This seems alphabetically difficult, but we are headed between two O cities. It’s going to be a short day and a half, wherein the second day will be very short, only a few hours. It’s a 764 mile trip that we will cover at a rate of almost 67mph. The first leg of the drive will take us 2/3 of the way home, about 535 miles
There is an upper level ridge across the mountain west which is providing a favorable environment for monsoonal flow and blistering hot day time heat in northern Nevada. Don’t be surprised to see some 90s in northern Nevada as we make our way to Patrick, on the eastern outskirts of Reno through the day on Monday. It’s a dry heat though. No rain is expected.
There is a system parked off the Pacific Northwest that is going to funnel flow from the southwest past northern California, but it won’t impact the area we are driving through, other than providing a nice partly cloudy backdrop as we pull into Oakland.
The cold water off the Pacific Coast often leads to some early morning low clouds and fog. If conditions are just right, that drear can last well into the day. On particularly aggressive days, it can find it’s way across San Francisco Bay into Oakland. It did not during our forecast period, and the range of temperatures was wider for the duration of the period. Highs were warmer, lows were cooler and most of us were thrown. Accuweather correctly predicted the sunny weather and had a good forecast.
Actuals: Wednesday, High 75, Low 49
Thursday -High 73, Low 51
Heading to the Bay Area for today’s forecast that should, hopefully, be rather easy.
At 353PM, PT, Oakland was seeing clear skies and a temperature of 62 degrees. The static, laminar pattern that has been seen for the past several is finally breaking down, and a sharp jet trough is diffing into the Pacific Northwest. A cold front is dangling through Great Basin and is generating a few clouds north of Santa Rosa.
The boundary will sweep out of the state early tonight, and the westerly flow is likely to continue in Oakland. This may mean some fog and low clouds in San Francisco, but Oakland will see predominantly sunny and warm conditions.
Tomorrow – Early morning fog, then sunny, High 71, Low 50
Thursday – Sunny, High 71, Low 52
TWC: Tomorrow – Mainly sunny. High 76, Low 53
Thursday – More sun than clouds. High 75, Low 53
AW: Tomorrow – Bright sunshine High 73, Low 49
Thursday – Mostly sunny, breezy and pleasant High 70, Low 51
NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny High 69, Low 52
Thursday – Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing High 70, Low 52
WB: Tomorrow – Clear in the morning then sunny High 74, Low 52
Thursday – Patchy low clouds in the morning then sunny High 74, Low 54
A look at the satellite clearly helps us find that front, but it’s pretty quiet otherwise for NorCal.