December, especially the latter half of the month, brought numerous storms and really built up the snowpack in the mountains. The snow was much to the delight of ski operators and skiers alike, but now we are in a pattern of relative tranquility.
Between Wednesday night and the weekend, no big storms are likely. Two weak systems will move through the Pacific Northwest bringing a bit of rain and mountain snow to western Washington, one later tomorrow night and to start Friday and another late Saturday and Saturday night.
From eastern Oregon on south through all of California, Nevada and Arizona, it will be completely dry right through Sunday. The first chance of any precipitation would not be until Sunday night or Monday in southernmost California and southwestern Arizona. Even that is not certain as this low could go too far offshore then south to bring anything at all to much of Southern California.
This is setting the stage for some places to be within reach of their all-time driest year on record.
Some of the coldest weather in a long time has been occurring and continued even to this morning.
This storm is going to bring about accumulating snow to places that don’t see it often.
In the citrus areas from the San Joaquin Valley to northern Ventura County expect a hard freeze in most area
a well established spoke of energy rotated northeast and is bringing some areas a LOT more rain than the sprinkle or light shower I predicted.
It looks like the Cascades of Washington will get some important snow Sunday and Monday.