Friday, November 6, 2009

Cozy Inside

Today street is damp in front of the Ancestral Digs. A fine mist is the sum total of the latest weather "event" unless you're a Surfer or Recreational Crab Fisherman.

The NWS Marine Forecast posts a Small Craft Advisory for Hazardous Seas from 4PM PST Today, through Sunday Afternoon. The forecast says Northwest Swells to 19ft Saturday...Typical of the Sport Dungeness Crab Season Opener. There always seems to be big seas, bad weather, or both for the Local Crab Opener.

The Main Event, so to speak, is a huge organized Low Pressure System that's churning away in the Gulf of Alaska. With the Entrenched Jetstream staying well to our north, only the Big Ocean Swell generated by the system is impacting NorCal widely. Oh sure, there's real rain falling in the northernmost reaches of California. I was on the phone this morning with SisterSweetly, who reports heavy rain behind The Redwood Curtain. But here in the Inland Valley the fine mist that's dampened the street is just a part of the widely scattered showers across the Bay Area and Sacramento Valley.

There's even rain up in the High Sierra today. Boreal's Mountain Webcam shows a dozen or so folks sliding down their hill in a fine drizzle. Now, more than a week has passed without freezing temps at "Pass Level" (Pass Level is 7227ft, referring to Donner Pass on I-80)

I procrastinated long enough to view both Noon News products from the Bay Area and Sacramento. The disappointment displayed yesterday by the WeatherReaders appears to have morphed into resignation today...they've hitched their hopes to "a chance of light showers Tuesday"

Pity them...once the roads dry, we'll be continuing down the road towards Winter...all in good time. I plan to enjoy the ride!

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