Posts Tagged ‘rainy’

Surf’s Up: “Storm of the Decade” Coming Soon – 11 to 18 Foot Waves at Ocean Beach?

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Here’s Rivera during last week’s Storm of the Month, which, Ocean Beach surfing-wise, was much better than average – hundreds of surfers were on the wet side of the Great Highway on this day:

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Well, forget all that:

Seas from the developing system will combine with the distant swell and build to 15-18 feet. Mavericks at Half Moon Bay is likely to see some of the largest waves reaching as high as 27 feet during high tide. Stinson Beach and Ocean Beach could see 11 to 18-foot waves. High tide on Wednesday will be at 2 a.m. and 12:38 a.m., Thursday at 2:40 a.m. and 1:12 p.m., and Friday at 3:19 a.m. and 2:02 p.m.

Stay safe.

Are You a Real Bicycle Commuter if You Let a Little Rain Bother You? Here’s a Pithy Answer

Friday, September 19th, 2014

The answer is no, no you’re not.

Hey, look at this gal on Fell near Divis – she doesn’t care about a little rain:

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Is cycling ever going to be “comfortable?”


So when/how/why did “comfort” become SFGov’s planning  lodestar?

Divisadero Update: Bus Stop That Doesn’t Get You Wet in the Rain Replaced With Bus Stop That Does

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012


That’s the old bus stop, having just been removed and loaded up on a flat bed truck:

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Oh well.

Aesthetics uber alles…

The Day Nobody Showed Up at Twin Peaks

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

This is a regular Sunday morning, but it was quite rainy.

Go up there as the weather’s clearing and you’ll have the place to yourself.


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Usually things are busier, you know, when skies are blue…

2011 San Francisco Chinese New Year’s Parade a Huge Success, Despite the Rain – Photos From David Yu

Monday, February 21st, 2011

(My Canon 1D Mark Whatever SLR died an early death at 140,000 clicks* possibly due to the fact that I wasn’t ascared of a little (or a lot) of rain. Nowadays I’m def. skittish, but no matter,) you can always count on famous photographer David Yu to be on the scene rain or dry.

As he was last Saturday night in Chinatown and North Beach and SoMA and the Financh and all over.

Check out his gallery of Year of the Rabbit festivities, why not?


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Whoahhh Bundy!

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SuperLotto? No thanks! But SuperLotto PLUS? Sounds intriguing…

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And look who else was there – it’s your newly-minted Supervisor Malia Cohen:


And your just-as-newly-minted Mayor Edwin Lee in the official San Francisco staff car, formerly used by General Burkhalter:

See you next year! (In scary, scary 2012, the year of the Dragon.)

*200,000 was the expected number of clicks I believe I was owed. ($300 minimum for a new shutter.) OTOH, my 5D Mark I has probably already exceeded its expected shutter life so I s’pose I shouldn’t complain too much. Living on borrowed time tho.

Despite the Rain, the Show Goes On at the Haight and Ashbury Ben and Jerry’s – Phish Bassist Mike Gordon Plays

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

There still should be free ice cream at 2:15 PM or whenever the short set ends, though.

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Actually, I’m surprised the NIMBYs didn’t try to kill this one:

Next stop, the Independent….

Tricycle Music Fest West! – Starts at 12:15 PM – Today Only! – Indoors at Main Public Library in Civic Center

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Today, Sunday, October 24th, 2010, is a looking a little soggy so the 2nd Annual Tricycle Music Fest West is heading indoors and starting an hour later, at 12:15 PM this afternoon.

All the deets, below.


Free concerts for Kids!

Come inside from the rain and rock out at the library with the 2nd Annual Tricycle Music Fest Main Stage Event!

Check out the Bay Area’s coolest kindie rock bands at a music festival inside the Main Library on October 24th, starting at 12:15 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of lit-kindie rock featuring performances by The Sippy Cups, Frances England, The Time Outs, The Devil-Ettes and Pip Squeak A-Go-Go.

The 2nd Annual Tricycle Music Fest West is FREE and open to the public.

Presented by the San Francisco Public Library and Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, in partnership with Sunday Streets (Civic Center/Tenderloin), there’ll be giveaways, good times and more.  Come shake, rattle and roll at the Library—all in the name of literacy!  For more information, please visit

2nd Annual Tricycle Music Fest West Main Stage

October 24th, 12:15 p.m.. – 3:30 p.m.

Main Library (100 Larkin St.)

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Why Does San Francisco Even Try to Have Sunday Streets in the Rain?

Sunday, April 11th, 2010

Is there a law that says Sunday Streets can never be cancelled or postponed? Apparently:

”’As they say, the show must go on,”’ said Susan King, an organizer of the event.”

O.K., I’ll bite. Why must the show go on?

Anyway, check out what SS exhibitor Renee Lazear thinks:

“Maybe Sunday Streets would consider having another event in April or May since it was such an awful day (not fun riding/walking in the rain, cold & wind) and sounds like many who were exhibiting, including myself decided to cancel.”

Wasn’t it obvious that we’d have rain all during the planned Sunday Streets today?

This skateboard-equipped nuclear family made a go of it for about five minutes today.

Oh well.  Look forward to other SSes in 2010.

CUNX Sunday:

April 18 – Bayview

May 23 – Bayview

June 20 – Mission

July 11 – Mission

August 22 – Great Highway, Golden Gate Park

September 19 – Western Addition

October 24 – Civic Center, Tenderloin

San Francisco This Morning is Both Rainy and Foggy – An Unusual Combination

Friday, February 5th, 2010

One of the nice things about San Francisco is that when it’s foggy it’s generally not rainy and vice versa.

The exceptions to that rule are days like today. It’s like we’re living inside a rain cloud or something.

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Oh well, Spring is coming….