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 •  • ******STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS ACROSS INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TODAY.******AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT WILL CAUSE STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS IN MUCH OF THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY TODAY WITH STRONGEST WINDS OVER MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN.......WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN TODAY AS THE LOW APPROACHES AND THEN WEAKEN IN THE EVENING.*****HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR EASTERN SHASTA COUNTY AND HIGHER SIERRA...WHICH INCLUDE:SHASTA LAKE AREA / NORTHERN SHASTA COUNTY- NORTHEAST FOOTHILLS/SACRAMENTO VALLEY- WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PARADISE...CHESTER...QUINCY.******WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING ACROSS FOOTHILLS AND WESTERN SHASTA COUNTY.******THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING.******* WINDS: SOUTH 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS 40 TO 50 MPH FOR THE LOWER ELEVATIONS WITH GUSTS 50 TO 80 MPH OVER HIGHER ELEVATIONS.......* TIMING: THROUGH 11 PM PDT... ....* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: LOWERS ELEVATIONS INCLUDING PARADISE.... ...* IMPACTS: POTENTIAL LOCALIZED POWER OUTAGES DUE TO DOWNED TREES... LIMBS... OR POWER POLES.......RESIDENTS SHOULD SECURE LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS.......TAKE EXTRA CAUTION WHILE DRIVING AS ROADS WILL BE SLICK FROM RAIN IN ADDITION TO THE WIND IMPACTS.... ...DRIVING WILL BE ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.......* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SACRAMENTO/HAZARDS.******PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.......USE EXTRA CAUTION........A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.......SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.**********STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS ACROSS INTERIOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TODAY.******AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT WILL CAUSE STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS IN MUCH OF THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY TODAY WITH STRONGEST WINDS OVER MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN.......WINDS WILL STRENGTHEN TODAY AS THE LOW APPROACHES AND THEN WEAKEN IN THE EVENING.******HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING FOR EASTERN SHASTA COUNTY AND HIGHER SIERRA.******WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING ACROSS FOOTHILLS AND WESTERN SHASTA COUNTY.******WHICH INCLUDE: SHASTA LAKE AREA / NORTHERN SHASTA COUNTY- NORTHEAST FOOTHILLS/SACRAMENTO VALLEY- WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PARADISE...CHESTER...QUINCY******THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM PDT THIS EVENING.****** WINDS: SOUTH 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS 40 TO 50 MPH FOR THE LOWER ELEVATIONS WITH GUSTS 50 TO 80 MPH OVER HIGHER ELEVATIONS......* TIMING: THROUGH 11 PM PDT.......* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: LOWERS ELEVATIONS INCLUDING PARADISE... ...* IMPACTS: POTENTIAL LOCALIZED POWER OUTAGES DUE TO DOWNED TREES... LIMBS... OR POWER POLES.......RESIDENTS SHOULD SECURE LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS. TAKE EXTRA CAUTION WHILE DRIVING AS ROADS WILL BE SLICK FROM RAIN IN ADDITION TO THE WIND IMPACTS... ...DRIVING WILL BE ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.......* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/SACRAMENTO/HAZARDS******PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.......USE EXTRA CAUTION.******A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING.......SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.*********Here is today's Weather Discussion: The north state will have a brief break between systems today.......There will still be some clouds and a few showers over the northwest corner of the state, but the rest of the area will be partly to mostly sunny and warmer........This morning's satellite picture shows a well defined low pressure area to our west........This system is moving eastward and clouds from it will reach the north state later this afternoon.......Rain will spread over the area tonight and continue through Saturday........All areas of the north state will receive light to moderate precipitation with snow levels 6000 feet or higher........Strong gusty south winds will move into Northern California tonight ahead of the storm.........These winds will continue through midday Saturday with gusts 35 to 40 mph in the valley and 45 to 55 mph over the higher elevations........The rain will end Sunday morning with decreasing clouds during the day.......Monday should be partly to mostly sunny with temperatures slightly below normal and light winds.......Late Monday another frontal system approaches the coast and will move inland Tuesday....However, the jetstream will have shifted back to the north........Tuesday we will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light rain along the coast and across the far north end of the state........Wednesday we will be back to partly cloudy to partly sunny with temperatures near normal........Thursday another weak storm system will move across the north end of the state.............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
overcast, Stopped raining
Stopped raining

48.8°F Warmer 1.7°F than last hour.
Cool
Currently 48.8, Max: 55.0, Min: 41.8

Feels like:
49°F
Temp rate:
+1.7°F  
24-hrs ago:
44.3°F
24-hr diff:
4.5°FWarmer 4.5°F than yesterday at this time.
Temp: Today Yesterday
High: 55.0°F
2:57am
68.1°F
1:45pm
Low: 41.8°F
12:00am
34.3°F
7:57am
NWS: High Low
Normal: 66.2°F 33.8°F
Record: 89.6°F 21.2°F
Year: 1997 1986
 Calm SW
0.0
Gust: 0.0
0 Bft - Calm
60-Min Avg: Calm
120-Min Avg: Calm
Max Gust: 21.0 mph 3:15am
Month: 20.0 mph Oct 25
Today: 0.20 in
Rate (/hr): 0.02 in
Storm Rain: 0.20 in
Yesterday: 0.00 in
October: 0.64 in
Last 7 Days: 0.26 in
Rain Season:1 2.21 in
Rain Days: 60 in 2014
4 rain days in October
Barometer ( inHg) Humidity/Dew Point Moon
Barometer: 29.839 inHg Rising 0.04 °F/hr
1-Hr Trend: Rising
3-Hr Trend: Rising
High: 29.839  | Low:  29.553
Humidity: 77 % Decreased 4% since last hour.
Humidex: 47.8°F
Dew Point: 41.9°F Increased 0.3°F since last hour.
Wetbulb: 45.7°F
Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent, Moon at 2 days in cycle
6%
Illuminated
UV Forecast Last Hour Difference
26 Oct 2014   Medium   3.5   
27 Oct 2014   Medium   4.1   
28 Oct 2014   Medium   4.2   
Temperature: +1.7
Humidity: -4
Barometer: +0.036
Wind Chill Heating Degree Days Sun
Current: 48.8°F
Today: 39.8°F  at 10:24am
Yesterday: 34.3°F
Last Week: 40.3°F
Record: -9.0°F   13-Jan-2013
Today: 15.4
October: 360.0
2014 to Date: 3585.7
Cooling Degree Days
2014 to Date: 252.5
Daylight: Possible hours of Daylight
11:43
:53 Min
Almanac Snow3 Station All Time Records Fire Risk
Sunrise: 6:27am
Sunset: 6:10pm
Moonrise: 9:10am
Moonset: 7:32pm
Full Moon: 6 November 2014
New Moon: 12:33 UTC 22 November 2014
Current: Moon age: 2 days,6 hours,10 minutes,6%
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: 1.242 kg/m3
Cloud Height: 6108 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:0.0 RCP:98%
Chandler Burning Index
Chandler Burning Index: LOW
Currently:
0.6 at 10:05 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  -   Tonight's and Sunday's Outlook
Tonight

Showers. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%
Showers

Lo 32 °F
NWS forecast: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 11pm, then showers likely. Low around 32. Southwest wind 9 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Local station forecast: Partly cloudy and cooler.
Sunday

Slight Chc Showers. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Slight Chc
Showers
Hi 54 °F
NWS forecast: A 20 percent chance of showers before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 54. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the morning.
 NWS Short Term Weather Forecast
Sunday

Slight Chc Showers. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Slight Chc
Showers
Hi 54 °F
Sunday
Night

Mostly Cloudy
Mostly
Cloudy
Lo 27 °F
Monday

Mostly Sunny
Mostly
Sunny
Hi 59 °F
Monday
Night

Partly Cloudy
Partly
Cloudy
Lo 31 °F
Tuesday

Partly Sunny
Partly
Sunny
Hi 65 °F
Tuesday
Night

Slight Chc Rain. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Slight Chc
Rain
Lo 34 °F
Wednesday

Partly Sunny
Partly
Sunny
Hi 67 °F
Wednesday
Night

Partly Cloudy
Partly
Cloudy
Lo 35 °F

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Today's Weather Story

Frontal system moving inland today. Thunderstorms probable over most of NorCal with the strongest in the Sacramento Valley. Motorists & residents should stay alert for changing weather conditions. Strong southerly winds also accompany this storm. Impacts from storm include downed power lines/localized power outages, lightning, hail, isolated tornadoes, moderate to heavy rain, minor flooding, and local slides over burn scars. The effects of the strong wind on trees is enhanced due to the leaves still being on the trees.

California Flood Preparedness Week is October 20-25

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Wet and stormy weather continues across Pacific Northwest

Most of the country will experience tranquil weather this weekend. The exception will be the Pacific Northwest and northern California where a series of storm systems will bring rain, strong winds and thunderstorms through Saturday.

***Unsettled weather continues for the Pacific Northwest***

***Very warm temperatures over the central U.S.***

***Relatively quiet weather pattern elsewhere***

The Pacific Northwest should expect multiple rounds of rain over the next few days as onshore flow and a strong Pacific storm system moves over the region through Saturday evening. The sub-1000mb low is expected to track towards the northeast across Washington state and bring a cold front through the Inter-Mountain West this weekend. Snow levels will drop after its passage, with accumulating snow likely for the higher elevations. Moderate to locally heavy rain is expected near the coast.

Elsewhere across the continental U.S., a building upper level ridge ahead of the Pacific storm system will allow for well-above average temperatures across much of the Plains and Deep South. Widespread highs in the 80s are likely, with a few locations in Texas and Oklahoma reaching 90 degrees, which could easily set some record highs. Dry weather is expected through the weekend.

Over the East Coast, improving conditions are expected for the Northeast U.S. as the nor'easter moves farther away and high pressure build in. Sunny to partly cloudy skies will be enjoyed for most areas through the weekend.

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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 25
 
1921 - A hurricane with 100 mph winds hit Tampa, FL, causing several million dollars damage. (David Ludlum)

1977 - Dutch Harbor in Alaska reported a barometric pressure reading of 27.31 inches (925 millibars) to establish an all-time record for the state. (The Weather Channel)

1981 - A northbound tornado caused two million dollars damage to Bountstown, FL, in less than five minutes. Fortunately no deaths occurred along its six mile path, which was 30 to 100 yards in width. Radar at Apalachicola had no indication of a tornado or severe weather. (The Weather Channel)

1987 - A storm system moving across the Saint Lawrence Valley produced 40 to 50 mph winds east of Lake Ontario. High winds downed some trees around Watertown NY, and produced waves seven feet high between Henderson Harbor and Alexandria Bay. Mason City IA and Waterloo IA tied for honors as cold spot in the nation with record lows for the date of 19 degrees. Severe thunderstorms in Oklahoma and northern Texas produced golf ball size hail and wind gusts to 65 mph. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1988 - Severe thunderstorms erupted over northeastern Texas during the late evening producing softball size hail at Newcastle and Jonesboro. Low pressure over James Bay in Canada continued to produced showers and gale force winds in the Great Lakes Region. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1989 - Low pressure over Nevada produced high winds in the southwestern U.S., and spread heavy snow into Utah. Winds gusted to 63 mph at the Mojave Airport in southern California. Snowfall totals in Utah ranged up to 12 inches at Snowbird, with 11 inches at Alta. "Indian Summer" type weather continued in the central and eastern U.S. Twenty cities in the north central U.S. reported record high temperatures for the date. Highs of 77 degrees at Alpena MI and 81 degrees at Saint Cloud MN were the warmest of record for so late in the season. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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