Econ 2: Spring 2014: UC Berkeley: Administrivia for February 24, 2014
Watching Al Gore on Global Warming: Live from The Roasterie CV: February 25, 2014

Somer Is Icumen in! (To Berkeley, at Least): Live from La Farine CIV: February 24, 2014

It is delightful:

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And the "alert" is that there will come soft rains:

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA 152 PM PST MON FEB 24 2014

CAZ006-505>513-516>518-528>530-251000- SAN FRANCISCO- COASTAL NORTH BAY...INCLUDING POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE- NORTH BAY INTERIOR VALLEYS-NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS- SAN FRANCISCO BAY SHORELINE-SAN FRANCISCO PENINSULA COAST- EAST BAY INTERIOR VALLEYS-EAST BAY HILLS AND DIABLO RANGE- SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS-SANTA CLARA VALLEY...INCLUDING SAN JOSE- SOUTHERN SALINAS VALLEY...ARROYO SECO...AND LAKE SAN ANTONIO- SANTA LUCIA MOUNTAINS AND LOS PADRES NATIONAL FOREST- MOUNTAINS OF SAN BENITO AND INTERIOR MONTEREY COUNTY INCLUDING PINNACLES NATIONAL PARK- NORTHERN SALINAS VALLEY...HOLLISTER VALLEY...AND CARMEL VALLEY- NORTHERN MONTEREY BAY-SOUTHERN MONTEREY BAY AND BIG SUR COAST- 152 PM PST MON FEB 24 2014

...A CHANGE IN THE WEATHER WITH MUCH NEEDED RAINFALL ON THE WAY...

DRY AND TRANQUIL WEATHER WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS THE BAY AREA AND CENTRAL COAST. BY WEDNESDAY MORNING THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF PACIFIC STORM SYSTEMS WILL BEGIN TO BRING RAINFALL TO THE REGION. LIGHT RAIN MAY BEGIN AS EARLY AS WEDNESDAY MORNING WITH RAINFALL INCREASING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS OF WEDNESDAY AND IMPACTING THE WEDNESDAY EVENING COMMUTE. IN ADDITION THERE WILL A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS...FIRST OVER THE OCEAN WATERS AND THEN SPREADING INLAND WEDNESDAY NIGHT AS THE MAIN FRONTAL BAND MOVES ONSHORE. LIGHTNING...BRIEF HEAVY RAIN AND GUSTY SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL BE LIKELY AS THE FRONTAL BAND MOVES ONSHORE WEDNESDAY NIGHT. RAINFALL TOTALS BY THURSDAY MORNING SHOULD AVERAGE 1 TO 2 INCHES IN THE COASTAL HILLS WITH A QUARTER TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH ON AVERAGE FOR THE VALLEYS.

SHOWERS WILL LINGER ON THURSDAY BUT A GENERAL DRYING TREND IS FORECAST FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON AS THE REGION WILL BE IN-BETWEEN STORMS.

THE NEXT STORM WILL ARRIVE LATE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY. THIS SYSTEM APPEARS STRONGER BUT SOME OF THE HEAVIEST RAIN MAY BE FOCUSED MORE OVER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. NONETHELESS THE ENTIRE BAY AREA IS EXPECTED RECEIVE RAINFALL WITH THE FRIDAY SYSTEM...WITH THE LIGHTEST AMOUNTS IN THE NORTH BAY AND HEAVIEST AMOUNTS IN THE SANTA CRUZ AND SANTA LUCIA MOUNTAINS. A STRONG SURFACE LOW OFF THE COAST WILL LIKELY PRODUCE STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS OVER THE OCEAN...ALONG THE COAST AND IN THE HILLS. WEEKLY RAIN TOTALS BY SATURDAY MORNING SHOULD RANGE FROM ONE TO TWO INCHES IN THE VALLEYS WITH TWO TO FIVE INCHES IN THE WETTEST COASTAL HILLS.

COLD RAIN SHOWERS WILL LIKELY CONTINUE INTO SATURDAY WITH SOME LONG RANGE MODELS HINTING AT MORE POSSIBLE STORM SYSTEMS LATER SUNDAY AND THEN AGAIN NEXT TUESDAY.

AFTER A PROLONGED PERIOD OF MAINLY DRY WEATHER NOW IS THE TIME TO PLAN ACCORDINGLY FOR THE WET AND WINDY WEATHER THAT WILL ARRIVE LATER THIS WEEK.

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