Wednesday Morning, Dec. 5th Forecast

By Jack Martin on Dec 05, 2018 at 03:39 PM

Good Wednesday morning,

This storm has become a dud, we have only received 1/10 of an inch of rain so far.

As you wake up and go outside, you can feel why the rain has not dropped much moisture. There are a few factors for this.

  1. This system is much further south and west then typical. Most of the time the low sits off the coast in northern Cal and rotates bands of rain our way.
  2. Winds are out of the south east. Blowing just like a Santa Ana wind. These are dry winds. As rain drops from the clouds, the east (dry winds) evaporate the rain, resulting in less rainfall.
  3. This system is also further west. Main low stays off shore and there is no subtropical support from the south.

These factors all spell a dud for rain.

https://www.windy.com/34.452/-119.180?20.303,-120.586,3Satellite

Satellite

https://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/west/nepac/h5-loop-wv.html

The low is just spinning around and moving slowly. This means the chance of rain will be less through Thursday.

The low will drop south into the Baja of Mexico on Friday. At that point it will be too low, and chances of rain go away.

Today and Thursday we will see some rain, more showery in nature. All in all, we will see 1/2 in total. Maybe a few areas will see 1 inch.

The weekend and Monday look dry, and nice. Temps will actually climb to be normal or even a few degrees above. Highs could get to the low 70s.

Tuesday, another low drops south. This is looking to do the same thing as this one.

System will be west of the coast and any rainfall will be light.

There’s your update, you don’t need to fear a lot of rain from this one.