Thursday, December 1, 2016

Rain, cold to mark start of 'meteorological winter'


The latest from the National Weather Service:
Weather Summary
An approaching upper level disturbance will bring chances for rain and snow Sunday and below normal temperatures next week. High and low temperatures next week are expected between 5 and 10 degrees below normal.

Impacts
Wet roadways and slippery mountain roads will cause travel delays
Below freezing temperatures may damage or kill crops or other sensitive plants

Forecast Confidence
Medium for near or below freezing temps
Medium for showers late Sunday and Monday

Timing and Strength
Rain and snow Sunday and Monday
Low temperatures near freezing Monday and Tuesday nights
Now's the time to start thinking about winter safety, advises Michelle Mead, the NWS' warning coordinator in Sacramento.
Winter Preparedness/Safety Kick-off
Today, December 1, marks the start of Meteorological Winter . We at the NWS are taking this opportunity to remind you of our NWS Winter Safety Page and utilize the resources here to promote winter weather safety messages with infographics and other resources to your friends, family and co workers via email and/or Social Media. Like I always say, a picture is worth a 1000 words.

This is a good week to roll this out, besides it being the start of Meteorological winter, as we have a few winter impacts to talk about. As you've seen from our partner emails, we have some wind and some of the coldest temperatures of the season to deal with today through this weekend, then some mountain snow potential for next week.

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