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 •  • Here is today's Weather Discussion: A low pressure trough and frontal system are now moving onto the coast........Rain and showers will be spreading across the north state today with snow levels above 6000 feet........Gusty south winds will precede this system........The precipitation will end tonight and Tuesday and part of Wednesday will be partly cloudy to partly sunny with near normal temperatures.........Winds will be light Tuesday but will increase from the south Wednesday afternoon.........Tuesday through Friday there will be a low pressure trough to our west and high pressure to our east with the jetstream running across the far north end of the state........As mentioned above Tuesday and early Wednesday will be partly cloudy to partly sunny.........Late Wednesday and Thursday a weak system will move across the north state with light rain or showers and then on Friday a stronger low pressure trough and frontal system will move though bringing light to moderate rain to the entire area........Snow levels could briefly drop to 5500 feet at times but will mostly be above 6000 feet.........Gusty south to southwest winds will occur Thursday and Friday........The precipitation will end Saturday morning........Saturday afternoon and Sunday will be partly to mostly sunny.........Normal high and low temperatures for this week Oct 21-Oct 27 (high/low):...Redding/Red Bluff 74/48, Chico 76/45, Quincy 68/31, Chester 63/30, Susanville 67/35, Grass Valley 69/40, Weaverville 70/33, Mt. Shasta 60/35, Yreka 65/33, Alturas 64/26.****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

38.9°F Warmer 3.9°F than last hour.
Currently 38.9, Max: 41.9, Min: 34.9

Feels like:
Temp rate:
24-hrs ago:
24-hr diff:
-0.9°FColder 0.9°F than yesterday at this time.
Temp: Today Yesterday
High: 41.9°F
Low: 34.9°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: 3.0 mph 12:29am
Month: 17.0 mph Oct 15
Today: 0.00 in
Storm Rain: 0.20 in
Yesterday: 0.20 in
11:06 PM
October: 0.38 in
Last 7 Days: 0.38 in
Rain Season:1 1.95 in
Rain Days: 59 in 2014
2 rain days in October
Barometer ( inHg) Humidity/Dew Point Moon
Barometer: 29.978 inHg Falling 0.02 °F/hr
1-Hr Trend: Falling slowly
3-Hr Trend: Rising
High: 30.006  | Low:  29.744
Humidity: 88 % Increased 2% since last hour.
Humidex: 36.0°F
Dew Point: 35.6°F Increased 4.4°F since last hour.
Wetbulb: 37.6°F
Waning Crescent
Waning Crescent, Moon at 27 days in cycle
UV Forecast Last Hour Difference
21 Oct 2014   Medium   4.1   
22 Oct 2014   Medium   4.2   
23 Oct 2014   Medium   4.1   
Temperature: +3.9
Humidity: + 2
Barometer: -0.023
Wind Chill Heating Degree Days Sun
Current: 38.9°F
Today: 34.9°F  at 8:19am
Yesterday: 31.5°F
Last Week: 44.3°F
Record: -9.0°F   13-Jan-2013
Today: 9.9
October: 278.5
2014 to Date: 3504.2
Cooling Degree Days
2014 to Date: 252.5
Daylight: Possible hours of Daylight
:55 Min
Almanac Snow3 Station All Time Records Fire Risk
Sunrise: 7:22am
Sunset: 6:17pm
Moonrise: 5:09am
Moonset: 4:37pm
Full Moon: 8 October 2014
New Moon: 21:57 UTC 23 October 2014
Current: Moon age: 27 days,10 hours,39 minutes,5%
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 2014.
Outside Now
Air Density: 1.273 kg/m3
Cloud Height: 5274 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:0 ISS:Ok CON:4.2 RCP:99%
Chandler Burning Index
Chandler Burning Index: LOW
-1.7 at 09:40 AM
1 Rain season: July 1st to June 30th.    2 Snow season July 1st to June 30th.    3 Snow manually measured
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 NWS Weather Forecast  -   Today's and Tonight's Outlook

Mostly Sunny
Hi 58 °F
NWS forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. North wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable.
Local station forecast: Partly cloudy and cooler.

Partly Cloudy
Lo 34 °F
NWS forecast: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34. South southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.
 NWS Short Term Weather Forecast

Partly Cloudy
Lo 34 °F

Partly Sunny
Hi 64 °F

Mostly Cloudy
Lo 38 °F

Chance Showers. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%
Hi 59 °F

Chance Rain. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%
Lo 37 °F

Slight Chc Rain. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Slight Chc
Hi 63 °F

Chance Rain
Lo 37 °F

Chance Rain
Hi 53 °F

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Today's Weather Story

A cold front is moving inland today and will track eastward across interior NorCal. This will spread light rain across the valley with light to moderate rain in higher terrain (mainly north of Interstate 80). Rain should reach the I5 corridor between 10 am to noon. After the main frontal band passes, there will be a slight chance of thunderstorm development later this afternoon into evening. Daytime highs will be about 3-10 degrees below normal today with valley temps in the upper 60s to mid 70s and mountain temps warming in the 50s and 60s.

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Heavy rain forecast for Pacific Northwest this week

A cold front moving onshore along the Pacific Northwest and northern California coast will bring heavy rain to the region through the first part of the week. A second cold front expected to move onshore by late Tuesday, bringing additional rain and higher-elevation snow to the region.

***Unsettled weather for the northwestern states***

***Showers and storms for southern Texas and New Mexico***

***Rain for the Northeast U.S. by midweek***

An active weather pattern continues across the northwest corner of the U.S. as a cold front currently near the coast continues to move inland early this week. This will bring down snow levels enough to warrant mention of rain/snow showers for the higher elevations of the central and northern Rockies in the progs. Another cold front will approach the Pacific Northwest by Tuesday night and this is expected to bring more rain and high elevation snow to Washington and Oregon.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely to develop over southern Texas and into New Mexico for the early part of the week. Moisture flowing towards the northwest from the Gulf of Mexico combined with instability aloft will foster the development of mainly afternoon and evening showers and storms.

Things get interesting for New England and upstate New York by Tuesday as a nor'easter develops over the coastal waters of the Atlantic. An upper level disturbance is expected to drop through the Great Lakes into the Northeast, which will result in the development of this storm system. The heaviest rainfall is expected by Tuesday morning for locations primarily northeast of Philadelphia as moisture is advected northward from the Atlantic Ocean. A few inches of rainfall is possible by midweek over New England before the storm departs.

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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 October 21
1934 - A severe windstorm lashed the northern Pacific coast. In Washington State, the storm claimed the lives of 22 persons, and caused 1.7 million dollars damage, mostly to timber. Winds, gusting to 87 mph at North Head WA, produced waves twenty feet high. (David Ludlum)

1957 - The second in a series of unusual October storms hit southern California causing widespread thunderstorms. Santa Maria was drenched with 1.13 inches of rain in two hours. Hail drifted to 18 inches in East Los Angeles. Waterspouts were sighted off Point Mugu and Oceanside. (20th-21st) (The Weather Channel)

1987 - Cold arctic air continued to invade the central U.S. Eleven record lows were reported in the Great Plains Region, including lows of 12 degrees at Valentine NE, and 9 degrees at Aberdeen SD. Temperatures warmed rapidly during the day in the Southern and Central Plains Region. Goodland KS warmed from a morning low of 24 degrees to an afternoon high of 75 degrees. (The National Weather Summary)

1988 - Joan, the last hurricane of the season, neared the coast of Nicaragua packing 125 mph winds. Joan claimed more than 200 lives as she moved over Central America, and total damage approached 1.5 billion dollars. Crossing more than 40 degrees of longitude, Hurricane Joan never strayed even one degree from the 12 degree north parallel. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1989 - Unseasonably cold weather continued to grip the south central and southeastern U.S. Twenty cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Calico AR with a reading of 26 degrees, and Daytona Beach FL with a low of 41 degrees. Squalls in the Great Lakes Region finally came to an end, but not before leaving Marquette MI buried under 12.7 inches of snow, a record 24 hour total for October. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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