The freezing level has risen to about 8,000 feet and it is raining in the passes. Sorry skiers!
It has started to rain in northern California, but the big action there is yet to come. Here is the 24-h rainfall ending 9 PM today. Some of the coastal mountains have already received more than 4 inches, with 1 inch+ spreading inland. The models are predicting over TEN INCHES in the northern CA terrain during the next 72 hours.
I don't know about you, but I am getting very bored with the warmth and rain. We need some more variety. How about a big windstorm? No problem....the models have been suggesting one for a while and here is a forecast map for 7 PM Sunday. Impressive system off the Oregon coast....will have to watch this carefully.