get done reading their latest text, notice their’ light is now red, panic, locking up the brakes and sliding thru the intersection while doing a 360.
Hmm, . . . maybe Santa will drop off a dash CAM.

Leave earlier, keep extra distance to car ahead,
’cause idiot tailgating is gonna need the extra distance to stop.

Exit 12A October 19, 2021 at 5:17 PM

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The “atmospheric river” was called the “jet stream” just a few years ago.
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The new term was coined by climate alarmists to communicate fear and volume, consistent with their global warming narrative.
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Captain Bebops October 19, 2021 at 5:48 PM

@Martinezmike, that would be a first. 😄

e.bunners October 19, 2021 at 7:49 PM

I went outside on Sunday in the early evening and this strange stuff was coming from the sky. I’m still not sure what it was, but it left the ground wet.
Can we expect more strange stuff falling?

RB October 19, 2021 at 7:52 PM

Been hoping to see some rain prefer it without the stormy winds and stuff?

Ancient Mariner October 19, 2021 at 10:31 PM

Twenty years of drought in California ended with this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Flood_of_1862

You never know when it will happen again.

DD October 20, 2021 at 5:33 AM

Thanks for sharing that interesting read. I seem to remember a pretty heavy drought in the mid ‘70’s that ended with a period of extreme rain.

chuckie the troll October 20, 2021 at 7:17 AM

In the winter of 79/80 the drought broke in SoCal, at least. They closed the schools on day in San Diego because they were afraid a major dam would fail. Rain ended just in time.

chuckie the troll October 20, 2021 at 7:15 AM

The crises de jour. Drought or flooding, fires or inflation. Panic Porn is everywhere.

Dr. H. S. Thompson October 20, 2021 at 7:29 PM

“It’s gonna be an intergalactic KEGGER!”

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