This video shows our area in San Jose, CA get some unsettled weather once again. After a dry January and February, it's good to get some decent rainfall. Although not a ton of rain was accumulated, we got a good 0.66 inches of estimated accumulated rainfall from 2 weather systems...
First of all, it shows a lovely lovely sunset time lapse as incoming high cloud cover comes in from the southwest as the first frontal system approached our area. The first of the 2 systems arrived later in the evening of Tuesday, March 5, 2013. The first rain bands arrive to the Bay Area around the 9 o'clock hour. Southerly winds also increased as the cold front moves in.
By Wednesday, March 6, 2013, we got a bit of a break from the rains before the 2nd, relatively stronger storm system arrived the very next day. Despite the stormy skies, we didn't get rain this day for our area. Mostly photos are shown throughout this day. The weather forecast announcer is also recorded in the background. This was actually the time when Winter Storm Triton was forming! So we actually felt the development of a winter storm system that would soon bring the Midwest and the rest of the country eastward heavy snow and wintry conditions...which it did!
By the next day Thursday, March 7, 2013, despite the sunny conditions, high cloud cover was already seen coming midday as another, stronger weather system comes through. By the afternoon hours, the skies quickly turned darker and stormier as the weather system made it's way towards our region, coming in from the southwest. The rain finally arrived in our area by just after 5:45 p.m. or so. The main rain band, or cold front, from this 2nd system arrived by nightfall. I also described the current scenario at the time while parked up at The Point Church parking lot. Moderate rain was then encountered as I drove down along San Felipe Rd. However, flooding wasn't an issue, despite the moderate rain falling. I stopped by my school at EVC at the parking lot 9. The soccer field lights added a cool lighting effect to the rain. It somehow looked like snow was falling...in a way. The rain continued well into the overnight hours.
The rest of the video shows photos from "after the storm" on Friday, March 8, 2013. The system slowly leaves our area, drifting eastward inland, still affecting SoCal this morning. The pics were viewed from around Dublin/Pleasanton, Tracy and Stockton, CA. Enough leftover instability and moisture had ushered thunderstorm development over the Sierras. A few pics of the distant thunderstorms are shown, all viewed from Stockton, CA. Lastly, it shows the satellite in motion showing the storm leaving our area entirely. A few more sky pics shown at the end of the video and a sunset to end the video with a bang.
It was good that we got some beneficial rain from these 2 storm systems but much more rainfall is needed to catch up to our average monthly rainfall for March! Hope you guys enjoyed the video!
[Photos and videos taken from mostly in and around San Jose, CA on March 5-7, 2013 with my iPhone and Canon Powershot SD1100 IS Digital ELPH camera]