Rain & Wind Bring Mudslide Threat

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Today is the first full day of fall and the weather will shortly be feeling like it. A big cool down will arrive tomorrow bringing rain and wind to our area. The winds will starting ramping up today. Fire weather warnings are in effect for the Shasta Valley and Klamath Basin where … Continue reading »

Rain, Wind, and Cooler Air This Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION With a long dry spell over the last few weeks and only a glimmer of showers last week, a much larger/stronger system is approaching. A large digging trough moving in from the west will usher in quite a bit of moisture with a series of cold fronts. Before I get to that, I’ll … Continue reading »

Active Weather to Start the Week

WEATHER DISCUSSION After weeks of dry weather, we enter our first active weather pattern of the 2014-15 water year. I’ll break it down by the specifics by category: Smoke: Upper air surface models show that the low pressure system offshore will keep winds out of the south, southwest for the beginning of the week. Therefore, … Continue reading »

Cooler Air and Showers on the Way

WEATHER DISCUSSION Before we start talking about the wonderful thought of showers and cooler air. I must discuss the next few days. We’ll still be getting hot afternoon temperatures as the axis of the high pressure ridge sits over us. In fact, the warmest day should be Sunday, but only by a few degrees at … Continue reading »

Warm and Dry Over the Weekend

WEATHER DISCUSSION 70th Anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy “D-Day” Sunny skies and warm temperatures are continuing in the region. A dominant ridge of high pressure is parked, just off the coast and promoting cloudless skies. A thermal trough has set itself up over Northern California which is keeping the warmer temperatures overhead. The combination … Continue reading »

Increasing Rain & Wind for Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION An area of low pressure will bring a warm front followed by a cold front through the region today. This system will bring rain showers into the morning hours and then more widespread rain into the afternoon. In addition to the rain intensifying later today, winds will become gusty as well. Snow … Continue reading »

Heavy Rain Moves into Coast Today

  WEATHER DISCUSSION Rain will continue today across much of the Pacific Northwest. A warm front is due to arrive by late morning bringing moderate to heavy rainfall into early afternoon, by about 1 o’clock, to the coastline. By late afternoon, the front will travel inland bringing moderate to heavy precipitation to the Cascades. Jackson … Continue reading »

Rain and Snow to Continue

WEATHER DISCUSSION Earth Day A slight “break” in precipitation today has created the gap between two sets of storms that has and will be moving in to the region. Last night came the first round with a very strong cold front moving onto the coast. Cooler air was rushed in and allowed for our high … Continue reading »

Rain, Wind, and Snow In the Forecast

WEATHER DISCUSSION There is a lot going on this week as far as weather is concerned. Rain, wind, and snow are in the forecast. This active weather pattern will last through the week and could even stretch into the weekend. First, we’ll start with the wind. A WIND ADVISORY is in effect for the Shasta … Continue reading »

Transition Starts Tomorrow

WEATHER DISCUSSION Happy Easter Sunday! After the beautiful sunny weather seen during the weekend, active weather is on tap for the week. Rain, wind, and snow are all expected with a series of storms moving in. The high pressure ridge is finally breaking down and off the coast a very well defined, deep trough is … Continue reading »

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