There were two problems with the verification for Modesto. First, the airport on the south end of town didn’t properly maintain their records. Second, if they had, I’m not sure we would have been terribly successful. Temperatures generally ran much cooler than we had expected in the overnight hours. Maybe they would have been warmer at the proper airport, but I’m not really convinced. The temperatures were just too far off. We can still crown a winner, though, and we will. Accuweather had the top forecast for the day. Actuals: Wednesday .02 inches of rain, High 69, Low 47 Thursday – .08 inches of rain, High 66, Low 41
Two forecasts in a day? I find that the only way this makes sense is to hit both sides of the country.
At 953PM, PT, Modesto was reporting a temperature of 61 degrees with overcast skies. There was a little bit of rain over San Francisco, and dew points were nosing into the low 50s. If there is any clearing tonight, low lying areas are likely to fog in. A persistent area of low pressure over the Pacific is going to continue to generate a pipeline of moisture into northern California. Snow is expected in the mountains, with rain a persistent matter of fact for Modesto for the next two days. There really won’t be a change to the pattern, as this trough won’t progress, but rather dampen and fade away, making Thursday a bit less rainy. Tomorrow – Rain, High 66, low 54 Thursday – Scattered showers, becoming less widespread, High 66, Low 48
TWC: Tomorrow – Rain showers in the morning with numerous thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High 66, Low 55 Thursday – Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional showers in the afternoon. High 64, Low 47
AW: Tomorrow – Cloudy, spotty showers; cool High 67, Low 54 Thursday – A morning shower; otherwise, times of clouds and sun; cool High 65, Low 46
NWS: Tomorrow – A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. High 67, Low 55 Thursday – A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after noon. Partly sunny High 65, Low 48
WB: Tomorrow – A chance of rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning then rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 65, Low 55 Thursday – Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers in the morning then rain showers likely and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 63, Low 48
WN: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with scattered showers, High 67, Low 55 Thursday – Mostly cloudy with light showers, High 67, Low 55
FIO: Tomorrow – Light rain in the afternoon. High 64, Low 51 Thursday – Partly cloudy starting in the morning, continuing until night. High 64, Low 46
Everyone seems to be on the same page, or would be, if Weathebug hadn’t filled it all up. Radar is active in the North Bay!