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1. Posted by monambyth (Budding Member, 2 posts) 24 Sep '05 13:11

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I am planning to visit California next February, flying into San Francisco. Can anyone tell me what the weather is like this time of year? We intend driving from SF to Yosemite,and possibly down to LA.

2. Posted by garyrbeck (Budding Member, 56 posts) 24 Sep '05 15:23

Quoting monambyth

I am planning to visit California next February, flying into San Francisco. Can anyone tell me what the weather is like this time of year? We intend driving from SF to Yosemite,and possibly down to LA.

Hard to say what with weather weird worldwide. Feb.is in the midst of the rainy season [pretty much Nov.-Apr.] so you could have a solid time of rain or it could be cloudy or it could be blue clear sky and 70F. Count on an umbrella, sweatshirts, jeans, medium weight jacket, cap, scarf. Nor. Cal. is not blessed beach weather so many people think is California. That is why the guys make a killing selling sweaters in July to unsuspecting tourists who came with shorts and tees only to shiver. Then the guys spend the winter in Hawaii, laughing all the way to the bank. In short, be prepared for weather from 30F in Yosemite to 80F in LA.

:)

3. Posted by dv8girl (Budding Member, 12 posts) 24 Sep '05 17:33

Although winter is San Francisco's rainy season, you'll find it dry and somewhat warmer in L.A. As the song goes: "It never rains in southern California". ;) Since you're stopping at Yosemite, you may want to check out the National Park Service website: www.nps.gov which gives you detailed information about each park. If you do decide to head to L.A. from Yosemite, you'll be going right past two awesome parks: Kings Canyon and Sequoia Nat'l Park. The giant Sequois are awesome! If you're unable to get there, you may want to go to John Muir Woods when you're in San Francisco; it's just a short ride north (about 35 minutes) & you get to go over the Golden Gate bridge. That's where the giant Redwoods are. San Francisco is one of the few places in the states where public transportation is very good (driving is difficult and parking expensive). You can get a pass for several days or a week to save money & then you can hop on and off buses and cable cars at your leisure. Enjoy!

4. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member, 611 posts) 25 Sep '05 01:07

Hi there,
To a Brit, it will be quite warm during the daytime! Very warm further south.
I was there in Feb 03 and it was very much like a British summer, perhaps a bit colder at night time if it was a clear sky.
In other words, be prepared to wrap up, but be prepared to be surprisingly warm too.

5. Posted by pschwerdt (Budding Member, 26 posts) 25 Sep '05 20:39

The weather is usually pretty good in SF. Foggy in the morning, nice in the afternoon, cold at night.

Unfortunetly, you won't really be able to see anything in Yosemite except the valley in Feb. And it will be VERY cold there, but there will be very few people there that time of the year.

Enjoy!

6. Posted by monambyth (Budding Member, 2 posts) 26 Sep '05 07:16

:)Hi, thanks very much for that. I was a bit concerned regarding driving along the Pacific Coast in wild weather! and the landslides last Feb in L.A were a bit scary! All in all seems the weather is much the same as us Brits get in Spring/Summer really!! Thanks again.

7. Posted by garyrbeck (Budding Member, 56 posts) 26 Sep '05 10:02

Quoting monambyth

:)Hi, thanks very much for that. I was a bit concerned regarding driving along the Pacific Coast in wild weather! and the landslides last Feb in L.A were a bit scary! All in all seems the weather is much the same as us Brits get in Spring/Summer really!! Thanks again.

You do not have to drive down the PCH or Hiighway 1. Highway 101 is inland a bit and safer to drive esp. if pouring down rain. For ultimate speed there is Interstate 5 but not scenic. Get a good state map and draw pencil lines as to where you really wish a great view [like Carmel/Monterey/Big Sur] and where you can zip along. Remember, snow storms in Yosemite can close some roads in and out. As always, we are at the mercy of the weather! You best return here afterwards and tell us how it all went. I am so curious!