Christmas Eve Storm

Dec 23, 2014 8:45 PM by Kris Kuyper

Patchy fog kept temperatures down in some areas today... while the regions that stayed sunny warmed up nicely! Redding saw no fog, and tied a record high today at 72. Chico had fog until almost noon... and highs couldn't make it to the 60's as a result.

Fog won't be an issue tomorrow, as we have a storm coming in. We may see some sun around sunrise, but the clouds will thicken quickly and bring us rain by the afternoon if not earlier. This is a quick moving storm so while the rain may come down good in the afternoon, it won't last long. Skies will clear by Wednesday night, which is great news for Santa. Snow levels will start around 4500' but drop to near 3500'.

Christmas will be sunny, cool and breezy. Surface high pressure building into the Pacific Northwest behind our quick moving storm will kick up 25 to 30 mph north wind gusts on Christmas. These winds will diminish Christmas night, and temperatures will plunge on that clear night. Our first Valley freeze of the season is possible!

We're transitioning from a warm and wet pattern to a cool and dry one for the next couple of weeks. Look for sunshine but cool temperatures this weekend and next week.


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