Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Our first snow coming this weekend?

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I guess we'll know for sure this weekend, but here's the weather alert as of this afternoon.  Our place is at about 2400 elevation.


Special Weather Statement

Statement as of 4:13 PM PST on November 16, 2010

... Wintry weather to return to northern California this weekend...

A cold low pressure system developing over the Gulf of Alaska will drop southward and affect northern California this weekend.

Ahead of this system on Thursday and Friday... winds will increase over the higher elevations of the northern Sierra Nevada and become strong at times. Gusts of 40 to 50 mph or more will be possible along the crest.

This storm will bring cooler temperatures and a chance of precipitation over the northern mountains starting on Thursday. Precipitation will become more widespread on Friday. The main portion of the system will move through northern California over the weekend bringing heavier rain and snow and lowering snow levels. Snow levels are forecast to lower to around 2000 to 3000 feet later Saturday into Sunday. There is the potential for significant accumulating snowfall over the west slopes of the northern Sierra Nevada and over the northern mountains.

Residents of the mountains and higher foothill elevations... and anyone planning travel to the area this weekend should monitor the latest weather forecasts and prepare for hazardous winter weather this weekend.

An update to the report this morning:  For the foothills 6 to 12 inches of snowfall will be possible above 2000 feet this weekend.  Some light amounts of snow may even fall in parts of Redding Sunday night.

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