ENTERED 160213 0730PST————-
Weather Pattern Changing Back to Winter – Pacific Northwest Gets the First Storm
A new frontal system has entered California, the 45th system of the water year 2016. Stable Air Regime 9 has moved east into the Rockies and Great Basin. The weather change won’t impact most of California until Wednesday, so this storm won’t be the one that hits California. Rather, it is targeting the WA and OR Cascades with winter weather today and tomorrow.
NWS Ocean Prediction Center
GOES-West Water Vapor
A band of moisture extends from out to sea in the SE to Wyoming in the NE. The system that carried it there, Storm 44, has dissipated. Storm 45 in the upper left is heading east, slightly southeast into WA and OR. A winter weather advisory is up for the Cascades for today and tomorrow.
The signs of change back to winter are all about…
Northern California Coast: Dangerous Boating
According to the NWS, small craft should not be out on the waters of Northern California due to high winds and choppy seas until Sunday evening.
Coastal Central California: High Surf, Fog, Heatwave, then Rain
According to the NWS, dense fog in the valleys this morning. High surf until Sunday morning. A heatwave climaxes Wednesday, 160217. Then, rain and winter weather returns Wednesday night.
Snow Next Week in the Sierra Nevada
According to the NWS, snow and winter weather returns Wednesday-Thursday, 160217-18 to California’s Sierra Nevada. Snow level: 6,000 feet.
SoCal Coastal: High Surf, Dense Fog, and Very Warm and Dry Gusty Mountain Winds
According to the NWS, San Luis Obispo County to San Diego County, the high surf is 10-17 feet high and coming from the northwest and will last until Sunday morning. The dense fog will be all over the coastal areas today. High winds in the Los Angeles County and Ventura County mountains start Sunday and last until Tuesday.