Christmas Eve showers

Dec 24, 2015 10:03 PM by Kris Kuyper

Christmas Eve was a bit unsettled and chilly! Look for skies to clear on Christmas Day, with a cold morning coming early Saturday and another weak storm late Sunday.

A cold but relatively dry storm swept through the North State on Thursday, bringing a few rain showers to the Valley, with snow showers in the mountains. The snow level dropped to near 2000', and even Magalia saw a little snow early Thursday! Chester and Mineral picked up about 5" of snow, Hayfork had 4", while Weaverville and Quincy saw 3". While a few showers are possible overnight, skies will clear late tonight in the Valley... leading to mostly sunny skies on Christmas Day. The Sierra Nevada could still see a few snow showers overnight (and possibly a flurry on Christmas), but our cold storm is winding down. The skiing and snowboarding over the next couple of days should be amazing!

A temporary ridge of high pressure will move into the North State on Saturday (and bring us sunshine), but it won't last. Another weak storm will sweep in late Sunday and early Monday, with a few showers... but not much. That looks like the last storm of 2015, as the rest of the week looks dry and temperatures begin to rebound.

So far, so good with the Sierra snowpack... it's around 110% of average for this time of year!


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