Yeah, it rained this weekend, and pretty heavily yesterday. But it's going to do that harder this week, especially tomorrow.

In what was anticipated as a five-day storm beginning this past Saturday (which now looks to be a bit more drawn out), forecasters called for 2 to 4 inches of rain in the Bay Area and more than a foot of powder in the Sierra Nevadas. So far it was about an inch of rain here yesterday with a little more from Saturday according to the National Weather Service. And for the record, Squaw Valley got about 5 inches of snow.

Inconveniently, yesterday was also one of the busiest travel days of the year, and the Chron reported weather-related flight delays averaging 111 minutes. (Departing flights were delayed an average of 30 minutes.)

The storm's heaviest rainfall is anticipated for Tuesday, and the weather system is set to run its course in the Bay Area by Friday. We'll have to see, but this week's storm is expected to bring us the biggest rainfalls since December 2012. Since then, a 4-mile-high mass of high pressure has deflected storms away from us, explains Bay Area News Group, helping to cause the worst recorded drought in California history. San Francisco begins the winter 18 inches short on rain.

This, of course, won't be remedied in one fell storm. “It will take significantly above-average precipitation to fill reservoirs and recharge groundwater,” the acting director of NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center told the Chronicle.

At least we might see more nice rainbows?

The irony of a rainbow over Alcatraz... #SF #thecity #gloomysunday

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