Winter will end … I know, according to the sun and calendar, spring started at 4:21 pm last Sunday, but after standing up 4 or 5 of my wife’s plants that just blew over for the fourth time in the last week, even I was beginning to wonder if this winter weather pattern would ever let up.
The north state will have to endure a couple more storms, one late today (Friday) and the other late Saturday. However, these systems will be weaker and will have higher snow levels. All of the longer range forecast models are now in agreement that high pressure will finally begin to rebuild along the west coast. This will push the storm track northward and out of our area.
We will start to see spring-like weather Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday through Friday, the north valley should be sunny with temperatures in the low- to mid-70s. It looks like the nice weather should last through next weekend.
-The Old Forecaster
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Chris Fontana — a.k.a. “the Old Forecaster” — started his career as a meteorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS) in Sacramento. After four years as a weather officer in the USAF he transferred to the NWS office in Redding. He was the meteorologist in charge of the Redding office from 1976 until it closed in 1996. From 1996 until his retirement in 2005, he was the meteorologist in charge of the USFS Predictive Service Unit. Chris and his wife Jane have been married over 40 years and he works as a window covering installer in her business, Westwood Window Coverings.
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