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Storm Tracker Forecast - Unhealthy To Hazardous Air Quality

Smoke and poor air quality are now the biggest short term issues for the weather of northern California. Not only are we being covered by smoke from the Bear Fire, but smoke from other fires in California and Oregon is moving over our area, too.

Posted: Sep 10, 2020 6:00 PM

Smoke and poor air quality are now the biggest short term issues for the weather of northern California. Not only are we being covered by smoke from the Bear Fire, but smoke from other fires in California and Oregon is moving over our area, too. Tonight will be fairly smoky for most areas, and a Dense Smoke Advisory is in effect for Lassen and Plumas counties through Friday afternoon. Lows will range from the 30s and 40s in the mountains to the 50s and 60s in the foothills and valley. Friday will more than likely be a smoky, hazy day for most areas, but there will be a lot of sunshine above and away from the smoke. Highs will be mainly in the 80s due to the smoke, with some lower 90s possible.

A ridge of high pressure is still in control of our weather at this time, but changes are coming to our weather pattern fairly soon. Saturday will be a little brighter and warmer day, but we will still struggle with smoke. Beginning on Sunday a trough of low pressure will move over the Pacific Northwest and northern California, ushering in breezy weather Sunday and Monday, followed by stronger wind next Tuesday and Wednesday. The wind could raise our fire danger, but on the positive side we can also expect cooler weather and even a chance for light rain showers through next Thursday. Highs will begin cooling from the 80s and 90s this weekend for most areas down to the 70s and 80s much of next week.

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1230264

Reported Deaths: 19173
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles4009197655
San Bernardino936711129
Riverside873831437
San Diego82043997
Orange785531577
Kern41827448
Fresno38568481
Sacramento37415576
Santa Clara35085476
Alameda29918512
San Joaquin25740502
Contra Costa24275261
Stanislaus22162426
Tulare20793308
Ventura19952175
Imperial16272356
Monterey15621122
San Francisco15571160
San Mateo14458170
Sonoma12319157
Merced11773179
Santa Barbara11520135
Kings1127087
Solano1064881
Marin7777129
Placer662270
Madera629085
San Luis Obispo614536
Shasta496347
Yolo489377
Santa Cruz449028
Butte400859
Sutter333216
Napa309017
El Dorado24474
Yuba203610
San Benito189316
Lassen17933
Tehama171025
Mendocino158023
Nevada13119
Tuolumne10358
Glenn9518
Lake92719
Humboldt8989
Colusa7236
Siskiyou6242
Amador59016
Mono5483
Calaveras47822
Del Norte3391
Inyo29016
Plumas2150
Trinity1590
Modoc1430
Mariposa1392
Alpine500
Sierra190
Unassigned00
Chico
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 54°
Oroville
Clear
51° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 51°
Paradise
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 54°
Chester
Clear
28° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 28°
Red Bluff
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 58°
Willows
Clear
54° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 54°
December began on a beautiful note for northern California with plentiful sunshine, seasonably cool lows and warmer than average highs. Much of wednesday will be similar to today, but clouds will stream into our sky late in the day.
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