Jason Stiff is the Chief Meteorologist for Action News Now. Jason's interest in weather began when he was young, and he loves forecasting the weather for northern California. He considers forecasting the weather an important, exciting, and fun responsibility.
Jason was born and raised in Montana and has always loved living and working in the western United States. Before moving to California, Jason worked in Utah, Idaho, Washington, and New Mexico. Jason earned the prestigious Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation from the American Meteorological Society (AMS) in 2005, and the original AMS Seal of Approval in 1998.
Jason earned both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in meteorology from the University of Utah. As an undergraduate, he also worked for the National Weather Service in Salt Lake City for four years.
When he isn't busy forecasting the weather, Jason loves to watch and play sports (especially golf, basketball & football). He's also a big fan of movies, music, and staying in shape.
If it's a clear night, you might see him looking up at the sky...not in search of storms, but looking at the stars and planets. Astronomy ranks close behind meteorology in Jason`s book. He also loves to share his interest in weather and the importance of science education with students and other groups.
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A small storm moved over southern Oregon and northwestern Nevada, brushing northern California with a lot of high clouds and a cooler day, but no rain or snow to speak of. We'll lose the clouds Saturday, but bigger changes are coming.
Beautiful weather for northern California on Thursday as high pressure seized control of our weather pattern. A small disturbance will move north of us tomorrow, but it will only deliver more clouds and a minor cooling trend to our area.
The second wave of rain showers passed over northern California early this morning, and much quieter and cooler weather is in store late tonight and early tomorrow. Patchy morning fog is possible, but most will be south of our area.
As expected, we've had a sky full of clouds over northern California today, with very little rain and snow to show for it. Another round of valley rain and mountain rain and snow mixes will move overhead late tonight and Wednesday morning.
Monday brought a chilly morning but a mild afternoon with plenty of sunshine and increasing clouds late in the day. A storm is approaching at this time, and it will bring more light rain and mountain snow to northern California on Tuesday.
Quieter weather for northern California on Tuesday with a lot more sunshine and much weaker wind. Another storm is approaching the West Coast at this time. Valley rain and mountain snow will return to our area on Wednesday.
A strong storm has moved over northern California today bringing rain, snow, strong wind, and tornadic thunderstorms to our area. Advisories, Watches and Warnings for snow, wind, and flash flooding continue through tonight and early Tuesday.
The New Year began in a quiet way for northern California with a chilly morning, relatively mild afternoon, and increasing clouds. A cold front will bring light rain and snow showers tonight, followed by more weekend clouds and showers.
The New Year isn't too far away for California, and we're ending this year on a fairly quiet weather note. 2021 will also begin chilly and quiet, but late New Year's Day and early Saturday more rain and snow will move our way.
Clouds are moving over northern California and light rain and snow showers are falling in a few areas, but very little will reach the ground. After some late shower possibilities, 2020 will end on a quiet and bright note, followed by an active early 2021.
Data is updated nightly.
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