Rain Coming

It looks like it according to this article from the Sacramento Bee.

An excerpt.

“We need it. We need it really, really badly.

“With wildfire after wildfire battering California since late summer, burning record acreage and killing at least 30 people in less than two months, weather experts have repeatedly said conditions conducive to critical fire risk probably won’t begin to subside until the first significant rainfall of autumn.

“Rain might finally — and mercifully — be coming soon to Northern California. Some big questions remain: How much rain will we get? Where exactly will it fall? And will it be enough to end this year’s wildfire danger?

“The National Weather Service in its latest forecast predicts a wet and cool storm track will sweep in from the northwest later this week and into the weekend. “Widespread precipitation” is possible across most of the north half of the state, the NWS Sacramento office said Sunday in a social media post.

“As of Monday morning, there are still multiple major wildfire incidents burning across Northern California. These include the Glass Fire in Napa and Sonoma counties; the Zogg Fire west of Redding in Shasta County; the nearly 1 million-acre August Complex in and around Mendocino National Forest; and the North Complex near Plumas National Forest.

“Let’s start with the good news: The latest NWS forecasts show at least a slight chance of rain beginning either Thursday night or Friday in all four of those areas. Forecasters also predict a slight chance of rain in Sacramento starting Friday and continuing into Saturday.

“It’s still a bit too soon to estimate how much precipitation might fall in any of those regions, but the forecasts do say “rain,” not “showers,” at this point. The NWS also says there’s a possibility of wet snow at the “highest mountain peaks” in the Sierra Nevada range.

“The system will also bring much cooler weather. Sacramento, which has had max temperatures in the low 90s since the start of October, is expected to cool down to 85 degrees Wednesday, 76 on Thursday and 72 by Friday, according to NWS forecasts.”

Retrieved October 5, 2020 from https://www.sacbee.com/news/weather-news/article246141390.html

Be well everyone!

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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