The potential for a pattern change is looming later this week with certainly some cooler temperatures but an opportunity for some cool April showers/rain. Stay tuned on our extended forecast — Spring forecasts are notoriously flip/floppy. I can’t wait for the Spring cutoff lows to start spinning down. I could use a few more white hairs. www.RMayWx.com /Twitter: WxDogs
A moderate earthquake jolted the South Bay late Monday morning with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 – centered some 16 miles ESE of San Jose.
Depth of the quake was 3.9 miles in the hills/mtns east of the Santa Clara Valley.
Shakemap shows its affects mainly over the South/East Bay. Quake appears centered off to the SE of the Hayward and Calaveras fault systems.
Its looking like we’re in a mainly dry pattern for the next few days – windy at times, and certainly dry. Next chance for rain is late next Saturday into Sunday with a decent looking rain event for the 4/4 – 4/5 timeframe.
We’ll take anything we can get … this late in the rainfall season storms systems get fewer and far between.
We’ll see a decent storm with some active weather for a couple days in the first weekend of Spring, but the rest of the forecast is unfortunately looking awfully dry.
See more @ http://www.RMayWx.com —> “Weather Lab”
Worldwide tropical cyclone/hurricane/typhoon activity approaced a 30-year low.
The ramifications of the trend in light of global warming in recent years shows how complicated hurricane forecasting can be.
Is this downward trend due to more wind shear aloft? Or changes in ocean SSTs or overall wind patterns due to warming? An interesting read lies ahead @ this weblink: