‘Super’ Sunshine

February 5, 2016

Picasso-Guernica-Horse_bigHigh overcast with a good sprinkling of bright sunshine this Friday morning on California’s north coast, and still way-chilly even so.
We supposedly did get down to 39-degrees earlier, and it feels like it hasn’t warmed-up very much since.
And although appearances right now indicate otherwise, we’re in for a warm stretch and could maybe hit 70-degrees by next Monday, at least according to WunderBlog‘s nifty 10-day weather forecast-thingy for my location — no rain scheduled until the end of next week.

Best quote of the day, from National Snow and Ice Data Center Director Mark Serreze: ‘“January was absurdly warm in the Arctic.”

(Illustration: Pablo Picasso’s ‘Head of a Horse, Sketch for Guernica,’ found here).

Impact of the heat — records last month show the Arctic had the lowest overall sea ice extent of any January in the satellite record, including in the Barents Sea, where temperatures in Svalbard, Norway, the northernmost civilian community on Earth, have been far above average.

The calm, warm weather is apparently just in time for the Super Bowl this Sunday in the Bay Area — via USAToday:

The forecast calls for sunny skies, light winds and a kickoff temperature near 70 degrees, according to AccuWeather meteorologist Brian Edwards.
That’s above-average for Feb. 7, according to Jan Null, a meteorologist with Golden Gate Weather Services.
The usual high temperature in Santa Clara on that day is 62 degrees, with a low of 44 degrees, he said.

I could do with some half-assed sunny days as the last few weeks of those El Niño-punched ‘conveyor-belt’ rainstorms were beginning to get crazy — too much of a good thing.

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