Jan 31, 2014 6:08 PM by Dave Hovde
As the drought situation gets worse for the Central Coast we pin our hopes on smaller rain systems in this forecast. A low pressure system works its way down the coast starting Sunday for possibly widespread but light precipitation into Monday but I think total rainfall will be under .25" and inland rainfall will be very light.
Temperatures will remain slightly below normal through next week. Then a high will build in and slightly warm the temps into midweek. Another low will move in next Thursday bringing more clouds and cooling.
Extended models pick up activity in Feb, but the tail end of the models have been notoriously over-optimistic this season. The climate prediction models continue to predict below average rain for the month and in March and April as well. We need about .50-1" per week to hold off worsening drought conditions and no model yet is predicting anywhere near that much.
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