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 •  • Here is today's Weather Discussion: High pressure still over and along the west coast.........Today will be sunny with above normal temperatures and light to moderate north winds.........Sunday there will be a few clouds from a frontal system passing through the Pacific Northwest..........Temperatures will still be above normal and the north winds will continue........Monday and Tuesday will be partly to mostly sunny with a few mid and high clouds.........Temperatures will be warmer with some areas of the north valley bumping the 80 degree mark.........Wednesday a low pressure trough will move through the area..........This system will bring rain to all of Northern California Wednesday with showers Thursday.........Snow levels start off high but will lower to around 4000 feet by Wednesday afternoon and evening.........The showers will end Thursday night but then another frontal system will bring light precipitation to the north state Friday night and Saturday.........QUESTION: What is your theory as to why our El Nino has been so attenuated insofar as bringing us copious rain?........Has this changed your view as to the predictive utility (of above average rain for N. Cal) for all future strong El Ninos in your book?........Ref question yesterday:...The latest El Nino advisory shows that the current El Nino is near or above record levels........Am I surprised by the way the winter has evolved?........Yes and no, we saw the effects of the El Nino in the fall when the jetstream increased across the Pacific and even though we had a wet Jan the jetstream still was being deflected to the northeast as it reached the coast........In the past 2 very strong El Ninos it has cut across California.........So the Pacific Northwest is wetter than expected and Southern California drier........Why is this happening?.......I am not sure, but I have a feeling that in the years to come we find that the increased melting and refreezing of the Arctic Icecap plays a role in the large scale weather patterns over the western U.S..........I have been retired over 10 years and am not as current in the science as I was.........I still marvel at the changes I have seen.........When I started we didn't have routine access to satellite data and model forecasts went 2 days.........No one had heard of El Nino, PDO,....I still think this rain year we will see 120 to 140 percent of normal.........Past El Ninos seem to have wetter weather the latter part of the winter and spring and this is what the long range models are indicating...........Normal high and low temperatures for Feb 8-Feb 15 (high/low):...Redding 61/39, Chico 60/39, Quincy 51/26, Chester 46/24, Susanville 46/24, Grass Valley 56/34, Weaverville 54/29, Mt. Shasta 49/28, Yreka 50/27, Alturas 46/21.****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

49.5°F Warmer 7.2°F than last hour.
Currently 49.5, Max: 49.5, Min: 26.4

Feels like:
Temp rate:
24-hrs ago:
24-hr diff:
-0.7°FColder 0.7°F than yesterday at this time.
Temp: Today Yesterday
High: 49.5°F
Low: 26.4°F
NWS: High Low
Normal: 66.2°F 33.8°F
Record: 89.6°F 21.2°F
Year: 1997 1986
 Calm SSW
Gust: 0.0
0 Bft - Calm
60-Min Avg: Calm
120-Min Avg: Calm
Max Gust: 0.0 mph 11:08am
Month: 13.0 mph Feb 8
Today: 0.00 in
Yesterday: 0.00 in
12:41 PM
February: 39.59 in
Last 7 Days: 0.00 in
Rain Season:1 2.12 in
Rain Days: 18 in 2016
8 days since last rain.
Barometer ( inHg) Humidity/Dew Point Moon
Barometer: 30.186 inHg Falling 0.07 °F/hr
1-Hr Trend: Falling slowly
3-Hr Trend: Falling rapidly
High: 30.315  | Low:  30.146
Humidity: 57 % Decreased 12% since last hour.
Humidex: 46.4°F
Dew Point: 34.9°F Increased 2.1°F since last hour.
Wetbulb: 43.4°F
Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent, Moon at 5 days in cycle
UV Forecast Last Hour Difference
13 Feb 2016   Low   2.5   
14 Feb 2016   Low   2.9   
15 Feb 2016   Medium   3.5   
Temperature: +7.2
Humidity: -12
Barometer: -0.067
Wind Chill Heating Degree Days Sun
Current: 49.5°F
Today: 26.4°F  at 5:20am
Yesterday: 27.2°F
Last Week: 30.8°F
Record: -9.0°F   13-Jan-2013
Today: 19.8
February: 386.7
2016 to Date: 1384.6
Cooling Degree Days
2016 to Date: 0.0
Daylight: Possible hours of Daylight
:02 Min
Almanac Snow3 Station All Time Records Fire Risk
Sunrise: 7:01am
Sunset: 5:36pm
Moonrise: 10:13am
Moonset: 10:41pm
Full Moon: 22 February 2016
New Moon: 01:55 UTC 9 March 2016
Current: Moon age: 5 days,19 hours,52 minutes,34%
Today: 0.00 in
Yesterday: 0.00 in
February: 0.00 in
Season Total:2 0.00 in
Snow Depth: 2.00 in
0 snow day in February
0 snow day in all 2016.
Outside Now
Air Density: 1.256 kg/m3
Cloud Height: 7875 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
10.1 at 1:05 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  -   This Afternoon's and Tonight's Outlook
This Afternoon: Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Calm wind.
Mostly Sunny

Hi 59 °F
NWS forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Calm wind.
Local station forecast: Increasing clouds and warmer. precipitation possible within 12 to 24 hrs. windy.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Light north wind.
Partly Cloudy

Lo 30 °F
NWS forecast: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Light north wind.
 NWS Short Term Weather Forecast

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. Light north wind.
Partly Cloudy

Lo 30 °F

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 60. Calm wind becoming northeast 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Partly Sunny

Hi 60 °F
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. North northeast wind 5 to 8 mph.
Partly Cloudy

Lo 30 °F
Washington's Birthday: Sunny, with a high near 63. East northeast wind 6 to 10 mph.

Hi 63 °F
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 29.
Mostly Clear

Lo 29 °F

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
Mostly Sunny

Hi 64 °F
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Mostly Cloudy

Lo 32 °F

Wednesday: A chance of rain.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.
Chance Rain

Hi 54 °F

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Today's Weather Story

Very warm temperatures are expected this holiday weekend, peaking Monday through Tuesday. Record high temperatures will be possible during this warm stretch.

Here's an early look at the precipitation for next week's weather system. Certainly not a gullywasher, but should help to start building the mountain snowpack again.

On Monday, we celebrate the birthday of George Washington, our first president, and The Father Our Country! The sculptures of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln (left to right) on Mt. Rushmore represent the first 130 years of the history of the United States. The official holiday name is Washington’s Birthday, even though some refer to it as Presidents’ Day. The holiday was originally celebrated on February 22nd. In 1971, the federal holiday shifted to the third Monday in February by the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. Thus, the holiday falls between February 15th and the 21st. An early draft of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act would have renamed the holiday to "Presidents' Day" to honor the birthdays of both Washington and Lincoln, which explains why the chosen date falls between the two. However, the proposal failed in committee and the bill as voted on and signed into law on June 28, 1968, kept the name Washington's Birthday. Several U.S. states officially refer to the holiday as "Presidents' Day.“

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Severe storms possible in Midwest

Heavy Lake Effect Snow and Bitterly Cold Temperatures

A bitterly cold airmass will settle over much of the central and eastern U.S over the next several days. Well below normal temperatures and cold wind chills will be common. In addition, heavy lake effect snow will be possible especially downwind of Lakes Erie and Ontario, where up to one foot of additional snow is forecast by Sunday morning.

...The coldest air mass of the season expected to impact Eastern U.S. this weekend...

...Mild and dry weather expected for the western states...

The large-scale weather pattern over the continental U.S. through Sunday will be featured with a large scale ridge over the Intermountain West and a trough over the Eastern U.S. The amplified flow will result in mild and mainly dry weather west of the Rockies, and periods of rain for the Pacific Northwest. Warm weather is forecast to continue for the Desert Southwest and California with little in the way of precipitation.

Arctic air will be the big story across the northeastern U.S. through the weekend. An eddy of the polar vortex over Quebec, along with a reinforcing cold front, is expected to bring the coldest weather of this winter season from the Great Lakes to New England. Wind chill warnings and lake effect snow warnings are in effect for these areas, with wind chill readings dropping below -30 degrees by Saturday night. Actual temperatures will also be frigid with highs in the single digits and teens, and subzero lows across much of upstate New York and New England. It will also be quite cold from the Ohio Valley to the Mid-Atlantic region.

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