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 •  • Here is today's Weather Discussion: The large high pressure area is just to out east and will stay there for the next week........Another surge of sub tropical moisture is now over Northern California with partly cloudy skies over the areas east of the valley.........The high pressure area is still to our east and will continue to pull moisture northward........Today and Wednesday we will have afternoon and evening thunderstorms over Trinity, Siskiyou, Modoc, Lassen, Plumas, and eastern Nevada counties.........The rest of the north state will be sunny with some afternoon clouds.........Temperatures today and Wednesday will be about like yesterday..........Thursday and Friday the flow aloft will become more southwesterly and the afternoon and evening thunderstorm threat will shift a little eastward...eastern Siskiyou, Modoc, Lassen, Plumas, and eastern Nevada........The rest of the north state will be mostly sunny with afternoon clouds.........Temperatures will continue above normal........The weekend and early next week the high will still be to our east but there will be a weak upper level low pressure area form along the coast.........This will pull the moisture back to the west and bring a threat of thunderstorm to Mendocino, Trinity, Siskiyou, higher elevations of Shasta, Modoc, Lassen, Plumas and Nevada counties..........Temperatures will cool to normal or slightly above...............Normal high and low temperatures for this week July 28-Aug 3 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 100/66, Chico 97/60, Quincy 91/44, Chester 87/46, Susanville 90/51, Grass Valley 89/57, Weaverville 96/49, Mt. Shasta 87/51, Yreka 94/54, Alturas 91/45.****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

91.8°F Warmer 3.2°F than last hour.
Comfortable
Currently 91.8, Max: 92.1, Min: 57.5

Feels like:
88°F
Temp rate:
+3.2°F  
24-hrs ago:
88.8°F
24-hr diff:
3°FWarmer 3°F than yesterday at this time.
Temp: Today Yesterday
High: 92.1°F
3:40pm
92.7°F
4:38pm
Low: 57.5°F
3:51am
50.7°F
6:47am
NWS: High Low
Normal: 66.2°F 33.8°F
Record: 89.6°F 21.2°F
Year: 1997 1986
 Calm NE
0.0
Gust: 0.0
0 Bft - Calm
60-Min Avg: Calm
120-Min Avg: Calm
Max Gust: 6.0 mph 2:14pm
Month: 14.0 mph Jul 23
Today: 0.00 in
Yesterday: 0.00 in
Last
Rain:
7/21/2014
3:21 AM
July: 0.04 in
Last 7 Days: 0.00 in
Rain Season:1 0.04 in
Rain Days: 51 in 2014
7 days since last rain.
Barometer ( inHg) Humidity/Dew Point Moon
Barometer: 29.731 inHg Falling 0.02 °F/hr
1-Hr Trend: Falling slowly
3-Hr Trend: Falling
High: 29.852  | Low:  29.730
Humidity: 14 % Increased 1% since last hour.
Humidex: 88.9°F
Dew Point: 35.8°F Increased 4.4°F since last hour.
Wetbulb: 63.1°F
Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent, Moon at 2 days in cycle
8%
Illuminated
UV Forecast Last Hour Difference
29 Jul 2014   Very High   9.0   
30 Jul 2014   Very High   8.8   
31 Jul 2014   Very High   9.2   
Temperature: +3.2
Humidity: + 1
Barometer: -0.016
Heat Index Cooling Degree Days Sun
Current: 87.5°F
Today: 87.9°F  3:44pm
Yesterday: 88.4°F
Last Week: 89.0°F
Record: 94.5°F   19-Jul-2014
Today: 0.4
July: 161.6
2014 to Date: 201.4
Heating Degree Days
2014 to Date: 3034.4
Daylight: Possible hours of Daylight
14:24
:59 Min
Almanac Snow3 Station All Time Records Fire Risk
Sunrise: 5:59am
Sunset: 8:23pm
Moonrise: 8:41am
Moonset: 9:03pm
Full Moon: 10 August 2014
New Moon: 14:13 UTC 25 August 2014
Current: Moon age: 2 days,16 hours,27 minutes,8%
Today: 0.00 in
Yesterday: 0.00 in
July: 0.00 in
Season Total:2 0.00 in
Snow Depth: 0.00 in
0 snow day in July
0 snow day in all 2014.
Outside Now
Air Density: 1.142 kg/m3
Cloud Height: 16935 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:0 ISS:Ok CON:4.2 RCP:98%
Chandler Burning Index
Chandler Burning Index: EXTREME
Currently:
134.9 at 3:50 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  -   Late Afternoon's and Tonight's Outlook
Late
Afternoon

Slight Chc T-Storms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Slight Chc
T-Storms
Hi 91 °F
NWS forecast: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. West wind around 5 mph.
Local station forecast: Mostly clear with little temp. change.
Tonight

Isolated T-Storms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Isolated
T-Storms
Lo 54 °F
NWS forecast: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 11pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 54. South southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
 NWS Short Term Weather Forecast
Tonight

Isolated T-Storms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Isolated
T-Storms
Lo 54 °F
Wednesday

Slight Chc T-Storms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Slight Chc
T-Storms
Hi 94 °F
Wednesday
Night

Partly Cloudy
Partly
Cloudy
Lo 54 °F
Thursday

Slight Chc T-Storms. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Slight Chc
T-Storms
Hi 91 °F
Thursday
Night

Partly Cloudy
Partly
Cloudy
Lo 54 °F
Friday

Mostly Sunny
Mostly
Sunny
Hi 92 °F
Friday
Night

Partly Cloudy
Partly
Cloudy
Lo 52 °F
Saturday

Sunny
Sunny

Hi 93 °F

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Today's Weather Story

Increase in moisture over the area is resulting in cloudiness with a few light showers and sprinkles across interior NorCal this morning. This will give way to sunnier skies and summer-like temperatures later today, with afternoon mountain thunderstorms possible. When thunder roars, go indoors!

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Flash flooding possible across parts of Great Basin and southern Plains

A very wet pattern will persist across the Great Basin and into the southern Plains on Tuesday. Heavy rainfall is expected from southeastern Wyoming across Colorado, northeastern New Mexico into the Texas Panhandle and western Oklahoma. Isolated rainfall rates of 1-2 inches per hour will bring a risk of flash flooding to these areas

...Heavy rains and flash flooding expected across eastern Colorado and much of Oklahoma...

...Below normal temperatures will continue beneath a broad trough carved out over the eastern half of the Nation...

Widespread showers will continue across the central Great Basin and central/southern Rockies the next few days. Much of the activity should be scattered in nature...but anomalous moisture trapped over the region could lead to locally moderate to heavy rains. Slightly farther east...energy diving southeastward through the central Rockies will help organize an area of heavy rains and thunderstorms to the north of a surface low and frontal boundary strengthening over the Colorado Front Range Tuesday afternoon. Although the drought stricken areas could use the precipitation...locally heavy downpours could lead to flash flooding. The heavy rains and threat for flash flooding will spread across much of Oklahoma as the energy aloft continues its southeastward trek Tuesday night into Wednesday.

Below normal temperatures will continue beneath a broad and anomalous trough carved out over the eastern half of the Nation. Much of the east will stay precipitation free; however...a cold front dropping down from Canada will trigger scattered showers and thunderstorms across the Great Lakes region. Also...scattered convection will continue over Florida and the Gulf Coast the next few days...to the south of a frontal boundary plunged across the southern tier of the Country.

While the east remains relatively cool...an amplified upper ridge will keep temperatures above normal over the northern Rockies and Intermountain West. Heat advisories have been issued for portions of Washington state...where daytime temperatures will soar into triple digits and overnight lows will barely drop out of the seventies.

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Weather History for July 29
 
1898 - The temperature at Prineville, OR, soared to 119 degrees to establish a state record, which was tied on the 10th of August at Pendleton. (The Weather Channel)

1905 - Heavy rain in southwestern Connecticut caused a dam break, and the resulting flood caused a quarter of a million dollars damage at Bridgeport. As much as eleven inches of rain fell prior to the flood. (David Ludlum)

1981 - Fifty cattle, each weighing 800 pounds, were killed by lightning near Vance, AL. The lightning struck a tree and then spread along the ground killing the cattle. (The Weather Channel)

1987 - Thunderstorms produced severe weather from Minnesota to Indiana and Illinois. A thunderstorm at Janesville, WI, produced wind gusts to 104 mph which flipped over two airplanes, and blew another plane 300 feet down the runway. The northeastern U.S. experienced some relief from the heat. Nine cities reported record low temperatures for the date, including Saint Johnsbury, VT, with a reading of 42 degrees. Barnet, VT, reported a morning low of 33 degrees, with frost reported on vegetation. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

1988 - Afternoon and evening thunderstorms produced severe weather in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Hail three inches in diameter was reported south of Saint Cloud, MN. Hot weather prevailed in the western U.S. Fresno, CA reported a record thirteen straight days of 100 degree heat. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

1989 - Morning thunderstorms in the Upper Midwest produced more than five inches of rain west of Virgil, SD. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms deluged the foothills and adjacent plains of Colorado with heavy rain. Rains of six to seven and a half inches fell in eight hours north of Greeley. Hail and heavy rain caused several million dollars damage in Weld County. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

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