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 •  • Here is today's Weather Discussion: The low pressure area moved through yesterday with some clouds and strong winds.........Once the low got south of Redding it begin to pickup more moisture.........This in turn triggered showers and thunderstorms to the areas east and south of Redding.........Thunderstorms occurred in the Bay and and valley south of Chico.........Some areas in Plumas and Lassen counties reported over a half inch of rain........The low is continuing to move south and will be over Southern California later today........Today and Monday most of the north state will be mostly sunny with a few clouds over the Sierra from Plumas county southward........Strong and gusty northeast to east winds will continue through midday Monday.........Temperatures will shoot back to normal of above normal today and hold there through Tuesday.........Tuesday the low will finally begin to move eastward and high pressure will begin to rebuild along the west coast.........The high will remain in place through at least next weekend........Wednesday through next weekend we will see sunny skies with temperatures 10 to 15 degrees above normal.............Normal high and low temperatures for Sept 28- Oct 5 (high/low):...Redding/Red Bluff 85/55, Chico 84/51, Quincy 76/35, Chester 73/35, Susanville 72/39, Grass Valley 78/47, Weaverville 82/38, Mt. Shasta 72/39, Yreka 77/39, Alturas 73/32.****The weather discussion is provided courtesy of Chris Fontana, aka "The Old Forecaster".....Chris is a retired National Weather Service meterologist who specialized in fire weather forecasting in Northern California for over 30 years!......He posts daily weather discussions on his website, The Northern California Weather Blog.****  • 
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Summary / Temperature Wind Rain/Melted Snow Cloud Level
clear, Dry

66.1°F Colder 0.1°F than last hour.
Currently 66.1, Max: 67.1, Min: 42.5

Feels like:
Temp rate:
24-hrs ago:
24-hr diff:
16.3°FWarmer 16.3°F than yesterday at this time.
Temp: Today Yesterday
High: 67.1°F
Low: 42.5°F
NWS: High Low
Normal: 66.2°F 33.8°F
Record: 89.6°F 21.2°F
Year: 1997 1986
 Wind from NNE NNE
Gust: 0.0
0 Bft - Calm
60-Min Avg: Calm
120-Min Avg: Calm
Max Gust: 11.0 mph 11:07am
Month: 12.0 mph Oct 3
Today: 0.01 in
Storm Rain: 0.28 in
Yesterday: 0.27 in
2:38 AM
October: 0.68 in
Last 7 Days: 0.67 in
Rain Season:1 3.42 in
Rain Days: 53 in 2015
3 rain days in October
Barometer ( inHg) Humidity/Dew Point Moon
Barometer: 29.497 inHg Falling 0.01 °F/hr
1-Hr Trend: Steady
3-Hr Trend: Steady
High: 29.586  | Low:  29.424
Humidity: 36 % Increased 1% since last hour.
Humidex: 64.0°F
Dew Point: 38.4°F Increased 0.6°F since last hour.
Wetbulb: 52.7°F
Waning Crescent
Waning Crescent, Moon at 22 days in cycle
UV Forecast Last Hour Difference
4 Oct 2015   Medium   4.8   
5 Oct 2015   Medium   5.0   
6 Oct 2015   Medium   5.5   
Temperature: -0.1
Humidity: + 1
Barometer: -0.005
Heat Index Cooling Degree Days Sun
Current: 66.1°F
Today: 67.1°F  1:33pm
Yesterday: 75.8°F
Last Week: 78.7°F
Record: 95.0°F   30-Jul-2015
Today: 0.0
October: 0.0
2015 to Date: 212.2
Heating Degree Days
2015 to Date: 3658.3
Daylight: Possible hours of Daylight
:56 Min
Almanac Snow3 Station All Time Records Fire Risk
Sunrise: 7:04am
Sunset: 6:44pm
Moonrise: 11:26pm
Moonset: 1:55pm
Full Moon: 28 September 2015
New Moon: 00:07 UTC 13 October 2015
Current: Moon age: 22 days,5 hours,57 minutes,49%
Today: 0.00 in
Yesterday: 0.00 in
October: 0.00 in
Season Total:2 0.00 in
Snow Depth: 0.00 in
0 snow day in October
0 snow day in all 2015.
Outside Now
Air Density: 1.188 kg/m3
Cloud Height: 11046 ft
Day Time Records
    82.8 F on: Jun 25 2015   13.1F on: Jan 13 2013
Night Time Records
  72.5F on: Jul 11 2014 1.6F on: Jan 13 2013
ICN:0 ISS:Ok CON:4.2 RCP:98%
Chandler Burning Index
Chandler Burning Index: LOW
43.9 at 4:35 PM
1 Rain season: July 1st to June 30th.    2 Snow season July 1st to June 30th.    3 Snow manually measured
Chester, CA Forecast en Español
 NWS Weather Forecast  -   Tonight's and Monday's Outlook

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Northeast wind 6 to 11 mph.
Mostly Clear

Lo 39 °F
NWS forecast: Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Northeast wind 6 to 11 mph.
Local station forecast: Mostly cloudy and cooler. precipitation possible within 12 hours, possibly heavy at times. windy.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Light and variable wind becoming east around 5 mph.
Mostly Sunny

Hi 74 °F
NWS forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Light and variable wind becoming east around 5 mph.
 NWS Short Term Weather Forecast

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 74. Light and variable wind becoming east around 5 mph.
Mostly Sunny

Hi 74 °F
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.
Mostly Clear

Lo 38 °F

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 73. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Hi 73 °F
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 38. West southwest wind 5 to 8 mph becoming calm  in the evening.
Partly Cloudy

Lo 38 °F

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
Mostly Sunny

Hi 77 °F
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Partly Cloudy

Lo 40 °F

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.
Mostly Sunny

Hi 78 °F
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Partly Cloudy

Lo 41 °F

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High pressure sets in over NorCal with a warming trend through next week. Temperatures to return to near-normal by the end of the week.

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Severe storms possible in Midwest

Potentially historic and life-threatening flooding continues across the Southeast

The threat for widespread, catastrophic flooding will continue across parts of the Southeast through the remainder of the weekend, as tropical moisture feeding into an area of low pressure produces moderate to heavy rainfall across the region. Gusty winds are also possible, which could lead to downed power lines. Do not attempt to drive into flooded roadways. Turn Around Don't Drown!

...Heavy rain and flash flooding likely for parts of the Southeast and the Southern Appalachians...

...Excessive rain and flash flooding possible for the Sierra-Nevada Mountains and Mojave Desert region Monday and Tuesday...

Moisture streaming around the upper-level low and associated quasi-stationary surface boundary offshore the East Coast is expected to persist over the next couple of days. Rain coverage and intensity has significantly decreased over New England and northern Mid-Atlantic regions. However, widespread rain with embedded thunderstorms is forecast to continue for much of the southern portions of the Mid-Atlantic down to Georgia. South Carolina is forecast to have additional rain amounts up to 12 inches over the next 3 days. Flash flooding and river flooding have already been reported across that area. The threat for ongoing or additional flooding will remain very high through midweek.

The upper-level energy over the Northern High Plains will slowly lift northeastward into Southern Canada by Monday morning. Precipitation is forecast across the Northern Rockies and High Plains through Monday. Another upper-level low will track toward southern California and will cause warm, moist air to stream in from the Gulf of California. This will prime the area for convective activity. Showers and thunderstorms will pop up over portions of the Desert Southwest, Great Basin and Central Rockies. Conditions will be favorable for heavy rain Monday and Tuesday for southern Nevada/California- primarily along the Sierra-Nevada range and the Mojave Desert.

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Weather History for October 4
1777 - The Battle of Germantown was fought in a morning fog that grew more dense with the smoke of battle, causing great confusion. Americans firing at each other contributed to the loss of the battle. (David Ludlum)

1869 - A great storm struck New England. The storm reportedly was predicted twelve months in advance by a British officer named Saxby. Heavy rains and high floods plagued all of New England, with strong winds and high tides over New Hampshire and Maine. Canton CT was deluged with 12.35 inches of rain. (David Ludlum)

1969 - Denver, CO, received 9.6 inches of snow. October of that year proved to be the coldest and snowiest of record for Denver, with a total snowfall for the month of 31.2 inches. (Weather Channel)

1986 - Excessive flooding was reported along the Mississippi River and all over the Midwest, from Ohio to the Milk River in Montana. In some places it was the worst flooding of record. (Sandra and TI Richard Sanders - 1987)

1987 - A storm brought record snows to the northeastern U.S. Snowfall totals ranged up to 21 inches at North Springfield VT. It was the earliest snow of record for some locations. The storm claimed 17 lives in central New York State, injured 332 persons, and in Vermont caused seventeen million dollars damage. The six inch snow at Albany NY was their earliest measurable snow in 117 years of records. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data) (The Weather Channel)

1987 - Southern California continued to "shake and bake". An earthquake was reported during the morning, the second in a matter of days, and during the afternoon temperatures soared well above 100 degrees. Highs of 100 degrees at San Francisco, and 108 degrees at Los Angeles and Santa Maria, were October records. San Luis Obispo was the hot spot in the nation with an afternoon high of 111 degrees. (The National Weather Summary).

1988 - Temperatures dipped below freezing in the north central U.S. Five cities in North Dakota and Nebraska reported record low temperatures for the date, including Bismarck ND with a reading of 17 degrees above zero. Low pressure brought snow and sleet to parts of Upper Michigan. (The National Weather Summary)

1989 - Unseasonably cold weather continued in the north central U.S., with freezing temperatures reported across much of the area from eastern North Dakota to Michigan and northwest Ohio. Thirteen cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Saint Cloud MN, which was the cold spot in the nation with a morning low of 19 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)

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