The weather in the Bay Area has been wet and cool the past few days and the soggy pattern looks to persist through the upcoming weekend. With temperatures in the mid-40′s, some of the hills above 2,000 feet even received 4-6 inches of slushy snow. I went on a run today (Thursday) in Los Altos Hills for 63 minutes (Moody Road Loop) and it actually felt a lot like Seattle with a light rain, chilly temperatures, and a stiff breeze. Unfortunately, the rain is anticipated to become more intense beginning tomorrow and lasting into Saturday. After last year’s dry winter, it feels like a lot of rain, but the area is only forecasted to equal normal levels after tomorrow’s weather system. Hopefully I can squeeze in a run tomorrow morning before it gets too wet.
A nice wintry scene in the Santa Cruz Mountains a short drive away from Stanford. (Photo by Karen T. Borchers of San Jose Mercury News)