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					                           CRC Sacramento Valley Forecast                                                     phone: 530-342-1700
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                           Friday March 13, 2009 issued 5:15am                                            by Forecaster Matt Wanink

 HIGHLIGHTS: Verycurrent dry, mild weatherwith warm afternoon conditions. Increasing clouds & wind tonight making way
 HIGHLIGHTS: The pleasant weather today regime will last through tomorrow but Pacific storm activity will return rain to
 the Sacramento Valley Friday a chance of some likely to extend through the weekend.
 for a cooler day tomorrow withwith wet conditions light showers overnight into Sunday.

 Short Term Weather Discussion: Sunny and warm today as an upper level ridge of high pressure sits over the West
 Coast. The air mass is expected to be relatively unchanged from yesterday so look for high temperatures to soar once
 again into the 70s this afternoon. High clouds will be begin spreading across the North State tonight as a Pacific frontal
 system nears Washington and Oregon. The system is set to impact the region Saturday afternoon while it's tail end moves
 through Northern California overnight into Sunday. With is cooler air mass, along with cloudy skies, afternoon temperatures
 are expected to drop about 10 degrees from today's highs, although they'll still be near normal. There will be a slight
 chance for some light showers tomorrow night but any rainfall totals should be light a mainly confined to northern locations.
 Southerly winds late tonight are also forecast to increase creating an occasionally breezy day tomorrow as the new storm
 nears the Pacific Northwest.




SHORT TERM FORECAST SPECIFICS
                  Weather                  Temps         Dew Pts         POP         Amounts Winds
TODAY              Sunny                    68-78         30-45          0%           none   Var-N 3-12

TONIGHT  (eve)         Mostly Clear         38-46          35-45          0%           none       Var-S 5-15
         (late)        Partly Cloudy
SATURDAY (am)         Prtly/Mstly Cldy      59-65          38-45        0%         none    SE-SW 10-25
         (pm)                                                        20%N 10%S Tr -.05(pm)

SACRAMENTO VALLEY CLIMATE SUMMARY
12 March 2009                   Rainfall                           Chill Hours        Today's
                 Max/Min 24hr Sea % normal                    Daily Since 11/1        normals     Today's Records & Year
Red Bluff         73/36  0.00 14.83      78%                    --          --         64/44      85 (2004), 31 (1990)
Artois            73/35  0.00 12.57       --                  8.33       1346.09         --       ---
Chico State Farm  72/35  0.00 17.31      82%                  10.01 1392.03            65/42      87 (1926), 27 (1954)
Dunnigan Hills    72/34  0.00 11.61       --                  11.19 1401.00              --       ---
Marysville        72/35  0.00 13.86      77%                  7.96       1201.04       66/45      81 (2007), 32 (1954)
Sacramento        68/35  0.00 13.24      91%                    --          --         64/44      81 (2007), 32 (1954)
Avg Max: 71°F Range: (67 - 76) Warmest: Madison   Avg Min: 36°F Range: (31 - 40) Coldest: Esparto-North
                                      Sacramento Valley AMOS Network
                                        Daily Meteorological Summary
                                          Thursday, March 12, 2009

                           Temperature           Avg    Avg           WIND           Precipitation       Solar
                          Max    Min    Ave     DewPt    RH     Avg    Gust   Gust   24hr 7/1 to date     Rad     ETo
                          ºF     ºF      ºF      ºF       %     mph    mph     Dir    in.     in.       cal/cm2    in.
   East Valley
Chico WWG                 71.9   34.8    53.5 31.3       49     3.9    21.3   N      0.00    19.80       -----    -----
Chico State Farm          72.3   35.0    53.5 32.9       52     3.0    17.5 NNW      0.00    17.31       461      0.13
Chico WTP not available
Durham                    72.4   33.8    52.0   -----    59     4.3    18.9   N      0.00    15.01       -----    -----
Butte College             72.0   37.7    54.7   34.2     51     3.4    17.5 WNW      0.00    20.78       424      0.12
Oroville                  72.2   40.4    56.1   34.4     47     2.5    16.0 NNW      -----    -----      -----    -----
Biggs                     72.1   35.0    53.3   38.6     63     4.4    18.0  NW      0.00    14.56       -----    -----
Gridley                   71.5   31.6    51.1   36.7     65     2.1    15.5 WNW      0.00    15.17       468      0.13
North Yuba                70.3   38.1    53.6   40.6     66     3.5    14.0   N      0.00    16.06       -----    -----
Wheatland                 71.0   34.6    51.5   40.4     71     2.0    10.1 ESE      -----    -----      -----    -----
Lincoln-North             67.8   35.1    50.7   -----    66     4.2    10.6 ENE      0.00     -----      -----    -----
Lincoln                   67.2   34.4    52.4   40.3     66     3.0    12.7  SE      -----    -----      -----    -----
Natomas not available
Sacramento SE             68.6   38.3    52.4 38.0       63     3.0    11.7 NNW      0.00    12.99       441      0.10
   West Valley
Orland Buttes             73.6   34.5    53.1   32.8      55    2.2    18.0     N    0.00    12.54       487      0.15
Orland East               71.7   37.2    54.5   32.5      49    5.8    20.0   NNW    -----    -----      -----    -----
Artois                    72.6   34.9    53.1   32.5      53    7.1    20.4   NNW    0.00    12.58       -----    -----
Artois South              72.8   34.2    53.6   32.8      53    5.9    21.4     N    -----    -----      465      0.15
Willows                   70.9   32.5    52.0   -----   -----   8.7    22.8     N    0.00    13.25       -----    -----
Willows-West              73.1   36.7    55.1   29.5      42    5.7    22.2    NE    0.00    10.15       481      0.15
Codora                    69.8   38.2    53.7   39.2      63    6.7    20.2   NNW    -----    -----      -----    -----
Maxwell                   72.3   38.6    55.0   32.5      49    6.6    23.2     N    -----    -----      -----    -----
Maxwell SW                74.9   35.3    54.4   32.3      52    1.7    18.0     N    0.00    10.30       -----    -----
Arbuckle                  70.8   36.8    53.0   33.9      55    5.7    16.8   WNW    -----    -----      -----    -----
Arbuckle-South            70.7   40.1    54.2   33.4      49    2.9    25.6     E    0.00    12.05       486      0.13
Kirkville                 69.8   35.6    51.4   37.9      65    5.5    19.7   NNW    -----    -----      -----    -----
Knights Landing           71.3   37.3    52.3   36.3      61    4.5    17.7   NNW    0.00    10.64       485      0.12
Dunnigan Hills            71.5   33.8    51.5   33.5      56    4.4    17.7    NW    0.00    11.64       517      0.14
Dunnigan Hills-South      70.5   33.9    50.3   34.8      61    3.8    19.4   NNW    0.00    12.29       472      0.13
Esparto-North             72.0   31.4    51.0   34.2      60    3.7    21.4     N    0.00     -----      468      0.13
Esparto                   70.8   33.6    52.3   32.9      54    6.4    22.1    NW    -----    -----      -----    -----
Woodland                  70.8   35.2    52.7   34.2      55    3.1    20.4    NW    0.00    10.87       421      0.16
Madison                   75.6   38.6    54.8   34.4      52    3.5    13.3   WSW    0.00    10.55       485      0.13
Dixon-West                70.3   34.4    51.4   38.2      67    2.3    16.3     N    0.00    13.66       493      0.14
   Delta
Yolo Bypass               71.8   33.8    50.3 -----     -----   5.4    14.2 NNW      -----    -----      -----    -----
Clarksburg                70.5   33.5    50.4 39.4        70    2.8    12.0 WNW      0.00    12.15       487      0.12
Walnut Grove              70.5   35.4    51.8 45.9        83    3.9    16.3 WNW      0.00    12.91       467      0.10
   Butte & foothills
Sutter Buttes             61.8   47.1    54.3   -----   -----   9.6    29.2     N    -----    -----      -----    -----
Cohasset                  59.2   44.0    50.7   -----   -----   7.6    20.0   NNE    0.00    41.10       -----    -----