Rain, Hail, Snow Expected Throughout the Day


Old Town Eureka got a light dusting this morning. - THADEUS GREENSON
  • Thadeus Greenson
  • Old Town Eureka got a light dusting this morning.

Winter is here, bringing snow and hail throughout Humboldt County this morning, with more expected in inland areas.

A colder storm will drop snow levels from 1,500 feet down to 500 feet above sea level throughout the day. Areas around Kneeland are expected to record 5 inches of snow through tonight, with coastal snow showers expected north to Crescent City, as well. Most coastal areas, though, will primarily see rain.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for inland areas until 10 p.m., according Chris Burling with the National Weather Service. Humboldt and Del Norte counties have been hit by a series of storms that began yesterday.

The California Highway Patrol is reporting several traffic collisions throughout the county, with six collisions within the span of an hour beginning shortly before 9 a.m. Snow tires and chains are required 15 miles to 4.5 miles west of the junction of state routes 96 to 299 in Willow Creek.

After today, the showers might linger until tomorrow morning but will ultimately wind down, leaving the week looking dry through Thursday. A new system is set to come Friday and stay through next week, but there is not enough information to detail the storm.

So it looks like we’re in for some more snow, hail and rain throughout the day. Stay safe out there, HumCo.

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