...A Few Raindrops Must Fall
Posted by Pete Bouchard
It's been real folks.
The big blocking pattern that's been intact for the last week and a half has warded off storms, kept stray showers from popping up, allowed us wake to endless blue skies, and chilled the coast to the bone (with the sea breeze). But that's about to change. After tomorrow, high pressure says "consider me gone".
And, this time around, parting is NOT such sweet sorrow. Rainfall deficits continue to grow and, thanks to the blazing sun, the top layers of the soil are powder dry. Since Mar. 1st, our normal rainfall of over 8 1/2" (yeah, that is a lot of water) has been nearly cut in half. Thanks to the wet winter, we're still in good graces with the groundwater and reservoirs, but that could change if we added weeks to this dry spell.
What's coming isn't a panacea. We're seeing some wet weather, but at this point, when we come out on the other end by next Monday, we should have around 2" or so in the bag. That's with one storm Wed.-Thu. and another Sat.-Sat. Night. Certainly not a deluge, but at the very least a good shot in the arm.
In the meantime, enjoy the sun tomorrow. After the fog burns off, we'll have another bright day. Again we'll see plenty of 70s - everywhere but the coast, that is. Sea breezes dominate there.
And last but not least, get your fertilizer in tomorrow or very early Wednesday!