I live in the Portland, Oregon area and have always had a fascination with weather, its extremes, and stats. I'm also in CoCoRaHS: Belmont 0.7 WSW.
By: BelmontJeff, 6:00 PM GMT on December 29, 2012
After another 0.33" of rain overnight, our December total is now up to 6.47" here in Belmont, CA. With clearing skies and sunshine right now, and only a 20% chance of rain on the night of the 31st into the New Year, this amount should end up being our total for the month.
Our Water Year total (beginning July 1) is now up to 11.68".
Updated: 1:41 AM GMT on December 30, 2012
By: BelmontJeff, 7:45 PM GMT on December 28, 2012
As the next storm system is moving into the Bay Area today, I quickly snapped the brilliant sunrise as I was heading to work.
By: BelmontJeff, 8:23 PM GMT on December 26, 2012
Quite a wet December we're having here in California. As of noon, Dec. 26, 2012, here in Belmont, SF Bay Area, we have recorded 6.14", as on-and-off showers continue today.
The maximum single-day rainfall has been the 1.96" on Dec. 23rd.
The current water year total (beginning July 1st) is now at 11.35".
Another Low Pressure System will move into our area mid-day Friday. As the ground is saturated, the good news is that this won't be a major event for us, with the NWS-Monterey predicting less than half an inch of precipitation. Showers are expected to linger into Saturday, with dry weather Sunday as a ridge of high pressure moves over the eastern Pacific, keeping us dry into 2013. This will give us a chance to dry out a bit and the rivers and streams to subside.
Updated: 8:34 PM GMT on December 26, 2012