Cooling trend into next week with a few clouds. Continued dry.
70°F – Despite entering into the fall season on Wednesday, we had a fairly warm week with highs ranging in the mid 80’s to around 90 all week in Cascade Shores. Lower elevations saw highs a few degrees warmer.
Despite the warm September weather, the longer nights have felt more comfortable with lows mostly in the 60’s.
High pressure will be weakening over the next several days in response to an upper trough moving towards the N California coast. By Monday, the trough should be off the coast. The associated low is moisture starved, so will result in continued cooling with just a few clouds. Temps will fall to below normal once again with highs only reaching the 70’s by mid week with lows dropping back into the 50’s.
The low kicks east so by Wednesday of next week, we’ll warm back up to highs in the 80’s again be weeks end.
Foothill Forecast: Fair and warm with highs in the 80’s, cooling into the 70’s Tuesday and Wednesday with a few clouds. Lows dropping into the 50’s by midweek. Look for some warming by the following weekend with highs back into the 80’s.
So far, no significant rain in sight, but this is very typical for late September. Our rainy season doesn’t really kick in until sometime in late October or early November locally.
Below are photos taken from Scotts Flat lake a few days ago. It shows the lake about 30-35 ft below normal and about 10-12 ft below the bottom of the boat ramp. Since I don’t have equipment to accurately measure the water level drop, thisis only a guesstimate. All I know is that I am over 6 ft tall and the bottom of the boat ramp was way above my head when standing at water level. We desperately need that strong El Niño to really dump on us this winter to fill the reservoirs and replenish the water table for the years ahead of us.