Wild weather today!

Dec 3, 2014 9:21 PM by Kris Kuyper

It was a wet and windy Wednesday! Most areas in the Valley saw between 1" and 2" of rain just today. Some mountain areas saw much more... both Quincy and Stirling City reported 3.5" of rain today! Magalia was close to 3" and Paradise was close to 2". South winds gusted 35 to 40 mph in the Valley south of Tehama county as well. Interestingly... the north end of the Valley only saw very light winds, less than 10 mph.

The brunt of this storm has passed. We'll still see the chance of a brief shower in the Valley through Thursday, but if we get anything it won't be much. Still a few scattered showers in the mountains, with the snow level near 4500'.

Our next storm will arrive Friday night. It doesn't look nearly as wet as today's storm, but still has the possibility of giving us good rain then. It isn't bringing any cold air with it, so snow levels should remain near 4500' to 5000'. It should be mostly done by Saturday morning, so outside of a shower early Saturday morning, the weekend looks dry.

Next storm due in after that will be Monday. It looks very similar to the Friday night storm, with limited cold air and just a moderate amount of rain. Finally, after that, models are suggesting a nice one for next Thursday.

With all of the rain we've seen recently, our rain season totals have gone above average for early December! Still a long ways to go, but this is certainly a great start to our rain season.


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