Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Weather Discussion for Wednesday April 8, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for April 6-April 13 (high/low) Redding 71/46, Chico 72/43, Quincy 63/31, Chester 58/28, Susanville 61/32, Grass Valley 62/39, Weaverville 66/34, Mt. Shasta 58/33, Yreka 63/33,  Alturas 60/28
  
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This morning's satellite picture (below) shows the low pressure area moving inland over Southern California.  This low continues to have quite a bit of moisture and clouds with it.  Yesterday it pushed the clouds northward to about Redding and today the cloudiness will be about as far north as the Bay Area and Lake Tahoe. the rest of Northern California will have sunny skies today with temperatures a little above normal.  Gusty north winds will occur in some areas.  

Thursday through the start of next week a high pressure ridge will be along and just off the coast (see map below).   The north state will be partly to mostly sunny with some clouds at times from fronts riding by to our north and east.  Temperatures will be 8 to 12 degrees above normal with periods of gusty north winds.  

The models still show a weak low pressure area moving across Northern California next Wednesday or Thursday.  

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Monday, April 6, 2020

Weather Discussion for Monday April 6, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for April 6-April 13 (high/low) Redding 71/46, Chico 72/43, Quincy 63/31, Chester 58/28, Susanville 61/32, Grass Valley 62/39, Weaverville 66/34, Mt. Shasta 58/33, Yreka 63/33,  Alturas 60/28
  
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The low pressure area off the Northern California coast is beginning to move slowly southward and will move inland over Southern California by midweek.  Today Northern California will have partly cloudy skies with scattered showers mainly over the foothills and mountains.  The valley should be partly to mostly sunny by afternoon.  

Tuesday there will be be clouds and a few showers along and east of the Sierra Cascade Crest with partly to mostly sunny skies elsewhere.  Temperatures will be warming but still below normal.  Gusty north winds will move into the area.  

Wednesday through the weekend a high pressure ridge will be along and off the west coast (see map below). Skies will be mostly clear.  Temperatures will be 8 to 12 degrees above normal.  Gusty north winds will continue through Thursday afternoon.  

The ridge looks like it will pull back to the west Monday and this could allow another low pressure area to move across the north state next Tuesday. 

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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Weather Discussion for Saturday April 4, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for March 30-April 6 (high/low) Redding 69/44, Chico 70/42, Quincy 61/31, Chester 55/27, Susanville 58/32, Grass Valley 60/37, Weaverville 65/33, Mt. Shasta 57/31, Yreka 6/33,  Alturas 57/27
  
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A low pressure area is developing just off the Northern California coast.  This low will remain off the coast through Sunday and then drop slowly southward.   Today and Sunday Northern California will see periods of rain.  Snow levels will be near 5000 feet.  Gusty south winds will occur at times today and Sunday.  Monday the foothills and mountains will have showers with the snow level 4000 to 5000 feet.  The valley may see an isolated shower in the morning with party sunny skies by midday.  

Tuesday through next weekend high pressure will be along and just off the west coast (see map below).  The north state will be sunny.  Temperatures will warm to around 10 degrees above normal by Thursday and hold there through the weekend.  Gusty north winds are expected Tuesday through Thursday. 
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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Weather Discussion for Wednesday April 1, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for March 30-April 6 (high/low) Redding 69/44, Chico 70/42, Quincy 61/31, Chester 55/27, Susanville 58/32, Grass Valley 60/37, Weaverville 65/33, Mt. Shasta 57/31, Yreka 6/33,  Alturas 57/27
  
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High pressure is along the coast.  Today and Thursday will be mostly sunny with a few clouds over the mountains.  Temperatures will be normal to a few degrees below.  Light to moderate north winds will occur in some areas.  

Clouds will begin to increase Friday afternoon as a low pressure area approaches the coast.  This system will reach the coast Saturday and then linger there through Sunday and early Monday (see map below).   Periods of rain will start Friday night and continue through Sunday.  Monday will see partly cloudy skies and showers with the showers ending by evening.  Snow levels start out near 5000 feet but will drop to 3500 to 4000 feet late Sunday and Monday.  Gusty south winds start late Friday and continue through Saturday.

The low will start dropping southward Monday afternoon as high pressure builds along the coast.  Tuesday through the end of the week look mostly clear with temperatures warming to near normal by Wednesday.  Gusty north winds are expected. 


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Monday, March 30, 2020

Weather Discussion for Monday March 29, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for March 30-April 6 (high/low) Redding 69/44, Chico 70/42, Quincy 61/31, Chester 55/27, Susanville 58/32, Grass Valley 60/37, Weaverville 65/33, Mt. Shasta 57/31, Yreka 6/33,  Alturas 57/27
  
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A large scale low pressure trough continues in the Gulf of Alaska and is not shifting eastward as fast as was expected. This system will continue to send bands of clouds with light rain and showers across Northern California through Tuesday afternoon.  Precipitation amounts will be light and the snow level will be 5000 to 6000 feet.

Skies will start to clear late Tuesday.  Wednesday and Thursday should be sunny with daytime temperatures normal to a few degrees below.  Light to moderate north winds are expected. 

Late Friday another low pressure area will reach the coast (see map below).  This system will bring rain to the north state Friday night and Saturday.  Snow levels will be 5500 to 6500 feet.  The next storm to move through the area will be Monday afternoon and Tuesday with another possible late Wednesday and Thursday.

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Weather Discussion for Saturday March 28, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for March 23-March 30 (high/low) Redding 67/43, Chico 68/42, Quincy 59/30, Chester 52/26, Susanville 56/30, Grass Valley 60/37, Weaverville 62/32, Mt. Shasta 55/31, Yreka 59/31, Alturas 55/25
  
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A low pressure trough and frontal system are approaching the coast.  Ahead of this system clouds are being pulled northward over Northern California.  This cloud mass will bring light showers or sprinkles to the area today.  The front and trough will move through later tonight and Sunday with more rain.  Snow levels will be 4000 to 5000 feet.  The rain will turn to showers Sunday afternoon and taper off during the evening.  Gusty south to southwest winds will occur in some areas later today.  

Monday another frontal system will brush the north end of the state.  This system will bring light rain or showers to the higher elevations with isolated light showers in the north end of the valley.  Snow levels will be 5000 feet. 

Skies will be clearing late Monday and early Tuesday and from late Tuesday through the weekend a high pressure ridge will be along the coast (see map below).  Skies will be clear with temperatures 10-15 degrees above normal Thursday through the weekend.  Light to moderate north winds will occur Tuesday through midday Friday.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Weather Discusstion for Wednesday March 25, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for March 23-March 30 (high/low) Redding 67/43, Chico 68/42, Quincy 59/30, Chester 52/26, Susanville 56/30, Grass Valley 60/37, Weaverville 62/32, Mt. Shasta 55/31, Yreka 59/31, Alturas 55/25
  
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This morning's satellite picture (below) shows the low over the Pacific Northwest extending southward to near Northern California.  The low is moving east but will trigger scattered showers over our area again today.  Snow levels will be 3000 to 3500 feet.  

Thursday and most of Friday high pressure will be along the coast.  The northstate will be mostly sunny with temperatures continuing below normal.  Winds will be light.

Clouds will increase late Friday as a low pressure trough approaching the coast.  This low will move through the area Saturday and early Sunday (see map below).  Light rain or showers will occur Saturday with the showers tapering off Sunday.   Snow levels will be 3500 to 4000 feet.  Gusty south winds will occur late Friday and Saturday.  Skies will be clearing late Sunday.

Monday and Tuesday look mostly sunny with temperatures normal to a few degrees above.  Winds will light northerly .  Another relatively weak low pressure trough will move through the area Wednesday afternoon and Thursday. 

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