OK, we had a cold coming posting. What was the result?
Well, Snow in San Francisco and while we didn’t have snow in San Jose, we did have a cold record:
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Snow fell overnight in the highest reaches of San Francisco, but the Bay area dodged the heavier flurries forecasters had been expecting, the weather service said on Saturday.
Northern California did experience record low temperatures overnight in several cities.
San Francisco got down to 37 degrees, which tied the previous cold weather record for this day set in 1962, said Chris Stumpf, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
San Jose tied a record low of 33 degrees set way back in 1897, and Oakland got down to 34 degrees, breaking a record set in 1987.
“It was definitely cold enough, but it didn’t have the precipitation that we needed to get any of the snow showers that we were hoping for,” Stumpf said.
So, but for the lack of any precipitation, snow was ‘on the cards’… It did snow some in the hills where ridge lift made some precipitation, but most of the flow was straight down the coast, not inland, so the precipitation didn’t make it this far inland.
I noticed that the “official” temperature for San Jose was 33 F, above freezing, but tell that to the squash sprouts that died of freezing. Yes, I’m “ambitious” about my start of garden. One of the “benefits” of growing your own seeds. One squash gives you a decade worth of seeds, so you can start some “crazy early” indoors, then keep setting them out until some survive…. I’ve got beans and squash set out already. Welcome to Darwin’s’ Garden (c) “The Survivors Will Be Eaten!” (c)….
At any rate, the Garden Thermometer reports that the ASOS is a degree or two high at SJ Intl. (Gee, didn’t we already know that the airport thermometers read high?… Yes, but it’s important to point out the physical impact in my garden…) and the news reports that what was OFFICIAL was coldest in 100 years+.
Let that sink in a minute. One Century+
Oh, I also find the Oakland thing interesting. Broke a record SET in NINETEEN 87. So, lets see, we were setting record cold even 24 years ago…
So, all this Record Cold is consistent with Global Warming because?…. (Oh yeah, having cold weather all over the planet is just weather… “Trust us, by the time the data is done in the homogenizer and adjuster, it will be The Hottest Year EVER!!!!” )
Global Warming? I could uses some….