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Wet, Windy Weekend in Store

Wet, Windy Weekend in Store

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory until 7 a.m. Saturday as the next frontal system arrives Friday evening through Sunday. The greater San Francisco Bay Area could experience gusts up to 50 mph.

On Saturday, Palo Alto could see thunderstorms after 5 p.m. and Sunday’s forecast calls for a 50 percent chance of rain and partial sunny conditions.

Since October, Palo Alto has recorded over 2 inches of rain at Foothills Park and down in the Baylands, the Palo Alto Airport has seen nearly 1.5 inches of rain.

Due to continuing cold conditions, the Santa Clara County Office of Supportive Housing is providing inclement weather services through Sunday, December 8. This includes additional shelter beds, and daytime and overnight warming centers. For locations and other services that are available, click here or call 211. For more information on shelter locations, visit the County of Santa Clara Office of Supportive Housing

You can find the latest forecast for Palo Alto here. You can also monitor Palo Alto's creek levels here.

To report flooding issues, blocked storm drains, slides and fallen trees, call the Public Works after hours line at: (650) 329-2413

Both Mitchell Park and Rinconada Park have sandbag stations,that are stocked with loose sand and fill bags. Five thousand filled bags will be assembled by City staff this season. Once our filled bag inventory is depleted, only loose sand and bags will be provided at these sites. There is a limit of 10 filled bags per trip for passenger cars and 20 filled bags for pickup trucks. These limits are set to promote driver safety. These stations will remain open only as long as weather patterns necessitate. Usually we close the stations by the end of the second week in April.

Find a full page of Storm Watch resources at this link here and learn tips on being storm ready by reading our blog here.

A Second Wet Week in Store:
posted 12/2/19

The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting a second wet week, following the soggy Thanksgiving holiday week the San Francisco Bay Area experienced. This next weather system is expected to bring more than an inch of rain with it. 

Wet weather is in the forecast clear through Saturday night before the sun is expected to return on Sunday.

Rainfall totals in Palo Alto since October 15 are:

Palo Alto Airport =  1.24 inches

Foothills Park =  1.77 inches

Forecast Calls for Soggy Thanksgiving Holiday Week:
posted 11/25/19

The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting a soggy Thanksgiving holiday week from Tuesday clear through Sunday evening. The sun should peak out for a bit Wednesday afternoon, but otherwise Palo Alto is expected to receive between a tenth to an inch of rain each day.

There’s a 30 percent chance of rain on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, with overnight lows that could bring frost and freezing temperatures. A wet and windy weather system is projected to impact the region beginning midday Saturday and potentially bringing unsettled weather through Tuesday.

Due to the rain and continuing cold weather in Santa Clara County, the Office of Supportive Housing is extending its Inclement Weather services until Tuesday, December 3, and will offer additional shelter beds, daytime and overnight warming centers for the increased number of people who require respite from the cold and rain. 

For locations of shelters, warming centers and other services that are available, click here or call 211. For more information on shelter locations, visit the County of Santa Clara Office of Supportive Housing


Last Updated: December 6, 2019