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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Weather Discussion for Thursday October 30, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Oct 28-Nov 3 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 71/46, Chico 71/43, Quincy 63/30, Chester 59/27, Susanville 59/31, Grass Valley 66/38, Weaverville 64/33, Mt. Shasta 58/33, Yreka 60/32, Alturas 59/25. 
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Temperatures will be above normal again today.  However, clouds will be increasing during the afternoon as the low pressure trough and frontal system move toward the coast.   Rain will reach the coast this evening and spread across the area Friday.  Thunderstorms are possible Friday afternoon  Snow levels will start out high but lower to 4000 to 5000 feet by Friday night.  Strong and gusty south winds will move into the area tonight will continue until midday Friday.  These winds will not be as strong as last weekends storm.  

The precipitation will turn to showers Friday evening.   Saturday the valley will be partly sunny to partly cloudy.  The higher elevations will be partly cloudy with showers continuing over the areas north and east of the valley until late afternoon.   Snow levels will be 4000 to 4500 feet.

Sunday high pressure begins to build along the coast and it will hold there through at least the latter part of next week. (see map below).  Most of the north partly to mostly sunny...however, the north coast and areas north of Redding will be partly cloudy late Monday and Tuesday from a storm moving through the Pacific Northwest.

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Weather Outlook for Redding, Shasta Lake City, Anderson, Cottonwood, and Red Bluff 

Today:  Increasing clouds.  Max temps 69 to 74.  South wind 12 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  Cloudy with rain after midnight.  Min temps 49 to 55.  South wind 16 to 25 mph with higher gusts.

Friday:  Cloudy with rain or showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.  Max temps 59 to 64.  South wind 15 to 20 mph with higher gusts.

Friday Night:  Cloudy with showers ending after midnight.  Min temps 48 to 53.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday:  A few clouds in the morning.....clearing in the afternoon.  Max temps 63 to 68.  Southwest to northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 39 to 47.  Light wind.

Sunday:  Partly sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 68 to 73.  North wind 10 to 18 mph.

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 43 to 50.  Light wind. 

Monday:  Partly sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 68 to 73.  Light wind. 

Monday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 45 to 52.  Light wind. 

Tuesday:  Partly sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 65 to 70.  South wind 8 to 18 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 46 to 54.  Light wind. 

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 68 to 73.  Light wind. 

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 48 to 55.  Light wind. 
    
The Old Forecaster

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Weather Discussion for Wednesday October 29, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Oct 28-Nov 3 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 71/46, Chico 71/43, Quincy 63/30, Chester 59/27, Susanville 59/31, Grass Valley 66/38, Weaverville 64/33, Mt. Shasta 58/33, Yreka 60/32, Alturas 59/25. 
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Storm systems are still moving by just to our north.  Today the north coast, Trinity and Siskiyou counties will be partly cloudy to cloudy with showers.   The showers will end by evening.  The rest of the north state will be partly sunny with a few mid and high clouds, with temperatures a little above normal.  

Thursday another low pressure trough will be approaching the coast.   Clouds will begin to increase over the area Thursday afternoon and evening with rain reaching the coast Thursday night and spreading over all of Northern California on Friday.  All of Northern California will get light to moderate precipitation from this system.   Snow levels will start out high but will drop  to 4000 to 4500 feet by Friday evening.  Strong and gusty south winds will occur late Thursday and Friday.  Thunderstorms are possible Friday afternoon.   The low pressure area will be moving east of our area early Saturday.   There will still be showers over the mountains Saturday morning but they will end by midday.  Clouds will be decreasing during the day.  

Sunday through the mid part of next week we will have a high pressure ridge along the coast. (see map below).   Skies will be partly to mostly sunny  with a few clouds over the north end of the state late Monday and Tuesday.   Temperatures will be near normal.

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Weather Outlook for Redding, Shasta Lake City, Anderson, Cottonwood, and Red Bluff 

Today:   Partly sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 71 to 76.  Light wind.

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 46 to 53.  Light wind.

Thursday:  Sunny with increasing clouds in the afternoon.  Max temps 69 to 74.  South wind 12 to 20 mph.

Thursday Night:  Cloudy with rain after midnight.  Min temps 49 to 55.  South wind 16 to 28 mph with higher gusts.

Friday:  Cloudy with rain or showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.  Max temps 59 to 64.  South wind 18 to 30 mph with higher gusts.

Friday Night:  Cloudy with showers ending after midnight.  Min temps 48 to 53.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday:  A few clouds in the morning.....clearing in the afternoon.  Max temps 63 to 68.  Southwest to northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 39 to 47.  Light wind.

Sunday:  Partly sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 68 to 73.  North wind 10 to 18 mph.

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 43 to 50.  Light wind. 

Monday:  Partly sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 68 to 73.  Light wind. 

Monday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 45 to 52.  Light wind. 

Tuesday:  Partly sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 65 to 70.  South wind 8 to 18 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 46 to 54.  Light wind. 
    
The Old Forecaster

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Weather Discussion for Tuesday October 28, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Oct 28-Nov 3 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 71/46, Chico 71/43, Quincy 63/30, Chester 59/27, Susanville 59/31, Grass Valley 66/38, Weaverville 64/33, Mt. Shasta 58/33, Yreka 60/32, Alturas 59/25. 
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High pressure is to our south and east with weak low pressure troughs riding over it and into the Pacific Northwest.  This afternoon through Wednesday afternoon the north coast and Trinity and Siskiyou counties will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated light showers.   The rest of the north state will be partly sunny to partly cloudy with normal a few degrees above normal temperatures.  Winds will be light.

Clouds will begin increasing Thursday afternoon as a low pressure trough approaches the coast.  This system will move across Northern California Friday (see map below).  Precipitation will reach the coast Thursday afternoon and spread across the area Thursday night and Friday.   All of the north state will receive light to moderate precipitation from this system with snow levels starting out high but lowering to 4000 feet by Friday afternoon.  Thunderstorms are possible Friday afternoon.  Strong and gusty south winds will occur late Thursday and Friday. The precipitation will begin to decrease by Friday evening and will end by Saturday morning.

Saturday afternoon through Monday the north state will be partly to mostly sunny with temperatures back to normal by Sunday and Monday.

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Weather Outlook for Redding, Shasta Lake City, Anderson, Cottonwood, and Red Bluff 

Today:  Partly cloudy to  partly sunny.  Max temps 68 to 73.  South wind 10 to 18 mph. 

Tonight:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 48 to 55.  Light wind.

Wednesday:  Partly sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 71 to 76.  Light wind.

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 46 to 53.  Light wind.

Thursday:  Sunny with increasing clouds in the afternoon.  Max temps 69 to 74.  South wind 8 to 18 mph.

Thursday Night:  Cloudy with rain after midnight.  Min temps 49 to 55.  Light wind.

Friday:  Cloudy with rain or showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.  Max temps 59 to 64.  South wind 18 to 30 mph with higher gusts.

Friday Night:  Cloudy with showers ending after midnight.  Min temps 48 to 53.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday:  A few clouds in the morning.....clearing in the afternoon.  Max temps 63 to 68.  Southwest to northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 39 to 47.  Light wind.

Sunday:  Partly sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 68 to 73.  North wind 10 to 18 mph.

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 43 to 50.  Light wind. 

Monday:  Partly sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 68 to 73.  Light wind. 

Monday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 45 to 52.  Light wind. 
    
The Old Forecaster

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Weather Discussion for Monday October 27, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Oct 28-Nov 3 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 71/46, Chico 71/43, Quincy 63/30, Chester 59/27, Susanville 59/31, Grass Valley 66/38, Weaverville 64/33, Mt. Shasta 58/33, Yreka 60/32, Alturas 59/25. 
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A weak high pressure ridge is to our south and east and this has forced the jetstream or storm track northward into the Pacific Northwest.  This morning's satellite picture (below) shows a large area of mid and high clouds over Northern California with a weak frontal system further off the coast.   Today we will have a mixture of clouds and some sunshine along with light winds and warmer temperatures.  Tuesday through midday Wednesday the north coast, Trinity and Siskiyou counties will be partly cloudy to cloudy with  a few light showers.  The rest of the north state will be partly to mostly sunny with a few clouds and slightly above normal temperatures.

Clouds will increase over the area Thursday afternoon as a low pressure trough moves toward the coast.  Rain will reach the coast Thursday night and Friday all of the north state will have rain and showers as the trough moves through  (see map below).  The snow level will start out high but drop to 4000 feet by Friday afternoon.  Strong and gusty south winds will occur Thursday night and Friday.

The showers will end by Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon and Sunday will be partly cloudy over the mountains and partly sunny in the valley.

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Weather Outlook for Redding, Shasta Lake City, Anderson, Cottonwood, and Red Bluff 

Today:  Partly sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 68 to 72.  Light wind.

Tonight:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 46 to 52.  Light wind. 

Tuesday:  Partly cloudy to  partly sunny.  Max temps 68 to 73.  South wind 10 to 18 mph. 

Tuesday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 48 to 55.  Light wind.

Wednesday:  Partly sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 71 to 76.  Light wind.

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 46 to 53.  Light wind.

Thursday:  Sunny with increasing clouds in the afternoon.  Max temps 69 to 74.  South wind 8 to 18 mph.

Thursday Night:  Cloudy with rain after midnight.  Min temps 49 to 55.  Light wind.

Friday:  Cloudy with rain or showers with thunderstorms in the afternoon.  Max temps 59 to 64.  South wind 18 to 30 mph with higher gusts.

Friday Night:  Cloudy with showers.  Min temps 48 to 53.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday:  Cloudy to partly cloudy with showers ending in the morning.....clearing in the afternoon.  Max temps 60 to 65.  Southwest to northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 39 to 47.  Light wind.

Sunday:  Partly sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 62 to 68.  Light wind.

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 43 to 50.  Light wind. 
    
The Old Forecaster

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Weather Discussion for Sunday October 26, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Oct 21-Oct 27 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 74/48, Chico 76/45, Quincy 68/31, Chester 63/30, Susanville 67/35, Grass Valley 69/40, Weaverville 70/33, Mt. Shasta 60/35, Yreka 65/33, Alturas 64/26. 
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Two big thunderstorm events in Redding in less than a week.   It reminded me of my Air Force time in Texas.  To answer the question in yesterday's comments.  I don't ever remember hearing continuous thunder as long as we did last night and I don't know of any term or name to describe it.

The low has now moved eastward there are still some clouds and isolated showers over the northwest corner of the state but they will decrease during the day.   The rest of the north state will be partly to mostly sunny today with a few clouds.   Temperatures will warm but still be a little below normal.

A weak high pressure ridge is developing along the coast and over the southwestern U.S. and this is forcing the jetstream or storm track northward.  Monday will be sunny with a few clouds and mild temperatures.  Late Monday through midday Wednesday storms will move into the Pacific Northwest with their southern ends brushing the northern end of California.  Monday night through midday Wednesday the north coast and Trinity and Siskiyou counties will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated light showers.  The rest of the north state will be partly to mostly sunny with normal or slightly above normal temperatures.  Thursday all of the area will be partly sunny with a few clouds and slightly above normal temperatures.

Late Thursday another low pressure trough will be approaching the coast (see map below).   This system will move across Northern California Friday and Saturday with rain and showers and once again a few thunderstorms.  All of the north state will get light to moderate precipitation.   Strong and gusty south winds will occur Friday afternoon and evening.

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Weather Outlook for Redding, Shasta Lake City, Anderson, Cottonwood, and Red Bluff 

Today:  Sunny with a few clouds.   Max temps 68 to 72.  North wind 10 to 16 mph.

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 45 to 53.  Light wind.

Monday:  Partly sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 69 to 74.  Light wind.

Monday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 46 to 52.  Light wind. 

Tuesday:  Partly cloudy to  partly sunny.  Max temps 68 to 73.  South wind 10 to 18 mph. 

Tuesday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 48 to 55.  Light wind.

Wednesday:  Partly sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 71 to 76.  Light wind.

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 46 to 53.  Light wind.

Thursday:  Sunny with increasing clouds in the afternoon.  Max temps 69 to 74.  South wind 8 to 18 mph.

Thursday Night:  Partly cloudy.  Min temps 49 to 55.  Light wind.

Friday:  Cloudy with rain.  Max temps 60 to 65.  South wind 18 to 30 mph.

Friday Night:  Cloudy with rain.  Min temps 52 to 57.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday:  Cloudy to partly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms.  Max temps 59 to 64.  South wind 12 to 25 mph ..

Saturday Night:  Partly cloudy with evening showers.  Min temps 44 to 52.  Light wind. 
    
The Old Forecaster

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Weather Discussion for Saturday October 25, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Oct 21-Oct 27 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 74/48, Chico 76/45, Quincy 68/31, Chester 63/30, Susanville 67/35, Grass Valley 69/40, Weaverville 70/33, Mt. Shasta 60/35, Yreka 65/33, Alturas 64/26. 
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The first band of showers from the off shore low pressure area is now moving across the north state with light to moderate precipitation and strong and gusty south winds.  Winds have gusted to 40 to 45 mph in the north end of the valley and 60 to 70 mph over the peaks and ridges.  The low will move inland today and this will continue the rain and showers over all of Northern California. A few thunderstorms are possible this afternoon.  Snow levels will be 6000 feet or higher.  The winds will begin to decrease this afternoon and evening.  The showers will have ended by Sunday morning and skies will be clearing.  Sunday afternoon will be partly to mostly sunny with temperatures near normal.

Monday the high pressure ridge will push closer to the west coast and this will begin to shift the jetstream northward.   Late Monday and Tuesday another storm system will reach the coast but will be forced northward into the Pacific Northwest.  The southern end of this system will brush the far north end of the state with a few showers on the coast and across Trinity and Siskiyou counties.  The rest of the north state will be partly to mostly sunny Monday and Tuesday with temperatures normal or slightly above.

Wednesday the high pressure ridge will be over our area with the jetstream well to our north (see map below)  Wednesday and most of Thursday we will have mostly sunny skies.   Temperatures will be above normal.  Late Thursday the high will shift to the east as another low pressure area nears the coast.   This system should bring rain to the area Friday.

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Weather Outlook for Redding, Shasta Lake City, Anderson, Cottonwood, and Red Bluff 

Today:  Cloudy with showers and possible thunderstorms.  Max temps 62 to 67.  Southwest wind 18 to 28 mph gusts 40 mph.
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Tonight:  Cloudy with showers ending by midnight.  Min temps 47 to 52.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Sunday:  A few clouds in the morning then clearing.   Max temps 65 to 70.  North wind 10 to 16 mph.

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 45 to 53.  Light wind.

Monday:  Partly sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 68 to 72.  Light wind.

Monday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 46 to 52.  Light wind. 

Tuesday:  Partly cloudy to  partly sunny.  Max temps 67 to 72.  South wind 10 to 18 mph. 

Tuesday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 48 to 55.  Light wind.

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 71 to 76.  Light wind.

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 46 to 53.  Light wind.

Thursday:  Sunny with increasing clouds in the afternoon.  Max temps 69 to 73.  South wind 8 to 18 mph.

Thursday Night:  Partly cloudy.  Min temps 49 to 55.  Light wind.

Friday:  Cloudy with rain.  Max temps 60 to 65.  South wind 18 to 30 mph.

Friday Night:  Cloudy with rain.  Min temps 52 to 57.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.
    
The Old Forecaster

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Weather Discussion for Friday October 24, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Oct 21-Oct 27 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 74/48, Chico 76/45, Quincy 68/31, Chester 63/30, Susanville 67/35, Grass Valley 69/40, Weaverville 70/33, Mt. Shasta 60/35, Yreka 65/33, Alturas 64/26. 
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The north state will have a brief break between systems today.  There will still be some clouds and a few showers over the northwest corner of the state, but the rest of the area will be partly to mostly sunny and warmer.   This morning's satellite picture (below) shows a well defined low pressure area to our west.  This system is moving eastward and clouds from it will reach the north state later this afternoon.  Rain will spread over the area tonight and continue through Saturday.  All areas of the north state will receive light to moderate precipitation with snow levels 6000 feet or higher.   Strong gusty south winds will move into Northern California tonight ahead of the storm.  These winds will continue through midday Saturday with gusts 35 to 40 mph in the valley and 45 to 55 mph over the higher elevations.  The rain will end Sunday morning with decreasing clouds during the day.

Monday should be partly to mostly sunny with temperatures slightly below normal and light winds.   Late Monday another frontal system approaches the coast and will move inland Tuesday.   However, the jetstream will have shifted back to the north (see map below).   Tuesday we will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light rain along the coast and across the far north end of the state.   Wednesday we will be back to partly cloudy to partly sunny with temperatures near normal.  Thursday another weak storm system will move across the north end of the state.

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Weather Outlook for Redding, Shasta Lake City, Anderson, Cottonwood, and Red Bluff 

Today:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 68 to 73.  South wind 8 to 16 mph.

Tonight:  Increasing clouds with rain.  Min temps 52 to 58.  Winds increasing to southerly 15 to 25 mph gusts 35 mph. 

Saturday:  Cloudy with rain.  Max temps 59 to 64.  Southwest wind 18 to 28 mph gusts 40 mph.
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Saturday Night:  Cloudy with showers.  Min temps 47 to 52.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Sunday:  Cloudy in the morning then clearing.   Max temps 65 to 70.  North wind 10 to 16 mph.

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 45 to 53.  Light wind.

Monday:  Partly sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 68 to 72.  Light wind.

Monday Night:  Partly cloudy.  Min temps 46 to 52.  Light wind. 

Tuesday:  Partly cloudy to cloudy with the chance of showers.  Max temps 65 to 70.  South wind 10 to 18 mph. 

Tuesday Night:  Partly cloudy.  Min temps 48 to 55.  Light wind.

Wednesday:  Partly cloudy.  Max temps 67 to 71.  Light wind.

Wednesday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 46 to 53.  Light wind.

Thursday:  Partly cloudy.  Max temps 66 to 71.  South wind 8 to 18 mph.

Thursday Night:  Partly cloudy.  Min temps 49 to 55.  Light wind.
    
The Old Forecaster

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