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Crosscurrents

What's up with the weather? Answers from a climatologist

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Just over a week ago, gusts up to 65 miles per hour toppled trees and power lines around the Bay Area and wreaked havoc on coastal roads. Winds that strong here can classify somewhere between a tropical storm. While they let up for the rest of the week, they returned Monday night, in force.  

But it’s not just been windy, it’s been unusually dry, too. San Francisco has suffered its driest first three months of the year since records started being kept in 1850. 
 
So what gives? KALW's Hana Baba called up Jan Null, a consulting meteorologist and owner of Golden Gate Weather Services, to find out.
 
Click the audio player above to listen to the interview.
 

Crosscurrents
Hana Baba is host of Crosscurrents, KALW's weeknight newsmagazine that broadcasts on KALW Public Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area.