A Wet and Windy Winter

California’s recently been the target of more than the usual number of atmospheric rivers and bomb cyclones. I thought it might be fun to share some observations from where we live (San Carlos) to document just what the weather’s been like:

A few reactions:

  • San Carlos has a reputation for being breezy. The data shows this clearly: the air is almost always on the move, sometimes quite aggressively.
  • While we’ve clearly borne the brunt of a number of hellacious rainstorms, there’s been a lot more general/low intensity precipitation than I thought.
  • In fact, about half the total rainfall we’ve gotten was from periods where it was raining less than a tenth of an inch or so per hour.

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