Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Weather Discussion for Wednesday April 26, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for April 24-May 1 (high/low)...Redding 77/50, Chico 75/47, Quincy 66/34, Chester 62/31, Susanville 64/35, Grass Valley 66/42, Weaverville 70/36, Mt. Shasta 63/36, Yreka 66/36, Alturas 62/31

This blog will be issued every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday morning and updated if the weather is changing or critical or interesting weather events are occurring.

This morning's satellite picture shows a lot of clouds and moisture streaming across the Pacific, especially for this time of year.   However, high pressure is slowly building along and off our coast and this will push most of this moisture northward.  

A weak frontal system is now moving across the north state and this will bring light showers or sprinkles to our area today.  Thursday there will be some clouds north of Redding with partly to mostly sunny skies south.   

Friday through at least the mid part of next week high pressure will ge along and off the west coast (see map below).  We will have sunny skies with above normal temperatures and periods of gusty north winds. 

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Weather Discussion for Monday April 24, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for April 24-May 1 (high/low)...Redding 77/50, Chico 75/47, Quincy 66/34, Chester 62/31, Susanville 64/35, Grass Valley 66/42, Weaverville 70/36, Mt. Shasta 63/36, Yreka 66/36, Alturas 62/31

This blog will be issued every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday morning and updated if the weather is changing or critical or interesting weather events are occurring.

We start the week cloudy and wet but will end sunny...warm...and windy.  A weak frontal system is moving across Northern California today with showers over the foothills and mountains and isolated showers in the valley.  Snow levels will be above 6000 feet.   This system will be east of our area tonight.   We will see a brief break late tonight and Tuesday and then another weak frontal system will move through late Tuesday and early Wednesday.  Once again we will have showers over the foothills and mountains and a few sprinkles in the valley.

Wednesday high pressure will be building off the west coast and will hold there through the weekend. (see map below).  Skies will be clearing Wednesday and remain clear through the weekend. Temperatures will be normal to a few degrees above and there will be periods of gusty north winds. 

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Weather Discussion for Saturday April 22, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for April 17-April 24 (high/low)...Redding 73/48, Chico 75/46, Quincy 66/33, Chester 59/29, Susanville 63/34, Grass Valley 64/41, Weaverville 69/36, Mt. Shasta 61/36, Yreka 66/36, Alturas 61/29

This blog will be issued every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday morning and updated if the weather is changing or critical or interesting weather events are occurring.

We continue be in a period of transitioning weather patterns.   High pressure is trying to build off the west coast.  However, the flow across the Pacific is still strong enough to suppress the high's northward push.  This is allowing frontal systems to move inland just to our north with the southern ends moving across Northern California.  

One of these weak systems is moving through the area today and tonight with light rain or showers over the the foothills and mountains and in valley north of Red Bluff.  Sunday skies will be partly cloudy to  partly sunny.  Monday another weak frontal system will bring clouds a light showers to the north state.  This will be followed by another weak system Tuesday.  

Wednesday the high pressure ridge will begin to win the battle and push further northward. (see map  below) Wednesday through the weekend the north state will be partly to mostly sunny.  Temperatures will be normal or a few degrees above.  We will see periods of gusty north winds. 

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Weather Discussion for Wednesday April 19, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for April 17-April 24 (high/low)...Redding 73/48, Chico 75/46, Quincy 66/33, Chester 59/29, Susanville 63/34, Grass Valley 64/41, Weaverville 69/36, Mt. Shasta 61/36, Yreka 66/36, Alturas 61/29

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Over the next week we will see high pressure try to push northward over our area, while the flow across the Pacific continues strong and sends frontal systems toward the coast.

This morning's satellite pictures shows a low  pressure area off the coast.  This system is moving eastward and will bring rain and showers to Northern California later today and tonight.   The system has colder air with it and snow levels will drop to near 5000 feet tonight.  Skies will clearing Thursday and Friday should be mostly clear with near normal temperatures. 

The north state will be cloudy to partly cloudy Saturday as a frontal system moves through the Pacific Northwest.  This system will bring a few showers to the north coast and areas near the Oregon border.   Sunday we will have partly to mostly sunny skies.   Monday another frontal system goes by to our north with the southern end brushing our area.(see map below).   Monday and early Tuesday more cloudy skies with light rain or showers north of Redding.   

Wednesday through the end of next week look sunny and mild.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Weather Discussion for Monday April 17, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for April 17-April 24 (high/low)...Redding 73/48, Chico 75/46, Quincy 66/33, Chester 59/29, Susanville 63/34, Grass Valley 64/41, Weaverville 69/36, Mt. Shasta 61/36, Yreka 66/36, Alturas 61/29

This blog will be issued every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday morning and updated if the weather is changing or critical or interesting weather events are occurring.

This morning's satellite picture shows another frontal system approaching the coast.  This system will bring rain to the area today with snow levels above 6000 feet.  Tuesday we will have partly cloudy skies with scattered showers over the higher elevations and isolated showers in the valley.  Wednesday a weak frontal system will bring light rain or showers to the north state.  Skies will be clearing late Friday and early Thursday as high pressure builds over California.  Thursday afternoon and Friday we will see partly to mostly sunny skies with normal temperatures.

Saturday a frontal system will move into the Pacific Northwest (see map below).  The southern end of this front will brush the north end of our area.  All of the north state will see some clouds Saturday with a few light showers on the north coast and over the areas near the Oregon border.  Sunday the high pressure will push back northward and skies will be sunny.   Monday there will be a few clouds over the far north end of the state with continued sunny skies elsewhere.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Weather Discussion for Saturday April 15, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for April 10-April 17 (high/low)...Redding 71/47, Chico 73/44, Quincy 65/31, Chester 57/28, Susanville 62/33, Grass Valley 63/39, Weaverville 67/34, Mt. Shasta 59/33, Yreka 64/34, Alturas 61/28

This blog will be issued every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday morning and updated if the weather is changing or critical or interesting weather events are occurring.

Sunny today with a few high clouds.  Temperatures will be near normal with light north winds.  The next frontal system is forming out in the Pacific and will reach the coast by Sunday morning.  Light rain or showers will spread slowly across the north state Sunday. Snow levels will be above 6000 feet.  Gusty south winds will precede the frontal system. Another frontal system will bring more rain to the area Monday.  Snow levels will remain high.  Tuesday should be partly cloudy with showers mainly over the foothills and mountains.  

Wednesday the last storm in this series moves through the area.(see map below).  This system will produce light rain with snow levels dropping to 5000 feet Wednesday afternoon.  Skies will be clearing Wednesday night and early Thursday and then....HIGH PRESSURE will build along and over the west coast.   Thursday through next weekend the north state will see sunny skies and above normal temperatures.   

The forecast models show a fast moving springlike storm moving through Monday the 24th. 

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Weather Discussion for Wednesday April 12, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for April 10-April 17 (high/low)...Redding 71/47, Chico 73/44, Quincy 65/31, Chester 57/28, Susanville 62/33, Grass Valley 63/39, Weaverville 67/34, Mt. Shasta 59/33, Yreka 64/34, Alturas 61/28

This blog will be issued every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday morning and updated if the weather is changing or critical or interesting weather events are occurring.

While there will be a a few breaks over the next week to 10 days...it still looks like the parade of storms will continue.

The next low pressure trough and frontal system is now moving onto the coast.   This system will bring more rain to Northern California today with showers Thursday.   Gusty south winds will occur today but will decrease Thursday.  Snow levels will be 6000 feet or higher today but will lower to 4000 to 5000 feet Thursday.  The precipitation will end Thursday night and Friday and Saturday the north state will be partly cloudy to partly sunny.

Sunday the large scale low pressure reforms off the coast.  This will send more low pressure troughs and frontal systems across the the north state. (see map below).   The first of these systems will move through Sunday and Monday with the next system Tuesday and Wednesday.   Each of these systems will bring light to moderate rain to Northern California and will be preceded by gusty south winds. Snow levels will be 5500 to 6500 feet.

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