I live in the Portland, Oregon area and have always had a fascination with weather, its extremes, & stats. I'm also in CoCoRaHS: HAPPY VALLEY 1.7 ESE.
By: BelmontJeff , 3:09 PM GMT on February 18, 2013
2013 has gotten off to a very dry beginning. As of the morning of Feb. 18, here in Belmont we have only received a total of 0.60" of rain (0.35" in January and 0.25", so far, in February), far below the normal (but following a wet December). After unseasonably warm weather over this past weekend, on Tuesday a storm dropping down from Alaska will bring colder temperatures and some rain and low-level snows (down to about 2000 feet) to the Bay Area. This won't bring heavy rain (Per NWS: "Most areas are forecast to receive between a tenth and a half inch") but anything will benefit us right now. There will even be a chance of thunderstorms with small hail. After lingering showers end Tuesday evening, dry weather will return, with only a small chance of showers towards the latter part of the week.
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