California Weather Blog: Shift to more unsettled weather pattern across Northern California, but no major rain events on horizon

From Daniel Swain at the California Weather Blog:

Weather blog“Warm, dry, and occasionally windy conditions have been the rule across most of California over the past two weeks. While California is certainly no stranger to early fall heat waves–in fact, coastal parts of the state are famous for them–the early part of October was remarkably warm even by local standards. A slew of cities from the San Diego area all the way up toward the Mendocino Coast set daily high temperature records during the first half of October, and San Francisco had its warmest start to any October on record. Fire danger has been extremely high due to ongoing exceptional drought conditions and weather conditions favorable for fire spread, but somewhat remarkably major fire activity has remained low in recent days. Away from the far North Coast, where 2+ inches of rain fell during September, any moisture that had been deposited earlier by September precipitation has long since evaporated. … ”

To find out more the prospects for precipitation in the near future as well as the long-term outlook from the California Weather Blog, go here: Shift to more unsettled weather pattern across Northern California, but no major rain events on horizon

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