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Title: March-like storm to blast California
Post by: Harry on May 13, 2019, 07:18:52 PM
Whoa!  Our rain season is supposed to be over by now.

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March-like storm to blast California with drenching rain, mountain snow and severe weather

After sunshine and pleasant weather grace California early this week, a powerful storm system will barrel into the state during the middle to latter part of the week.

The return of a March-like weather pattern, driven by a large dip in the jet stream, will be the culprit for driving this rare storm into the West Coast.

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/march-like-storm-to-blast-california-with-drenching-rain-mountain-snow-and-severe-weather/70008253
Title: Re: March-like storm to blast California
Post by: niko on May 13, 2019, 07:28:56 PM
I'm really hoping the rain part of this forecast comes true  :D
Title: Re: March-like storm to blast California
Post by: Harry on May 13, 2019, 10:49:26 PM
According to the latest forecast, it looks like we could get a fair amount of rain which is highly unusual for this time of year.

Tuesday Night
A chance of rain after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. West wind 2 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Wednesday
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 66. West wind 2 to 12 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Wednesday Night
Rain likely before 5am, then rain showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday
Rain showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday Night
A slight chance of rain showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Friday
A slight chance of rain showers before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 63.

Friday Night
A slight chance of rain after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.

Saturday
A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65.

Saturday Night
A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Sunday
A slight chance of rain before 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 64.
Title: Re: March-like storm to blast California
Post by: niko on May 14, 2019, 12:21:21 AM
May precip is a real crapshoot here, either virtually nothing or close to an inch. Local TV tonight says we'll get more than an inch from this storm :dontknow:
Title: Re: March-like storm to blast California
Post by: Devil on May 14, 2019, 07:50:24 AM
Queer weather is not just in CA. CY has also had its share. Normal rainfall at this time from 1 Oct about 380 mm. This year 540 mm and it went on-and-on from January to about 2 weeks ago. This week: spring-like with temps up to 35C, normal for the first time! Climate change or just freak weather???
Title: Re: March-like storm to blast California
Post by: bitsostring on May 14, 2019, 04:12:06 PM
And we're getting wildfire warnings: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-48254661  8O

Title: Re: March-like storm to blast California
Post by: Weather Display on May 15, 2019, 02:08:39 AM
we are at record low rainfall for the year here currently
and no usefull rain in sight
and yet we are only 2 weeks from winter here
the ground is dry
its been weird weather

I have seen it like this before but that was 26 years ago  8O
Title: Re: March-like storm to blast California
Post by: saratogaWX on May 15, 2019, 03:04:16 AM
Even a more juicy forecast than Harry's for us:

Tonight
    A chance of rain after 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 54. East southeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Wednesday
 
   Rain. Cloudy, with a high near 67. South wind 6 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Wednesday Night
 
   Rain before 8pm, then showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. South southwest wind 2 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Thursday
 
   Showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 63. Southwest wind 2 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday Night
 
   A chance of rain showers before 5am. Cloudy, with a low around 50. West wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Friday
 
   Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67.
Friday Night
 
   Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Saturday
 
   A chance of rain after 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65.
Saturday Night
 
   A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 52.
Sunday
 
   A chance of rain before 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 68.
Sunday Night
 
   Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Monday
 
   A slight chance of rain after 5pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 67.
Monday Night
 
   A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Tuesday
 
   A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67.
Title: Re: March-like storm to blast California
Post by: niko on May 15, 2019, 11:04:13 PM
I see some media are calling this an "atmospheric river" but it's not impressive so far. Ken 0.11", Harry 0.09", and only 0.04" for me.
Title: Re: March-like storm to blast California
Post by: Harry on May 15, 2019, 11:31:24 PM
I see a big blob of moisture coming onshore right now so, we could get a few more drops.

https://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=mux&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=no
Title: Re: March-like storm to blast California
Post by: saratogaWX on May 16, 2019, 03:33:25 AM
0.48in so far.. looking like much more tomorrow.
Title: Re: March-like storm to blast California
Post by: niko on May 16, 2019, 03:35:14 PM
0.28" up to midnight. Sunny and breezy this AM, lots of stuff on radar to the west though.
Title: Re: March-like storm to blast California
Post by: Harry on May 16, 2019, 07:14:07 PM
I got .64" here and I see Ken got an impressive .90" so far.  The second round is due today and the third on Saturday. And according Accuweather, this weather pattern is supposed to continue thru the end of the month.  What the ....

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/more-storms-eye-california-western-us-into-memorial-day-weekend/70008292

Even got a few storm reports.

1 NNW Forestville [Sonoma Co, CA] LAW ENFORCEMENT reports NON-TSTM WND DMG at 8:06 AM PDT -- TWO TREES DOWN BLOCKING ROADWAY AT TRENTON RD AND RIVER RD.
May 16 2019 at 12:27 pm EDT

3 NNE Orinda [Contra Costa Co, CA] LAW ENFORCEMENT reports NON-TSTM WND DMG at 8:02 AM PDT -- TREE DOWN BLOCKING BOTH LANES AT HAPPY VALLEY RD AND BEAR CREEK RD.
May 16 2019 at 12:26 pm EDT

3 ENE Santa Clara [Santa Clara Co, CA] LAW ENFORCEMENT reports FLOOD at 12:02 AM PDT -- ROADWAY FLOODING ON SB 280 AT SARATOGA OFF RAMP.
May 16 2019 at 11:25 am EDT

Corte Madera [Marin Co, CA] LAW ENFORCEMENT reports FLOOD at 15 May, 9:20 PM PDT -- ROADWAY FLOODING AT 53 SAN CLEMENTE DR, 6-8 INCHES DEEP AND 40 FT ACROSS.
May 16 2019 at 11:24 am EDT

4 SSE Portola Valley [Santa Clara Co, CA] LAW ENFORCEMENT reports NON-TSTM WND DMG at 7:17 AM PDT -- TREES DOWN SR 35 AND PAGE MILL RD.
May 16 2019 at 11:22 am EDT
Title: Re: March-like storm to blast California
Post by: niko on May 16, 2019, 08:18:18 PM
We've had 52 mph gust recorded at the airport but still dry so far today.
Title: Re: March-like storm to blast California
Post by: Harry on May 23, 2019, 09:30:54 PM
Queer weather is not just in CA. CY has also had its share. Normal rainfall at this time from 1 Oct about 380 mm. This year 540 mm and it went on-and-on from January to about 2 weeks ago. This week: spring-like with temps up to 35C, normal for the first time! Climate change or just freak weather???

Regarding climate change, when you see headlines like these, you have to wonder.  BTW, there is another chance of rain for us on Sunday.

State of emergency declared for 8 counties surrounding Lake Ontario
May 23 2019 at 1:12 pm EDT
New York's governor sounded the alarm this week, but the issue is 'a Great Lakes-wide problem' -- and it's all caused by weather.
https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/state-of-emergency-declared-for-8-counties-surrounding-lake-ontario/70008326

Rare may storm hits Southern California with heavy rain, hail and snow
May 23 2019 at 20:08:00 UTC
A rare May storm swept through Southern California on May 22 and 23, 2019, bringing heavy rain, hail and even snow to parts of the region. The worst-hit were Inland Empire and eastern central area of Orange County where heavy rain was reported, according to ABC7....... Read more

Biggest late May snow in Denver since 1975, Colorado
May 23 2019 at 17:18:00 UTC
As of 14:00 UTC (08:00 LT) on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Denver, Colorado had officially received 86.36 mm (3.4 inches) of snow. Thats the most snow measured this late in the season since May 29, 1975, when the city recorded 142.24 mm (5.6 inches). On the same...... Read more

Arkansas River approaching historic highs, at least 7 killed as severe storms march through central U.S.
May 23 2019 at 14:57:00 UTC
Another wave of severe thunderstorms is affecting the central United States since Monday, May 20, 2019, with heavy rain and nearly 100 tornadoes. At least 7 weather-related deaths were confirmed since May 21. Meanwhile, Arkansas River is approaching historic highs....... Read more
Title: Re: March-like storm to blast California
Post by: niko on May 23, 2019, 09:34:53 PM
WWII submarine USS Batfish sails again in Oklahoma (https://www.thedrive.com/news/28167/midwest-flooding-re-floats-historic-wwii-submarine-for-the-first-time-in-decades)
Title: Re: March-like storm to blast California
Post by: Harry on May 24, 2019, 04:29:10 AM
That's amazing!  Meanwhile, the Mississippi River has been above flood stage for 137 days.

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As of May 21, 2019, the Mississippi River at Natchez, MS has been above the flood stage of 14.63 m (48 feet) for 137 consecutive days. This is well longer than any time since 1927 when the previous record of 77 days was set.

https://watchers.news/2019/05/22/mississippi-river-above-flood-stage-for-137-days/
Title: Re: March-like storm to blast California
Post by: Devil on May 24, 2019, 07:35:44 AM
Yesterday, 41.5C in Nicosia: first time ever >40 in May. Here, at ~280 m altitude, 37.1 (Davis), 37.4 (Oregon), 34.9  (WF computer faulty), probable records for May.
Title: Re: March-like storm to blast California
Post by: niko on May 25, 2019, 03:38:28 AM
Fun here this evening, we've had a Special Weather Statement, Severe Weather Statement, Severe Thunderstorm Warning, and now a Tornado Warning  8O

Marble size hail here, but a few miles north:

(https://i.imgur.com/ZHsNFVp.jpg)

From @youvefoundbecca Twitter via NWS Sacramento
Title: Re: March-like storm to blast California
Post by: Harry on May 25, 2019, 09:58:33 AM
That's some good sized hail.  i was surprised to see the tornado warning posted.  It was somewhere around Anderson I think.  Any damage?

I see there are a few storm reports.

2 W Pulga [Butte Co, CA] MESONET reports TSTM WND GST of M58 MPH at 24 May, 10:00 PM PDT -- CONCOW ROAD PG&E WEATHER STATION.
May 25 2019 at 2:38 am EDT

2 SE Redding [Shasta Co, CA] PUBLIC reports HAIL of ping pong ball size (E1.50 INCH) at 24 May, 8:13 PM PDT -- PING PONG SIZED HAIL WAS REPORTED NEAR HARTNELL AVE AND VICTOR AVE IN REDDING, CA. PICTURE ON TWITTER.
May 25 2019 at 1:43 am EDT

2 SE Redding [Shasta Co, CA] PUBLIC reports HAIL of ping pong ball size (E1.50 INCH) at 24 May, 10:24 PM PDT -- PING PONG SIZED HAIL WAS REPORTED NEAR HARTNELL AVE AND VICTOR AVE IN REDDING, CA. PICTURE ON TWITTER.
May 25 2019 at 1:26 am EDT

4 N Anderson [Shasta Co, CA] ASOS reports TSTM WND GST of M58 MPH at 24 May, 8:53 PM PDT -- REDDING AIPROT REPORTED A 58 MPH WIND GUST.
May 25 2019 at 1:24 am EDT

1 SSE Redding [Shasta Co, CA] PUBLIC reports HAIL of quarter size (E1.00 INCH) at 24 May, 8:12 PM PDT -- QUARTER SIZE HAIL WAS REPORTED NEAR ENTERPRISE HIGH SCHOOL IN REDDING.
May 25 2019 at 12:34 am EDT
Title: Re: March-like storm to blast California
Post by: niko on May 25, 2019, 02:10:30 PM
Haven't seen any damage reports, I imagine the hail has put a few dings in things though. It was very well defined, the airport station less than 3 miles away saw 58 mph gusts but we had nothing like that. Curiously it also reported a 66 mph gust at 05:53 this morning but the max gust here has been around 10 mph  :? 

The clouds were amazing, there are great pics on various websites and Daniel Swain's twitter (https://twitter.com/Weather_West/with_replies).
Title: Re: March-like storm to blast California
Post by: niko on May 25, 2019, 02:36:32 PM
Storm pictures (https://www.redding.com/picture-gallery/weather/2019/05/25/incredible-images-storm-clouds-rare-tornado-warning-shasta-county/1233864001/) (hopefully not paywalled).
Title: Re: March-like storm to blast California
Post by: DougW on May 25, 2019, 05:44:28 PM
Storm pictures (https://www.redding.com/picture-gallery/weather/2019/05/25/incredible-images-storm-clouds-rare-tornado-warning-shasta-county/1233864001/) (hopefully not paywalled).

Awesome pictures! Mother nature putting on a show.

Doug
Title: Re: March-like storm to blast California
Post by: niko on May 25, 2019, 05:48:21 PM
Ho hum, every day stuff for you I'm sure, but shocking for us  :lol:
Title: Re: March-like storm to blast California
Post by: DougW on May 25, 2019, 05:53:34 PM
Ho hum, every day stuff for you I'm sure, but shocking for us  :lol:

No way! Those pictures are shocking no matter where you are [-X  Time to hunt for cover!

Doug
Title: Re: March-like storm to blast California
Post by: Harry on May 25, 2019, 07:50:44 PM
Yeah, awesome pics.  Well guess what, looks like it's going to be our turn tonight and Sunday. "Another" rare storm coming our way.  Stay tuned.

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Instead of sunshine and warmth spanning the state, a storm is expected to sweep rain, thunderstorms and mountain snow from north to south Saturday night into Sunday night.

Ahead of the storm, isolated severe thunderstorms can erupt across the southern San Joaquin Valley on Saturday afternoon.

If there are enough breaks in the clouds, additional stronger thunderstorms may follow on Sunday.

"Sunday's storm can be potent enough to produce some hail from San Francisco to Fresno in California," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist John Gresiak. "Funnel clouds can be seen in a few locations."

Residents are reminded to seek shelter at the first clap of thunder to avoid being struck by lightning.

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/rare-may-storm-targets-california-following-word-of-ski-resort-staying-open-until-august/70008365