Friday, December 24, 2010

Not more rain :-(

Latest weather map or prediction from the soothsayers says it’s going to rain some more. Was suppose to rain real heavy Monday and Tuesday through till this next storm but it’s been sunny the last two days with no rain. Monday and Tuesday it just dripped. I’ve went outside to see the fresh made creeks the rain made across the yard. The new deposition of dirt in the field. Good thing there were weeds there to hold the dirt in place.

Statement as of 3:04 PM PST on December 24, 2010

Special Weather Statement

... Rain and snow will impact travel this Holiday weekend... A low pressure system over the Pacific will spread more rain and snow across the interior Saturday and Saturday night. Snow will become steady above 4500 feet late Saturday morning along the coastal range and over Shasta County by early afternoon. Snow will move into the mountains surrounding the Burney Basin by late Saturday afternoon.  At this time it looks like the Central Valley will see 6 to 9 hours of steady rainfall... mainly Saturday afternoon through the evening hours. Rainfall amounts will range between three quarters of an inch to an inch of rain for the Central Valley with similar amounts expected for the foothills. Periods of moderate to heavy snow are possible over the higher peaks of the coastal mountains Saturday afternoon and evening. Snow levels will drop to 2500 to 3500 feet early Sunday morning along the coastal range and over Shasta County as snow tapers off to scattered snow showers but not much accumulation is expected at those levels. South to southwest wind gusts in excess of 45 mph may cause reduced visibility over mountain passes such as Mendocino Pass Saturday night. Travelers heading north on Interstate 5 may encounter winter weather Sunday morning as they head north of Sims. Hazardous back country traveling conditions may exist Sunday. If you plan to travel this Holiday weekend... be prepared for unsettled weather. If traveling to the mountains... carry tire chains and
emergency supplies and check the latest weather and Road reports before departure.


What the clouds look like right now. No rain just clouds. Ground clouds or close to it.

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