‘Normal winter weather’ on the way after series of record high temperatures • The Mendocino Voice | Mendocino County, CAThe Mendocino Voice
MENDOCINO Co., 02/14/22 – Daily high temperatures of over 80 degrees set new records twice last week in Ukiah and tied a previous World War II record on a third day, but forecasters from National Weather Service (NWS) in Eureka says cool air blowing in from the Pacific is ending the unusual heat.
“If anything, we’re going to see some cooling going forward,” NWS meteorologist Jeff Tonkin said this afternoon, citing a combination of low cloud and fog off the coast. coast with an increase in flow ashore.
The extended forecast for Ukiah includes daily highs in the lower to mid 60s through Wednesday, rising to 70 on Thursday and 69 on Friday. Overnight lows are expected between 32 and 37 degrees. Clouds are forecast Monday evening, but skies are expected to be sunny and mostly clear through the weekend. Conditions should be milder on the coast, with highs of 55-60 degrees and lows around 40 degrees.
Last Thursday, February 10, the heat peaked at 82 degrees, breaking a previous high of 81 degrees. Saturday was just as bad at 81 degrees, breaking a previous high of 80 degrees. Both of these records were set in 1971, more than 50 years ago. Sunday’s record 79 degrees tied a previous record set in 1943. The weather was warmer than usual across much of Northern California, with record high temperatures also recorded last week in Eureka, Crescent City, Redding, Red Bluff, Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto.
For real-time North Shore weather updates, check out the NWS Eureka Twitter account at https://twitter.com/NWSEureka or the agency’s website.