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 •  • ******A COLD WINTER STORM WILL BRING LOW ELEVATION SNOW.******A WINTER STORM WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION ON TUESDAY.......SNOW LEVELS WILL START OUT BELOW MAJOR SIERRA PASS LEVELS AND RAPIDLY LOWER THROUGHOUT THE DAY........SNOW MAY START FALLING IN THE MOTHERLODE AS EARLY AS THE AFTERNOON.......THE BRUNT OF THE STORM WILL MOVE THROUGH ON TUESDAY AND TUESDAY EVENING WITH SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY CONTINUING TO IMPACT PARTS OF THE MOTHERLODE THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING........SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...12 TO 18 INCHES ALONG THE CREST...6 TO 12 INCHES ABOVE 4000 FEET....2 TO 6 INCHES ABOVE 2000 FEET FOR THE MOTHERLODE WITH...1 TO 4 INCHES EXPECTED FOR THE NORTHEAST FOOTHILLS........LOCALLY SNOW MAY FALL AS LOW AS 1500 FEET.*** ***WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.****** MAIN IMPACT: MAJOR TRAVEL PROBLEMS EXPECTED........ROAD CLOSURES AND DELAYS LIKELY.......DRIVING CONDITIONS NORMALLY SEEN ONLY NEAR PASS LEVELS WILL OCCUR AT MUCH LOWER ELEVATIONS........* CONFIDENCE...HIGH FOR UPPER ELEVATIONS...MEDIUM FOR FOOTHILLS... ...* TIMING...HIGH.......* LOCATIONS...LASSEN PARK SOUTH THROUGH THE WESTERN SLOPES OF THE SIERRA NEVADA.......* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...12 TO 18 INCHES ALONG THE CREST 6 TO 12 INCHES ABOVE 4000 FEET....2 TO 6 INCHES ABOVE 2000 FEET.******PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:...A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.......CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.**********Here is today's Weather Discussion: The cold low pressure area continues to drop southward along the Canadian coast........This system will move across Northern California Tuesday and be over Nevada by Wednesday afternoon........The storm will have limited moisture but will bring a cold airmass into the state.........Clouds will increase later today with rain and showers over the area Tuesday and Tuesday night.........Snow levels will drop to 1500 feet north and 2000 to 2500 feet to south in Plumas and Nevada counties, by Tuesday afternoon........Wednesday the showers will continue over the foothills and mountains with low snow levels.........The valley may still see isolated showers in the morning but by late morning and afternoon will be partly sunny........Gusty southwest to northwest winds are expected Tuesday and Wednesday........Thursday the low will be to our east........There will be clouds and snow flurries along and east of the Sierra Cascade Crest with partly to mostly sunny skies elsewhere........Temperatures will be below normal..........Friday the low will split with part moving east and part of it remaining over Nevada........This is a strange pattern as long as the low stays east of the crest it will have a dry airmass....However, if it wobbles back to the west and near the coast it could pickup moisture.......At this time...Thursday through Saturday look mostly sunny except for a few clouds and snow flurries along the California/Nevada border........Temperatures will continue below normal........Clouds will increase Sunday as low pressure area approaches the coast........Normal high and low temperatures for Nov 16- Nov 23 (high/low):...Redding/Red Bluff 61/40, Chico 62/39, Quincy 53/28, Chester 49/25, Susanville 49/27, Grass Valley 58/35, Weaverville 54/31, Mt. Shasta 50/30, Yreka 52/28, Alturas 50/22.****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
 -  light snow; mist, Dry

31.6°F Colder 1.2°F than last hour.
Uncomfortably Cold
Currently 31.6, Max: 33.8, Min: 23.2

Feels like:
Temp rate:
24-hrs ago:
24-hr diff:
-0.5°FColder 0.5°F than yesterday at this time.
Temp: Today Yesterday
High: 33.8°F
Low: 23.2°F
NWS: High Low
Normal: 66.2°F 33.8°F
Record: 89.6°F 21.2°F
Year: 1997 1986
 Wind from N N
Gust: 0.0
0 Bft - Calm
60-Min Avg: Calm
120-Min Avg: Calm
Max Gust: 10.0 mph 12:34pm
Month: 22.0 mph Nov 15
Today: 0.01 in
Rate (/hr): 0.02 in
Storm Rain: 0.21 in
Yesterday: 0.20 in
November: 1.83 in
Last 7 Days: 0.20 in
Rain Season:1 5.72 in
Rain Days: 68 in 2015
12 rain days in November
Barometer ( inHg) Humidity/Dew Point Moon
Barometer: 29.808 inHg Rising 0.03 °F/hr
1-Hr Trend: Steady
3-Hr Trend: Steady
High: 29.808  | Low:  29.698
Humidity: 63 % Increased 3% since last hour.
Humidex: 25.4°F
Dew Point: 20.4°F  
Wetbulb: 28.1°F
Full Moon
Full Moon, Moon at 14 days in cycle
UV Forecast Last Hour Difference
25 Nov 2015   Low   1.6   
26 Nov 2015   Low   1.6   
27 Nov 2015   Low   1.6   
Temperature: -1.2
Humidity: + 3
Barometer: +0.025
Wind Chill Heating Degree Days Sun
Current: 31.6°F
Today: 23.2°F  at 4:06am
Yesterday: 25.7°F
Last Week: 31.8°F
Record: -9.0°F   13-Jan-2013
Today: 23.7
November: 715.2
2015 to Date: 4763.9
Cooling Degree Days
2015 to Date: 212.2
Daylight: Possible hours of Daylight
:57 Min
Almanac Snow3 Station All Time Records Fire Risk
Sunrise: 7:01am
Sunset: 4:42pm
Moonrise: 4:21pm
Moonset: 6:28am
Full Moon: 25 November 2015
New Moon: 10:30 UTC 11 December 2015
Current: Moon age: 14 days,17 hours,48 minutes,100%
Today: 0.00 in
Yesterday: 0.00 in
November: 0.00 in
Season Total:2 0.00 in
Snow Depth: 0.00 in
0 snow day in November
0 snow day in all 2015.
Outside Now
Air Density: 1.287 kg/m3
Cloud Height: 7085 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:5 ISS:Ok CON:4.2 RCP:94%
Chandler Burning Index
Chandler Burning Index: LOW
4.7 at 2:15 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: A 40 percent chance of snow showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 35. North wind around 6 mph.  Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Chance Snow

Hi 35 °F
NWS forecast: A 40 percent chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 35. North wind around 6 mph. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Local station forecast: Mostly cloudy and cooler. precipitation possible within 12 hours, possibly heavy at times. windy.

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of snow showers.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 15. West northwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable  in the evening.
Slight Chance
Snow Showers

Lo 15 °F
NWS forecast: A 20 percent chance of snow showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 15. West northwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
 NWS Short Term Weather Forecast

Tonight: A 20 percent chance of snow showers.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 15. West northwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable  in the evening.
Slight Chance
Snow Showers

Lo 15 °F
Thanksgiving Day: Mostly sunny, with a high near 34. South southeast wind 5 to 14 mph becoming east northeast in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Mostly Sunny

Hi 34 °F
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 15. East northeast wind around 8 mph.
Partly Cloudy

Lo 15 °F

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. East northeast wind around 8 mph.
Mostly Sunny

Hi 35 °F
Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow showers after 10pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 12.
Slight Chance
Snow Showers

Lo 12 °F

Saturday: A 20 percent chance of snow showers.  Partly sunny, with a high near 36.
Slight Chance
Snow Showers

Hi 36 °F
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 13.
Mostly Cloudy

Lo 13 °F

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 35.
Partly Sunny

Hi 35 °F

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Today's Weather Story

Dry and mild through this afternoon. Weather pattern changes tonight into Thursday as a cold Pacific storm moves into NorCal. The brunt of the storm will be throughout the day Tuesday, especially between 10 am to 6 pm across the Sierra. Showers will taper off on Wednesday, although, there may be some lingering Sierra showers into Thursday. Stay tuned to our @NWSSacramento Twitter feed or NWS Sacramento on Facebook for real time updates during the storm.

Are you prepared for winter driving conditions in the mountains? Winter weather expected this week!

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Severe storms possible in Midwest

Cool start to the workweek across eastern U.S.

The coldest air of the season so far will be affecting many locations across the eastern U.S. on Monday. High temperatures will be as much as 10-15 degrees below normal for locations east of the Mississippi. Meanwhile, temperatures across the western U.S. will be above normal for this time of year.

***Unsettled weather returning to the western U.S.***

***Cold and dry for the eastern U.S.***

A return to a more active weather pattern can be expected for the West Coast and the Intermountain West for the beginning of the week. A strong cold front and pronounced upper level trough will bring noticeably colder temperatures to the Pacific Northwest and northern California by Tuesday morning, and snow levels will drop significantly with widespread accumulating snow for the mountain ranges. Gusty winds can also be expected near the Coast as the pressure gradient increases.

For the eastern U.S., the coldest air of the season for many locations has arrived after a strong cold front cleared the coast on Sunday morning. Highs on Monday are not expected to reach 50 degrees for the Mid-Atlantic region and the Northeast, and widespread sub-freezing lows. Temperatures will moderate closer to seasonal averages by the middle of the week. In addition, some lake effect snow showers are likely downwind of the Great Lakes through Tuesday morning.

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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 November 25
1950 - A great storm hit the Northern and Central Appalachians with snow and high winds. Winds reached hurricane force along eastern slopes of the Appalachians, with gusts to 100 mph at Hartford CT, 110 mph at Concord NH, and 160 mph at Mount Washington NH. Heavy rain also hit the eastern slopes, with eight inches reported at Slide Mountain NY. The western slopes were buried under heavy snow. The storm produced record snowfall totals of 27.7 inches at Pittsburgh PA, and 36.3 inches at Steubenville OH. The snow, and record cold temperatures, resulted in 160 deaths. (25th-26th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

1970 - The temperature at Tallahassee, FL, dipped to 13 degrees, following a high of 40 degrees the previous day. The mercury then reached 67 degrees on the 26th, and highs were in the 70s the rest of the month. (The Weather Channel)

1983 - The Great Thanksgiving Weekend Blizzard hit Denver, CO. The storm produced 21.5 inches of snow in 37 hours, closing Stapleton Airport for 24 hours. The snow and wind closed interstate highways around Denver. Visibility at Limon CO was down to zero for 24 hours. (The Weather Channel)

1987 - An early morning thunderstorm in southeastern Texas produced high winds which rolled a mobile home east of Bay City killing two of the four occupants. Thunderstorms produced locally heavy rains in central and eastern Texas, with nine inches reported at Huntsville, and 8.5 inches at Wimberly. Snow fell across northern and central Lower Michigan, with totals ranging up to nine inches at Cadillac. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1988 - Thunderstorms produced severe weather in Arkansas, eastern Oklahoma and northwest Texas during the day and into the night. Thunderstorms in Texas produced softball size hail at Alba, and wind gusts to 80 mph at Krum. Hail and high winds caused nearly five million dollars damage at Kaufman TX, and strong downburst winds derailed twenty-eight freight cars at Fruitvale TX. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

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