Weather Watch

February 15, 2014 2:23 PM

When it comes to weather, air pressure is a weighty subject

The seemingly perpetual ridge of high pressure over the West Coast has produced one of the worst droughts in Central Coast history. Overall, the lower the atmospheric pressure, the greater chances for rain; higher pressure will produce drier conditions.

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John Lindsey writes Weather Watch, a weekly column for The Tribune. He is PG&E's Diablo Canyon meteorologist and media relations representative. Email him at pgeweather@pge.com .

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