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Monday, February 15, 2016

S.F., Utter Tease, Flirts With Record High Temperatures

Posted By on Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 11:48 AM

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The El Nino winter has not broken the drought, and it's certainly not breaking our spirits — unless, as our colleagues at SFist have observed, you have the ill fortune to be reading this from indoors on your office computer screen on this absolutely-screamingly-beautiful winter's day that everybody else is enjoying outside, on the beach, sunbathing, laughing at you. 

For it is a holiday Monday in February, and temperatures in San Francisco are in the mid 70s, according to WeatherUnderground.

Whether caused by chemtrails or by the flow of warm water and air around the Pacific, this winter's heat, is also nearly historic, as the record for February 15 is 74 degrees, set in 1997. (The National Weather Service is predicting record weather, with a forecast of a high of 77.)

By the way, that drought. It hasn't gone away.
 
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Thus far, rainfall in and around the Bay Area has been just about normal, thanks to the much-heralded arrival of El Nino. Rainfall is a little bit above average, meaning the Bay Area is merely in a severe drought — not an "exceptional one."

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Most of the state remains locked in very, very bad drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. See all that red? Red is bad. Darker red is even more bad. 

Whatever you do, enjoy it while you can, as rain is supposed to return later this week, possibly through Friday. And when you get a chance, thank a president for this gorgeous day.


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