Rain, Snow Continue; Possible Hail Friday

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more rain and snow at higher elevations this weekend; possible hail storm Friday
more rain and snow at higher elevations this weekend; possible hail storm Friday

We have less rain and snow than on Wednesday but we are not done– Thursday night through the weekend we’ll see quite a bit of rain at lower elevations. 

Friday morning, there is a risk of hail, which May build up on roads, so be careful out there driving. 

Wet conditions already across the area, but through Friday morning those road conditions are going to also become icy and slippery, possibly even more-so if we get that hail, plus snowy at higher elevations. 

Carry chains, avoid getting on the roads if at all possible.

Plenty of snow is also forecast at higher elevations in the coming days, especially in the early morning hours of Saturday, we’ll see that snowfall inching closer to the coast.  up to six inches of snow predicted at the highest elevations across the north coast area, just a dusting in willow creek, kneeland and klamath.

The month of January is now behind us, so let’s take a look at the precipitation totals for the month: 17 inches of rain in Crescent City, that’s more than the January average of 10.8 inches of rainfall.  Eureka saw around eleven inches of rain last month, more than the average amount of 6.5 inches.  In the mountains, so far 21.5 inches of snow in Happy Camp, 20 inches in Mount Shasta. 3 inches in Willow Creek and Hayfork.

Along the coast:   Seventeen-foot waves out at sea as a part of the hazardous seas warning, which expires Thursday night, though a small craft advisory is in effect through Saturday.

One last look at the radar through the weekend shows more rain, snow, some possible hail and sleet, but all of that drying up a bit by Saturday night, for a partly cloudy weekend.