Rain falling among redwood trees in Arcata, California on the morning of April 4. A rainstorm is expected to drop a couple inches of rain on Arcata this weekend. | Photo by James Wilde

Rain Returns to Humboldt This Weekend

A moderate rainstorm will make its way through Humboldt County
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A moderate rainstorm will make its way through Humboldt County

A storm is hitting Humboldt this weekend will bring a considerable amount of rain.

Jonathan Garner, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Eureka, gave us a preview of what to expect.

“All in all, maybe up to two inches of rain over the weekend,” Garner said. “I’m also expecting accumulated snow across the mountains for elevations mainly above 3500 feet. We could get a little bit of small hail and stronger showers and perhaps a thunderstorm as well.”

The rain is mainly forecasted to fall on Saturday but will linger in showers on Sunday. Expect high temperatures to be in the low to mid 50s with lows in the lower 40s.

“It will put a very small dent into our deficit. We’re about 10 or 11 inches below normal right now.”

Jonathan Garner, meteorologist for National Weather Service in Eureka

Garner said the storm won’t resolve our rain deficit for the year.

“It will put a very small dent into our deficit,” he said. “We’re about 10 or 11 inches below normal right now.”

Emily Read, a junior environmental studies major, is still around in Humboldt amidst the coronavirus outbreak. With the rain looming, she planned on not doing much this weekend beyond trying to learn a new program for an engineering class.

“I typically am fine with rain,” Read said. “I like it most of the time—but right now, since we’re stuck at home anyway, I kind of just am tired of it and I just want it to stop raining so it can be nice and warm.”

Jared English, a junior film major, also planned to remain indoors this weekend even though he was initially looking forward to getting outside and doing the one thing he can do in Manila—frisbee golf.

“It does kind of make me a little sad,” English said. “Because that means even more time inside and even more time isolated in this quarantine, and the rainstorm kind of takes that one thing away.”

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