Wet and Cool

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…

Stormy in CA

I’m back in CA for the last few days of winter break and I must have brought the Seattle weather because it has been stormy the past couple days with heavy rains and strong winds. The wet and blustry weather pattern is forecast to persist through the weekend, although the strongest storm has just passed….

Weather trifecta in Seattle

Wow – the weather the past few days in Seattle is about as wild and stormy as it gets as mother nature has delivered a triple-punch of storms (snow, wind, and flooding heavy rains). First, on Saturday evening, a winter storm brought 5 inches of snow to my house in Sammamish and up to 15…

Doesn’t feel like November…

The weather here is ridiculously nice for late November with temps in the mid 60s and sunshine every single day! Furthermore, the weather forecast for the next 10+ days holds the strong west coast ridge of high pressure in place (a “blocking pattern”). This translates into more tranquil weather with sunny days and crisp nights/mornings….

Into the Wild

Yesterday I saw the riveting and powerful film “Into the Wild” about a young man who goes to Alaska seeking complete detachment from society. Sean Penn did a marvelous job as director and screenplay writer. I now look forward to his future directing pursuits. I also enjoyed Eddie Vedder’s soundtrack to the movie; his vocals…

Rest Day

So today I took a rest day… from running. I have been feeling pretty good on runs lately and it actually kind of sucked not running today. I didn’t get to enjoy the runner’s high. I did go to Arrillaga Gym for a quick 35 minute back workout before Real Estate Transactions this evening. I…

Smokey

There was an “offshore flow” weather pattern today that brought smoke from fires burning to the north and east of the bay area. It was almost like a mini display of what a volcanic eruption would do to the climate. The smoke was almost like a layer of high clouds and suppressed temperatures until it…

Un-August Weather

The weather in Western Washington has been unusually cool and cloudy this summer, but today was more like a day in March with gray skies all day and a steady rain all morning. The Seattle weather station set a record for precipitation for this date and reports on the eastside had rainfall totals of over…

Sunny days keep coming…

Another beautiful day in the upper 70’s! It’s pretty tough to beat this kind of weather. I finally got out on a run after last week’s sickness and I was happy to exercise outside for a change. I was also happy I didn’t try to run much earlier than I did. My throat was getting…

81 degrees

It was a blazing 81 degrees Sunday in sunny Stanford, California. Spring is in full swing and it’s beautiful outside. These past few days have been idyllic, I need to spend some more time outside. Temps are forecasted to hold in the mid 70’s through the entire week ahead – WOW! Part of the reason…

Spring!

While the calendar doesn’t say it is Spring, it sure feels like it in sunny Palo Alto. Today was the third day in a row of high temperatures in the low 70’s under clear blue skies and blazing sunshine. After a dip into the mid 60s tomorrow, the sun is supposed is to take over…

Sunny Cali

A beautiful day today in Palo Alto. It really doesn’t feel like January when its 60+ degrees outside and sunny! I’m not used to wearing shorts and a t-shirt in the middle of the winter. I took advantage and went on a r un outdoors.  The great weather is forecasted to persist through the weekend….