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 •  • Here is today's Weather Discussion: High pressure continues along the west coast....However, it will slowly weaken over the next several days as low pressure troughs and frontal systems ride over the top of it........These systems will slowly erode the the high pressure area and push it southward.........This means that each system will be stronger than the previous........Today we will be sunny with continued above normal temperatures with gusty north winds in the north valley.........Thursday afternoon and early Friday a low pressure trough and frontal system will push through the north state........This system will bring partly cloudy skies to our areas with showers and possible thunderstorms on the north coast and across Siskiyou, northern Trinity, and Modoc counties with isolated showers and thunderstorms over Lassen and Plumas counties.........Friday through the weekend the north state will be mostly sunny with a few mid and high clouds........Temperatures will be 3 to 8 degrees above normal........Monday a stronger low pressure trough moves toward the coast........This system will push the high pressure area to the east and south and will move across Northern California late Monday and Tuesday........Clouds will increase Monday with showers and possible thunderstorms late Monday and Tuesday........Snow levels in the heavier showers Tuesday will be 4000 to 4500 feet.........Gusty south winds will occur Monday and early Tuesday...............Normal high and low temperatures for this week April 14-April 20 (high/low):...Redding/Red Bluff 70/47, Chico 73/44, Quincy 64/32, Chester 57/28, Susanville 62/34, Grass Valley 61/39, Weaverville 67/35, Mt. Shasta 59/34, Yreka 64/34 and Alturas 60/30.****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

47.4°F Colder 3.2°F than last hour.
Currently 47.4, Max: 50.4, Min: 47.4

Feels like:
Temp rate:
24-hrs ago:
24-hr diff:
5.3°FWarmer 5.3°F than yesterday at this time.
Temp: Today Yesterday
High: 50.4°F
Low: 47.4°F
NWS: High Low
Normal: 66.2°F 33.8°F
Record: 89.6°F 21.2°F
Year: 1997 1986
 Calm N
Gust: 0.0
0 Bft - Calm
60-Min Avg: Calm
120-Min Avg: Calm
Max Gust: 0.0 mph 7:28am
Month: 13.0 mph Apr 13
Today: 0.00 in
Yesterday: 0.00 in
2:55 PM
April: 0.29 in
Last 7 Days: 0.00 in
Rain Season:1 10.47 in
Rain Days: 35 in 2014
12 days since last rain.
Barometer ( inHg) Humidity/Dew Point Moon
Barometer: 29.682 inHg Falling 0.02 °F/hr
1-Hr Trend: Falling slowly
3-Hr Trend: Falling
High: 29.712  | Low:  29.673
Humidity: 56 % Increased 8% since last hour.
Humidex: 43.6°F
Dew Point: 32.5°F Increased 0.9°F since last hour.
Wetbulb: 41.4°F
Waning Gibbous
Waning Gibbous, Moon at 16 days in cycle
UV Forecast Last Hour Difference
17 Apr 2014   High   6.4   
18 Apr 2014   High   6.7   
19 Apr 2014   High   7.0   
Temperature: -3.2
Humidity: + 8
Barometer: -0.019
Wind Chill Heating Degree Days Sun
Current: 47.4°F
Today: 47.4°F  at 12:49am
Yesterday: 35.5°F
Last Week: 28.3°F
Record: -9.0°F   13-Jan-2013
Today: 0.5
April: 326.6
2014 to Date: 2332.9
Cooling Degree Days
2014 to Date: 0.0
Daylight: Possible hours of Daylight
:05 Min
Almanac Snow3 Station All Time Records Fire Risk
Sunrise: 6:23am
Sunset: 7:44pm
Moonrise: 9:36pm
Moonset: 7:59am
Full Moon: 15 April 2014
New Moon: 06:15 UTC 29 April 2014
Current: Moon age: 16 days,19 hours,17 minutes,95%
Today: 0.00 in
Yesterday: 0.00 in
April: 0.00 in
Season Total:2 0.00 in
Snow Depth: 0.00 in
0 snow day in April
0 snow day in all 2014.
Outside Now
Air Density: 1.240 kg/m3
Cloud Height: 7946 ft
Day Time Records
    81.1 F on: Jul 03 2013   13.1F on: Jan 13 2013
Night Time Records
  70.9F on: Jul 25 2010 1.6F on: Jan 13 2013
ICN:1 ISS:Ok CON:4.2 RCP:100%
Chandler Burning Index
Chandler Burning Index: LOW
10.7 at 00:50 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  -   's and 's Outlook

Mostly Clear
Lo 31 °F
NWS forecast:
Local station forecast: Mostly cloudy and cooler. precipitation possible within 12 hours, possibly heavy at times. windy.

Mostly Sunny
Hi 72 °F
NWS forecast:
 NWS Short Term Weather Forecast

Mostly Sunny
Hi 72 °F

Chance Showers. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%
Lo 35 °F

Slight Chc T-Storms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Slight Chc
Hi 67 °F

Partly Cloudy
Lo 31 °F

Mostly Sunny
Hi 68 °F

Mostly Clear
Lo 31 °F

Mostly Sunny
Hi 70 °F

Mostly Cloudy
Lo 30 °F

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Today's Weather Story

Another warm, sunny and breezy day for interior northern California. Check out the graphical weather forecast for your area. The strongest wind gusts are expected to occur between 10 AM and 2 PM today. The arrows indicate the direction from which the wind will be blowing (from the north). The legends are to the left of each graphic.

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Heavy snow forecast for parts of Upper Midwest and western Great Lakes

A cold air mass behind a cold front will bring below-normal temperatures across much of the eastern and northern U.S. on Wednesday and allow for snow, heavy at times, to develop across parts of the Upper Midwest and western Great Lakes, mainly from central Minnesota to northern Michigan. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories are in effect across the region.

***Unseasonably cold across the central and eastern U.S.***

***Round of snow for the Upper Midwest and northern Michigan***

***More rain and snow showers returning to the West***

After several days of very warm temperatures by mid-April standards, a much colder air mass has settled into the central and eastern U.S. behind a strong cold front. After a frosty and record cold morning across many areas from the Deep South to the Northeast, a chilly day on Wednesday can be expected as the surface high from Canada settles in, under mostly sunny skies. Another cold night is expected on Wednesday night for the East Coast, but it may be a few degrees warmer than this morning's low temperatures.

With the next storm system passing over the central and northern Rocky Mountains into the central U.S. on Wednesday, light to occasionally moderate snow is expected from central Minnesota to northern Michigan. As this system lifts northeastward into Canada, it is expected to weaken and produce less precipitation along the trailing cold front. Across the Pacific Northwest, conditions will be somewhat unsettled with moist onshore flow resulting in occasional rain and mountain snow showers. Temperatures along the West Coast should be close to seasonal average for the middle of the week. For the Florida peninsula, expect isolated showers with the easterly flow off the Atlantic.

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 April 17
1922 - A family of at least six tornadoes caused death and destruction along parts of a 210 mile path from north of Ogden IL to Allen County OH, killing sixteen persons. A post card, picked up in Madison County IN, was found 124 miles away near Mount Cory OH. (The Weather Channel)

1953 - One of the few severe hailstorms accompanied by snow, sleet, glaze, and rain, pelted parts of Kay, Osage, Creek, Tulsa, Washington, and Rogers Counties in northeastern Oklahoma late in the day. Nearly 10,000 insurance claims were filed. (The Weather Channel)

1965 - The Mississippi River reached a flood crest at Saint Paul MN four feet higher than any previous mark. During the next two weeks record levels were reached along the Mississippi between Saint Paul and Hannibal MO. Flooding caused more than 100 million dollars damage, but timely warnings kept the death toll down to just twelve persons. (David Ludlum)

1987 - Twenty-two cities in the central U.S. reported new record high temperatures for the date. Temperatures warmed into the 70s and 80s from the High Plains Region to the Mississippi Valley, with readings in the low 90s reported in the Southern Plains Region. Tulsa OK hit 92 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)

1988 - Heavy snow blanketed northern Arizona. Snowfall totals ranged up to 16 inches at Pinetop, with 10 inches reported at Flagstaff. Afternoon thunderstorms spawned a couple of tornadoes in Idaho. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1989 - Arctic cold invaded the north central U.S. Missoula MT was blanketed with four inches of snow, and Glasgow MT reported a record cold morning low of 14 degrees above zero. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

1990 - High winds in northern Utah, gusting to 90 mph in Weber County, blew a trampoline through a living room window, and strong winds associated with a cold front crossing the Middle Atlantic Coast Region gusted to 75 mph in the Chesapeake Bay area of Virginia. Unseasonably cold weather prevailed in the north central U.S. Valentine NE was the cold spot in the nation with a record low of 10 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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