Rain Could Be Finally Coming to Very Dry San Francisco

A welcome prediction from the National Weather Service is for the possibility of rain in San Francisco in these last days of September and first days of October. The city hasn’t seen rain in since the end of April. Whereas normally May through September averages a little over half an inch of precipitation. July is usually very dry, but averages at least 0.04 inches annually. This year, there was no July rain.

The forecast is calling for a drizzle this weekend, and a 20 percent chance of showers on Monday, October 1st. Monday night and Tuesday morning, the possibility goes up with Weather.com pegging rainfall at about 40 percent on Tuesday.

Rain, of course, is vital to our city across many needs. It’s not like we can go undergo swinging patterns of rainfall and come out of it unscathed. In January of this year we had 4.85 inches, but February 2018 was sere dry at 0.39 inches. We are now characterized by the U.S. Drought Monitor as “abnormally dry.” In California, almost 50% of the state is in drought, while 4.97 percent of CA is in extreme drought.