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Feb 2nd, 2013, 04:33 PM
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San Francisco in Feruary??

Hi! My family is coming to San Fransico in like one week and I was wondering if I would find it warm or cold?! If you live there please let me know the temperature right now. Thanks so much if you could help, I really want a tan.
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Feb 2nd, 2013, 04:46 PM
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Go to any of the weather websites and get forecasts for the days you'll be there.

weather.com
wunderground.com

and on and on.
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Feb 2nd, 2013, 05:06 PM
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It will be chilly and damp. Not freezing (below 32F) but you'll want layers and gloves and hat will be nice, unless you are from North Dakota, in which case you will be very happy. You will not get a tan.
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Feb 2nd, 2013, 05:16 PM
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Yesterday I wore a warm sweater going to work, no jacket. Some year may be windy and rainy, this year seems dry and much warmer.

I doubt you will get a tan in the city in February.
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Feb 2nd, 2013, 05:38 PM
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It is winter, our rainy season. Be prepared for chilly, wet weather.
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Feb 2nd, 2013, 06:16 PM
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Dayenu-Can you ever get a tan in SF? My youngest, DD, now that she lives there, says she will never have a tan again unless she goes on vacation, LOL.
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Feb 2nd, 2013, 07:14 PM
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The only ones I know who sun bathe in San Francisco in February are my relatives from northern Ontario, Canada. If the sun is out, despite the temperature, they will sit out in a pair of shorts.
Today itt was 62 in Berkeley, across the bay from San Francisco. Overcast most of the day. I wore wool socks, a sweater, scarf, boots and a jacket over a light sweater. My husband wore a button down shirt and a fleece vet. This morning we hiked in the hills without coats or jackets. If the wind picks up, it will get colder but if it stays foggy, we won't have any wind. Two weeks ago, down the coast from San Francisco in Half Moon Bay, we did get sun burned on a three hour walk along the bluffs. After about 2:00, the fog along the ocean will often burn off. That's when it might get hot enough to get a tan. Good luck! February is a beautiful time to visit the Bay Area. If you are from a very cold snowy climate, you will think you are on another planet.
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Feb 2nd, 2013, 07:33 PM
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Paula, in Sept - Oct there are open air concerts at Yerba Buena, if you are in the sun, you can burn. I've learned to bring a long-sleeve shirt.
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Feb 2nd, 2013, 11:24 PM
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It has been just about the driest January on record...cold but not rainy. Bring warm jackets and be prepared for possibility of rain. you might be able to get away with fleece jackets at times, but I always like to be prepared.
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Feb 3rd, 2013, 02:26 PM
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Depending on the day, I can be comfortable in a pea coat or a little running jacket. Friday I walked to an from work and carried my jacket most of the way. Today I rode my bike wearing just the aforesaid running jacket. You just never know. FWIW, it hasn't been damp here for quite awhile. I'm sitting at the table right now and have both the window and door open.
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Feb 3rd, 2013, 10:59 PM
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February is one of my favorite months in San Francisco. Definitely have many layers, including one to block the wind. And I'd always advise having a raincoat or umbrella, just in case. The last few years I've found the days a little cool with a bit of sunshine in February. When it is breezy, the chill can go right through you, so it's good to be prepared.
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Feb 4th, 2013, 04:55 AM
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Sure you can get a tan. Just head across the Golden Gate bridge to Marin County - and find a place where the fog doesn't reach.
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Feb 4th, 2013, 05:16 AM
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This is a stitch. What these people call chilly and rainy weather we in New England call "June."

Anecdtally, I used to go to the Bay area a lot for work in February and early March. Everything in the East Bay (Berkeley and the Claremont section of Oakland) has always been in bloom. I usually spent a long weekend before or after in San Francisco itself, and it has always been pleasant -- sometimes showery but pleasant and in the fifties or sixties. I have gotten sunburned riding the ferry to Tiburon or Sausalito. Of course it is often foggy and damp even in summer on the Pacific side of the hills in what is euphemistically called Sunset.
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Feb 4th, 2013, 07:45 AM
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>> If you live there please let me know the temperature right now.<<

Gloomy - the 49ers lost.

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Feb 4th, 2013, 12:36 PM
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"This is a stitch. What these people call chilly and rainy weather we in New England call "June.""

One of the reasons we all live here and not in New England
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Feb 4th, 2013, 02:18 PM
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Just because SF is in California doesn't mean it's warm and sunny...........
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