Monday November 13, 2023

SF Gate

National Weather Service meteorologists are painstakingly working to paint a clearer picture of an upcoming storm that’s expected to bring moderate to heavy widespread rainfall to the Bay Area in the coming days, but said details on timing and totals have been more difficult to pinpoint than usual due to the “unique” nature of the weather pattern. 

“The models are trending in completely different directions in terms of intensity of rainfall,” Crystal Oudit, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service’s Bay Area office, said Sunday. “We’re still trying to figure out what model to go with where there’s less uncertainty.” 

The looming storm is expected to stall out about 500 miles west of the Bay Area before it gradually moves toward the Eastern Pacific over the course of several days. It’s expected to weaken before it travels onshore over the California coast, but Oudit said the storm’s path is still unclear, which could play a role in how much rain will fall.

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