Union Staff Report
HUMBOLDT – Drought-parched Humboldt County may get one to two inches of rain over the weekend along with a foot of snow at higher elevations.
The National Weather Service in Eureka is forecasting a brawny rainstorm on Saturday, with the precipiation continuing into Sunday. Snow could fall on elevations as low as 1,500 feet. As for today, Humboldt will continue to experience sunshine with a high near 49 degrees.
Wednesday will be partly sunny with a 10 percent chance of rain.
The odds of rain increase to 30 percent on Thursday, with a chance of snow in the mountains.
Friday will be mostly cloudy.
The weekend rain will be accompanied by gusty, howling winds.
Yesterday’s early morning wimpy-ass rain was measured at .09 of an inch by the NWS at its Woodley Island office in Eureka. The nearby Mad River Union pluviameter in Manila measured .08 of an inch.
Total rainfall for the season, which began July 1, is now at 6.56 inches. Normal is 24.15. Last year was 23.40.
Sunset tonight is at 5:38 p.m. Before the fog rolls in around 10 p.m. you should be able to see Jupiter, the brightest starlike object in the sky.
Sunrise on Wednesday is at 7:23 a.m. We’re gaining more daylight each morning and night.