Multiple Storms Predicted for Bay Area This Week

Forecasters say the rain is unlikely to change the current drought conditions in the state

By Bay City News Service—

The Bay Area is due to get some much-needed rainfall as early as Wednesday when the first of two coming storms is forecast to spread across the region, a National Weather Service forecaster said today.
The first storm, which is on track to hit the Bay Area late Wednesday morning and last into Thursday, could bring between a half-inch to an inch of rain to communities around the Bay Area, forecaster Matt Mehle said.
Inland hills and coastal mountains could see up to two inches of rain and a chance of thunderstorms is predicted for the entire region starting Wednesday afternoon.

After a brief respite of dry weather on Thursday, a second and stronger system is forecast to arrive on Friday morning and last into early Saturday, Mehle said. Strong winds are likely throughout the day on Friday and moderate to heavy rainfall could drop between a half-inch and two inches of precipitation in various locations around the Bay Area, Mehle said.
Though the weather service had not issued any weather advisories or warnings as of Tuesday morning, forecasters said downed trees and areas of localized flooding are likely to occur during the change in weather. By Sunday, rainfall for most of the Bay Area is likely to add up to two to three inches, with pockets of up to five inches in some locations, Mehle said.

The downpour is not likely to change the current drought conditions persisting in the Bay Area and throughout California, according to Mehle. San Francisco is currently at 27 percent of average rainfall for the season, he said.

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Jigna Thakkar February 26, 2014 at 07:56 AM
Do we have a place where we can report residents misusing water. Like when they water their lawn i have seen many residents pouring in so much water that its overflows everywhere.
Autumn Johnson (Editor) February 26, 2014 at 08:34 AM
@Jigna: most likely you can call your local water department about it.
Rising together February 26, 2014 at 02:14 PM
I would love to see news stories that leave off the ‘but’ we ALL know there is a drought. Can’t we just celebrate the few good days of rain without the ‘but’ this won’t really help...
All HAIL KING KITTY CAT February 26, 2014 at 11:15 PM
@ Jigna Thakkar, if you really think this individual is using an uncanny amount of water then it's best to take matters into your own hands and you will need to get creative. Wait for the lawn to be overflowing, run over there and yell at the top of your lungs "OSGHSVJSADH!!!!" then start flopping around on the ground like a fish. This will let them know you are upset with their water usage and to please start using sparingly. If this tactic doesn't get their attention there is one more scenario that may work, but it may sound a bit unorthodox. Go to the store and get two huge containers of water, I know sounds like defeating your own cause, wait for them to be standing outside, run over and look them dead in the eye and continue to pour it all out on their lawn. Remember not to stop looking at them. While pouring the water you should growl at them. Continue this treatment until they get the point..... Hope this was helpful and good luck.
Ken Briggs February 27, 2014 at 09:31 AM
Jigna Thakkar, where is your back bone ? if you are so worried you have better get some smarts and a back bone and get to the place and tell them that the water is running over . by the time your butt goes to report it the water may not be running over and then you got to be sure you have the right house number and street and time and all that . so get a back bone and go to the houseand knock on the door and let the people know , they may not know because the water may be on a timer , then just when was the water running , morning , noon night , so get a back bone and let the folks know whats happen . at lease you can leave a note for the folks for they may not know that the water is over running . but you can call the water department .
Autumn Johnson (Editor) February 27, 2014 at 01:08 PM
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Ken Briggs February 27, 2014 at 01:34 PM
Autumn Johnson, you can go ahead and call your local water department and see how fast they run . first they are not 24 / 7 so it may be a week or so . just go to the place and shut the water at the meter .
Maurice Duenas February 27, 2014 at 09:41 PM
Why don't you all minds your own businesses. If I wants to use more water to keep my lawns all green that is my business and nots yours. This is not natsy Germany or that 1984 book or the macArthuryism times of the 1950 times when we get rewards for calling the authoritizes on your neighbors. Mind your business and worry about yourselves and your house and property before you go an worry about me using water that I pays for anyways.
Ken Briggs February 27, 2014 at 10:05 PM
Maurice Duenas, now we all know who you are , you talk like those other people that are the same color but from another country . but just because you got money to throw away ,you do not need to let everyone know that you do not care about other folks . but now you can shut off the front sprinklers so people will not se all the water you waisting . after all water police are out and they just may shut off your water for awhile
All HAIL KING KITTY CAT February 28, 2014 at 02:05 AM
Ken Briggs February 28, 2014 at 09:36 AM
here early friday morning the rain is comming down .now Marice can save some money and shut off his sprinklers off or Jigna Thakkar will be on the look out for you and other folks that have water running down the street . but Jigna should stay home and keep dry and not be a water cop .


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