Weather in the Foothills

In the pre-Thanksgiving rush, we have received an early weather report
From our in-house weather reporter.

Turkeys will thaw in the morning, then warm in the oven to an afternoon
High near 190 degrees. The kitchen will turn hot and humid, and if
You bother the cook, be ready for a severe squall or cold shoulder.

During the late afternoon and evening, the cold front of a cutting knife
Will slice through the turkey, causing an accumulation of 1 to 2 inches,
On plates. Fluffy mashed potatoes will drift across one side, while
Cranberry sauce creates slippery spots on the other. Please pass the gravy.

A weight watch and indigestion warning has been issued for the entire Foothills
With a good chance for these unstable conditions to linger around the
Midsection area. During the evening however, the turkey will diminish and taper off To left-overs, eventually dropping to a low 34 degrees in the refrigerator.

Looking ahead to Friday and Saturday, high pressure will settle over the Southwest
To find and enjoy every possible recipe imaginable. Flurries of leftovers from  
Thursday are a certain possibility with a 50% chance of scattered soup late in
The day. There predictions of a warming trend, as this recipe comes together, over
The Crescenta Valley.

By early next week, eating pressure will be low, as the only wish left will be the bone.
                                                                   – Writer  unknown

With last weekend’s storm being so difficult to forecast, the above poem seemed apropos.

What happened to this predicted one to four inches of rain? I called the National Weather Service in Oxnard to inquire. The meteorologist answered, “Well, I can tell you this much for certain, the dolphins are carrying umbrellas today.” Not much rain, but a good laugh anyway.

Looks like we have a similar scenario building up for this weekend. Cooler and cloudy conditions by Friday, then the next storm system is due on Saturday night. Once again it will slide down the coastline, missing us, most likely remaining about 50 miles offshore. Nevertheless, there is a 20% chance of rain. A slight eastward shift of the low could change things considerably, but for now looks like one half to one inches will be it. We’ll see.

Thanksgiving week will begin with blue skies and warmer temperatures. By midweek clouds will move into the area.

Looking ahead, there is a forecast for showers on Thanksgiving Day with temperatures in the upper 50s to low 60s during the day and dropping into the 40s that night. Cozy weather if your celebration is mostly indoors.

For those of you on the road, drive with caution and check your tires and windshield wipers before setting out.  And as always, don’t forget your umbrella!

Sue Kilpatrick is a
Crescenta Valley resident and
Official Skywarn Spotter for the  National Weather Service. Reach her at

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