•  • ******WET SYSTEM TO IMPACT THANKSGIVING WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.******IMPACTS:...*RAIN AND SNOW EXPECTED FOR LATE FRIDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK CAUSING DIFFICULTIES FOR HOLIDAY TRAVEL.......*FALLEN LEAVES MAY LEAD TO CLOGGED DRAINS AND LOCALIZED FLOODING.......*BURN SCAR AREAS MAY BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO DEBRIS FLOWS........TIMING AND STRENGTH:...*DRY WEATHER...MILD TEMPERATURES...AND PATCHY VALLEY FOG THROUGH THANKSGIVING... ...*WET WEATHER LIKELY LATE FRIDAY INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK......*SNOW LEVELS (~6000 FEET) FOR THE WEEKEND.... ...*POSSIBILITY FOR LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS IN THE SIERRA AND SOUTHERN CASCADE RANGES........CONFIDENCE:...*HIGH CONFIDENCE FOR WET WEATHER INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK... ...*MEDIUM CONFIDENCE IN LOWERING SNOW LEVELS AND MODERATE SNOW ACCUMULATIONS.......WEATHER SUMMARY:...*HIGH PRESSURE WILL MAINTAIN DRY AND MILD WEATHER THROUGH THANKSGIVING........THE FIRST OF A SERIES OF STORMS WILL BRING WET WEATHER STARTING LATE FRIDAY.......WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED THROUGH THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.......ALTHOUGH THE SECOND SYSTEM MAY BE DELAYED INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.......SNOW OVER THE PASSES WILL LIKELY IMPACT A BUSY TRAVEL WEEKEND.**********Here is today's Weather Discussion: ***WET WEATHER FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY***High pressure remains along the coast.......Today and Thursday will be a repeat of yesterday with partly to mostly sunny skies with a few mid and high clouds.......Temperatures will continue above normal........This morning's satellite picture shows a large low pressure area out in the Pacific........This system is moving very slowly eastward.........Friday this system will send a weak frontal system across Northern California which bring light rain and showers to the area.........Another weak system will move across the area Saturday with more rain and showers........Snow levels will be near 6000 feet and each of these systems will be preceded by gusty south winds........Late Saturday and Sunday the low will be closer to the coast.........The low will send stronger storm systems across the area with heavier rain Sunday and Monday.......Snow levels will drop to 4000 to 5000 feet on Sunday.......Strong and gusty south winds will occur at times Sunday and Monday........Tuesday we will see partly cloudy skies with scattered showers as the low moves east of our area........Precipitation amounts for the period Friday through Monday will be 2 to 4 inches in the mountains and 1 to 2 inches in the foothills and north end of the valley with near 1 inch in the valley from Chico southward...........Temperatures for this week Nov 25-Dec 2 (high/low):...Redding/Red Bluff 59/38, Chico 59/38, Quincy 50/26, Chester 46/23, Susanville 47/24, Grass Valley 56/34, Weaverville 52/31, Mt. Shasta 46/27, Yreka 48/28, Alturas 47/21.****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

32.2°F Warmer 0.6°F than last hour.
Currently 32.2, Max: 32.2, Min: 30.7

Feels like:
Temp rate:
24-hrs ago:
24-hr diff:
2.8°FWarmer 2.8°F than yesterday at this time.
Temp: Today Yesterday
High: 32.2°F
Low: 30.7°F
NWS: High Low
Normal: 66.2°F 33.8°F
Record: 89.6°F 21.2°F
Year: 1997 1986
 Calm NNE
Gust: 0.0
0 Bft - Calm
60-Min Avg: Calm
120-Min Avg: Calm
Max Gust: 1.0 mph 1:38am
Month: 14.0 mph Nov 16
Today: 0.00 in
Yesterday: 0.00 in
5:45 PM
November: 0.95 in
Last 7 Days: 0.40 in
Rain Season:1 3.52 in
Rain Days: 71 in 2014
4 days since last rain.
Barometer ( inHg) Humidity/Dew Point Moon
Barometer: 30.125 inHg Falling 0.02 °F/hr
1-Hr Trend: Falling slowly
3-Hr Trend: Falling
High: 30.195  | Low:  30.125
Humidity: 81 % Decreased 2% since last hour.
Humidex: 27.2°F
Dew Point: 27.0°F  
Wetbulb: 30.4°F
Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent, Moon at 5 days in cycle
UV Forecast Last Hour Difference
27 Nov 2014   Low   1.9   
28 Nov 2014   Low   1.9   
29 Nov 2014   Low   1.7   
Temperature: +0.6
Humidity: -2
Barometer: -0.024
Wind Chill Heating Degree Days Sun
Current: 32.2°F
Today: 30.7°F  at 12:00am
Yesterday: 29.1°F
Last Week: 41.3°F
Record: -9.0°F   13-Jan-2013
Today: 4.4
November: 665.9
2014 to Date: 4374.6
Cooling Degree Days
2014 to Date: 252.5
Daylight: Possible hours of Daylight
:56 Min
Almanac Snow3 Station All Time Records Fire Risk
Sunrise: 7:04am
Sunset: 4:41pm
Moonrise: 11:24am
Moonset: 9:15pm
Full Moon: 6 December 2014
New Moon: 01:36 UTC 22 December 2014
Current: Moon age: 5 days,6 hours,37 minutes,29%
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 2014.
Outside Now
Air Density: 1.298 kg/m3
Cloud Height: 5715 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:100%
Chandler Burning Index
Chandler Burning Index: LOW
-1.0 at 03:20 AM
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  -   Overnight's and Thanksgiving Day's Outlook

Patchy Fog
Lo 29 °F
NWS forecast: Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. Southwest wind around 5 mph.
Local station forecast: Increasing clouds and warmer. precipitation possible within 12 to 24 hrs. windy.

Patchy Fog
Hi 61 °F
NWS forecast: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 61. South southwest wind 6 to 11 mph.
 NWS Short Term Weather Forecast

Patchy Fog
Hi 61 °F

Partly Cloudy
Lo 29 °F

Chance Rain. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%
Hi 53 °F

Rain. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 90%

Lo 29 °F

Rain. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%

Hi 41 °F

Showers. Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%

Lo 29 °F

Rain Likely
Hi 40 °F


Lo 28 °F

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Today's Weather Story

Strong high pressure will continue dry and mild weather across the region through at least Thanksgiving. A cooler and wetter weather pattern is forecast to develop across NorCal over the weekend.

We’ve taken a look at the latest forecast models and details for the upcoming storm have changed a bit since our last update. Wet weather is still on the way but timing has slowed down. The first system will arrive for the weekend with light to moderate precipitation and light snow accumulations above 6000-7000 feet. A stronger and wetter system with breezy winds will arrive later Monday into Wednesday (slower than previous forecast of Sunday-Monday) with substantial rainfall still possible. Snow levels will drop to 5000-6000 feet with moderate accumulations possible at higher elevations. Slick roads may lead to travel impacts. This forecast is subject to change so please check back for updates and follow the conversation on social media using #LeftOversWx.

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Nor'easter to continue impacting Northeast through Thanksgiving

A nor'easter making its way up the East Coast will bring widespread precipitation from Florida to Maine on Wednesday into Thursday, which could significantly impact Thanksgiving travel across the region. Rain is expected closer to the coast, with snow falling inland and at higher elevations, especially across the central Appalachians, Northeast and New England.

...Heavy rain over parts of the Pacific Northwest...

...Snow over Northern New England...

...Temperatures will be 10 to 20 degrees above average over parts of the Central Rockies and the Great Basin...

A storm just off the Northeast Coast will move northeastward to off of Eastern Canada by Friday morning. The system will produce moderate wet snow over parts of the Northeast that will tapper off to light snow over Northern New England by Thanksgiving morning, Thursday and end by Thursday evening. Moderate to heavy rain will develop along the Mid-Atlantic/New England Coastline ending late Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, a front extending from the Western Ohio Valley to the Southern Plains will move quickly off the Southeast Coast by Thursday evening, Thanksgiving. The storm will produce light snow over parts of the Great Lakes through Thursday evening. Light snow will also develop over parts of the Middle Mississippi Valley that will move to parts of the Central Appalachians by Thursday evening. Rain will also develop over parts of the Ohio Valley and move to Western North Carolina by Thursday morning.

A persistent boundary extending from the Central High Plains northwestward to British Columbia will aid in focusing precipitation from parts of the Northwest to the Northern High Plains. A weakening front will move into the Pacific Northwest on Thursday morning, Thanksgiving, and dissipate. The system will bring light to moderate rain to the Northwest Coast and parts of Northern California through Friday morning. Rain and highest elevation snow will develop over parts of the Northern Rockies/Northern Intermountain Region through Friday. In addition, snow will develop over parts of the Northern High Plains through Thursday afternoon. Upper-level jet dynamics will aid in producing light snow over parts of the Northern Plains into the Upper Great Lakes Thursday evening into Friday morning. Additionally, a pocket of rain/freezing rain will develop over parts of the Northern High Plains on Thursday morning, Thanksgiving.

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Weather History for November 27
1883 - Fire engines were called out in New York City and New Haven, CT, as a result of the afterglow of the sunset due to vivid red ash from the Krakatoa Volcano explosion in August. (The Weather Channel)

1898 - The Portland storm raged across New England producing gale force winds along the coast and heavy snow inland. A foot of snow blanketed Boston MA, and 27 inches fell at New London CT. Winds at Boston gusted to 72 mph, and wind gusts to 98 mph were estimated at Block Island RI. A passenger ship, the S. S. Portland, sank off Cape Cod with the loss of all 191 persons aboard, and Boston Harbor was filled with wrecked ships. The storm wrecked 56 vessels resulting in a total of 456 casualties. (26th- 28th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

1987 - Wet weather prevailed across much of the nation east of the Rockies. Sunny and cool weather prevailed in the western U.S. Snow fell in the central U.S., with totals in Kansas ranging up to six inches at Burr Oak. Much of the area from central Oklahoma to southwestern Minnesota experienced its first snow of the winter season. (The National Weather Summary)

1988 - Snow and high winds created blizzard conditions in Minnesota. Winds gusted to 63 mph at Windom, and snowfall totals ranged up to 14 inches at Aitkin. Snow drifts seven feet high closed many roads. Fargo ND reported a wind chill reading of 34 degrees below zero. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

1989 - A storm system crossing the north central U.S. spread snow across the Dakotas and Minnesota. Heavy snow fell in western South Dakota, with 18 inches reported at Galena. Strong winds associated with the storm gusted to 50 mph in the Great Lakes Region and the Great Plains, with blowing dust reported in Kansas. Thunderstorms associated with the same storm system produced damaging winds in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana during the evening, with gusts to 73 mph reported east of Ypsilante MI. Unseasonably warm weather prevailed ahead of the cold front. Twenty-three cities from the Gulf coast to the Ohio Valley and the Mid Mississippi Valley reported record high temperatures for the date, including Saint Louis MO with a reading of 76 degrees. (The National Weather Summary) (Storm Data)

2005 - A major winter storm affected parts of Nebraska and the Dakotas during the 27th-28th. Snowfall accumulations of 16-20 inches were observed in parts of eastern South Dakota, while wind gusts exceeding 60 mph also accompanied the snow, creating blizzard conditions. Thousands of power outages were caused by the combination of strong winds and heavy snow. In South Dakota, about 8,000 utility poles and 10,000 miles of transmission line were brought down by the storm (Associated Press).

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Scientists monitoring ‘intense’ earthquake swarm

A USGS map shows an intensifying swarm of earthquakes in a sparsely populated region in the Nevada desert near Oregon and California. (USGS)

Scientists in Oregon, Washington and Nevada released an update Wednesday about an intense earthquake swarm occurring 40 miles southeast of Lakeview, Oregon.

According to the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI), the swarm in northwestern Nevada along Oregon’s border has been ongoing since mid-July and has become much more active in the past few days.

A magnitude 4.6 earthquake occurred at 11:23 p.m. Tuesday night, with magnitude 3-plus events throughout Wednesday, the DOGAMI said. Three magnitude 4-plus earthquakes have occurred since Oct. 30.

In the past three months, the DOGAMI said there have been 42 earthquakes greater than magnitude 3.

Such a sequence of earthquakes does slightly increase the probability that a larger earthquake will occur, according to the DOGAMI. The current swarm resembles a 1968 swarm in Adel, Oregon, which lasted several months and included three earthquakes of approximately magnitude 5.

The DOGAMI said exactly when earthquakes will occur can’t be predicted, so being prepared is critical.

“Earthquakes can happen anytime,” said Oregon State Geologist Vicki S. McConnell in a press release. “Planning and preparing now helps you be ready.”

The swarm is being monitored closely by the DOGAMI, the Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada Reno, the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the University of Washington and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Real-time information on this swarm is available at www.seismo.unr.edu and earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/.

Earthquake Swarm near Lassen Volcanic Center

November 12, 2014 CalVO is tracking an earthquake swarm that began on November 9 located at the Tehama County-Plumas County border within Lassen National Forest. The swarm is about 24 km WNW of the town of Chester and about 1 mile south of the Lassen Volcanic National Park boundary near the Twin Meadows Trail at Patricia Lake.

Since the start of the swarm about 80 earthquakes at or above magnitude M1.0 have been detected. A magnitude M3.86 earthquake at about 12:30 AM Nov 11 was the largest event to date. Preliminary analysis suggests that the earthquakes are related to regional fault motions along the northwest margin of the Walker Lane fault system. Ground deformation indicative of volcanic unrest has not been detected by nearby GPS receivers. Although the swarm poses no immediate threat, the CalVO will continue monitoring earthquake activity and keep in close communication with Lassen Volcanic National Park to learn of any changes in the Park's hydrothermal features.

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