SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) - A wet Thanksgiving weekend pushed the Bay Area closer to normal rainfall for this time of year, something we haven't said in a while.
Saturday was interesting because some places, like Concord and Half Moon Bay, only received a trace of rain, where San Jose recorded .70. Sunday was a bigger more widespread rain event from .25 in Gilroy, Half Moon Bay and Concord to .67 in Half Moon Bay.
As for the weekend totals:
San Francisco: .45 inches
San Rafael: .76
San Jose: 1.27
Typically, the North Bay receives the highest rain totals from a storm system moving south, but San Jose was dumped on Saturday, leaving it closer to normal than much of the region.
At this time last year San Jose Airport was at 49% of normal rainfall and now it's at 88%.
SFO had seen 32% of normal rainfall. Right now it's at 56%.
Downtown San Francisco was at 37% but is now at 64%.
Oakland Airport was at 46% but this year it's at 69%.
Moffett Field was at 44% but is now 75%.
The percent of normal is averaging way better than last year at this time, and yet we are averaging well below normal for this time of the year. Although we are seeing beneficial December rains, and a step in the right direction, not one year will wipe out our Bay Area drought conditions. Residents need to be diligent and continue in water saving efforts.
Temperatures Monday were averaging 4 to 11 degrees above normal. Rain will return Tuesday and potentially make the commute hours very messy.
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