Will it Rain in San Francisco Today?

Real Estate Agent with Compass CA DRE# 01215160

Heart on Lyon Street stairsRain is finally likely in San Francisco. It's not here yet, but we're hopeful.

2013 was one of the driest years on record, and 2014 is starting out in a worrisome fashion. We have had no rain in many weeks. The air quality has been impacted. The water content in our minuscule snow pack in the Sierra Nevadas is low. Reservoirs throughout the state are at low levels, levels like 27% and 40% of normal. Municipalities are beginning to implement water-conserving measures (but that's the topic for another time.)

When wispy clouds started floating across the sky Friday afternoon, and I learned that rain is anticipated on today, I changed my late afternoon plans. I left my computer, laced up my running shoes, put the phone on silent mode, grabbed my car keys, and drove over to Lyon Street at Broadway.

My destination: a run down and up some hills in the Presidio, one of the City's treasures. Rarely do I get the car out when I'm in San Francisco, but today daylight was limited and I didn't have the time to walk the 1.5 miles across Pacific Heights and finish my trail run before dark.

Take a look at my starting and ending point. Beautiful, isn't it?

We're living our San Francisco Dream. Is the time right for you to do the same?



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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Lottie...I hope you do get some rain. I know what that is like...being in a drought. We have a lot of snow on Grand Mesa, but the moisture content is very low. I hope this changes as winter progresses into spring. Good luck to you. 

Jan 11, 2014 12:38 AM #1
Cara Marcelle Mancuso
Long Realty - Dove Mountain, Marana AZ - Tucson, AZ
Call a Marana neighbor, I'm THERE! LONG REALTY

What a simple and nice message on your video blog.  My kids gave me a video camera for Christmas... I need to open the box and get going.  I hope you get some rain - it's hard to believe that San Francisco would be low on it! 

Jan 11, 2014 12:43 AM #2
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Lottie, That's a lovely area.  So peaceful ... which does make it a great place to get some dirt under one's feet.  I do hope it does rain today ... we need it!

Jan 11, 2014 01:01 AM #3
Scott Larson
BHHS/Utah Properties - Park City, UT
Park City, Utah Real Estate News

Very beautiful Lottie.  San Farancisco is such a gorgeous city.  I still remember driving into San Francisco for the first time when I moved there 26 years ago next month and it was just pouring down rain.  Hopefully you will get a bit of that this year.

Jan 11, 2014 01:20 AM #4
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Debbie - sounds like we'll both be watching the skies, hoping for precipitation. Fingers crossed!

Cara, we've had unbelievably beautiful weather, which makes it nice to walk everywhere, which I do. But--we need rain here, snow in the Sierras, so we'll have water to drink, irrigate crops, and keep our gardens green.

Kathleen, I invite you to come tromp around the Presidio with me some day. I have several favorite meditation spots!

Scott, I suspect you'll have increased numbers of skiiers from California heading your Park City way this winter

Jan 11, 2014 01:29 AM #5
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope you receive the needed rain. We have a very rainy Saturday in Maryland and we have dreams of spring flowers.

Jan 11, 2014 02:36 AM #6
Geri Sonkin
Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103 - Merrick, NY
Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert

It's pouring here on Long Island.  Surprisingly for this time of year, there were even a few unexpected claps of thunder.  Wishing you rain.

Love your video - and your ambition.

Jan 11, 2014 03:35 AM #7
John G. Johnston
John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC - Westcliffe, CO
An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO

Lottie  I didn't know you were a runner.  I've run all my life and a hopeless addict!  I used to run marathons back in the 90's.  Now, I just run 4-6 miles 4-5 times a week.  Enjoy your day!

Jan 11, 2014 06:20 AM #8
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com
Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Lottie - We too have rain/slush turning to snow!  It's a great change from our sunny skies!  Great video!

Jan 11, 2014 07:25 AM #9
Rebecca Foresee
Alain Pinel Realtors - Morgan Hill, CA
Let's foresee the possibilities . and get results!

Lottie, It's been far too dry in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.  Thank you for sharing your camera work!

Jan 11, 2014 12:04 PM #10
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Lottie, that does sound like you really could use some rain!   We have only had 14" of snow, and WAY below the normal too.   Could be tough this coming summer.   Hope you enjoyed your run!

Jan 11, 2014 10:43 PM #11
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Roy, we love your flower pictures so hope you have a banner year.

Geri, please send some of that rain here. Nothing much materialized yesterday.

John, I very rarely run anymore. My knees don't like it, but the rest of me needs it. I celebrated turning 60 by running my first marathon that year.


Jan 12, 2014 02:38 AM #12
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Laura, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Rebecca, yesterday was a rain disappointment day, that is for sure

Joan, that's what we're concerned about to, this coming summer.

Jan 12, 2014 02:40 AM #13
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Looks like a gorgeous day you had Lottie.  Prior to moving here the only other time I was in California was last winter - I think in the 2 weeks I was here then, I saw more rain than I have since moving here in July.  On a bright note, rain is now welcome, whereas on the east coast we couldn't wait for a sunny day!

Jan 13, 2014 11:31 AM #14
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

John, we're quite disappointed; a few drizzles--not much more than a mist--fell Saturday; yesterday and today the skies were brilliant blue. Great for being outdoors in short sleeves, but it doesn't bode well for our need for water in the summer.

Jan 13, 2014 12:48 PM #15
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