San Francisco caught in the cross hairs of a relentless
storm pattern lasting to mid-April
By Brigid Gaffikin, Bay City News Service
April 2, 2006
Last month's relentless rain will continue into April, with storms
expected to hit the Bay Area Monday morning and then again Thursday
evening, according to the National Weather Service.
The first storm system to move through the area will arrive Sunday,
when some rain is forecast.
Thunderstorms are possible beginning Monday and numerous showers
and isolated thunderstorms will continue in the region through
Tuesday, according to the weather service.
Tuesday may also see hail and strong, gusty winds.
A second early spring storm is expected to bring more rain to
the Bay Area from Thursday night through Friday morning, the weather
The storms are a product of a persistent weather pattern that
is "just not shifting or breaking down," according to
Brooke Bingaman, a weather service meteorologist.
Many stable weather patterns -- whether they bring inclement
or sunny weather -- can stick around from a week to 14 days, Bingaman
To have a stable weather pattern persist for more than a month
is "pretty unusual," she said.
But it seems likely this bout of rainy weather will stick around
"at least through the middle of April," she said.
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