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  • bluecheese4u bluecheese4u Nov 11, 2012 4:22 PM Flag

    Sacramento wakes up to frost, possible showers forecast for Thursday

    Sacramento wakes up to frost, possible showers forecast for Thursday

    By Anne Gonzales
    afgonzales sacbee
    Published: Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 - 11:14 am

    Sacramento area residents awoke to frost this morning, with outlying areas getting the brunt of dipping temperatures, according to the National Weather Service in Sacramento.

    "A lot of places in the valley, especially in the rural areas, saw 31 or 32 degrees," in the early morning hours, said Johnnie Powell, a meteorologist with the weather service. "There will be one more chilly morning on Monday, then it will bounce back up to normal for this time of year."

    The low this morning in downtown Sacramento was 36 degrees. It dipped to 34 at Sacramento Executive Airport, Powell said. In the city of Davis, the thermometer fell to 32, and Vacaville recorded 31 degrees.

    Forecasters predict lows in the low- to mid-40s by Monday night. The first part of the week is expected to be dry, with high temperatures nudging to the mid-60s by Tuesday.

    A system moving inland from the coast could develop later in the week, bringing a chance of showers in the Sacramento region by Thursday night.



    Frost in November!

    Posted by: bell32ndst, 3:37 PM GMT on November 11, 2012

    Wow! This is insane. The sun has been up for an hour, and there is still frost on the north facing roofs around, and in my yard in the shade. The high here yesterday was 57 and the low this morning was 30. These are temperatures like we normally see only in January, and then only when a major winter storm comes through. Just a few days ago it was in the 80s, the glorious fall weather that we get in Phoenix, clear skies with an occasional puff of cirrus.

    It's strange. The first frost in this part of Phoenix used to be after the middle of December, if it came at all. I remember years without a frost at all, though none recently. The last few years, the first frost has been at the beginning of December, and there have been lots of frosts. I think it is because it is getting drier, so there is more radiative cooling. Now this. The deciduous trees haven't even lost their leaves, and the citrus is still in growth stage.

    The official temperature is higher. It is accurate only for the micro climate around the official Phoenix weather station near the airport. There is a lot of city in every direction from there, and it also is more humid, since there is a lot of flood irrigation in those older parts of the city that used to be agricultural. The Salt River probably drains cold air away from the area, as well.


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