The rain clouds are long gone, the tail end of a front passed through last night leaving some interesting post frontal decorations behind.

Post frontal clouds, Tuesday, May 28, 2013. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat)


Forget the May gray,  there just wasn’t much of that.  Unrelenting winds, fires and a little rain highlighted May which is Drinking Water Month in the United States and Canada.

Don’t put down the water bottle just yet.  The meteorological start of summer, which is June  1, will feature some of the hottest temperatures of the year.

By Saturday, the mercury will be well in to the 90’s, possibly touching the century mark around Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino counties.

Along with that, offshore winds and low humidity will ramp-up the fire danger.  A thermal trough will establish along the coastal region and overnight temperatures in the hills will be in the 70’s.  A southerly surge of coastal cool weather could be in the offering on Sunday. So we have that going for us.

The National Weather Service has posted a Special Weather Statement and a Hazardous Weather Outlook.

Search a database of Santa Rosa’s weather history here

Stay cool!

-Kent Porter