Category Archives: Silicon Valley weather

Rain in the Valley

Rain is finally falling in Silicon Valley. It won’t amount to much but it is good to see some rain washing the pollen and Gobi Desert dust out of the air. This storm is actually bringing some snow to the higher altitude Sierra’s as well. Spring snowboarding anyone? The west is of course still in a serious drought and this welcome bit of precipitation won’t change that. Keep saving water when you can.

Serious Rain is Falling on Silicon Valley

Serious rain. Yes. Genuine H2O. DiHydrogen Oxide. Wet Stuff. Liquid Gold. Whatever you want to call it, there is rain falling fairly heavily right now in Silicon Valley. Water from the sky has not graced it’s presence for quite some time here in the Bay Area but yet here it is.

Rain in Silicon Valley 2015


Drops of water falling from the sky.

Quite amazing stuff.

If it was raining a Double IPA it would be some sort of brewer’s miracle. but just liquid water is just fine.

Water falls from the sky.

A rare event is happening right now in Silicon Valley. Rain. Tiny drops of water falling from the sky.


This little storm will drop a few inches of snow up in the mountains above 7,000 feet. Not enough to get the Donner Party stranded and barely a dent in California’s serious drought. In the long run this mini rainstorm does nothing for the extended drought of the Republik of Kalifornia. Did you know that the long run is only .5 of a mile? That’s right half a mile. At least according to Wikipedia.

Time for California to develop a comprehensive water development plan before the agriculture and beer brewing industries go extinct like this little green guy.


Hanging out at Beer Camp

Happy Friday the 13th Silicon Valley!

Another warm weekend is upon us with no rain or winter like weather in sight. Winter is coming, but not until April 12th. California just may become a parched desert for a while. Some estimate that California only has one year left of water. A lack of fresh water supply may be the only thing that will start lowering Bay Area property values.

Time to save water by drinking beer. This weekend is a great time to try out some of Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp West Coast Double IPA. A lighter drinking golden amber DIPA with some hoppy bitterness but a smooth, clean finish. Best enjoyed by an unlit fireplace if you are in the parts of California that don’t celebrate winter. Though all of these great California beers are made with California water. We may have to start desalinating water up and down the entire state to keep the brewing industry going. Saver those hoppy sips!



Silicon Valley gets wet!

Silicon Valley and the SF Bay Area are still enduring the biggest rain storm in 6 years. With high winds and heavy heavy downpours, this #Stormaggedon is feeling like a weak hurricane.

Roads all over the area are flooded. This is what 101 looked like in the evening commute.

In the deep standing water were parts of vehicles that had come off of cars swamped by the water. Anything lowered is not going to do well here. Yes it has been a #HellaStorm and it still continues to dump much needed rain on SiliconCali and the Bay Area.

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.


Snow in Tahoe!

The high pressure system that has been blocking most of the storms this season has finally relented and snow is returning to Lake Tahoe. Late snow it is, but none the less there is powder falling on the ski resorts of the Lake Tahoe region again. Enjoy it while you can! #snowintahoe

San Mateo Internet Outage caused by lightning?

A brief internet outage hit the San Mateo Silicon Valley area just as a strong storm front was crossing through the area. Thunder and lightning was reported during the storm. I heard some rumbles of thunder, did you? Pretty rare event here in Silicon Cali.

Those of you who have Comcast’s new internet connected cable boxes may have noticed that without an internet connection, even with a good cable TV signal, you are unable to change channels or do anything else with your cable box. It will remain stuck on the channel it was on when the internet went out. This is how Comcast monitors everything you watch and gives you an “enhanced experience”. You can always go old school and hook up an antenna for those over the air channels. Remember those? They’re still out there and many are HD now.

Beware of the T-Rex page!


Rain finally returns to drought stricken Silicon Valley

A small amount of rain is finally reaching the ground here in Silicon Valley. Not nearly enough to replenish the shrinking reservoirs but is a welcome bit of moisture. The storm will add to the snowpack in the Sierra’s and hopefully cover some of the rocks poking out of the runs in the Tahoe area ski resorts.

Christmas Day in Silicon Valley is set to be another “Spare the Air Day”

As Santa nears Silicon Valley and the Bay Area, he better have his oxygen mask on. With no rain and cooler dry air prevailing in the area, the air is full of smoke particulates and pollution. The air in Silicon Valley will be unhealthy for all groups on December 25th.

You can track Santa with NORAD or Google.


No wood burning will be allowed in your fireplace so you’ll just have to watch electronic versions of the yulelog on youtube or on TV 36 starting at 6am tomorrow. The Bay Area’s KOFY TV 20 Cable 713 will also be airing a yulelog with Christmas music.









So just sit inside and take in the only snow accumulation we’re going to see here in SiliconCali: