High Surf, Hazardous Seas and Plunging Temps Ahead This Week


Well, it’s been nice but the sunny skies and mild temperatures that Humboldt has been able to bask in all the way into November are moving over for a cold front due to arrive Thursday, bringing rain and plunging temperatures into the 40s and 50s through the weekend, according to the Eureka office of the National Weather Service.

Along the coast, temperatures are expected to drop by 10 to 15 degrees while inland areas are going to plummet by 20 to 30 degrees. Rainfall is expected to be heaviest in Del Norte County and Northern Humboldt.

“Morning temps will be quite chilly as well beginning on Friday, especially across the interior,” a Facebook post by the NWS states. “Monday morning may see some of the coldest temperatures of the season so far in some spots. Additionally, we have a Winter Weather Advisory for a few inches of snow above 4,000 feet in northern Trinity County on Friday.”

Meanwhile, the NWS states a low pressure system is forecast to move down the coast, with “gale force northerlies and very hazardous seas” starting to develop Friday afternoon into Saturday morning, before heading inland. High surf up to 20 feet is also possible at local beaches Friday afternoon and evening.

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