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 •  • Here is today's Weather Discussion: High pressure is along and over the west coast........Today and Thursday will be sunny with fog and low clouds at the coast........Temperatures will be about like yesterday or slightly warmer and winds will be light.......Well any hope of Marie providing some much need to moisture to California continues to fade.........The hurricane is moving northwestward but it now looks like it will turn more westward as it gets farther northward........The high pressure ridge will begin to weaken Friday as a low pressure trough approaches western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.........This system will move inland to our north Saturday and Sunday..........There will be a few clouds over the north end of the state Friday and Saturday.........Temperatures will cool a few degrees Friday and then Saturday and Sunday they will be 4 to 8 degrees below normal.........Gusty southwest winds will occur in the afternoons Friday and Saturday with gusts 25 to 35 mph over the northeast corner of the state.........The low will be to our east Monday and high pressure will be rebuilding off the coast........Next week looks sunny with temperatures normal to a couple of degrees above..........Normal high and low temperatures for this week Aug 25-Sept 1 (high/low):...Redding/Red Bluff 96/62, Chico 93/57, Quincy 86/40, Chester 82/41, Susanville 85/47, Grass Valley 86/54, Weaverville 91/46, Mt. Shasta 82/47, Yreka 87/49, Alturas 84/40.****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
 -  haze, Dry

73.7°F Colder 4.1°F than last hour.
Currently 73.7, Max: 86.3, Min: 47.6

Feels like:
Temp rate:
24-hrs ago:
24-hr diff:
-1.2°FColder 1.2°F than yesterday at this time.
Temp: Today Yesterday
High: 86.3°F
Low: 47.6°F
NWS: High Low
Normal: 66.2°F 33.8°F
Record: 89.6°F 21.2°F
Year: 1997 1986
 Calm SW
Gust: 0.0
0 Bft - Calm
60-Min Avg: Calm
120-Min Avg: Calm
Max Gust: 7.0 mph 3:58pm
Month: 16.0 mph Aug 1
Today: 0.00 in
Yesterday: 0.00 in
2:45 AM
August: 0.74 in
Last 7 Days: 0.00 in
Rain Season:1 1.12 in
Rain Days: 54 in 2014
21 days since last rain.
Barometer ( inHg) Humidity/Dew Point Moon
Barometer: 29.740 inHg Falling 0.03 °F/hr
1-Hr Trend: Falling slowly
3-Hr Trend: Steady
High: 29.921  | Low:  29.728
Humidity: 30 % Increased 2% since last hour.
Humidex: 72.2°F
Dew Point: 40.3°F Decreased 1.9°F since last hour.
Wetbulb: 57.0°F
Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent, Moon at 3 days in cycle
UV Forecast Last Hour Difference
29 Aug 2014   Very High   8.2   
30 Aug 2014   High   7.7   
31 Aug 2014   High   7.9   
Temperature: -4.1
Humidity: + 2
Barometer: -0.025
Heat Index Cooling Degree Days Sun
Current: 76.6°F
Today: 83.1°F  4:24pm
Yesterday: 84.7°F
Last Week: 84.7°F
Record: 94.5°F   19-Jul-2014
Today: 0.1
August: 29.4
2014 to Date: 244.6
Heating Degree Days
2014 to Date: 3070.7
Daylight: Possible hours of Daylight
:54 Min
Almanac Snow3 Station All Time Records Fire Risk
Sunrise: 6:29am
Sunset: 7:42pm
Moonrise: 10:24am
Moonset: 9:05pm
Full Moon: 9 September 2014
New Moon: 06:14 UTC 24 September 2014
Current: Moon age: 3 days,4 hours,59 minutes,11%
Today: 0.00 in
Yesterday: 0.00 in
August: 0.00 in
Season Total:2 0.00 in
Snow Depth: 0.00 in
0 snow day in August
0 snow day in all 2014.
Outside Now
Air Density: 1.180 kg/m3
Cloud Height: 12169 ft
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:1 ISS:Ok CON:4.2 RCP:98%
Chandler Burning Index
Chandler Burning Index: MODERATE
58.8 at 8:20 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 Friday's Outlook

Mostly Clear
Lo 48 °F
NWS forecast: Mostly clear, with a low around 48. West northwest wind 5 to 9 mph.
Local station forecast: Mostly cloudy and cooler. windy

Mostly Sunny
Hi 85 °F
NWS forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Light and variable wind becoming southwest 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon.
 NWS Short Term Weather Forecast

Mostly Sunny
Hi 85 °F

Partly Cloudy
Lo 47 °F

Mostly Sunny
Hi 82 °F

Mostly Clear
Lo 45 °F


Hi 83 °F

Mostly Clear
Lo 45 °F


Hi 84 °F

Mostly Clear
Lo 46 °F

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Today's Weather Story

Warm and dry conditions are expected for much of the next 5 days. A bit of moisture from a weakening Hurricane Marie may move over NorCal this Friday and Saturday, but should amount to little except some cloud cover and perhaps a few mountain sprinkles. Enjoy and be safe this holiday weekend!

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Severe weather possible for parts of central Plains

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon and evening across portions of the central Plains, from northeastern Colorado into portions of southwestern Nebraska and northwestern Kansas. Large hail, damaging straight-line winds will be the main threats, though a couple of tornadoes are possible, as well.

...The flash flood threat continues for portions of the Central Plains through Thursday morning, and moves into the Midwestern states by Thursday afternoon...

...A slight risk for severe thunderstorms is possible for parts of Nebraska and Kansas on Wednesday...

Tropical moisture lifting into the Four Corners region of the Country will interact with an area of upper level energy advancing eastward across the Central Rockies. This is expected to continue to produce an expansive area of showers and thunderstorms from the Central/Southern Rockies to the Midwest on Wednesday and Thursday. The heaviest and most organized of the convective activity is expected to ride along a nearly stationary surface boundary stretched across the Central Plains and Middle Mississippi Valley. For Wednesday into Thursday, WPC has highlighted a slight risk for flash flooding across much of central and eastern Nebraska into western Iowa. In addition, SPC has also highlighted a slight risk for severe weather for southern Nebraska and Northwest Kansas. As the energy aloft ejects into the Central Plains on Thursday, and the surface front lifts slowly northward, the heavy rain and flash flood threat will move into the Middle Mississippi Valley and portions of the Upper Midwest.

Meanwhile, the eastern portion of the this boundary will move east and southward as a cold front across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Ohio Valley on Wednesday. This should produce scattered showers and storms along the front, but given the lack of upper level support, the activity should remain fairly light and mainly driven by diurnal heating. Down south, weak energy moving westward into coastal Texas will bring showers and storms to portions of the Western Gulf Coast region throughout the forecast period. While the heaviest of the rain is expected to remain offshore, a few scattered showers or thunderstorms will likely make it onshore to coastal regions of Texas and Louisiana.

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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 August 28
1898 - Torrents of rain accompanied by a furious wind upset the rain gage at Fort Mohave AZ. However, water in a wash tub set out on the mesa, clear of everything, measured eight inches after the 45 minute storm. (The Weather Channel)

1911 - Saint George, GA, was deluged with 18.00 inches of rain in 24 hours to establish a state record. (The Weather Channel)

1959 - Lieutenant Colonel William Rankin bailed out of his plane at a height of 46,000 feet into a violent thunderstorm, and lived to write about the 45 minute journey (which normally would have been a thirteen minute descent). He described it as one of the most bizarre and painful experiences imaginable. (The Weather Channel)

1971 - Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Doria caused devastating floods in central and northeast New Jersey resulting in 138 million dollars damage. In southeastern Pennsylvania, high winds downed trees and power lines, and in New York City, heavy rains flooded streets and subways. (David Ludlum)

1986 - The temperature at Apalachicola, FL, dipped to 62 degrees to shatter their previous August record by four degrees, having tied their August record high of 99 degrees on the 2nd of the month. (The Weather Channel)

1987 - Severe thunderstorms broke the heat in the southeastern U.S. and the Gulf Coast Region, but not before seven cities reported record high temperatures for the date. The severe thunderstorms produced wind gusts to 80 mph downing large trees around Horse Shoe NC, and pelted southeastern Meridian MS with hail two inches in diameter. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1988 - Tropical Storm Chris spawned a tornado near Manning, SC, which killed one person, and spawned three tornadoes in North Carolina. Chris produced one to two foot tides, and three to six inch rains, over coastal South Carolina. Severe thunderstorms in New York State and Vermont, developing ahead of a cold front, spawned a tornado which killed one person at Hector NY, produced tennis ball size hail at Brandon VT, and produced wind gusts to 80 mph at Lyndonville VT. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1989 - Early morning thunderstorms in Nebraska produced 4.50 inches of rain around McCook, and 4.65 inches near Auburn and Brownville. Showers in Montana pushed the rainfall total for the month at Havre past the previous August record of 3.90 inches. (The National Weather Summary)

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