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 •  • Here is today's Weather Discussion: A Strong high pressure is back along the west coast........Today through most of Sunday Northern California will be mostly clear with well above normal temperatures.......Gusty north winds will occur in some areas........Late Sunday the high pressure ridge will weaken as a low pressure trough and frontal system will move into the Pacific Northwest with the southern end brushing Northern California........This system will bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies to the north state late Sunday through early Tuesday with showers possible along the north coast and over the areas near the Oregon border.......Snow levels will be 6000 feet or higher........Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday skies will be partly cloudy to partly sunny with above normal temperatures and light winds........Late Wednesday and Thursday the high pressure ridge will weaken and shift a little eastward as a low pressure trough nears the coast........This will be a stronger storm system and will bring rain to the coast, coastal mountains, and areas north of Redding with a chance of showers elsewhere..........Normal High and Low Temperatures for this week Jan 26-Feb 1 (High/Low):...Redding/Red Bluff 57/37, Chico 57/37, Quincy 47/24, Chester 42/20, Susanville 42/21, Grass Valley 53/31, Weaverville 49/28, Mt. Shasta 44/26, Yreka 46/23, Alturas 43/16.****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

38.3°F Colder 2.5°F than last hour.
Cold
Currently 38.3, Max: 56.2, Min: 29.3

Feels like:
38°F
Temp rate:
-2.5°F  
24-hrs ago:
36.2°F
24-hr diff:
2.1°FWarmer 2.1°F than yesterday at this time.
Temp: Today Yesterday
High: 56.2°F
12:42pm
54.8°F
12:54pm
Low: 29.3°F
4:18am
29.7°F
5:13am
NWS: High Low
Normal: 66.2°F 33.8°F
Record: 89.6°F 21.2°F
Year: 1997 1986
 Calm NNW
0.0
Gust: 0.0
0 Bft - Calm
60-Min Avg: Calm
120-Min Avg: Calm
Max Gust: 13.0 mph 10:10am
Month: 14.0 mph Jan 21
Today: 0.00 in
Yesterday: 0.00 in
Last
Rain:
1/18/2015
5:28 PM
January: 0.11 in
Last 7 Days: 0.00 in
Rain Season:1 11.93 in
Rain Days: 3 in 2015
11 days since last rain.
Barometer ( inHg) Humidity/Dew Point Moon
Barometer: 29.945 inHg Rising 0.02 °F/hr
1-Hr Trend: Steady
3-Hr Trend: Steady
High: 30.015  | Low:  29.833
Humidity: 39 % Increased 5% since last hour.
Humidex: 31.4°F
Dew Point: 15.5°F Increased 0.8°F since last hour.
Wetbulb: 31.2°F
Waxing Gibbous
Waxing Gibbous, Moon at 11 days in cycle
88%
Illuminated
UV Forecast Last Hour Difference
31 Jan 2015   Low   2.2   
1 Feb 2015   Low   2.2   
2 Feb 2015   Low   2.3   
Temperature: -2.5
Humidity: + 5
Barometer: +0.018
Wind Chill Heating Degree Days Sun
Current: 38.3°F
Today: 29.3°F  at 4:18am
Yesterday: 29.7°F
Last Week: 32.9°F
Record: -9.0°F   13-Jan-2013
Today: 27.2
January: 867.9
2015 to Date: 867.9
Cooling Degree Days
2015 to Date: 0.0
Daylight: Possible hours of Daylight
10:05
:03 Min
Almanac Snow3 Station All Time Records Fire Risk
Sunrise: 7:15am
Sunset: 5:20pm
Moonrise: 2:57pm
Moonset: 4:40am
Full Moon: 3 February 2015
New Moon: 23:48 UTC 18 February 2015
Current: Moon age: 11 days,9 hours,16 minutes,88%
Today: 0.00 in
Yesterday: 0.00 in
January: 0.00 in
Season Total:2 0.00 in
Snow Depth: 0.00 in
0 snow day in January
0 snow day in all 2015.
Outside Now
Air Density: 1.275 kg/m3
Cloud Height: 9755 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:1 ISS:Ok CON:4.2 RCP:98%
Chandler Burning Index
Chandler Burning Index: LOW
Currently:
30.5 at 10:55 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  -   Overnight's and Saturday's Outlook
Overnight

Mostly Clear
Mostly
Clear
Lo 29 °F
NWS forecast: Mostly clear, with a low around 29. Northeast wind 9 to 11 mph.
Local station forecast: Increasing clouds with little temp. change.
Saturday

Sunny
Sunny

Hi 59 °F
NWS forecast: Sunny, with a high near 59. East northeast wind around 9 mph.
 NWS Short Term Weather Forecast
Saturday

Sunny
Sunny

Hi 59 °F
Saturday
Night

Mostly Clear
Mostly
Clear
Lo 26 °F
Sunday

Partly Sunny
Partly
Sunny
Hi 57 °F
Sunday
Night

Mostly Cloudy
Mostly
Cloudy
Lo 29 °F
Monday

Slight Chc Rain. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Slight Chc
Rain
Hi 57 °F
Monday
Night

Mostly Cloudy
Mostly
Cloudy
Lo 30 °F
Tuesday

Partly Sunny
Partly
Sunny
Hi 54 °F
Tuesday
Night

Slight Chc Showers
Slight Chc
Showers
Lo 31 °F

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


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Today's Weather Story

High pressure will bring above normal temperatures over the weekend. Some high temperature records may be set on Saturday. Sunday will be a little cooler due to some cloud cover. The system bringing the clouds may produce a little rain over the far north state Monday and early Tuesday. A change in the weather pattern looks possible at the end of next week which could bring more significant precipitation. Stay Tuned.


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Winter weather returns to New England, wet weather in Southwest

A fast-moving clipper system will bring snow across much of New England on Friday. The heaviest snow is expected across Maine, New Hampshire and eastern Massachusetts. Snowfall totals will be much less than what the nor'easter earlier this week brought, with less than six inches forecast for most areas. Meanwhile, wet weather will prevail across parts of the Southwest into the weekend.

***Snow for the Great Lakes and into New England***

***Much colder weather arriving to the Great Plains states***

***Developing low pressure system over the central U.S.***

A quick-moving disturbance across the Northeast U.S. is producing light to moderate snow from Pennsylvania to Maine. Once the surface low emerges over the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, intensification is forecast to occur and this will likely result in a heavier band of snow developing over Maine, New Hampshire, and eastern Massachusetts. This event will be considerably weaker than its monster predecessor a few days ago, with most locations getting less than six inches of snow. The exception will likely be over Maine, where greater snowfall amounts are possible.

After widespread high temperatures in the 70s and even low 80s over the central and southern Plains earlier this week, much cooler temperatures have arrived as a strong surface high slides down from Canada behind a cold front and expands over much of the Central U.S. to close out the work week. Highs will be closer to average for this time of year, along with gusty winds.

Conditions will become increasingly wet over the Southwest and southern Plains for the next few days while an elongated shortwave trough moves over northern Mexico and strong low-level winds advect increasing Pacific moisture to these areas. This moisture will fuel widespread moderate to locally heavy precipitation, with the greatest amounts expected for Arizona and New Mexico on Friday. Accumulating snow is expected for the higher elevations of Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico, and a mix of rain and snow for the higher elevations of Arizona. By the weekend, snow is expected to emerge over the Midwest states as the surface low develops over the central Plains, and rain farther to the south.

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Weather History for January 30
 
1936 - Birmingham, AL, established a single storm record and 24 hour record with 11 inches of snow. (29th-30th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

1977 - The great "Buffalo Blizzard" finally abated after three days. The storm added a foot of new snow to 33 inches already on the ground. Winds gusting to 75 mph reduced visibilities to near zero, produced snow drifts twenty-five feet high, and kept wind chill readings 50 degrees below zero. The blizzard paralyzed the city, and caused 250 million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)

1987 - A winter storm brought more heavy snow to the North Atlantic Coast Region, with 13.6 inches reported at Hiram ME. January proved to be the snowiest of record for much of Massachusetts. Worcester MA reported an all-time monthly record of 46.8 inches of snow. (National Weather Summary)

1988 - Strong southerly winds, gusting to 53 mph at Kansas City MO, spread warm air into the central U.S. Nineteen cities reported record high temperatures for the date. Snow and strong northwest winds ushered cold arctic air into the north central states. The temperature at Cutbank plunged from 54 degrees to a morning low of 7 degrees below zero. (National Weather Summary)

1989 - The temperature at McGrath, AK, dipped to 62 degrees below zero, and Fairbanks reported a reading of 51 degrees below zero, with unofficial readings in the area as cold as 75 degrees below zero. The massive dome of bitterly cold air began to slide down western Canada toward the north central U.S. Strong southwest winds ahead of the arctic front pushed the temperature at Great Falls MT to 62 degrees, and gusted to 124 mph at Choteau MT, overturning trucks and mobile homes, and a dozen empty railroad cars. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1990 - A major winter storm produced heavy snow from Indiana to New England. It was the biggest storm in two and a half years for eastern New York State. Snowfall totals in the mountains of Maine ranged up to 20 inches at Guilford and Lovell. Other heavy snowfall totals included 17 inches at Utica NY, and 19 inches at Bethel VT, Ludlow VT, and New London NH. The storm claimed three lives in eastern New York State, and four lives in Vermont. (National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

2005 - A significant ice storm struck parts of northern Georgia on the 30th-31st. Ice accretion was as great as 2 inches in Monroe county, located southeast of Atlanta. Power outages in the area at the height of the storm affected nearly 320,000 homes and businesses.

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