Get ready to bundle up this week folks as an arctic cold system heads south bringing freezing temperatures and high probabilities of sea-level snow to the North Coast.
Meteorologist Jonathan Garner of the National Weather Service Eureka Office told us this Thursday, February 23, 2023, will bring a high probability of sea-level snow to Ukiah and the Humboldt Bay Region.
Tomorrow, Tuesday morning, the cold system will move into the region from southwestern Canada generating strong guests along the coast and exposed ridges. Models indicate the strongest gusts will be felt in Southern Mendocino and Lake Counties.
Between Tuesday and Thursday, falling temperatures and snow levels will bring mountain sleet and snow to the flat lands of the North Coast’s interior valleys. Freezing temperatures will continue into the weekend.
Check out this link for tips on shoring up your home from frigid cold. This link has information about protecting your animals, vegetation, and property during freezing temperatures.
An elder once said to me, ” we haven’t had a real ukiah winter in years” and proceeded to tell me of a blizzard in Ukiah in the 1950s.
Hope those strong guests are kind!