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Old 04-27-2010, 05:54 PM
 
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Anyone wonders why we are still having rainy days in the south bay area? May is almost there but we're still getting dampener days sometimes during the week.
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Old 04-27-2010, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Old patterns are shifting .... last year it poured rain for the first few days of May and remember that deluge last October?
And it's an El Nino year so that most likely has something to do with it ... or maybe everything to do with it.
There was an El Nino year (years ago ... can't remember when exactly) and it rained (more like drizzled) all through the month of June here.
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:20 PM
 
Location: San Jose
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I love it - we can use all the rain we can get. It was only what, six months ago that we were being warned about mandatory water rationing this year if we didn't get a wet enough winter. I think the last big El Niño was in the winter of 1997-1998. I lived in LA at the time and it rained almost every day that season. I recall more than once that year having to turn around and drive home after finding every viable route to work was flooded. This winter has been pretty mild compared with that.
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Old 04-28-2010, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Anyone wonders why we are still having rainy days in the south bay area? May is almost there but we're still getting dampener days sometimes during the week.
Try moving to (beautiful) Oregon and see how happy you are about the rain.

I've lived in northern California and in Oregon. I know, it's unusual to get so much right now, but at least there is less chance of a water shortage in summer. I know some folks are worried about mudslides, which is really unfortunate.
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:27 PM
 
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Originally Posted by sandy7
Anyone wonders why we are still having rainy days in the south bay area? May is almost there but we're still getting dampener days sometimes during the week.

Got to love it. California Weather Wimps complaining about the rain. Don't you remember the saying " April showers bring May flowers". I can call you Wimps because I am a California native living in the semi tropical SouthEast. One last parting comment to the Southern Californians who may be reading: Water does not magically appear when you turn on the faucet, it came from the Sierra snowpack diverted to your faucet by the great California water projects. Peace and Love to all.
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:44 PM
 
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I wouldnt have minded it so much if not for the fact that my 9 month old is perplexed why we sometimes hit the trails/parks one day and stay cooped up indoors the next.

Whats equally odd is the fact that weather.com predicts decent amount of rain for the next day when I check the previous night. I cancel all plans and then there's not a drop to be seen the following day. It's un-bay area like but then I'm just a tyro who's spent less than 2 yrs in the valley.
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Old 04-29-2010, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Mokelumne Hill, CA & El Pescadero, BCS MX.
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Heehheh, my 2 year old came to the sliding glass doors one day when we lived in Everett WA and started jumping up and down raving "It's a sunny day, It's a sunny day, It's a sunny day!" We moved back to California within 3 months.

She now lives about 10 miles away from where she was born up there 24 years later.
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Old 05-01-2010, 09:37 PM
 
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Anyone wonders why we are still having rainy days in the south bay area? May is almost there but we're still getting dampener days sometimes during the week.
I don't think it's that bad. It's not like it's rained every day. I don't mind it being cooler than normal because I know it will warm up soon enough.
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:48 PM
 
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And also rain is very good for the trees, grass, etc. People complain about the rains in Seattle but that is partly why they have such beautiful trees and other plants. On the other hand, some places in the south bay area are desert like because it doesn't rain often enough. Think about the good effects of rain before complaining.

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Anyone wonders why we are still having rainy days in the south bay area? May is almost there but we're still getting dampener days sometimes during the week.

Got to love it. California Weather Wimps complaining about the rain. Don't you remember the saying " April showers bring May flowers". I can call you Wimps because I am a California native living in the semi tropical SouthEast. One last parting comment to the Southern Californians who may be reading: Water does not magically appear when you turn on the faucet, it came from the Sierra snowpack diverted to your faucet by the great California water projects. Peace and Love to all.
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:46 PM
 
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If this keeps up, you won't even have a major drought this year. What a bummer.
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