Fall in California - how does it work?
October 29, 2013 3:01 PM Subscribe
I'm writing a little thing set in fall in California, and I'd like to get a sense of what the weather is like in the Alameda/Contra Costa area in October and November. I lived nearby - in Santa Cruz - for about a year, a long time ago, but my only memory is that it did eventually get cold - just not very. (Comparatively - I live in New England now, my cold scale now goes right on up to 11.)
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The kind of information I'm looking for is more subjective than objective - I can Google average rainfall and temp, for example.
But does it seem like it rains a lot, or a little, compared to the rest of the year? Is there a significant shift toward Fall at some point in the year, and when does it happen? Do people wear gloves and coats at any point in October/November, or is that reserved for much later months? Do people do fall things like fall fests and whatnot? Does the air feel crisp and cool?
What are October and November like, in this area, in general?
As you can tell, I'm pretty ignorant on this subject - any first-hand accounts would be helpful.