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 •  • Here is today's Weather Discussion: It looks like we will be in this weather pattern for a while.........A tall strong high pressure ridge is along or just off the coast........The jetstream or storm track will drop southward from northern Alaska across western Canada and into the western U.S.........Low pressure areas riding along this system will have limited moisture with them but will be cold.........One of these systems is dropping southward today and will brush the northeast end of the state late tonight and Sunday.........This system will bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies to Siskiyou, Modoc, Lassen, and eastern Plumas counties along with a few snow flurries........The rest of the north state will be partly sunny to partly cloudy........Daytime temperatures will be near normal with cold night time temperatures especially in the wind sheltered areas........Late Monday and Tuesday another system will drop southward........This one will take a further west track with the low pressure area dropping southward along the Nevada/California border..........This is a cold...windy system but once again will have limited moisture..........The north state will be partly cloudy to cloudy with a few snow showers late Monday through early Tuesday across Siskiyou, northern and eastern Shasta, Modoc, Lassen, Plumas, and eastern Nevada counties........The rest of the north state will be partly cloudy to partly sunny there will be a few snow flurries over Trinity and the higher elevations of Mendocino counties.........This system will be south of our area by Tuesday evening and skies will be clearing and strong northeast to east winds will be moving into the area.........Tuesday through midday Thursday the north state will see gusts to 40 mph in the valley and 50 to 60 mph over the higher elevations..........Temperatures will be cold.........The winds will be decreasing during the day Thursday.........Friday will be sunny with a few clouds over the north end of the state.........Daytime temperatures will be near normal with continued cold night.............Normal high and low temperatures for this week Dec 22-Dec 28 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 54/34, Chico 53/34, Quincy 44/24, Chester 41/19, Susanville 40/21, Grass Valley 52/31, Weaverville 45/28, Mt. Shasta 43/25, Yreka 43/25, Alturas 41/17.****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, Dry

28.5°F Colder 1.2°F than last hour.
Currently 28.5, Max: 38.3, Min: 21.8

Feels like:
Temp rate:
24-hrs ago:
24-hr diff:
1.7°FWarmer 1.7°F than yesterday at this time.
Temp: Today Yesterday
High: 38.3°F
Low: 21.8°F
NWS: High Low
Normal: 66.2°F 33.8°F
Record: 89.6°F 21.2°F
Year: 1997 1986
 Calm SSE
Gust: 0.0
0 Bft - Calm
60-Min Avg: Calm
120-Min Avg: Calm
Max Gust: 5.0 mph 12:23am
Month: 20.0 mph Dec 11
Today: 0.00 in
Yesterday: 0.00 in
1:59 PM
December: 7.68 in
Last 7 Days: 0.30 in
Rain Season:1 11.81 in
Rain Days: 92 in 2014
19 rain days in December
Barometer ( inHg) Humidity/Dew Point Moon
Barometer: 30.303 inHg Rising 0.02 °F/hr
1-Hr Trend: Steady
3-Hr Trend: Rising rapidly
High: 30.336  | Low:  30.178
Humidity: 76 % Increased 5% since last hour.
Humidex: 22.5°F
Dew Point: 21.9°F Increased 0.5°F since last hour.
Wetbulb: 26.4°F
Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent, Moon at 6 days in cycle
UV Forecast Last Hour Difference
28 Dec 2014   Low   1.4   
29 Dec 2014   Low   1.3   
30 Dec 2014   Low   1.3   
Temperature: -1.2
Humidity: + 5
Barometer: +0.019
Wind Chill Heating Degree Days Sun
Current: 28.5°F
Today: 21.8°F  at 7:09am
Yesterday: 25.4°F
Last Week: 25.4°F
Record: -9.0°F   13-Jan-2013
Today: 31.6
December: 769.4
2014 to Date: 5241.7
Cooling Degree Days
2014 to Date: 252.5
Daylight: Possible hours of Daylight
:59 Min
Almanac Snow3 Station All Time Records Fire Risk
Sunrise: 7:26am
Sunset: 4:45pm
Moonrise: 11:54am
Moonset: 11:40pm
Full Moon: 5 January 2015
New Moon: 13:14 UTC 20 January 2015
Current: Moon age: 6 days,17 hours,28 minutes,43%
Today: 0.00 in
Yesterday: 0.00 in
December: 0.00 in
Season Total:2 0.00 in
Snow Depth: 0.00 in
0 snow day in December
0 snow day in all 2014.
Outside Now
Air Density: 1.316 kg/m3
Cloud Height: 6042 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:1 ISS:Ok CON:4.2 RCP:98%
Chandler Burning Index
Chandler Burning Index: LOW
-0.2 at 7:45 PM
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  -   Tonight's and Sunday's Outlook

Mostly Cloudy
Lo 21 °F
NWS forecast: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. West wind around 5 mph.
Local station forecast: Mostly clear with little temp. change.

Mostly Sunny
Hi 40 °F
NWS forecast: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40. West wind around 6 mph.
 NWS Short Term Weather Forecast

Mostly Sunny
Hi 40 °F

Partly Cloudy
Lo 19 °F

Slight Chc Snow. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%
Slight Chc
Hi 37 °F

Chance Snow. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%
Lo 19 °F

Mostly Sunny
Hi 30 °F

Partly Cloudy
Lo 13 °F


Hi 30 °F

Mostly Clear
Lo 10 °F

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

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Today's Weather Story

A frosty start this morning with a Frost Advisory in effect until 9 am. Temperatures dropping to the low 30s in the Valley, down to the teens in the mountains. Some frostiness may occur on Sunday and Monday mornings as well. Temperatures cool down again mid to late next week with widespread frost, after the wind decreases.

Cold morning temperatures over the next few days. Breezy northerly winds expected Monday night through Tuesday with a slight chance of showers over Sierra/Cascades and in the valley southward of Interstate 80.

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Heavy Rain and Flash Flooding Possible Lower Mississippi and Tennessee Valleys

Moisture from the Gulf of Mexico will bring heavy rain, strong thunderstorms and the risk of flash flooding to the central Gulf Coast today. A band of snow associated with a cold front will impact central Texas to Oklahoma. Another cold front will spread snow across the interior Northwest. Unusually cold weather will continue in California and the Desert Southwest.

...While snow crosses the Upper Midwest...a cold front will trigger heavy rains along the Central Gulf Coast and some rain/snow in western Texas...

...Much colder weather is expected to drop southwards from the Northwest and Northern Plains across much of the West and Central States by early Tuesday....

...The upper system bringing very cold air southward will bring a widespread area of snow across the Pacific Northwest across the Intermountain West and Rocky Mountains in the next few days.

A cold front moving eastward across the central United States will be the first of an increasing surge of colder weather that is expected affect an increasing part of the nation over the next few days.

Overnight and into Sunday, a cold front will bring colder temperatures across the West and some snow across the Upper Mississippi Valley into the Upper Midwest. At the same time, an upper disturbance and a flood of low level moisture will spawn significant rainfall along the central Gulf Coast and parts of the Southeast US on Saturday and a separate batch of heavy rain could develop again on Sunday.

A very wintry period for parts of the western and northern US is on the near horizon as a strong weather system moves across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday night into Sunday, bringing snow to many areas except the immediate West Coast that spreads inland across the Intermountain West and Rocky Mountains. Much colder air will then drive southward with the coldest air headed for the area east of the Rockies into the Plains States on Monday into Tuesday. Very cold air will be moving across much of the Intermountain West on Tuesday as a large Arctic high pressure system invades the western US from north of Alaska.

While the colder air will also move eastward across the Midwest into the Northeast, it will do so at a slower pace than out west. While rain will move eastward across the Southeast into the Middle Atlantic states, most of the precipitation may stay as rain unless the colder air moves farther south and the precipitation can move farther north. For now, winter weather seems to be kept at bay across much of the East.

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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 December 27
1869 - A post Christmas storm in New York and Vermont produced record storm totals of 30 inches at Burlington, VT, and 39 inches at Montpelier VT. A public emergency was declared in Vermont. (David Ludlum)

1892 - An Atlantic coast storm produced a record 18.6 inches of snow at Norfolk, VA, including 17.7 inches in 24 hours. The storm also produced 9.5 inches of snow at Raleigh NC, and brought snow to northern Florida for the first time in 35 years. (26th- 28th) (The Weather Channel)

1982 - The worst Louisiana rainstorm in more than 100 years came to an end. More than 18 inches fell at Vinton, LA, during the three day storm. Flooding was widespread, and property damage was estimated at 100 to 200 million dollars. President Reagan visited the state and declared ten parishes in northeastern Lousiana disaster areas. (The Weather Channel)

1987 - A winter storm produced snow and high winds in Wyoming, Colorado and Nebraska. Denver CO experienced its worst snowstorm since December 1983 as high winds gusting to 46 mph created near blizzard conditions, whipping the fifteen inch snow into drifts five feet high, and closing Stapleton Airport. Snowfall totals in the foothills southwest of Denver ranged up to 42 inches, at Intercanyon. Blizzard conditions raged across southeastern Wyoming through the day, stranding 300 holiday travelers in the tiny town of Chugwater. Heavier snowfall totals included 19 inches at La Grange WY, and 22 inches at Elsmere NE. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

1988 - Severe thunderstorms developing along a cold front in the south central U.S. spawned a dozen tornadoes in Mississippi between early afternoon and sunrise the following day. A tornado at Harperville destroyed five chicken homes killing thousands of chickens. Strong thunderstorm winds gusted to 80 mph at Rolling Fork MS. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1989 - Half a dozen cities in the northeastern U.S. reported record low temperatures for the date, including Elkins, WV, with a reading of 13 degrees below zero. Watertown NY was the cold spot in the nation with a morning low of 37 degrees below zero. (Storm Data) (The National Weather Summary)

2004 - A major storm system affected parts of the western United States during December 27-29, bringing a variety of weather conditions to the region. Heavy rainfall broke daily precipitation records at some locations in California. Very heavy snow fell across the Sierra Nevada Mountains, with some areas receiving several feet of accumulation. Winds with this weather system gusted over 65 mph at some coastal and mountain locations in California.

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