Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility
Record-Warm Temps, Thunderstorms: This December Weather Is Just Weird
gvw_nancy_price
By Nancy Price, Multimedia Journalist
Published 4 months ago on
December 15, 2023

Share

If you haven’t raked up your leaves yet, Saturday will be the perfect day to take care of that chore, with high temperatures 10 to 15 degrees above normal forecast for Fresno and the Valley and the possibility of setting an all-time high for Dec. 16.

Saturday’s forecast high is 69, one degree cooler than the record of 70 set in 1958.

And those leaves will be less fun to rake up after rain, with the possibility of thunderstorms, arrives on Sunday.

Two storm systems are heading toward the Valley next week, starting with Sunday’s storm that could bring a half-inch of rain to Fresno by the end of Tuesday, meteorologist Andy Bollenbacher of the National Weather Service said Friday.

Rain could be heavier in the areas of isolated thunderstorms, he said.

Warmer Storm Followed by Colder One

The first and warmer storm will be due to a low-pressure system moving its way northward, raising snow levels in the Sierra to above 9,000 feet. Once that system moves northward, a second low-pressure system will meander along the coast, bringing colder temperatures and more rain from Wednesday through Friday, Bollenbacher said.

Fresno could get another half-inch of rain, and snow levels will drop to 7,000 to 7,500 feet, he said.

Given the lack of rain so far this month, the amount forecast will be beneficial but is not expected to be hazardous, Bollenbacher said.

Santa’s Weather Report?

The question on everyone’s mind at this time of year: What kind of weather will Santa encounter on Christmas Eve as he’s making his annual gift deliveries to all the good girls and boys?

“So some of the models do indicate that we could see some more activity heading into that last stretch of December. So we’ll see how these storms develop first before we figure out what’s happening on Christmas with Santa,” he said.

As we all know, cold + moisture can mean fog for the Valley. But “Rudolph can help with the fog,” he joked.

RELATED TOPICS:

DON'T MISS

Whitey Herzog, Hall of Fame Manager Who Led Cardinals to 1980s Success, Dies at 92

DON'T MISS

Coalinga-Huron Teachers Say They’ll Strike Unless a Fair Contract Is Offered

DON'T MISS

Coalition: CA Lawmakers Need to Roll Back Proposed ‘Utility Tax’

DON'T MISS

CA’s High Construction Costs Limit Housing. A Supreme Court Decision Might Help

DON'T MISS

Now’s the Time to Register for FUSD’s Free Preschool and T-K

DON'T MISS

‘Hopeville’ Literacy Documentary Showing Tonight at Roosevelt High

DON'T MISS

Michigan Faces Probation for Football Recruiting Violations; Case vs. Jim Harbaugh Pending

DON'T MISS

What Winnie the Pooh and Mickey Mouse Can Tell Us About the Public Domain and Remix Culture

DON'T MISS

Acquisition of Historic Fresno Real Estate Brand Creates Area’s Largest Brokerage

DON'T MISS

Wall Street’s Mixed Trading Day

UP NEXT

Coalinga-Huron Teachers Say They’ll Strike Unless a Fair Contract Is Offered

UP NEXT

Coalition: CA Lawmakers Need to Roll Back Proposed ‘Utility Tax’

UP NEXT

CA’s High Construction Costs Limit Housing. A Supreme Court Decision Might Help

UP NEXT

Now’s the Time to Register for FUSD’s Free Preschool and T-K

UP NEXT

‘Hopeville’ Literacy Documentary Showing Tonight at Roosevelt High

UP NEXT

Michigan Faces Probation for Football Recruiting Violations; Case vs. Jim Harbaugh Pending

UP NEXT

What Winnie the Pooh and Mickey Mouse Can Tell Us About the Public Domain and Remix Culture

UP NEXT

Wall Street’s Mixed Trading Day

UP NEXT

It’s ‘Signing Day’ for These Clovis Unified Youngsters

UP NEXT

Clovis Armed Robbery and Pursuit Result in 3 Arrests, 1 Suspect Still at Large

Nancy Price,
Multimedia Journalist
Nancy Price is a multimedia journalist for GV Wire. A longtime reporter and editor who has worked for newspapers in California, Florida, Alaska, Illinois and Kansas, Nancy joined GV Wire in July 2019. She previously worked as an assistant metro editor for 13 years at The Fresno Bee. Nancy earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Her hobbies include singing with the Fresno Master Chorale and volunteering with Fresno Filmworks. You can reach Nancy at 559-492-4087 or Send an Email

CA’s High Construction Costs Limit Housing. A Supreme Court Decision Might Help

9 hours ago

Now’s the Time to Register for FUSD’s Free Preschool and T-K

Local Education /

9 hours ago

‘Hopeville’ Literacy Documentary Showing Tonight at Roosevelt High

Local Education /

10 hours ago

Michigan Faces Probation for Football Recruiting Violations; Case vs. Jim Harbaugh Pending

10 hours ago

What Winnie the Pooh and Mickey Mouse Can Tell Us About the Public Domain and Remix Culture

10 hours ago

Acquisition of Historic Fresno Real Estate Brand Creates Area’s Largest Brokerage

Breaking News /

11 hours ago

Wall Street’s Mixed Trading Day

11 hours ago

It’s ‘Signing Day’ for These Clovis Unified Youngsters

Local Education /

11 hours ago

Clovis Armed Robbery and Pursuit Result in 3 Arrests, 1 Suspect Still at Large

11 hours ago

Charges Against Trump and Jan. 6 Rioters at Stake as Supreme Court Hears Debate Over Obstruction Law

11 hours ago

Whitey Herzog, Hall of Fame Manager Who Led Cardinals to 1980s Success, Dies at 92

NEW YORK — Whitey Herzog, the gruff and ingenious Hall of Fame manager who guided the St. Louis Cardinals to three pennants and a World Seri...

4 hours ago

4 hours ago

Whitey Herzog, Hall of Fame Manager Who Led Cardinals to 1980s Success, Dies at 92

5 hours ago

Coalinga-Huron Teachers Say They’ll Strike Unless a Fair Contract Is Offered

8 hours ago

Coalition: CA Lawmakers Need to Roll Back Proposed ‘Utility Tax’

9 hours ago

CA’s High Construction Costs Limit Housing. A Supreme Court Decision Might Help

Local Education /
9 hours ago

Now’s the Time to Register for FUSD’s Free Preschool and T-K

Local Education /
10 hours ago

‘Hopeville’ Literacy Documentary Showing Tonight at Roosevelt High

10 hours ago

Michigan Faces Probation for Football Recruiting Violations; Case vs. Jim Harbaugh Pending

10 hours ago

What Winnie the Pooh and Mickey Mouse Can Tell Us About the Public Domain and Remix Culture

MENU

CONNECT WITH US

Search

Send this to a friend