Few Light Showers in ARB
Weather Status: A few light showers were in the central Sierras today with rain amounts from a few 100ths to 0.15 in. Most showers have moved generally south of the ARB and continue to drift SE. BLU Airport temperature is 36F so the event likely was rain. The next opportunity for precipitation in the ARB is Saturday into Sunday. Forecast consensus was for this being a weak event with precip (likely to be rain) in the GFS and ECMWF less than 0.1in. Long range outlook indicates a mostly dry central California through 10 days. A closed-off low that may develop off the coast is the only precipitation possibility that could change this outlook. Weickmann and Berry will provide an outlook for the next 2-4 weeks at tomorrow's telecon.
Summary: No IOP for the next 5 days.
Observational Summary: Crews are attempting to get power restored to Cazadero. For some reason BLU surface station went down again. Otherwise all automated sites appeared to be working.
Decision summary: No operations for the next 5 days.
Product Summary: Model products up and running. HMT products available for all active sites.