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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Weather Discussion for Saturday March 28, 2015


Normal high and low temperatures for this week March 23-March 29 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 67/443, Chico 67/42, Quincy 58/30, Chester 53/27, Susanville 55/30, Grass Valley 59/37, Weaverville 61/321, Mt. Shasta 56/31, Yreka 59/31, Alturas 54/25. 
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A note for those of us who like to garden and have already or are thinking about planting.   It now looks like much colder weather and possibly wetter weather next weekend.

Today and Sunday Northern California will be mostly sunny with much above normal temperatures.  Moderate north winds will occur in many areas.

Monday through Wednesday we will be in a weather pattern like the one shown on the map below.   The jetstream will run across the Pacific reaching the coast to our north.   This means that frontal systems will be to our north with thier southern end brushing the far north end of the state.   One system will move inland late Monday and Tuesday with another one moving through Wednesday.  These systems will bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies to the areas north of Redding with a few light showers along the north coast and near the Oregon border.   The areas from Redding southward will stay partly to mostly sunny with temperatures cooling to normal or a few degrees above.  Gusty southwest to northwest winds will occur Tuesday and Wednesday.

Thursday the north state will be sunny with mild temperatures and gusty north winds.   Late Friday a cold low pressure area will drop southward from the Gulf of Alaska.  This system will spread clouds, precipitation, and colder air over Northern California on the weekend.

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

Today:  Sunny with some afternoon clouds.  Max temps 75 to 80.  North wind 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 50 to 57.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Sunny.  Max temps 77 to 82.  North wind 10 to 20 mph.

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 48 to 56.  Light wind. 

Monday:   Partly cloudy in the afternoon.  Max temps 71 to 76.  South wind 12 to 18  mph.

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

Tuesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 67 to 72,  Wind becoming north 12 to 24 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 52 to 57..  North wind 10 to 20 mph.

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 68 to 73.  North wind 15 to 25 mph.

Wednesday  Night:  Clear.  Min temps 44 to 51.  Light wind.

Thursday:  Sunny.  Max temps 72 to 77.  North wind 10 to 20 mph. 

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

Friday:  Increasing clouds in the afternoon.  Max temps 68 to 73.  South wind 12 to 24 mph.

Friday Night:  Partly cloudy to cloudy.  Min temps 53 to 58.  South wind 10 to 15 mph.

The Old Forecaster  

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Weather Discussion for Friday March 27, 2015


Normal high and low temperatures for this week March 23-March 29 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 67/443, Chico 67/42, Quincy 58/30, Chester 53/27, Susanville 55/30, Grass Valley 59/37, Weaverville 61/321, Mt. Shasta 56/31, Yreka 59/31, Alturas 54/25. 
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This morning's satellite picture below shows the frontal system approaching the coast is weakening and splitting apart as it hits the high pressure ridge.   What's left of this system will move across the north end of the state late this afternoon and evening with a few clouds and isolated showers or possible thunderstorms over Trinity and Siskiyou counties.  The weekend will be mostly sunny with some afternoon clouds over the mountains.  Temperatures will continue above normal with light to moderate north winds.

Late Monday and early Tuesday a low pressure trough and frontal system will move by to our north (see map below).   The north end of the state will be partly cloudy to cloudy with a chance of showers on the north coast and near the Oregon border.  The areas from Redding southward will be partly to mostly sunny with temperatures a few degrees above normal.   Gusty north winds will move into the area late Tuesday.   Skies will clear out late Tuesday with sunny skies Wednesday and Thursday.

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

Today:  Sunny with some afternoon cloudiness.  Max temps 74 to 79.  South wind 8 to 18 mph.

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 49 to 58.  Light wind. 

Saturday:  Sunny with some afternoon clouds.  Max temps 75 to 80.  North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night:  Scattered cloud.  Min temps 50 to 57.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Sunny.  Max temps 77 to 82.  North wind 10 to 20 mph.

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 48 to 56.  Light wind. 

Monday:   Partly cloudy in the afternoon.  Max temps 71 to 76.  South wind 12 to 18  mph.

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

Tuesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 67 to 72,  Wind becoming north 12 to 24 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 52 to 57..  North wind 10 to 20 mph.

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 69 to 74.  North wind 15 to 25 mph.

Wednesday  Night:  Clear.  Min temps 44 to 51.  Light wind.

Thursday:  Sunny.  Max temps 72 to 77.  North wind 10 to 20 mph. 

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

The Old Forecaster  

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Weather Discussion for Thursday March 26, 2015


Normal high and low temperatures for this week March 23-March 29 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 67/443, Chico 67/42, Quincy 58/30, Chester 53/27, Susanville 55/30, Grass Valley 59/37, Weaverville 61/321, Mt. Shasta 56/31, Yreka 59/31, Alturas 54/25. 
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Sunny and warmer today as high pressure continues over the west coast.  Friday afternoon the ridge will weak as the low pressure trough and frontal system, shown on this morning's satellite picture out to our west, move into the Pacific Northwest and western Canada.   We will see a few clouds from this system Friday afternoon and evening with the chance of isolated showers over Trinity and Siskiyou counties.  Temperatures Friday will be a few degrees cooler than today.   Skies will be mostly sunny Saturday with afternoon clouds over the mountains.  Sunday the high pressure is back in place and we will see sunny skies and warmer temperatures.

Monday afternoon and Tuesday another frontal system rides over the high pressure ridge with the southern end brushing the north end of the state.  This system could bring a few showers to the north coast and areas near the Oregon border.  The rest of the north state will be partly to mostly sunny.  Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday we will be back to sunny skies with with gusty north winds.  Temperatures will be a few degrees above normal.

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

Today:  Sunny.  Max temps 82 to 87.  North wind 10 to 18 mph.

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 47 to 56.  Light wind.

Friday:  Sunny with some afternoon cloudiness.  Max temps 74 to 79.  Light wind.

Friday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 49 to 58.  Light wind. 

Saturday:  Sunny with some afternoon clouds.  Max temps 75 to 80.  Light wind.

Saturday Night:  Scattered cloud.  Min temps 50 to 57.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Sunny.  Max temps 77 to 82.  North wind 10 to 20 mph.

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 48 to 56.  Light wind. 

Monday:   Partly cloudy in the afternoon.  Max temps 71 to 76.  South wind 12 to 18  mph.

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

Tuesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 69 to 73,  Wind becoming north 12 to 24 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 52 to 57..  North wind 10 to 20 mph.

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 67 to 73.  North wind 12 to 22 mph.

Wednesday  Night:  Clear.  Min temps 44 to 51.  Light wind.

The Old Forecaster  

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Weather Discussion for Wednesday March 25, 2015


Normal high and low temperatures for this week March 23-March 29 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 67/443, Chico 67/42, Quincy 58/30, Chester 53/27, Susanville 55/30, Grass Valley 59/37, Weaverville 61/321, Mt. Shasta 56/31, Yreka 59/31, Alturas 54/25. 
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High pressure is rebuilding along the coast.  Today will be sunny and warmer with light to moderate north winds.   The high pressure ridge will continue to strengthen through Friday.   Thursday and Friday we will continue to have sunny skies with temperatures 15 to 20 degrees above normal.

A weak  upper level cutoff low pressure area will move across Central and Southern California over the weekend. (see map below).  The north state will see a few clouds from this system with a chance of isolated showers over the mountains Saturday afternoon.  The low will be east of our area by late Sunday.

Monday afternoon and early Tuesday a frontal system will move by to our north.   The south end of this system will bring a few clouds to the far north end of the state with a chance of showers on the north coast and near the Oregon border.   


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

Today:  Sunny.  Max temps 73 to 78.  North wind 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 49 to 58.  Light north wind. 

Thursday:  Sunny.  Max temps 81 to 86.  North wind 10 to 18 mph.

Thursday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 47 to 56.  Light wind.

Friday:  Sunny.  Max temps 78 to 83.  Light wind.

Friday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 49 to 58.  Light wind. 

Saturday:  Sunny with some afternoon clouds.  Max temps 78 to 83.  Light wind.

Saturday Night:  Scattered cloud.  Min temps 50 to 57.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Partly sunny.  Max temps 70 to 75.  Light wind.

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 48 to 56.  Light wind. 

Monday:   Partly cloudy in the afternoon.  Max temps 68 to 73.  South wind 12 to 18  mph.

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

Tuesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 70 to 75,  Wind becoming north 12 to 24 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 52 to 57..  North wind 10 to 20 mph.

The Old Forecaster  

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Weather Discussion for Tuesday March 24, 2015


Normal high and low temperatures for this week March 23-March 29 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 67/443, Chico 67/42, Quincy 58/30, Chester 53/27, Susanville 55/30, Grass Valley 59/37, Weaverville 61/321, Mt. Shasta 56/31, Yreka 59/31, Alturas 54/25. 
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The low pressure area is moving eastward.   There is one more band of showers approaching the coast this morning and it will bring showers to the coastal and northern mountains with the chance of a shower or sprinkle elsewhere.  Snow levels will be 4500 to 5500 feet.  The showers will taper off this afternoon and end by evening.

High pressure will be rebuilding back over the area Wednesday.  Wednesday through Friday the north state will be sunny with temperatures warming to 15 to 20 degrees above normal Thursday and Friday.

Saturday and Sunday the high will weaken as a weak cutoff upper level low pressure area moves through. (see map below).  These systems don't have strong steering winds so their movement is erratic.   It looks like this low will move inland over central or southern California.  This system will bring a few clouds to the area and could trigger isolated mountain showers Saturday afternoon.  The weekend should be partly sunny to partly cloudy with temperatures still above normal.

Monday afternoon and early Tuesday a weak frontal system will brush the north end of the state.  We will see a few clouds from this systems with a chance of showers along the north coast and over the northern mountains. 



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

Today:  Partly cloudy to cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning.  Max temps 60 to 65.  Southwest to northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  Clearing.  Min temps 44 to 53.  Light north wind. 

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 73 to 78.  North wind 10 to 20 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 49 to 58.  Light north wind. 

Thursday:  Sunny.  Max temps 81 to 86.  North wind 10 to 18 mph.

Thursday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 47 to 56.  Light wind.

Friday:  Sunny.  Max temps 78 to 83.  Light wind.

Friday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 49 to 58.  Light wind. 

Saturday:  Sunny with some afternoon clouds.  Max temps 78 to 83.  Light wind.

Saturday Night:  Scattered cloud.  Min temps 50 to 57.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Partly sunny.  Max temps 70 to 75.  Light wind.

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 48 to 56.  Light wind. 

Monday:   Partly cloudy in the afternoon.  Max temps 68 to 73.  South wind 12 to 18  mph.

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

The Old Forecaster  

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Weather Discussion for Monday March 23, 2015


Normal high and low temperatures for this week March 23-March 29 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 67/443, Chico 67/42, Quincy 58/30, Chester 53/27, Susanville 55/30, Grass Valley 59/37, Weaverville 61/321, Mt. Shasta 56/31, Yreka 59/31, Alturas 54/25. 
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Northern California is between frontal systems this morning.   The main system moved through late yesterday and last night with rain.  Some of us also saw some nice thunderstorms.  There are a few lingering showers over the higher elevations this morning.   The next system is off the coast....see satellite picture below... and will spread clouds over the area later today.  This afternoon and Tuesday the north state will be partly cloudy to cloudy with showers over the north coast, Trinity, Siskiyou, Shasta, Modoc, Lassen, and Plumas counties.  Snow levels will be around 4000 feet. The showers will begin to decrease Tuesday afternoon and will be ending by evening.

Wednesday high pressure will be rebuilding along the coast with a strong high pressure ridge over the area Thursday through early Saturday.  (see map below).  Temperatures will begin warming Wednesday and will be 15 to 20 degrees above normal Thursday and Friday.

A weak cutoff upper level low pressure area will be drifting toward central and southern California late Saturday and and Sunday.  This will bring a few mid and high clouds to the area and slightly cooler temperatures.

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

Today:  Increasing clouds with a chance of showers in the afternoon.  Max temps 58 to 63.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  Cloudy with scattered light showers.  Min temps 46 to 52.  Light wind. 

Tuesday:  Partly cloudy to cloudy with a chance of showers in the morning.  Max temps 60 to 65.  Southwest to northwest wind 12 to 24 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Clearing.  Min temps 41 to 47.  Light north wind. 

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 73 to 78.  North wind 10 to 20 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 49 to 58.  Light north wind. 

Thursday:  Sunny.  Max temps 81 to 86.  North wind 10 to 18 mph.

Thursday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 47 to 56.  Light wind.

Friday:  Sunny.  Max temps 83 to 88.  Light wind.

Friday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 49 to 58.  Light wind. 

Saturday:  Sunny with some afternoon clouds.  Max temps 78 to 83.  Light wind.

Saturday Night:  Scattered cloud.  Min temps 50 to 57.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Partly sunny.  Max temps 70 to 75.  Light wind.

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 48 to 56.  Light wind. 

The Old Forecaster  

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Weather Discussion for Sunday March 22, 2015


Normal high and low temperatures for this week March 16-March 22 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 67/43, Chico 67/41, Quincy 58/29, Chester 52/25, Susanville 54/29, Grass Valley 59/37, Weaverville 61/31, Mt. Shasta 56/31, Yreka 59/30, Alturas 54/25. 
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A low pressure area and frontal system is approaching the coast.  Clouds and rain will spread over the area today and continue through early Monday.   Light to moderate precipitation amounts are expected over the higher elevations and in the valley north oi Redding.  Light showers are expected in the valley south of Red Bluff and in the Bay Area.  Snow levels will start out high then drop to around 4000 feet Monday.   Monday afternoon and Tuesday we will see partly cloudy to cloudy skies with showers over the north coast, Trinity, Siskiyou, Shasta, Modoc, Lassen and Plumas counties.   Gusty south winds will occur this afternoon and Monday.

High pressure will be back over the area Wednesday through Saturday. (see map below).   The north state will have mostly sunny skies with temperatures 15 to 20 degrees above normal Thursday through Saturday.  The high will weaken late Saturday and Sunday as a weak low pressure area approaches the coast.  Gusty north winds will occur Wednesday.

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

Today:  Cloudy with rain.  Max temps 63 to 68.  South wind 14 to 24 mph with  higher gusts.

Tonight:  Cloudy with rain.  Min temps 49 to 55.  South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Monday:  Cloudy with showers.  Max temps 55 to 60.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Monday Night:  Cloudy with scattered  showers.  Min temps 46 to 52.  Light wind. 

Tuesday:  Cloudy with morning showers.  Max temps 60 to 65.  Southwest to northwest wind 12 to 24 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Clearing.  Min temps 38 to 47.  Light north wind. 

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 73 to 78.  North wind 10 to 20 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 49 to 58.  Light north wind. 

Thursday:  Sunny.  Max temps 81 to 86.  North wind 10 to 18 mph.

Thursday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 47 to 56.  Light wind.

Friday:  Sunny.  Max temps 83 to 88.  Light wind.

Friday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 49 to 58.  Light wind. 

Saturday:  Sunny with some afternoon clouds.  Max temps 78 to 83.  Light wind.

Saturday Night:  Scattered cloud.  Min temps 50 to 57.  Light wind. 

The Old Forecaster  

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