Nor Cal’s Weather and River Update: March 6th 2016

Nothing haunts me more than the beasts that live in the emerald green waters.  But the hunt is going to have to wait.  At least for now.

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The mysterious unicorn.

Much of the West Coast has received copious amount of rainfall in the past 48 hours.  Currently, most rivers are high and not fishable, except for a small handful of tailwaters fisheries up near the dam. Oh and lakes too.  There are a few dandies out there right now if you’re willing to partake in the changing weather conditions.  The Trinity was hardly fishable at the top end of the drainage above Rush Creek and the Lower Sac was fishable today but saw severe winds which made boat accessibility down right dangerous.  Brutal beyond belief.  The Lower Sac had fishable water down to I-5 but saw extremely dirty water from the mouth of Churn Creek down.  More moisture is on the way and it will determine the outlook for this next week.  So far it’s looking like a great week for more rain which we still need.

It might be a good time to find a great book and sit by a warm fire!  Has anybody read these?

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Must reads during storm events.

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Northern California is getting blasted!

 

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West Coast Infrared Satellite Image.

General Weather Forecast

Northern End of the Valley, near Redding, CA :

Wind Advisory in effect from March 6, 04:00 PM PST until March 7, 04:00 AM PST

This Afternoon: Showers. High near 55. South wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: Showers. Low around 41. Breezy, with a south wind 18 to 23 mph decreasing to 9 to 14 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday: Showers likely, mainly before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 59. Calm wind becoming north around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 35. North wind 5 to 7 mph.

Tuesday: Rain likely, mainly after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 59. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday Night: Rain. Low around 43. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Wednesday: Rain likely before 10am, then a chance of showers after 10am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday Night: Rain. Cloudy, with a low around 50.

Thursday: Rain. Cloudy, with a high near 60.

Thursday Night: Rain. Cloudy, with a low around 51.

Friday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 60.

Friday Night: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Saturday: Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 59.

Saturday Night: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 43.

Sunday: A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 60.

Upper Trinity River Area:

Tonight: Widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall possible in the evening. Breezy in the evening. Snow level 4000 feet. Snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches. Lows 28 to 38. At higher elevation…southwest wind 25 mph in the evening.

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow level 3000 to 3500 feet. Highs 39 to 49.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of showers in the evening. Patchy valley fog overnight. Snow level 3000 to 3500 feet. Lows 23 to 33.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Snow level 2500 to 3000 feet. Highs 42 to 52.

Tuesday Night: Rain and snow. Snow level 4000 to 4500 feet. Lows 34 to 44.

Wednesday: Rain and snow. Snow level 5000 to 5500 feet. Highs 48 to 58.

Wednesday Night: Rain. Lows 37 to 47.

Thursday And Thursday Night: Rain and snow. Highs 46 to 56. Lows 36 to 46.

Friday: Rain and snow. Highs 45 to 55.

Friday Night Through Saturday Night: Rain and snow likely. Lows 33 to 43. Highs 45 to 55.

Sunday: Cloudy with a chance of rain and snow. Highs 44 to 54.

RIVER FLOWS

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100,000 CFS near the mouth of the Klamath River.

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30,600 CFS at Hoopa on the Trinity River.

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2,550 CFS at Junction City on the Trinity River.

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17,500 CFS at Bend Bridge on the Lower Sac.

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The Upper Sacramento River at Delta above Lake Shasta is 12,200 CFS

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The mouth of Dog Creek on the Upper Sacramento today taken from Fenders Ferry.  photo by: Jay Mominee

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The Upper Sac is looking good for whitewater rafting!  Or “brown-water” rafting?    photo by: Jay Mominee

It’s only been two days but I am starting to feel like Tom Hanks in Castaway.

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Did you know Tom Hanks grew up in Red Bluff, CA?

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