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High Winds Creating Critical Fire Weather Threats in California; Heavy Rains Along Gulf Coast

Strong to high winds are creating critical fire weather conditions across much of California, and explosive fire growth in Southern California. Wind gradients gradually weaken Sunday and through mid next week. Conversely, very wet conditions will develop this week as week along the Gulf Coast; and unsettled weather pattern to the north with snow from the Great Basin to the High Plains. Read More >

An upper level disturbance will bring another round of showers and isolated thunderstorms early this week. Rain chances will begin on Monday, but will be highest on Tuesday. An isolated thunderstorm will also be possible, but severe weather is not expected.
Maybe you've heard a rumor about wintry weather before Christmas? It's true, some of the forecast data does suggest a weather pattern favorable for winter weather. However, this potential event is so far out (beyond 7 days in fact), that a great deal of uncertainty exists, and as a result, we cannot definitively pin down what the weather pattern will look like. We know that arctic air is likely to surge through the region late Thursday and into Friday. We do NOT know whether precipitation will be able to develop in the cold airmass, as this will depend on the position of upper-level features which are being poorly modeled at this time. The two main scenarios are either for a mainly dry and cold forecast, or one with impacts from freezing rain, sleet, and snow across the region. Keep checking back for updates as the potential impacts from this next system become more certain.
Another cold front will move into the region this evening and overnight. This front will result in a north wind shift, but gusty winds are not expected until Thursday. Low temperatures tonight and Thursday morning will be in the 30s for most locations.

 
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October
Rank # of Days Year
1 3 1917
2
(tie)
2 2017
2 2012
2 1993
2 1910
5
(tie)
1 1980
1 1957
November
Rank # of Days Year
1 12 1959
2
(tie)
9 1993
9 1976
9 1938
9 1911
6
(tie)
8 1991
8 1975
8 1951
8 1937
10
(tie)
7 2012
7 1979
7 1916
December
Rank # of Days Year
1 25 1909
2 23 2013
3 22 1989
4 20 1963
5
(tie)
19 1985
19 1983
7 17 2008
8 16 2000
9
(tie)
15 1978
15 1976
15 1972

January
Rank # of Days Year
1 25 1940
2 24 1918
3 22 1979
4
(tie)
21 1978
21 1977
21 1912
7
(tie)
20 2014
20 1984
9
(tie)
19 1988
19 1962
19 1948
19 1930
February
Rank # of Days Year
1 17 1936
2 16 1905
3
(tie)
15 1978
15 1902
5
(tie)
14 2014
14 2010
14 1910
8 13 1929
9
(tie)
12 2011
12 2002
12 1982
12 1966
12 1960
12 1939
March
Rank # of Days Year
1
(tie)
9 1965
9 1932
3
(tie)
8 1996
8 1913
5
(tie)
7 2013
7 1960
7 1937
8
(tie)
6 2014
6 2002
6 1998
6 1989
6 1943
April
Rank # of Days Year
1 2 1987
2
(tie)
1 2014
1 2009
1 2007
1 2003
1 1997
1 1989
1 1983
1 1975
1 1973
1 1940
1 1937
1 1936
1 1920
1 1915