Series of West Coast Storms to Continue

The next in a series of winter storms aimed at the West Coast was gathering strength in the coastal Pacific Northwest region on Tuesday morning and was expected to bring widespread rain and snow throughout Northern California, with more possibly coming this weekend, the National Weather Service reports.

The highest rain totals on Tuesday night and Wednesday were expected to be in the coastal range, northern Sierra Nevada and northern Sacramento Valley, but rain and high winds are predicted in much of the state, according to the agency.

Dry weather sets in for Thursday with the potential for rain and snow again on Friday and Sunday, but models have been shifting the storm track further west, officials say.

Precipitation through Wednesday could reach 3 inches in Ukiah, 2 inches in Redding and Chico and 1 inch in Sacramento, the weather service forecasts.

The latest system follows a big storm over the weekend that forced the closure of Interstate 80 near Lake Tahoe on Sunday, with the freeway reopening Monday. Strong winds and downed trees also knocked out electricity to about 80,000 customers in the Sacramento area on Sunday night, The Associated Press reported.

More snow is needed as California officials’ first manual survey of the year on Jan. 3 found below-average snow-water equivalents in the Sierra Nevada. As of Monday, the snowpack statewide was at 84 percent of average for this time of year, improving from 71 percent a day earlier, according to the state Department of Water Resources.

ProAg Quick Links

Agent Toolbox Grower Toolbox Careers

ProAg News

2019 Spring Wheat Tour Preview: After Rough Spring, What Will Scouts See?

According to the North Dakota Wheat Commission's (NDWC) crop progress, development of the crop remained behind normal in all states with the exception of Minnesota. Recent of high temperatures helped accelerate crop maturity some, which should be reflected in the July 22 report and will likely be seen by tour scouts....

Beef Herd Expansion Near End?

From the low point in 2014, beef cow numbers have expanded by nine percent. Total cow numbers including dairy cows are up seven percent. Commercial beef production has increased by 11 percent a combination of seven percent more cows and a four percent increase in beef output per cow....
Get ProAg updates via email
Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now