This video shows the last, wet week of March 2012. This month has actually been a bit quite wet, despite the dry winter we had. My area actually got around the average rainfall for this month which is currently at 2.54 inches.
On the 26th, it just shows incoming cloud cover from another Pacific storm that later impacted us with rain the following day. By the next day of the 27th, there were pretty neat cloud formations early in the morning that kinda looked lenticular. Then coming daybreak and afternoon, the skies thickened further and began to look ominous, signalling rain was likely in a few hours. The Northwest and northern California was already getting battered with rain, snow and wind. By around 2:30 p.m. or so, southerly winds started to pick up as the cold front from this system bears down on us. The winds were strongest during the afternoon hours, with our neighbor's birch tree moving quite a bit in our front yard. The drenching rains finally arrived to our area by 5:30 p.m. or so and showery conditions persisted until the early evening.
Over the next few days, on the 28th, 29th & 30th, we got a break from the rain.
By the 28th, there is a quick time lapse of the drifting clouds while at Fowler Creek Park, including a few sunsets taken at Tracy, CA.
Then on the 29th, it shows just thick high cloud cover with the afternoon sun, including the sunset for that day.
Coming the 30th, it shows just a couple photos of how the sky looked this day. No precipitation occurred within these 3 days.
Finally, the last storm of this month arrived to our area by the 31st. It was a relatively quick moving storm system. It dumped most of its rain during the early morning hours, particularly from morning to about 1 p.m.
The skies cleared up a bit during the afternoon hours as well as breezy conditions continued. However, left over instability and daytime heating ushered a couple isolated storm cells. The largest of the cells was the one shown in this video with its wispy anvil and also spotted a small, faint rainbow under it while along 101 freeway, southbound.
Also, a nice sunset was seen with the lingering rain clouds. Even crepuscular rays were clearly visible. This was viewed from our church, at The Point Church, in San Jose, CA. But just when we thought it's over, there was a thin, but a moderate rain band that later arrived to our area by nightfall.
Despite the slow, dry winter, we actually have met around our average rainfall for this month for my area!
[Video taken in and around San Jose, CA on March 26-31, 2012 with my Canon Powershot SD1100 IS Digital ELPH camera]
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