Significant Storms Headed to Northern California

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Looks like after the midwest and east coast got heavy winter weather, now it’s our turn here in California. These are two cold wet storms headed in. See the discussion for the four areas of Northern California Sac Valley, Siskiyou, and Sierra below:

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA

638 AM PST SUN DEC 16 2007

..STORMY WEATHER ON TAP FOR NORTHERN INTERIOR CALIFORNIA…

.TWO PACIFIC STORM SYSTEMS WILL MOVE INTO CENTRAL CALIFORNIA OVER

THE NEXT FEW DAYS. THE FIRST STORM WILL SPREAD SNOW INTO THE

INTERIOR AND SHASTA COUNTY MOUNTAINS LATER THIS AFTERNOON…AND

INTO THE BURNEY BASIN BY THIS EVENING. SNOW MAY BE HEAVY AT TIMES ABOVE

2500 IN THESE AREAS TONIGHT. LOCAL WEST TO SOUTHWEST WIND GUSTS TO

50 MPH OVER THE HIGHEST PASSES WILL CREATE LOCALLY REDUCED

VISIBILITY IN BLOWING SNOW TONIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING. 3 TO 6

INCHES OF SNOW ARE LIKELY BY MONDAY MORNING BEFORE SNOW TAPERS OFF

TO SCATTERED SHOWERS LATE MONDAY MORNING. 

THE SECOND…AND STRONGER STORM WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION MONDAY

EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THIS STORM WILL CONTAIN MORE

WIND AND EVEN MORE PRECIPITATION. SNOW WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE

INTERIOR MOUNTAINS…LASSEN PARK AREA…WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY AND

INTO THE WEST SLOPE OF THE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA BY MONDAY

EVENING. PERIODS OF HEAVY SNOW AND VERY GUSTY WINDS ARE LIKELY TO

MAKE TRAVELING HAZARDOUS MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING. UP TO

TWO FEET OF SNOW MAY FALL OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE SIERRA

BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

IF YOU HAVE PLANS TO TRAVEL IN THE MOUNTAINS OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS…BE

SURE TO CLOSELY MONITOR WEATHER FORECASTS AND CHECK ROAD

CONDITIONS. REMEMBER TO CARRY TIRE CHAINS…EXTRA WARM

CLOTHING…BLANKETS AND WATER. STAY TUNED TO THE LATEST UPDATES ON

THESE STORMS BY LISTENING TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL

MEDIA OUTLET.

CAZ013-063-170000-

SHASTA LAKE AREA / NORTHERN SHASTA COUNTY-

MOUNTAINS SOUTHWESTERN SHASTA COUNTY TO NORTHERN LAKE COUNTY-

638 AM PST SUN DEC 16 2007

..SNOW ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM PST

MONDAY ABOVE 2500 FEET…

..WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING

THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON…

..WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A SNOW

ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM

PST MONDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELLED. A

WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH

TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

SNOW SHOWERS WILL SPREAD INTO THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON…AND BECOME

LOCALLY HEAVY AT TIMES TONIGHT. WEST TO SOUTHWEST WIND GUSTS TO 45

MPH OVER PASSES AND EXPOSED RIDGES MAY CREATE AREAS OF REDUCED

VISIBILITY IN SNOW OR BLOWING SNOW. 3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW ARE

EXPECTED ABOVE 2500 FEET BY MONDAY MORNING.

A SECOND…AND STRONGER STORM WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA MONDAY

EVENING INTO TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THIS STORM WILL HAVE WIDESPREAD

GUSTY WINDS AND MORE PRECIPITATION. OVER A FOOT OF SNOW MAY FALL

FROM THIS STORM OVER THE HIGHER PASSES BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

A SNOW ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY

TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND

LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT

SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.

CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

$$

CAZ014-170000-

BURNEY BASIN / EASTERN SHASTA COUNTY-

638 AM PST SUN DEC 16 2007

..SNOW ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM PST

MONDAY…

..WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING

THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON…

..WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A SNOW

ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM PST

MONDAY. THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY HAS BEEN CANCELLED. A WINTER

STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY

AFTERNOON.

SNOW SHOWERS WILL SPREAD INTO THE AREA THIS EVENING…AND BECOME LOCALLY

HEAVY AT TIMES TONIGHT. WEST TO SOUTHWEST WIND GUSTS TO 45 MPH

OVER PASSES AND EXPOSED RIDGES MAY CREATE AREAS OF REDUCED

VISIBILITY IN SNOW OR BLOWING SNOW. 3 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW ARE

EXPECTED OVER HIGHER TERRAIN BY MONDAY MORNING.

A SECOND…AND STRONGER STORM WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA MONDAY

EVENING INTO TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THIS STORM WILL HAVE WIDESPREAD

GUSTY WINDS AND MORE PRECIPITATION. OVER A FOOT OF SNOW MAY FALL

FROM THIS STORM OVER THE HIGHER PASSES BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

A SNOW ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY

TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW COVERED ROADS AND

LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT

SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.

CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

$$

CAZ068-069-170000-

WESTERN PLUMAS COUNTY/LASSEN PARK-

WEST SLOPE NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA-

638 AM PST SUN DEC 16 2007

..WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING

THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON…

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING

THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

A POWERFUL WINTER STORM WILL SPREAD HEAVY SNOW AND GUSTY WIND

ACROSS THE REGION MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. SNOW

WILL BEGIN EARLY IN THE DAY MONDAY…AND WILL BECOME HEAVY BY

MONDAY EVENING. A PROLONGED PERIOD OF HEAVY SNOW…REDUCED

VISIBILITY IN GUSTY WINDS AND HAZARDOUS TRAVEL IS POSSIBLE MONDAY NIGHT

AND TUESDAY. UP TO TWO FEET OF NEW SNOW MAY FALL OVER THE HIGHER

PASSES BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT

SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.

CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS. AVOID TRAVELING IN THIS

STORM IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.
$$

SG

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17 Responses to Significant Storms Headed to Northern California

  1. Jeff says:

    I guess the emphasis is on California because that’s where you live, but the “storm” is already affecting other states…

  2. Steve Moore says:

    The forecast for the Oregon Coast today includes gusts up to 65.

    Notice there are two more lined up for the Oregon-California border? I’ll miss at least one of those, as I’m off to northern Louisiana tomorrow morning for a few days.

    This is shaping up to be a typical Pac NW winter – a storm conga line out of the north Pacific for the next month or two.

  3. Jeff says:

    It’s already been a little atypical for us in NW Washington. Two snows already (albeit light and gone within a day or two), but colder than I’m used to as of the 6 years I’ve been here. Still a damn sight better than any Virginia winter I grew up with.

  4. Steve Moore says:

    Jeff,

    I suppose I should have said typical of my formative years. I grew up in Camas, on the Columbia River. When the Jet Stream shifted to where it is now, we’d get one storm after another ( I don’t know if that’s a PDO phenomenon or not).

    Whereabouts in NW? I was a Bellinghampster 30-some years ago when I worked at Cherry Point.

  5. Jeff says:

    I’m in Oak Harbor on Whidbey. Bellingham has its own little microcosm of weather up there, lol. Pretty different from Whidbey only 50 odd miles away.

  6. papertiger says:

    I love this kind of weather. More please.
    Anthony Watts you are a lucky man. Being the weather guy in northern California has to be one of the best jobs on Earth.

  7. George M says:

    Anthony:

    Somewhere in the blogs, I recently read that California weather is the least predictable due to lack of reporting resources in the eastern Pacific. Sure, there are the satellite data, but no bouys or other offshore devices as exist in the GOM or Atlantic. Do you recall seeing this, and do you have any comments on why these resources have not been deployed? Seems like Californians would be adamant, or are they simply unaware?

  8. Evan Jones says:

    Ferget it, Rev.

    If it’s too warm, it’s because of global warming.
    If it’s too cold, it’s because of global warming.
    If it stays the same too long, it’s because of global warming.

    They got all the bases covered. The consensus is in. We might as well give it up!

  9. Evan Jones says:

    (“Poor Tom’s a-cold!”)

  10. Larry Sheldon says:

    George M said:”… I recently read that California weather is the least predictable due to lack of reporting resources … ”

    I used to live in California and thought the same thing, and that when I moved to Nebraska things would be better because somebody could call west ever no and again and find out what was going on.

    Not so.

    Actually, both here and there, I can get (I think) a fair handle on the winter weather buy watching the gulf of Alaska–seems like the storms that will matter come south along the coast and loop north across Arizona and up across the Rockies and back down across the the Dakotas (as “Alberta Clippers” ….

    Not a scientifically defensible observation, but is that important anymore?

  11. Larry says:

    Listen to you guys griping about CA rain and snow in WA. Bring it on! We need more winter out here in Minnesota. It’s been cold and dry for 1.5 months. Problem for the alarmists is that it’s within normal boundaries of variation for us. Maybe Armageddon waits, though I doubt it.

  12. Larry Sheldon says:

    I would like to know why the Intartubes change “by” to “buy” every time I type it.

  13. Evan Jones says:

    Cross-posted from CA.

    “Gore added that climate models showed that global warming would lead to more Canadian snowfall or less snowfall or about the same amount of snowfall or all three and that the need for change was urgent. ”

    I–swear–I had not read this when I made my previous post!

  14. papertiger says:

    The great climate debate went well, right up until Dr Ball (that would be the sane skeptical scientist) ran into a busy signal whenever he tried to phone in to do his part.
    It even got a link from the Instapundit. No doubt because I prevailed upon my good friend Simon at Classical Values (he has an in with Prof Glen).
    Inspite of my fears, the Instalanch didn’t knock Blogtalkradio’s server down.
    But by the time I discovered the Instalink, I was sort of hoping it would.
    The debate devolved into a lecture by generic AGW believer Dr. Dessler with a series of disjointed phone in listeners standing in for our missing in action expert in global warming skepticism.
    All in all, it went much better then the time I tried to get Bruce Maiman to have Anthony on KFBK radio. At least there was a show this time.
    But It wasn’t what was billed, and we still have yet to get a legitamate open public debate on the climate change issue.
    Maybe the next time I piss off an AGW advocate enough for them to challenge me to a debate, I should just take them up on it and leave it at that.

    Of course that would mean I have to actually learn this climate stuff.

  15. Werdna says:

    I know I’m no the first to say this but, Evan, he really said that
    global warming would lead to more Canadian snowfall and less snowfall and about the same amount of snowfall or all three and that the need for change was unprecedented.

    Sorry to whoever at climate audit I just plagarised.

  16. Werdna says:

    Oh, also, anyone else only able to get sciencebits.com in French?
    http://www.sciencebits.com/
    Not sure what happened. Someone want to tell Nir?

  17. Jeff says:

    Lol, Larry, I wasn’t griping, I like snow. I just don’t like people who don’t know how to drive in it.

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