2019-2020 Long Range Weather Forecast for San Francisco, CA

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September 2019 Long Range Weather Forecast for Pacific Southwest
DatesWeather Conditions
Sep 1-4Sunny; hot north, warm south
Sep 5-10Sunny, cool
Sep 11-20Sunny, hot inland; A.M. sprinkles, P.M. sun coast
Sep 21-23Sunny; turning hot north, warm south
Sep 24-30Scattered showers, cool
Septembertemperature 70.5° (2° above avg. coast, 1° below inland)
precipitation 0.5" (0.5" above avg. north, avg. south)

October 2019 Long Range Weather Forecast for Pacific Southwest
DatesWeather Conditions
Oct 1-4Sunny, cool
Oct 5-11Sunny, turning warm
Oct 12-19Sunny, warm north; A.M. sprinkles, P.M. sun south
Oct 20-25Rainy periods, cool
Oct 26-31Sunny, cool
Octobertemperature 65° (1° above avg. north, 1° below south)
precipitation 1.5" (2" above avg. north, 0.5" below south)

Annual Weather Summary
November 2019 to October 2020

Winter will be cooler than normal. Rainfall will be below normal in the north and above normal in the south, with below-normal mountain snows. The coolest temperatures will occur in mid- and late December, mid- to late January, early to mid-February, and early and late March. The stormiest periods will be in late November, mid- to late December, and early February; from late February into early March; and in mid- and late March. April and May will be cooler than normal, on average, with rainfall below normal in the north and above normal in the south. Summer will be cooler than normal, with rainfall slightly above normal. The hottest periods will be in mid-July and late August. September and October will be slightly cooler than normal, on average, with rainfall above normal in the north and below normal in the south.

Map showing Old Farmer's Almanac long range weather region number 16

About the Pacific Southwest Region

The Pacific Southwest long range weather region includes all or part of the following states: CALIFORNIA (Long Beach, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose).

Pacific Southwest Neighboring Regions

Here are the regions that neighbor the Pacific Southwest long range weather region:

Temperature and Precipitation November 2019 to October 2020

Temperature and Precipitation Chart, November 2019 to October 2020 for San Francisco, CA

Reader Comments

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Change your definition of Pacific SW

TOFA, you may want to change your definition of the Pacific SW. California has two distinct climate types. Southern California has a distinctly different climate from Northern California, which is more similar to the climate experienced by the Pacific NW. It would be far better to have a Northern California zone and a Southern California zone in your forecast rather than lumping them together as the Pacific SW.

Northern California

Middle California and Southern California have very different climates during the winter than Northern California. Starting at the Sutter Buttes and going to the Oregon border, is Northern California. Yes, we get the heat but, the mountains get more snow and the climate is cooler in the winter. Sacramento and the Delta/Bay areas get lots of fog. We are drier. Please don't lump Northern California with the rest of the state-so that we can have more accurate forecasts in the future.

You are wrong

California has four main climate regions and 3 climate zones. The zones are a subtropical climate zone, a hot tropical climate zone which is Southern California, and
the temperate climate zone Which is Northern California. The Climate regions are as follows Northern California, Pacific North West climate, Central Calfornia climate, Southern California climate, Pacific South West Climate. California also has a Mediterranean climate.

Northern & Southern Calif

I totally agree. Our Southern Calif climate is not like that of San Francisco and points farther north. In SoCal, we have a Mediterranean climate, and except for occasional heat during July to Sept, it is very pleasant.

Riverside County

What kind of weather can the Riverside county expect from October 2019 into January 2020? Last year we had a very nice and unusually chilly Thanksgiving holiday. I was just wondering if we should expect the same this year. Please advise/thank you!!!

Up coming 2019 & 2020 rainfall

Can't you give us an idea of our 2019 & 2020 rainfall for San Francisco Calif.? Just an idea---
Thank You

Winter 2018-2019 rainfall

Winter rainfall for the south turned out to be inaccurate and just the opposite of what you predicted. Rainfall in California was actually ABOVE normal, so much so that it ended the drought all over the state.

Amy you are wrong

The drought actually ended in 2017.

Northern California

Actually the drought ended in March of 2019. I agree that California should be split up into different climates. In Northern California, we have the rains that fill up our lakes and rivers and go through the delta down south. I weather is closer to southern Oregon's weather. If I go by what is listed it is wrong. It didn't predict snowmageddon that dumped so much snow on us after our wildfires left our soil unprotected.


We are heading into a record setting long term heatwave and your forecast is for warm and rain. Totally missed and mis forecasted this years summer completely