Brrr, typical February chill returns
Last week felt like May - now it feels like, well, February. What's with this weather?
February 14 through 17 brought Mid-Valley residents plenty of sun and spring-like temperatures hovering in the low- to mid-70s. This week, temperatures have been dipping to the freezing mark, and the rest of the week is expected to remain chilly, especially in the evenings.
Today, the temperature is
forecast to hit 57 degrees at its high point in the daytime and drop to an overnight low of 34. Add to that a northwest wind-chill factor and it could go well below freezing, according to the National Weather Service.
Wednesday will bring sunshine with a high temperature of 63 degrees and overnight low of 37. Thursday, Friday and Saturday will follow suit, according to the National Weather Service.
The foothill region saw its share of snow this weekend and got another four inches Monday, according to Ben Borsoff, owner of the Strawberry Valley General Store and an Appeal-Democrat weather watcher.
“It's pretty much all gone now,” he said Monday. “But the shady spots have more. It got down to about 21 last night. It's winter - at least up here it is.”
Borsoff said the Yuba County hills have almost reached average precipitation levels for a whole year - only halfway through the year. The normal level is about 80 to 86 inches, gauged from July 1 to June 30, he said.
“We're at about 71.64 (inches) now,” he said. “That's above normal for our rainfall year. You can see we're awful close to our season normal - and the season doesn't end until June 30.”
Borsoff jokingly said that it got “almost warm” Monday, up to about 46 degrees.
Appeal-Democrat reporter Kymm Mann can be reached at 749-4708. You may e-mail her at email@example.com.