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Jojo wrote at 2012-12-23 16:30:33
I'm years out of date here, but this has bothered me and I think I finally figured it out.  During storms the approach path to SFO changes from southerly to Northwest.  That takes the planes over Walnut Creek and out west and then a left turn to SFO.  The noise over Walnut Creek can be quite pronounced.


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