June in the north state usually means bright sunny weather, kids splashing in the swimming pool, and temperatures in the high 80s... But this year, things are looking much different.. In the past ten days, the north state has experienced not one, but four tornadoes... Something no one is used to seeing here.. Especially in May and June. Jessica from Chico says, "Very shocking weather. Yes!"
Not to mention, the hail, thunderstorms and chilly weather. Chico resident Dave Zavala says, "It's getting kind of old now. I'm getting tired of it being cold. I'm ready for some warm weather now."
According to the National Weather Service, we broke a record in Redding for the lowest high temperature on Wednesday. The high temperature last year on June 3rd in Chico was 78 degrees.. Redding checked in with 75.. Needless to say, Mother Nature has everyone scratching their heads. Mikevia Kiles from Chico says, "I don't know what's going to happen. I don't know how to dress in the morning. It's really unpredictable.." Ramon says, "I've never seen it before."
And look at this picture...sent to us on Thursday by a weather watcher in Lake Almanor. In Deer Creek Meadows, near Chester, one weather watcher said about 19 feet of snow has fallen since the beginning of the season. Mikevia says, "Shocking. Very shocking. I mean isn't it summer already? It's summer right? Like officially summer??"
Not yet, Mikevia.. Summer officially begins June 21st, but it seems for a lot of folks, it can't come soon enough. Ramon says, "I'm ready for it to warm up.." Jessica says, "I'm ready for summer!"