Clearing And Warmer

Apr 7, 2015 9:10 PM by Kris Kuyper

It was a little bit of everything around the North State today in the weather department, but things are winding down. Wednesday will be partly cloudy and dry for us.

Cold and unstable low pressure from the Gulf of Alaska rotated through northern California today, bringing mountain snow, and Valley rain first... then thunderstorms in the Valley! Most stations in the Valley reported between 1/2" and 1" of rain... Nice totals. It was snow in the mountains, and the snow level dropped to around 2500'... Pretty low for April.

Thunderstorms in the afternoon prompted two tornado warnings, one in Glenn County and one in Butte County. The Glenn County storm produced a nice wall cloud, but no funnel was reported. The Butte County storm produced impressive hail near the Afterbay, but also no funnel cloud was reported. Doppler radar did indicate signs of rotation within the storm, which is why the warning was issued.

This low will move east by Wednesday, and skies will clear and temperatures will begin to warm back up. By Thursday, we'll be close to average for this time of year and that should continue for a bit, and it looks like we have a nice weekend coming our way.

And definitely no wild weather like we had today coming our way again for a while!


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