Times Standard (Eureka)
More showers, atmospheric river forecast this week
The weather forecast for Humboldt County's coast early this week is cool, moist weather, with daytime temperatures in the mid 40s. Temperatures will drop into the thirties at night. On and off showers will continue at low elevations, with a possibility of hail. Snow is unlikely at sea level.
“It looks like a pretty wet week,” Jeff Tonkin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Eureka, said.
Snow showers above 1,000 feet will start early Tuesday. A winter storm warning is in effect starting Tuesday morning in some parts of Humboldt. The National Weather Service forecasts snow accumulations of five to 14 inches in the county's northern interior region, with the southwestern and southern interior regions seeing two to 11 inches of snow. The winter storm warning will end Wednesday morning.
Early Thursday may see a small break in precipitation.
As for later Thursday into Friday, “This is a different animal than what we've seen in the last couple of weeks,” Tonkin said. An atmospheric river will likely begin late Thursday. This will be a bigger rain event for the coast with slightly warmer temperatures in the low 50s. Snow is only to be expected above 4,500 feet, .
A small craft advisory is in place. National Weather Service officials noted there were seas above 10 feet Monday, which should decay quickly and calm down for the rest of the week.
Last weekend saw some hail on the coast and low elevation snow. A planned cleanup of Cooper Gulch was canceled due to weather.
More weather information can be found https://www. weather.gov/eka/.