Bay Bits are part of OLO: Outdoor Learning Online. These short lessons are designed to give you a better understanding of our San Francisco Bay ecosystem and connect you to the natural world. During the first three months of our water year (Oct. 2021-Sept. 2022) the Bay Area has enjoyed anywhere from 2 to 20 inches more rain than the average for this time of year. Our advantageous head start this year can be attributed to a weather phenomenon known as atmospheric rivers, also referred to in pop culture as the Pineapple Express. Along with bomb cyclones and tropical storms, …