This blog will be issued every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday morning and updated if the weather is changing or critical or interesting weather events are occurring.
The picture below is the view from my front door this morning.
The first in a series of frontal systems is now moving across Northern California. Trapped cold is air is causing snow levels to drop to around 500 feet from Redding northward. The heaviest precipitation will move through the area by early afternoon with lighter precipitation continuing through the night. The big question is when will the cold air mix out or breakup? At this time I expect to see the snow levels begin to rise this afternoon and should be 3500 to 4500 feet tonight.
A strong...wet...and warmer storm will move through Sunday. This system will bring heavy rain and wind to the north state. Snow levels will be 6000 feet north and 7500 feet south. This means a lot of today's snow will be washed off and streams will be rising. The storm will be moving out Monday and the precipitation will turn to showers. Snow levels Monday will be 4000 to 5000 feet.
There will be brief break late Monday and early Tuesday and then another frontal system will spread precipitation over the area Tuesday night and Wednesday followed by another one Thursday night and Friday. Snow levels with these systems will be around 4000 feet.
The Old Forecaster