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Silicon Valley hasn’t seen this much rain since 2009

Silicon Valley and the Bay Area are finally getting drenched by some much needed rain.

We haven’t seen this scale of wet weather since 2009.


While this won’t be enough precip to quench California’s thirsty reservoirs, it will help to put a dent in the drought. These downpours may also help wash some of the Human Waste off the streets of San Francisco. Of course it all gets washed into the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean, so be warned, don’t swim in the yellow bay.

Don’t swim in the yellow bay.
Image: Human Wasteland








Tuesday will see the most powerful of this weeks storms, with the potential for high winds and lightning coming tonight. Watch for delays and cancelled flights at SFO if you’re flying in or out of the area.


Of course this storm will bring some snow up to the Sierra above 7000 feet, so this weekend should be a good time to get some early season snow time in. Check out the Northstar Snow Stake Cam to see if it will be worth the drive up the mountain.


Stay safe out there Silicon Cali peeps! You know Californians can’t drive in the rain. Especially when they’re busy checking their twitter feed instead of watching the road.


Severe Thunderstorms hit the Bay Area and Silicon Valley

A rare severe thunderstorm hits the Bay Area bring lightning strikes, heavy rain and hail to  the area. Most of California is facing a bit of a drought so the pitter patter of rain drops hitting the roof is a welcome sound.

San Francisco Bay Area Weather radar from the National Weather Service.


Weather radar screenshot from NOAA’s National Weather Service site at weather.gov. A good site for reliable weather information without all the annoying flash ads and those ridiculous “One weird trick to ….” ads that plague Weather.com. Weather.gov isn’t ad supported because you’ve already paid for the site whether your use it or not. If you pay federal taxes in the United States, you’re helping to keep weather.gov running. Use it while you can! If you want to see the full loop of radar all over the United States check out this mosaic of all NOAA weather radars in the continental US. Happy weather watching!