Rain to continue into next week

The intermittent rain that has residents carrying both coats and sunglasses lately will continue for at least another week, as weather systems swing through Northern California en route to the Pacific Northwest.

“Friday morning looks to be a period of rain, with that rain continuing through the afternoon, but it will taper off over the evening,” said meteorologist Dan Gudgel of the National Meteorological Service.

Next week’s weather will be “unsettled,” and may include short bouts of rain early in the week.

Rain is welcome in local reservoirs and lagoons. The dry summer led to calls for water rationing in the South Bay, and voluntary conservation around The City and the Peninsula.

Michael Carlin, assistant general manager for water at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, said the SFPUC will still drain local reservoirs to prepare for rainy season to prevent overflows or flooding. San Francisco and Peninsula water users are going into this season with more water than in 2004, the driest recent year that had half of the normal precipitation for the year. This past year had 70 percent of normal levels.

Though flooding is not a risk because rain is light, SFPUC spokesman Tony Winnicker said the agency’s two catch-basin crews are starting to clear drains and ditches, and began staffing an overnight on-call crew for rainy nights.

The SFPUC’s 4th annual “Sandbag Saturday,” on Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents can pick up free sandbags at the Public Works Department Yard, 2323 Cesar Chavez St.

jgoldman@examiner.com

Bay Area NewsLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

BART Ambassadors are being called on to assist riders in social situations that don’t require police force. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Unarmed BART ambassadors program formalized with a focus on community service

Public safety and police reform are key elements in campaigns of Board members Dufty and Simon

On Oct. 13, people lined up to vote early for the presidential election in Southlake, Texas. <ins>(Shutterstock)</ins>
<ins></ins>
Five things to watch for in the run-up to Nov. 3

Down-ballot races, as much as the presidency, will determine the future course of this nation

WeChat (Shutterstock)
U.S. District Court denies Trump request to shutdown WeChat app

A federal judge in San Francisco denied a request by the U.S.… Continue reading

School board members Gabriela Lopez (left) and Alison Collins (right) say they have been the subject of frequent hateful, racist and sexist attacks during their time on the school board. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F Examiner)
Angered by Lowell decision, SFUSD grad targets school board members with violent imagery

Facebook page depicts two women of color on board with swastikas and x-marks on their faces

Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer, a former school board member, said it was ‘ridiculous’ that the school district did not yet have a plan to reopen. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Supervisors demand SFUSD set a timeline for reopening

Pressure grows on district to resume in-person learning as The City’s COVID-19 case count goes down

Most Read