Weather Update – Baby its cold outside!

UPDATE – from NOAA:

IN ADDITION…LOWER ELEVATION SNOW LEVELS WILL BE PRESENT OVER THE REGION…AROUND THE 3000 FOOT RANGE AS THE PRECIPITATION ENTERS THE AREA. SNOW LEVELS ARE FORECAST TO DIP TO BETWEEN 2000 AND 2500 FEET BY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. THIS IN COMBINATION WITH SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS WILL ALLOW FOR SNOW ACCUMULATION OF A COUPLE OF INCHES OVER THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS. THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS OF THE SANTA LUCIA MOUNTAINS MAY EVEN PICK UP 6 INCHES OF SNOW BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE EAST BAY HILLS AND SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS ABOVE 2500 FEET AND THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF MONTEREY AND SAN BENITO COUNTIES ABOVE 2000 FEET. CONFIDENCE IS HIGH THAT MONTEREY AND SAN BENITO COUNTIES WILL RECEIVE SNOWFALL…BUT ONLY MEDIUM TO MEDIUM LOW CONFIDENCE WITH REGARDS TO THE OTHER LOCATIONS…AS THE SHORT TERM MODELS HAVE BEEN INCONSISTENT WITH WHERE THE PRECIPITATION WILL ACTUALLY BE PRESENT.
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Last night it got down to 26 degrees, at 11am, it was only
36 outside, 56, inside. Wanted to put off the fire in my wood
stove, but won’t be able to much longer, I am afraid. Time for the
down comforter, for sure! By noon, the fire raised the inside
temperature to 61! From my SLO Co weather forecaster: A vigorous
1,011 millibar low pressure system will slide through Northern
California on Friday. The associated cold front is forecast to pass
over San Luis Obispo County Friday night into Saturday morning with
rain showers. This storm system is coming from the high latitudes,
and with cold air already in place, snow levels will dip below
2,000 feet by Saturday morning. A dusting of snow is certainly
possible across the higher mountains of San Luis Obispo County.
Total rainfall amounts will range between 0.15 and 0.25 inches or
nearly one inch of snow above 2,000 feet. From NOAA in Monterey
Bay: ANOTHER COLD AND CLEAR MORNING AS UPPER LEVEL NORTHERLY FLOW
DOMINATED THE REGION. TEMPERATURES THIS MORNING FELL INTO THE 20S
INLAND TO THE UPPER 20S TO LOW 30S FOR MANY COASTAL LOCATIONS.
ISOLATED VALLEYS IN NAPA AND SONOMA COUNTIES AS WELL AS SOUTHERN
MONTEREY AND SAN BENITO COUNTIES FELL INTO THE TEENS…WITH MOODY
CANYON IN SOUTHERN SAN BENITO COUNTY ACTUALLY FALLING TO AN
ASTONISHING 9 DEGREES. THESE TEMPERATURES ARE BETWEEN 10 AND 15
DEGREES BELOW NORMAL FOR THE BEGINNING OF DECEMBER. ANOTHER CHILLY
DAY IS IN STORE FOR THE AREA…AS THE COLD AIRMASS IS NOT FORECAST
TO BUDGE MUCH OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS. DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURES
WILL LIKELY RANGE FROM UPPER 40S TO LOW 50S…SIMILAR TO THOSE
OBSERVED YESTERDAY. THE MAIN FORECAST CHALLENGE TODAY WILL BE THE
POSSIBILITY OF LOW ELEVATION SNOW. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED LATER THIS MORNING FOR MANY
ELEVATIONS ABOVE 1000 FEET FOR THE TIME PERIOD OF LATE FRIDAY INTO
SATURDAY MORNING. PLEASE CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE FORECAST FOR THE
LATEST INFORMATION. … THE BEST BET FOR SNOW IN OUR DISTRICT WILL
BE IN BIG SUR. HIGHER TERRAIN IN THE SANTA LUCIAS SHOULD SEE
SEVERAL INCHES OF ACCUMULATION.

~ by bigsurkate on December 5, 2013.

8 Responses to “Weather Update – Baby its cold outside!”

  1. It was 11 degrees this morning here on the southern-most-extended leg of Lake Nacimiento, 14 at the nearby Las Tablas CDF station, which is higher. I expect 8 or 9 will be the low tomorrow morning. Wood stove has been helpful. Water was still frozen the the chicken waterers at noon.

  2. You must have your thermometer on the “Celsius” setting!

  3. LOL, nope! Still only 38 outside! It actually got down to 29, but for some reason wasn’t kept in the high lows reporting.

    bigsurkate, on a mountain top in Big Sur

  4. 25 in CV, overnight. 17 Ccagua. Burrrrrah! Ice on everything. Lots of sun all day.

  5. That’s Cachagua…..

  6. I vaguely remember a reading around 22º up here (SW OR coast) early this morning. Some talk of snow, but that’s looking doubtful. Schools have already been cancelled. Wusses!!!

  7. Almost 3AM there’s a sprinkling of snow on the ground, temp is hovering on 32º

  8. We are at 19 degrees in Washington; last week the forecast was “snowstorm of all snowstorms”! What did we get? A wee dusting. Our weathermen (sorry guys) are known for getting winter weather WRONG. But still great fireplace and snuggling weather!

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