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Rainy week ahead for Lodi, but don't count on snow

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Posted: Monday, December 7, 2009 12:00 am

Lodi is in for a rainy week as a storm pattern makes its way through California during the next 10 days.

"There's going to be a lot of days where there is a chance of precipitation, but I don't think it's going to rain all day every day," said meteorologist John Dlugoenski, of AccuWeather.com, a private forecasting service.

The rain will start today with a high of only 43 degrees, Dlugoenski said.

Sacramento will possibly see snow mixed in with the rain today, but there will probably be little accumulation because it is above freezing, he said. Roseville and other cities north of Sacramento are likely to receive snowfall.

While it will be cold, Lodi and Stockton will probably not receive any of the snow flurries.

Tuesday and Wednesday are forecasted to be dry and partially cloudy with temperatures in the mid-40s.

Lodi will see a soaking rain Thursday with milder temps in mid-50s.

The wet weather could continue through the weekend with showers possible on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The temperatures will remain in the mid-50s, Dlugoenski said.

Contact reporter Maggie Creamer at maggiec@lodinews.com or read her blog at www.lodinews.com/blogs/citybuzz.

Snow history

Unfortunately, for those who enjoy building snowmen, sledding down hills or chucking snowballs, Lodi will likely not be receiving any white powder despite the cold temperatures today.

It will rain on and off today, and the high will only be 43 degrees, said meteorologist John Dlugoenski with AccuWeather.com, a private forecasting service.

Lodi rarely receives snow, but when it does, residents remember it fondly.

In 2008, Bob Smerbeck, who was a senior meteorologist at AccuWeather.com, detailed the last five times in snowed in Lodi:

— On Dec. 23, 2004, there was a trace of snow.

— Records showed another trace of snow on Feb. 6, 2002.

— On Jan. 28, 2002, it snowed a tenth of an inch.

— On Jan. 19, 2002, meteorologists picked up another trace.

— And back on Dec. 2, 2000, there was yet another trace at the airport.

Other note worthy snow events include:

— Photos provided by local residents show proof of snow covered lawns in December 1968.

— The Desert Research Institute, which keeps weather data from across the country, recorded 1.5 inches of snow on Jan. 12, 1930.

  • The institute also recorded half an inch of snow on Jan. 4, 1950, and a trace amount in 1972.

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  • posted at 12:18 pm on Mon, Dec 7, 2009.


    FYI ... Raiderhater... I love your blog name.

  • posted at 12:17 pm on Mon, Dec 7, 2009.


    Debris from a light sprinkle of snow? Our "debris" melting nicely in our vineyard and yard. As for downed limbs and trees on our property from the wind a few days ago, we have taken care of it. Our property ... our mess.

  • posted at 11:50 am on Mon, Dec 7, 2009.


    Has anyone bothered to clean up all the debris yet?

  • posted at 6:19 am on Mon, Dec 7, 2009.


    It was snowing here in stockton, last night and early this morning.

  • posted at 3:58 am on Mon, Dec 7, 2009.


    Well gang, whatever. It may not be snow to our norhern friends, but it's snow to Lodi, Stockton and surrounding areas.

  • posted at 3:45 am on Mon, Dec 7, 2009.


    Rhodie: regarding " That's not snow, I know snow and you, mister, are no snow." Amen! When it accumulates 1 ft. per hour: that's REAL snow! ;)But I do remember being really excited when it snowed in Lodi when I was just a wee little girl.

  • posted at 2:40 am on Mon, Dec 7, 2009.


    Woke up seeing my computer's TheWeatherChannel status bar showing "34 deg. F, snow." :-)

  • posted at 2:07 am on Mon, Dec 7, 2009.


    just crashed my car while trying to write this post..... I think it was black ice that derailed my hoopty

  • posted at 1:55 am on Mon, Dec 7, 2009.


    That's not snow, I know snow and you, mister, are no snow.Sorry I just had to. the last winter before we left Oregon had a pretty nasty snow storm come through (anyone that watches Ax Men when it was on saw it). What made it really bad was as the heavy snow was starting to melt (slush) the temp plumetted and we had, no joke, 2 inches of ice everywhere.I had to run out and even with snow tires on at a complete stop at a light was sliding sideways with the slope of the road. Now THAT was fun.we had a tree explode from it as well. The moisture had made it's way inside and then froze quickly. The expanding iceshattered off the top fifteen feet of the poplar tree. (I hate poplar trees now.)

  • posted at 1:52 am on Mon, Dec 7, 2009.


    Dogs, I watch the CHP website. Right now in Jackson and the foothills, the roads are a mess.

  • posted at 1:51 am on Mon, Dec 7, 2009.


    It was fun to watch the flakes floating in the air just about an hour ago. I wish it had stuck, like it did in '68.

  • posted at 1:49 am on Mon, Dec 7, 2009.


    Our little black dog had snow flakes on her back side, if you have a CalTrans cam, take a look in the Sierra`s and be glad your a flatlander and stay put.

  • posted at 1:39 am on Mon, Dec 7, 2009.


    excuse me thats SNOWMAN

  • posted at 1:38 am on Mon, Dec 7, 2009.


    hell im building a smowman corn cob pipe and all

  • posted at 1:38 am on Mon, Dec 7, 2009.


    Snowing in the downtown Lodi area. Love it!

  • posted at 1:24 am on Mon, Dec 7, 2009.


    It is snowing RIGHT NOW on Armstrong Road . It has been for the last 20 minutes. HUGE flakes... a beautiful sight to wake up to.I walked out in it to get the LNS paper.

  • posted at 1:16 am on Mon, Dec 7, 2009.


    This article was posted at 6:13 while there was SNOW on the ground! Guess the News-Sentinel forgot to look out the window!

  • posted at 1:14 am on Mon, Dec 7, 2009.


    Snowflake sightings in East Lodi, melts as soon as it hits the ground! But snow!

  • posted at 1:05 am on Mon, Dec 7, 2009.


    Its snowing in downtown Stockton... Not sticking but snowing !!!!



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