What's the weather where you are?????

To help people find out what the current weather is around the northstate, I would like to encourage you to use the comments section of this blog to post what's happening in you area. How deep is the snow, how much rain, strong winds, lightning, and any other significant weather features.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Weather Discussion for Sunday October 19, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Oct 14-Oct 20 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 80/50, Chico 79/47, Quincy 71/32, Chester 67/31, Susanville 67/35, Grass Valley 72/43, Weaverville 74/35, Mt. Shasta 65/36, Yreka 69/36, Alturas 67/27. 
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Mostly sunny this morning with clouds increasing this afternoon as the low pressure trough and front off the coast (see satellite picture below) moves eastward.   Temperatures today will be about like yesterday and southerly winds will increase this afternoon.

Clouds will increase tonight as the system nears the coast.  Monday rain or showers will spread across the north state.  Heaviest rainfall will be on the coast and over the coastal mountains but all of the area should see at least light precipitation.  Snow levels will be above 6000 feet.  Gusty south winds will occur Monday afternoon.

The precipitation will  end by Tuesday morning.   Tuesday afternoon through the weekend we will be caught between a battle between two opposing forces...the low pressure trough in the Gulf of Alaska and the high pressure ridge just to our east (see map below).   This is a really hard weather pattern to forecast more than 48 hours in advance.   The jetstream is forecast to be fairly strong and just to our north.  If it shifts 200 miles to the north we will  see partly to  mostly sunny skies.   If it shits 200 miles to the south we will be cloudy with rain.  At this time I think it will be just to our north and Tuesday through Thursday the north state will be partly cloudy to cloudy near the Oregon border with scattered light showers.  The areas to t he south will be partly to mostly sunny with near normal temperatures.  Friday and Saturday the jetstream may sink a little further and this would spread the rain and showers over the rest of the north state.

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

Today:  Sunny.  Max temps 79 to 84.  Light wind.

Tonight:  Increasing clouds.  Min temps 55 to 63.  Light wind.

Monday:  Cloudy with light rain or showers.  Max temps 64 to 69.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Monday Night:  Cloudy with showers.  Min temps 51 to 57.  South wind 6 to 14 mph.

Tuesday:  Decreasing clouds during the morning.    Max temps 68 to 73.  Southwest to northwest wind 8 to 16 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 48 to 54.  Light wind.

Wednesday:  Becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon.  Max temps 70 to 75.  South wind 5 to 15 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 52 to 58.  Light wind. 

Thursday:  Partly cloudy in the morning with decreasing clouds in the afternoon.  Max temps 74 to 78.  Light wind.. 

Thursday Night:   Scattered clouds.  Min temps 50 to 57.  Light wind.

Friday:  Increasing clouds with a chance or rain.  Max temps 67 to 71.  South wind 12 to 22 mph.

Friday Night:  Cloudy with showers.  Min temps 52 to 58.  Light wind. 

Saturday:  Cloudy with showers.  Max temps 65 to 69.  South wind 8 to 18 mph.

Saturday Night:  Cloudy with showers.  Min temps 52 to 58.  Light wind.
    
The Old Forecaster

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Weather Discussion for Saturday October 18, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Oct 14-Oct 20 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 80/50, Chico 79/47, Quincy 71/32, Chester 67/31, Susanville 67/35, Grass Valley 72/43, Weaverville 74/35, Mt. Shasta 65/36, Yreka 69/36, Alturas 67/27. 
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The frontal system died rapidly as it moved inland yesterday.  It rained on the coast but the valley and areas to the east saw clouds just a isolated sprinkles.   There are a few clouds lingering over the state today but they will scatter out during the afternoon.  Sunday will mostly sunny with scattered clouds.  Temperatures will warming today and Sunday.

Monday another weak frontal system will reach the coast and weaken as it moves inland.  This system is slightly stronger and will bring at least light precipitation to all of the north state Monday.  Gusty south winds will precede this storm.   The precipitation will end Monday night and Tuesday will be partly sunny to partly cloudy with temperatures slightly below normal.

Wednesday and early Thursday we will have high pressure to our south with the jetstream to our north (see map below).   The areas near the Oregon border will be partly cloudy to cloudy and could see a light shower.  The areas from Redding southward will be sunny with a few clouds and normal temperatures.  

Friday the high pressure will push a little further northward and this will  bring partly to mostly sunny skies to all the north state with above normal temperatures.

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

Today:  Decreasing clouds in the afternoon.   Max temps 75  to 79.  Southwest to northwest wind 10 to 18 mph.

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 48 to 55.  Light wind. 

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

Sunday Night:  Increasing clouds.  Min temps 55 to 63.  Light wind.

Monday:  Cloudy with light rain or showers.  Max temps 64 to 69.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Monday Night:  Cloudy with showers.  Min temps 51 to 57.  South wind 6 to 14 mph.

Tuesday:  Decreasing clouds during the morning.    Max temps 68 to 73.  Southwest to northwest wind 8 to 16 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 48 to 54.  Light wind.

Wednesday:  Becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon.  Max temps 70 to 75.  South wind 5 to 15 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 52 to 58.  Light wind. 

Thursday:  Partly cloudy in the morning with decreasing clouds in the afternoon.  Max temps 74 to 78.  Light wind.. 

Thursday Night:   Scattered clouds.  Min temps 50 to 57.  Light wind.

Friday:  Sunny.  Max temps 77 to 82.  Light wind. 

Friday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 50 to 57.  Light wind. 
    
The Old Forecaster

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Weather Discussion for Friday October 17, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Oct 14-Oct 20 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 80/50, Chico 79/47, Quincy 71/32, Chester 67/31, Susanville 67/35, Grass Valley 72/43, Weaverville 74/35, Mt. Shasta 65/36, Yreka 69/36, Alturas 67/27. 
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Ref the question from the comments....I look at several different long range or seasonal products.  The Climate Prediction Center site is a good one....click here    This following site is experimental and I look at weekly...click here

The frontal system is now moving onshore and is weakening rapidly.   Today Northern California will be cloudy to partly cloudy with rain along the coast and over the coastal and northern mountains.  The valley and areas east of the valley will see isolated light showers. Gusty south winds will occur this afternoon.  The precipitation will early Saturday and skies will be clearing during the morning.   Saturday afternoon and Sunday the north state will be partly to  mostly sunny with a few clouds.  Temperatures will rebound to normal or slightly above.  Winds will be light.

Monday the next system will reach the coast and move inland (see map below).  This will be a slightly stronger storm and all of the north state will see light rain or showers.   Snow levels will continue above 6000 feet and gusty south winds will occur Monday afternoon.  The precipitation will end early Tuesday and skies will become partly cloudy to partly sunny.

Wednesday and Thursday weak high pressure will be over central and southern California with the jetstream just to our north.   A frontal system will be moving into the Pacific Northwest with the southern end clipping the north end of the state.   The areas north of Redding will be cloudy with a few light showers and Redding southward will be partly cloudy to partly sunny.

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

Today:   Cloudy with the chance of a shower in the afternoon.   Max temps 68 to 72.  South wind 12 to 24 mph.

Tonight:  Cloudy with the chance of a shower.  Min temps 51 to 57.  South wind 8 to 18 mph.

Saturday:   Chance of a morning shower...decreasing clouds in the afternoon.   Max temps 75  to 79.  Southwest to northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 48 to 55.  Light wind. 

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

Sunday Night:  Increasing clouds.  Min temps 55 to 63.  Light wind.

Monday:  Cloudy with light rain or showers in the afternoon.  Max temps 64 to 69.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Monday Night:  Cloudy with showers.  Min temps 51 to 57.  South wind 6 to 14 mph.

Tuesday:  Cloudy with showers in the morning...clearing in the afternoon.  Max temps 68 to 73.  Southwest wind 8 to 16 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 48 to 54.  Light wind.

Wednesday:  Becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon.  Max temps 70 to 75.  South wind 5 to 15 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Partly cloudy.  Min temps 52 to 58.  Light wind. 

Thursday:  Partly cloudy in the morning with decreasing clouds in the afternoon.  Max temps 74 to 78.  Light wind.. 

Thursday Night:   Scattered clouds.  Min temps 50 to 57.  Light wind.
    
The Old Forecaster

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Weather Discussion for Thursday October 16, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Oct 14-Oct 20 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 80/50, Chico 79/47, Quincy 71/32, Chester 67/31, Susanville 67/35, Grass Valley 72/43, Weaverville 74/35, Mt. Shasta 65/36, Yreka 69/36, Alturas 67/27. 
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Ref the question from yesterday's comments....I look at several different long range or seasonal products.  The Climate Prediction Center site is a good one....click here    This following site is experimental and I look at weekly...click here

Today will be partly sunny to partly cloudy with slightly warmer temperatures and light to moderate south winds.    This morning's satellite picture (below) shows another low pressure trough and frontal system moving slowly toward the coast.  This system will weaken as it nears the coast, but will bring rain to the coast and coastal and northern mountains on Friday and early Saturday.  The valley and areas east of the valley will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated light showers.  Gusty south winds will occur Friday afternoon.

Saturday afternoon and Sunday a weak high pressure ridge will be along the west coast.  The north state will be mostly sunny with a few clouds and temperatures will be near normal.

Monday and early Tuesday another weakening low pressure trough will move through the area (see map below).   Light rain will spread over the area Monday turning to showers Monday night and early Tuesday.   Snow levels will be above 6000 feet and gusty south wind will precede this system.

This system will be east of our area by Tuesday afternoon and high pressure will be rebuilding over the west coast.   Wednesday and Thursday we will be sunny with normal or slightly above normal temperatures. 

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

Today:  Partly sunny.  Max temps 70 to 75.  Southwest wind 8 to 16 mph.

Tonight:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 48 to 54.  Light wind. 

Friday:  Increasing clouds with the chance of a shower in the afternoon.   Max temps 66 to 70.  South wind 12 to 24 mph.

Friday Night:  Cloudy with the chance of a shower.  Min temps 51 to 57.  South wind 8 to 18 mph.

Saturday:   Chance of a morning shower...decreasing clouds in the afternoon.   Max temps 75  to 79.  Southwest to northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 48 to 55.  Light wind. 

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

Sunday Night:  Increasing clouds.  Min temps 55 to 63.  Light wind.

Monday:  Cloudy with light rain or showers in the afternoon.  Max temps 64 to 69.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Monday Night:  Cloudy with showers.  Min temps 51 to 57.  South wind 6 to 14 mph.

Tuesday:  Cloudy with showers in the morning...clearing in the afternoon.  Max temps 67 to 72.  Southwest wind 8 to 16 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 48 to 54.  Light wind.

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 78 to 82.  Light north wind.

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 47 to 54.  Light wind. 
    
The Old Forecaster

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Weather Discussion for Wednesday October 15, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Oct 14-Oct 20 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 80/50, Chico 79/47, Quincy 71/32, Chester 67/31, Susanville 67/35, Grass Valley 72/43, Weaverville 74/35, Mt. Shasta 65/36, Yreka 69/36, Alturas 67/27. 
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Nice to get a little rain across the north state.  Over the next week we will see low pressure troughs and frontal systems approach the coast.  However, as they reach the coast they will slow down and weaken.  This will be due to the high pressure ridge just to our east.

Last night's system is continuing to move eastward.  The showers are decreasing and by this afternoon the north state will be partly cloudy with a few showers over the higher elevations.   Thursday we will have partly cloudy skies over the mountains with isolated light showers.  The valley will be partly sunny.  Winds today and Thursday will be light southwest to northwest.

Friday the next system reaches the coast.  This will be a weaker system and will pretty much dissipate as it moves inland.  Clouds will increase Friday with rain on the coast, and coastal and northern mountains Friday afternoon and early Saturday.  The valley and areas east of the valley will be partly cloudy Friday afternoon and early Saturday with the chance of a light shower.  Gusty south winds will occur Friday afternoon.  All precipitation will end by Saturday afternoon and skies will be clearing.

Late Saturday and Sunday a weak high pressure ridge will be along the coast.   The north state will be mostly sunny with temperatures near normal.

Monday another frontal system approaches the coast.   This system will be about like last nights and should spread light rain and showers over all of our area Monday afternoon and Tuesday.

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

Today:  Partly cloudy with the chance of morning showers.  Max temps 64 to 69.  South wind 12 to 22 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy.  Min temps 46 to 52. Light wind.

Thursday:  Partly sunny.  Max temps 69 to 74.  Southwest wind 8 to 16 mph.

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

Friday:  Increasing clouds with the chance of a shower in the afternoon.   Max temps 64 to 69.  South wind 12 to 24 mph.

Friday Night:  Cloudy with the chance of a shower.  Min temps 51 to 57.  South wind 8 to 18 mph.

Saturday:   Chance of a morning shower...decreasing clouds in the afternoon.   Max temps 73  to 78.  Southwest to northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 48 to 55.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Sunny.  Max temps 75 to 80.  Light wind.

Sunday Night:  Increasing clouds.  Min temps 55 to 63.  Light wind.

Monday:  Cloudy with light rain or showers in the afternoon.  Max temps 69 to 72.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Monday Night:  Cloudy with showers.  Min temps 51 to 57.  South wind 6 to 14 mph.

Tuesday:  Cloudy with showers.  Max temps 64 to 69.  Southwest wind 8 to 16 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Partly cloudy.  Min temps 48 to 54.  Light wind. 
    
The Old Forecaster

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Weather Discussion for Tuesday October 14, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Oct 14-Oct 20 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 80/50, Chico 79/47, Quincy 71/32, Chester 67/31, Susanville 67/35, Grass Valley 72/43, Weaverville 74/35, Mt. Shasta 65/36, Yreka 69/36, Alturas 67/27. 
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The frontal system is along the coast and moving slowly eastward.   This system is weakening as it moves inland due to the high pressure area just to our east.  Clouds will spread over Northern California today.  Rain and showers are along the coast and will reach the valley this afternoon then the Sierra Cascade area late this afternoon and evening.   Snow levels will be near 6000 feet near the Oregon border and higher to the south.  Strong and gusty south winds will occur this afternoon and evening.  The precipitation will end Wednesday morning with partly cloudy skies by afternoon.

Wednesday and Thursday will be partly cloudy with isolated light showers possible over the higher elevations.  Temperatures will continue below normal.

Friday and early Saturday another weak front will move through but once again  weaken as it moves inland.  The coast and coastal mountains will get rain from this system with scattered showers elsewhere.  Late Saturday and Sunday a weak high pressure ridge will be along the coast (see map below).  We will see mostly sunny skies with scattered clouds.  Temperatures will warm back to near normal.

Monday another frontal system will move through the area with rain and showers.

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

Today:  Cloudy with light rain or showers in the afternoon.  Max temp 69 to 74.  Southwest wind 18 to 28 mph with gusts to 40 mph this afternoon.

Tonight:  Cloudy with light rain or showers.  Min temps 47 to 56.  Southwest wind 18 to 28 mph with gusts to 40 mph this afternoon decreasing by midnight.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy to cloudy with the chance of morning showers.  Max temps 63 to 67.  South wind 12 to 22 mph.

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

Thursday:  Partly sunny to partly cloudy.  Max temps 69 to 74.  Southwest wind 8 to 16 mph.

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

Friday:  Increasing clouds with rain in the afternoon.   Max temps 64 to 69.  South wind 12 to 24 mph.

Friday Night:  Cloudy with light rain.  Min temps 51 to 57.  South wind 8 to 18 mph.

Saturday:   Showers in the morning...decreasing clouds in the afternoon.   Max temps 70  to 75.  Southwest to northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 48 to 55.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Sunny.  Max temps 75 to 80.  Light wind.

Sunday Night:  Increasing clouds.  Min temps 55 to 63.  Light wind.

Monday:  Cloudy with light rain or showers in the afternoon.  Max temps 69 to 72.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Monday Night:  Cloudy with showers.  Min temps 51 to 57.  South wind 6 to 14 mph.
    
The Old Forecaster

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Weather Discussion for Monday October 13, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Oct 14-Oct 20 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 80/50, Chico 79/47, Quincy 71/32, Chester 67/31, Susanville 67/35, Grass Valley 72/43, Weaverville 74/35, Mt. Shasta 65/36, Yreka 69/36, Alturas 67/27. 
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 There is good news and bad news.  The good news it that the high pressure area is weakening and moving eastward as a frontal system approaches the coast (see satellite picture below).  The bad news is that the high will not move as far eastward or weaken as much as was forecast.  This means the high will be just to our east and will weaken the storms moving into Northern California later this week. 

Today will be sunny with a few high clouds.   Southwest winds will increase this afternoon.  The off shore front will weaken and move slowly eastward.  This system will pass across the north state Tuesday and early Wednesday with rain on the north coast and light rain or showers elsewhere.  The valley south of Glenn county will see little if any precipitation.  Strong and gusty south winds will occur Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Wednesday afternoon and Thursday we will have partly cloudy skies with isolated light showers over the higher elevations.  Temperatures will be below normal.  Light to moderate southwest winds will continue.   Friday and early Saturday the next frontal system will move across the north state (see map below).   This system will also weaken as it moves inland but should bring light rain or showers to all of the north state.

Skies will be clearing Saturday afternoon and Sunday looks party to mostly sunny with temperatures slightly below normal.   Another series of low pressure troughs or frontal systems will move through our area next week. 

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

Today:  Sunny with a few high clouds.   Max temps 85 to 89.  South wind 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:  Cloudy.  Min temps 50 to 55.  South wind 10 to 18 mph. 

Tuesday:  Cloudy with light rain or showers in the afternoon.  Max temp 68 to 72.  Southwest wind 18 to 28 mph with gusts to 40 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Cloudy with light rain or showers.  Min temps 47 to 56.  Light wind. 

Wednesday: Partly cloudy to cloudy with the chance of morning showers.  Max temps 63 to 67.  South wind 12 to 22 mph.

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

Thursday:  Partly sunny to partly cloudy.  Max temps 69 to 74.  Southwest wind 8 to 16 mph.

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

Friday:  Increasing clouds with rain in the afternoon.   Max temps 64 to 69.  South wind 12 to 24 mph.

Friday Night:  Cloudy with light rain.  Min temps 51 to 57.  South wind 8 to 18 mph.

Saturday:   Showers in the morning...decreasing clouds in the afternoon.   Max temps 68 to 72.  Southwest to northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 48 to 55.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Sunny.  Max temps 75 to 80.  Light wind.

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 47 to 54.  Light wind. 
    
The Old Forecaster

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