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 •  • Here is today's Weather Discussion: Today will be about like yesterday with sunny skies, above normal temperatures and light to moderate north winds........Monday the jetstream will begin to sink a little further southward and Monday night and early Tuesday a frontal system will move through the Pacific Northwest with the southern end brushing the north end of California.........This will be followed by another system Wednesday........These systems will bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies to the areas north of Redding with a few showers on the north coast and over those areas near the Oregon border.........The areas from Redding southward will be partly sunny to partly cloudy late Monday through Wednesday........Temperatures will cool to near normal by Tuesday and Wednesday.........Strong and gusty southwest to northwest winds will occur Tuesday and then strong and gusty north winds Wednesday.........Thursday and Friday will be sunny with slightly warmer temperatures.........The strong and gusty north to northeast winds will continue through Friday afternoon........Late Friday a cold low pressure area will begin dropping southward from the Gulf of Alaska........This system will be along or over the west coast from Saturday afternoon through Monday........Clouds will increase late Friday and Saturday with precipitation spreading over the area Saturday and continuing through Monday........Snow levels will be 4000 to 5000 feet dropping to 3000 to 3500 feet on Sunday and Monday........Strong south to southwest winds will move into the area Saturday and Sunday............Normal high and low temperatures for this week March 23-March 29 (high/low):...Redding/Red Bluff 67/443, Chico 67/42, Quincy 58/30, Chester 53/27, Susanville 55/30, Grass Valley 59/37, Weaverville 61/321, Mt. Shasta 56/31, Yreka 59/31, Alturas 54/25.****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
Dry

49.2°F Warmer 6.8°F than last hour.
Cool
Currently 49.2, Max: 49.2, Min: 32.1

Feels like:
49°F
Temp rate:
+6.8°F  
24-hrs ago:
46.7°F
24-hr diff:
2.5°FWarmer 2.5°F than yesterday at this time.
Temp: Today Yesterday
High: 49.2°F
10:24am
67.1°F
4:15pm
Low: 32.1°F
5:52am
28.7°F
6:15am
NWS: High Low
Normal: 66.2°F 33.8°F
Record: 89.6°F 21.2°F
Year: 1997 1986
 Calm SSE
0.0
Gust: 0.0
0 Bft - Calm
60-Min Avg: Calm
120-Min Avg: Calm
Max Gust: 1.0 mph 10:08am
Month: 27.9 mph Mar 15
Today: 0.00 in
Yesterday: 0.00 in
Last
Rain:
3/24/2015
1:29 PM
March: 0.51 in
Last 7 Days: 0.12 in
Rain Season:1 15.47 in
Rain Days: 17 in 2015
5 days since last rain.
Barometer ( inHg) Humidity/Dew Point Moon
Barometer: 29.969 inHg Falling 0.02 °F/hr
1-Hr Trend: Falling slowly
3-Hr Trend: Steady
High: 29.999  | Low:  29.913
Humidity: 58 % Decreased 16% since last hour.
Humidex: 46.1°F
Dew Point: 35.0°F Increased 0.6°F since last hour.
Wetbulb: 43.3°F
Waxing Gibbous
Waxing Gibbous, Moon at 10 days in cycle
81%
Illuminated
UV Forecast Last Hour Difference
30 Mar 2015   High   6.3   
31 Mar 2015   Medium   5.4   
1 Apr 2015   Medium   4.9   
Temperature: +6.8
Humidity: -16
Barometer: -0.019
Wind Chill Heating Degree Days Sun
Current: 49.2°F
Today: 32.1°F  at 5:52am
Yesterday: 28.7°F
Last Week: 36.8°F
Record: -9.0°F   13-Jan-2013
Today: 11.7
March: 644.9
2015 to Date: 2239.0
Cooling Degree Days
2015 to Date: 0.0
Daylight: Possible hours of Daylight
12:34
:04 Min
Almanac Snow3 Station All Time Records Fire Risk
Sunrise: 5:52am
Sunset: 6:26pm
Moonrise: 2:25pm
Moonset: 3:20am
Full Moon: 4 April 2015
New Moon: 18:57 UTC 18 April 2015
Current: Moon age: 10 days,13 hours,2 minutes,81%
Today: 0.00 in
Yesterday: 0.00 in
March: 0.00 in
Season Total:2 0.00 in
Snow Depth: 0.00 in
0 snow day in March
0 snow day in all 2015.
Outside Now
Air Density: 1.247 kg/m3
Cloud Height: 7770 ft
HIGHS: LOWS:
99.3°F
01-Jul-2014
-9.0°F
13-Jan-2013
Day Time Records
    81.1 F on: Jul 03 2013   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:99%
Chandler Burning Index
Chandler Burning Index: LOW
Currently:
9.3 at 10:25 AM
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  -   Today's and Tonight's Outlook
Today

Mostly Sunny
Mostly
Sunny
Hi 72 °F
NWS forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Local station forecast: ---
Tonight

Partly Cloudy
Partly
Cloudy
Lo 34 °F
NWS forecast: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. West southwest wind 6 to 11 mph.
 NWS Short Term Weather Forecast
Tonight

Partly Cloudy
Partly
Cloudy
Lo 34 °F
Tuesday

Mostly Sunny
Mostly
Sunny
Hi 57 °F
Tuesday
Night

Mostly Clear
Mostly
Clear
Lo 25 °F
Wednesday

Mostly Sunny
Mostly
Sunny
Hi 54 °F
Wednesday
Night

Slight Chc Showers. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Slight Chc
Showers
Lo 26 °F
Thursday

Mostly Sunny
Mostly
Sunny
Hi 55 °F
Thursday
Night

Mostly Clear
Mostly
Clear
Lo 24 °F
Friday

Sunny
Sunny

Hi 60 °F

NWS Hourly Weather Graph For Chester, CA The Next 48 Hours


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Today's Weather Story

High pressure will continue to bring record or near record warmth to the region today before much cooler weather returns on Tuesday.

Warm weather will continue across the region today, then temperatures will begin to cool in earnest beginning Tuesday!


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Temperatures warming in the eastern U.S. to start the workweek

After a weekend of unseasonably cold temperatures in the eastern U.S., temperatures will rebound this week. High temperatures will be 5 to 15 degrees warmer for most locations on Monday. It will still remain cold enough for some light snow to fall in the northern Great Lakes into northern New England on Monday.

***Moderating temperatures across the eastern U.S.***

***Scattered showers from the Great Lakes to Deep South***

***Rain and mountain snow returning to the Pacific Northwest***

After a very cold start to the day on Sunday across much of the eastern U.S., temperatures are beginning a well-advertised warming trend as we head into the beginning of the work week. The surface high will emerge over the western Atlantic Ocean, allowing for winds to become more southerly from the Gulf of Mexico to the Ohio Valley. High temperatures are expected to return to the 50s and 60s for many areas by Monday.

A weak cold front will be crossing the Midwest states and reaching the East Coast Monday afternoon along with a shortwave trough aloft. This will likely bring some scattered showers from the Deep South to the Ohio Valley and Mid-Atlantic, and most of this activity should be light. Some late-season snow is expected across the northern Great Lakes and over parts of New England with marginally cold temperatures. The temperature change behind this front will be small compared to the last cold front.

A cold front approaching the Pacific Northwest will bring scattered showers and mountain snow back into the forecast for late Monday and into Tuesday. The heaviest precipitation is likely to occur just north of the border into southern British Columbia. Unfortunately, areas to the south in California and Nevada are expected to remain dry where the severe drought is ongoing.

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NOTE: The HPC National Forecast Map above, provides an overview of today’s national weather with an emphasis on certain hazardous and significant weather. It summarizes forecasts from several NCEP Service Centers including the Storm Prediction Center (for severe thunderstorm and tornado outlooks), the National Hurricane Center (for tropical storm and hurricane forecasts), and the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center (for information concerning heavy rainfall, flooding, winter weather, and general weather). With an overlaid frontal forecast, this display serves as a great overview of the weather for the current day! The National Forecast Map is prepared twice daily at the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center.


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Weather History for March 30
 
1823 - A great Northeast storm with hurricane force winds raged from Pennsylvania to Maine. The storm was most severe over New Jersey with high tides, uprooted trees, and heavy snow inland. (David Ludlum)

1899 - A storm which buried Ruby, CO, under 141 inches of snow came to an end. Ruby was an old abandoned mining town on the Elk Mountain Range in the Crested Butte area. (The Weather Channel)

1977 - Hartford, CT, hit 87 degrees to establish a record for the month of March. (The Weather Channel)

1987 - A storm spread heavy snow across the Ohio Valley and Lower Great Lakes Region. Cleveland OH received sixteen inches of snow in 24 hours, their second highest total of record. Winds gusting to 50 mph created 8 to 12 foot waves on Lake Huron. The storm also ushered unseasonably cold air into the south central and southeastern U.S., with nearly one hundred record lows reported in three days. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1988 - A winter-like storm developed in the Central Rockies. Snowfall totals in Utah ranged up to 15 inches at the Brian Head Ski Resort, and winds in Arizona gusted to 59 mph at Show Low. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1989 - Thunderstorms developing along and ahead of a slow moving cold front produced large hail and damaging winds at more than fifty locations across the southeast quarter of the nation, and spawned a tornado which injured eleven persons at Northhampton NC. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1990 - Low pressure produced heavy snow in central Maine and northern New Hampshire, with up to eight inches reported in Maine. A slow moving Pacific storm system produced 18 to 36 inches of snow in the southwestern mountains of Colorado in three days. Heavier snowfall totals included 31 inches at Wolf Creek Pass and 27 inches at the Monarch Ski Area. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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