Headline: San Francisco ties cold record as Bay Area freezes [bold added]
San Francisco on Thanksgiving Day set a cold temperature record not seen during the 20th century. It's strange how that happened, given all the reports that it's hotter than it's ever been.
The high temperature in the city on Thursday was forty-eight degrees. That tied a record high temperature for the coldest date for San Francisco in the month of November. That record had stood unchallenged since November 27th, 1896, when it last happened.
Tahoe this week (Chron photo). Crazy, because
snowfalls are a thing of the past.
The experts tell us that it's going to be a wet, chilly December.
The first of the storms, considered part of an “atmospheric river,” is expected to arrive Saturday with breezy winds in the morning and light rain after noon. Rains will pick up in the early evening before soaking the Bay Area and the northern part of the state overnight. The downpour could continue through Tuesday night with a slight break until Thursday morning, when the next storm is expected to arrive.I just don't see why a little cold and wet weather stopped the news about the existential threat to the world.
“For the average person, it’s just going to seem like it’s raining all the time,” said Drew Peterson, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Monterey. “A lot of rain’s coming.”
I guess I'll have to wait for the first hot day in 2020 for the stories to resume about how to save ourselves.