This video shows a rare atmospheric river, typically seen in winter, impacts the West Coast during June! Meteorologists use the term "atmospheric river" to describe a long, narrow plume piping deep moisture from the tropics into the mid-latitudes. This is a type of weather pattern we look for from late fall into winter on the West Coast. But during the early summer?! The National Weather Service in Sacramento showed that one forecast model was depicting the highest levels of atmospheric moisture for late June in the last 30 years for a part of northern California!!**
((Forecast weather summary: Wet and cooler weather Sunday into Wednesday. An unseasonably strong low pressure system with an abundant tropical moisture was to bring unusually decent amounts of rainfall for this time of year to much of the West Coast/Northern California around the last week of June 2013. Ahead of the strong low, a weaker storm moved through Sunday bringing a threat of mainly light showers. Widespread precipitation then started Monday and had continued into Tuesday as this anomalous low pressure system impacted the area. Significant precipitation had occurred for this time of year with the potential for daily rainfall records to be broken, especially around Northern California or so...Despite the rainfall, our area of San Jose, CA only received the tail end of this river of moisture...getting only roughly 0.04 inches of accumulated rainfall total.))
(Videos/photos taken around San Jose, CA around late June 2013 with both my Canon Powershot SD1100 IS Digital ELPH camera and iPhone 4S)
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