Sacramento CA | Very cold weather ahead. Bundle up.
The National Weather Service is advising that we are no where close to being out of winter weather patterns yet. The temperatures are going to remain crisp and cold throughout the weekend. There has already been rumors of snow in San Francisco.
The “Jetstreeam” gives a good picture of the dynamics of the weather movement as a whole and why it is that this cold air and unstable pattern is swrilling and hanging around. In Friday’s Jetstream model, provided by Accuweather, you will notice a somewhat of a loop developing over Central /Northern California.
As we look to Saturday’s model you will notice that that loop becomes more dramatic, just sucking that cold air in from the North and holding it over the area.
Over the next few days, you may want to cover any sensitive outdoor plants. Water pipes could also become frozen and potentially burst. If you are going out of town, leaving your furnace set at a minimum temperature is advisable to keep pipes from rupturing while you are away. Conversely, fire personal advise against leaving space heaters plugged in while away as these can sometimes fail, spark and cause a fire while unattended. Use caution while driving and wherry of wet appearing areas on the road. These spots can be icy causing your vehicle to spin out of control. Use particular caution on bridges and overpasses as these parts of roadways freeze easily. It is also advisable to bring your pets indoors during these unstable and potentially inclimate weather patterns.
National Weather Service reported a low level tornado sighting Friday afternoon in Rancho Cordova. Weather conditions over the weekend could bring more of this type of activity to the area. If you experience large hail storms and high winds, take shelter immediately in a a strong structure. The National Weather Service recommends taking shelter in a basement if at all possible. Pay attention to television and radio emergency alerts advising of severe weather warnings and watches. Take these warning very seriously if they transpire.
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