Cold Front Creeps Inland, Brings Rain

WEATHER DISCUSSION We have been watching the approaching cold front for about a week or so, anticipating the rain chances and the impact it will have on trick-or-treaters throughout the area.  Thursday evening the front was just offshore, but bands of light rain formed ahead of the boundary.  This rain, along with the cold front, will be … Continue reading »

Rain Moves in Tonight, Snow Friday Night

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Today our next storm system will begin approaching coastal waters. A warm front from this area of low pressure is lifting north currently and this is bringing a few showers to the coast. Showers will turn to rain here this afternoon and tonight when this front travels inland, it could fall heavy … Continue reading »

Clouds Hang Around On Thursday

WEATHER DISCUSSION On Wednesday, a few showers moved through the area and brought small amounts of rainfall.  It’s all along an old frontal boundary that is drifting back towards the north.  As it does so, showers will taper off Wednesday night, but a few showers are still possible for coastal locations through Wednesday night into … Continue reading »

Light & Spotty Showers Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION A warm front will move north along the I-5 corridor this morning. This will bring light and isolated showers to all areas, mainly throughout the first half of Wednesday. Skies will remain mostly cloudy today and temperatures cool. The next significant front impacting our region will approach the coastal waters Thursday afternoon, … Continue reading »

Spotty Showers Turning to Rain Tonight

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Another cold front will approach the coastline today. Increasing rain is likely throughout the morning in Curry and Del Norte Counties, falling moderate to heavy at times by the afternoon. Winds will become breezy here as well. Inland, spotty showers throughout the afternoon are likely ahead of the front. Most of the … Continue reading »

The Brief Break From the Rain Ends Tues.

WEATHER DISCUSSION We started the work week with cloudy skies, but by the time Monday came to an end, the sunshine was back.  This lull in the action will be very short-lived as another cold front is already creeping towards the coast Monday night.  In fact, a few showers are possible tonight along the coast, … Continue reading »

An Eventful Weekend of Weather

WEATHER DISCUSSION A very impressive low pressure system approached the coast yesterday, and with it came cooler air, rain, snow, and very strong winds. The cold front associated with it was responsible for the pattern change. Starting Friday evening, winds began picking up as the pressure gradient tightened. Wind advisories and warnings were issued for … Continue reading »

Rain Moves Back in Tomorrow

WEATHER DISCUSSION Friday brought a break in the precipitation to our area. A very well developed low pressure system is what’s responsible for the rain we’ve been getting. A cold front swung through and brought us a couple of days of cooler and wet weather. Friday morning started with a line of showers moving north. … Continue reading »

Fri. Starts With Showers, End Mainly Dry

WEATHER DISCUSSION Thursday brought yet another day with showers across the area as a slow moving cold front crept eastward.  The highest rainfall totals were along the coast, with up to half an inch in northern California and west side valleys.  We will see the same cold front stall out and recede northwestward Friday morning … Continue reading »

Ask the Meteorologist: Lightning

ASK THE METEOROLOGIST “Why does rain not always bring lightning and thunder?” Ainsley, St. Mary’s School The answer to this question lies in the height of the clouds that produce the rain.  When showers move through, they fall from shorter, more shallow clouds.  That means the separation of charges that causes lightning in the first … Continue reading »

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