Winter Preparations at Lassen Volcanic National Park

Snow showers are forecasted to arrive in Lassen Volcanic National Park just in time to kick-off the holiday season. “We eagerly await a reprieve from this fall season’s unseasonably dry conditions,” said Superintendent Jim Richardson. “The winter snowpack in the park and… Continue Reading

THURSDAY UPDATE – From Coats to Cut-offs: Cold Today and Tonight; 70 Degrees by the Weekend

The cold winter storm that has brought rain and snow to our area is now moving eastward.   The Redding area could see a few light showers until the early afternoon, but skies will be clearing after dark.  Snow levels Wednesday night… Continue Reading

UPDATE – More Rain, Snow Wednesday and Early Thursday; Snow Levels 500 to 1000 Feet

WEDNESDAY — The first storm went through the area last night with gusty winds and rain.  Snow levels dropped to near 1500 feet in some areas Tuesday night.  There are two weaker storm systems that will move through our area today… Continue Reading

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Winter Storm Moving into Northern California, Low Snow Levels through Thursday

A cold winter storm is moving onto the Northern California coast and It looks like we will finally get some much needed snow in the mountains. Clouds increased  with precipitation spreading across the north state Tuesday afternoon and evening. Gusty south… Continue Reading

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Wet and Windy Wednesday Coming

Weather Discussion for Monday, Feb. 28, 2011:

This morning’s satellite picture shows a storm system moving into the Pacific Northwest with the southern end dragging across Northern California. This is not a major precipitation producer and most of the precip will in the coastal and northern mountains, with light amounts in … Continue Reading

More Snow Coming – and Why

There is a lot of talk about the winter storm about to hit our area, so before I get into today’s discussion I want to give a brief description of the weather patterns that bring snow to low elevations in our Northern California area. There are two types of weather patterns that do this:

The most common pattern is when cold air … Continue Reading