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.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Weather Discussion for Tuesday September 2, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Sept 1-Sept 8 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 95/60, Chico 92/57, Quincy 85/38, Chester 81/40, Susanville 83/45, Grass Valley 85/53, Weaverville 90/44, Mt. Shasta 81/46, Yreka 86/47, Alturas 83/39. 
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High pressure is still over the west and off the west coast.  However, this morning's satellite picture (below) shows a weak low pressure trough dropping southward along the Canadian coast.   This weak trough will remain over western Canada and the Pacific Northwest through the weekend. (see map below) The southern end of the system will sag southward along the coast.  The main affect this system will have on our weather is to cool temperatures back to near normal and few clouds over the coastal and northern mountains Thursday and Friday.  Light to moderate south to southwest winds will occur this afternoon and Wednesday afternoon with gusty north winds Wednesday night and Thursday.

The extended forecast maps show a strong high pressure ridge along the west coast through mid September.   Sunny ...dry....above normal temperatures.

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

Today:  Sunny.  Max temps 96 to 101.  South wind 8 to 18 mph in the afternoon. 

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 60 to 67.  Light wind.

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 94 to 98.  South wind 10 to 18 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 59 to 67.  Light wind. 

Thursday:  Sunny with some afternoon clouds.  Max temps 94 to 99.  North wind 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 60 to 65.  Light wind.

Friday:  Partly sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 91 to 95.  Light wind.

Friday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 59 to 65.  Light wind. 

Saturday:  Sunny.  Max temps 92 to 96.  Light wind. 

Saturday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 60 to 67.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Sunny.  Max temps 91 to 96.  Light wind. 

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 59 to 66.  Light wind. 

Monday:  Sunny.  Max temps 92 to 97.  Light wind.

Monday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 58 to 66.  Light wind. 
    
The Old Forecaster

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Weather Discussion for Monday September 1, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Sept 1-Sept 8 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 95/60, Chico 92/57, Quincy 85/38, Chester 81/40, Susanville 83/45, Grass Valley 85/53, Weaverville 90/44, Mt. Shasta 81/46, Yreka 86/47, Alturas 83/39. 
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The shift in the winds has brought the smoke from the Siskiyou county fires southward into the Sacramento Valley.  High pressure is along and off the west coast.  Today will be sunny...smoky in some areas....and hotter with the north valley over 100 degrees and many areas 8 to 12 degrees above normal.  Gusty north winds will occur in many locations.  Tuesday the high begins to weaken and temperatures will cool a few degrees.  The winds will shift to the south in the afternoon which should blow the smoke out of the valley.

Wednesday through the weekend a weak upper level low pressure trough will extend from the Pacific Northwest southward along the coast.  (see map below).  This is a very weak system but will bring a few clouds to the area Thursday and Friday with the chance of isolated showers over the higher elevations.  Temperatures will continue to cool and Thursday through the weekend will be near normal for this time of year.  Light to moderate south to southwest winds will occur in the afternoon.

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

Today:   Sunny.  Max temps 100 to 105.  North wind 12 to 22 mph.

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 66 to 73.  Light wind. 

Tuesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 96 to 101.  South wind 8 to 18 mph in the afternoon. 

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 61 to 70.  Light wind.

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 94 to 98.  South wind 10 to 18 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 59 to 67.  Light wind. 

Thursday:  Sunny with some afternoon clouds.  Max temps 90 to 94.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 60 to 65.  Light wind.

Friday:  Partly sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 91 to 95.  Light wind.

Friday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 59 to 65.  Light wind. 

Saturday:  Sunny.  Max temps 92 to 96.  Light wind. 

Saturday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 60 to 67.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Sunny.  Max temps 92 to 97.  Light wind. 

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 59 to 66.  Light wind. 
    
The Old Forecaster

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Weather Discussion for Sunday August 31, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Aug 25-Sept 1 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 96/62, Chico 93/57, Quincy 86/40, Chester 82/41, Susanville 85/47, Grass Valley 86/54, Weaverville 91/46, Mt. Shasta 82/47, Yreka 87/49, Alturas 84/40. 
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Ref comment yesterday...The trough going through Canada shifted the winds and pushed some of the smoke from the Siskiyou county fires southward.   We should see move smoke in the north valley later today and Monday as the winds turn more northerly.

High pressure is rebuilding along the coast.   The inland areas of Northern California will be mostly sunny...smoky in some areas....for the nest several days.  Temperatures will be a little warmer today and then Monday we will see temperatures 8 to 12 degrees above normal.  Temperatures will cool a couple of degrees Tuesday.   Gusty north winds will move into the north state later today and Monday.

Wednesday through Saturday a weak low pressure trough will be over the Pacific Northwest and along the coast. (see map below)  This system will bring scattered afternoon clouds to the north state and will cool temperatures back to near normal.

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

Today:   Sunny.  Max temps 96 to 100.  Light north wind 

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 65 to 72.  Light wind. 

Monday:  Sunny.  Max temps 100 to 105.  North wind 12 to 22 mph.

Monday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 62 to 70.  Light wind. 

Tuesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 96 to 101.  Light wind. 

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 61 to 70.  Light wind.

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 94 to 98.  South wind 10 to 18 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 59 to 67.  Light wind. 

Thursday:  Sunny.  Max temps 90 to 94.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 60 to 65.  Light wind.

Friday:  Sunny.  Max temps 91 to 95.  Light wind.

Friday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 59 to 65.  Light wind. 

Saturday:  Sunny.  Max temps 92 to 96.  Light wind. 

Saturday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 60 to 67.  Light wind. 
    
The Old Forecaster

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Weather Discussion for Saturday August 30, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Aug 25-Sept 1 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 96/62, Chico 93/57, Quincy 86/40, Chester 82/41, Susanville 85/47, Grass Valley 86/54, Weaverville 91/46, Mt. Shasta 82/47, Yreka 87/49, Alturas 84/40. 
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Ref the question in yesterday's comments....unfortunately no...the first 10 and maybe 15 days of September look dry with high pressure off the coast.  While we could see isolated mountain showers from weak upper level  lows off the coast.   None of the models show any shift that looks like the first storm of fall.

Today a low pressure trough and frontal system are moving through western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.  We may see a few high from this system but for the most part today will be sunny with slightly cooler temperatures.  Gusty southwest to northwest winds will occur this afternoon over the higher elevations.

Sunday the high pressure off the coast gets stronger and things start warming back up.   Sunday through Tuesday with will be sunny.  Monday will be the hottest day with temperatures 6 to 12 degrees above normal.  Gusty north winds will occur on Monday.

Wednesday through the weekend a weak upper level low pressure area will be over the Pacific Northwest and along the coast. (see map below)  This will cool temperatures back to near normal and may trigger some afternoon cumulus clouds Thursday and Friday.

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

Today:  Sunny with scattered clouds.  Max temps 90 to 95.  Southwest wind 10 to  20 mph.

Tonight:  Clear. Min temps 57 to 66.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Sunny.  Max temps 93 to 98.  Light wind 

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 60 to 67.  Light wind. 

Monday:  Sunny.  Max temps 100 to 105.  Light wind. 

Monday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 66 to 73.  Light wind. 

Tuesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 97 to 102.  Light wind. 

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 61 to 70.  Light wind.

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 94 to 98.  South wind 10 to 18 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 59 to 67.  Light wind. 

Thursday:  Sunny.  Max temps 90 to 94.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 60 to 65.  Light wind.

Friday:  Sunny.  Max temps 91 to 95.  Light wind.

Friday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 59 to 65.  Light wind. 
    
The Old Forecaster

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Weather Discussion for Friday August 29, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Aug 25-Sept 1 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 96/62, Chico 93/57, Quincy 86/40, Chester 82/41, Susanville 85/47, Grass Valley 86/54, Weaverville 91/46, Mt. Shasta 82/47, Yreka 87/49, Alturas 84/40. 
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This morning's satellite picture (below) shows the death of a tropical storm.   What is left of Marie is well out in the Pacific and is moving westward.   However, it is also beginning to interact with the mid latitude westerly winds and the low pressure trough moving into western Canada.  The low level moisture of the old storm is moving westward while the mid and high cloudiness is being blown eastward by the westerlies.   Northern California will probably see the mid and high clouds from this system until late this evening or tonight.  Temperatures today will be 3 to 7 degrees cooler due to the cloudiness and there will be light moderate south to southwest  winds this afternoon.

High pressure will continue along the coast for the next week.   It will weaken as low pressure areas move into Canada and then rebuild after they pass and the weaken when the next trough goes by to the north.   This means mostly sunny skies Saturday through next week with temperatures oscillating between slightly below normal to a few degrees above normal.

Saturday temperatures cool to just below normal and then start slowly warming with temperatures 3 to 6 degrees above normal by Monday and Tuesday.  Temperatures will start slowly cooling Wednesday.

Gusty southwest to west winds will occur over the higher elevations Saturday afternoon with gusts 25 to 35 mph over the northeast corner of the state.  

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

Today:  Partly cloudy to partly sunny.  Max temps 91 to 95.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 61 to 68. Light wind. 

Saturday:  Sunny with scattered clouds.  Max temps 90 to 95.  Southwest wind 10 to  20 mph.

Saturday Night:  Clear. Min temps 57 to 66.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Sunny.  Max temps 92 to 96.  Light wind 

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 60 to 67.  Light wind. 

Monday:  Sunny.  Max temps 96 to 101.  Light wind. 

Monday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 62 to 69.  Light wind. 

Tuesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 96 to 100.  Light wind. 

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 63 to 70.  Light wind.

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 92 to 97.  South wind 10 to 18 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 60 to 67.  Light wind. 

Thursday:  Sunny.  Max temps 90 to 94.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 60 to 65.  Light wind.
    
The Old Forecaster

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Weather Discussion for Thursday August 28, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Aug 25-Sept 1 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 96/62, Chico 93/57, Quincy 86/40, Chester 82/41, Susanville 85/47, Grass Valley 86/54, Weaverville 91/46, Mt. Shasta 82/47, Yreka 87/49, Alturas 84/40. 
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The next 7 to 10 days we will be in a typical late summer weather pattern.    High pressure will build over the west coast then weaken as low pressure troughs or storms ride over it and into western Canada.   Then rebuild for a couple of days and then weaken when the next storm goes by to the north.  The storms going by to the north might bring a scattered mid and high clouds to the north end of the state and will be accompanied by gusty southwest to northwest winds.   Temperatures will be a few degrees above normal when the high pressure area is over the coast and then cool to normal or a few degrees below as the troughs move by to the north.

The high pressure area is over the north state today and  temperatures will be like yesterday or a couple of degrees warmer.   Temperatures start slow cooling Friday and then Saturday will be normal to slightly below.  Things warm Sunday through Tuesday and then start cooling again Wednesday.  Gusty southwest to northwest winds Friday and Saturday afternoons.

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

Today: Sunny.  Max temps 98 to 103.  Light wind.

Tonght:  Clear.  Min temps 65 to 72.  Light wind. 

Friday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 95 to 99.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Friday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 61 to 68. Light wind. 

Saturday:  Sunny with scattered clouds.  Max temps 90 to 95.  Southwest wind 10 to  20 mph.

Saturday Night:  Clear. Min temps 57 to 66.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Sunny.  Max temps 92 to 96.  Light wind 

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 60 to 67.  Light wind. 

Monday:  Sunny.  Max temps 96 to 101.  Light wind. 

Monday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 62 to 69.  Light wind. 

Tuesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 96 to 100.  Light wind. 

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 63 to 70.  Light wind.

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 91 to 96.  South wind 10 to 18 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 60 to 67.  Light wind. 
    
The Old Forecaster

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Weather Discussion for Wednesday August 27, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Aug 25-Sept 1 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 96/62, Chico 93/57, Quincy 86/40, Chester 82/41, Susanville 85/47, Grass Valley 86/54, Weaverville 91/46, Mt. Shasta 82/47, Yreka 87/49, Alturas 84/40. 
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 High pressure is along and over the west coast.   Today and Thursday will be sunny with fog and low clouds at the coast.  Temperatures will be about like yesterday or slightly warmer and winds will be light.

Well any hope of Marie providing some much need to moisture to California continues to fade.   The hurricane is moving northwestward but it now looks like it will turn more westward as it gets farther northward.  

The high pressure ridge will begin to weaken Friday as a low pressure trough approaches western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.   This system will move inland to our north Saturday and Sunday. (see map below).  There will be a few clouds over the north end of the state Friday and Saturday.  Temperatures will cool a few degrees Friday and then Saturday and Sunday they will be 4 to 8 degrees below normal.   Gusty southwest winds will occur in the afternoons Friday and Saturday with gusts 25 to 35 mph over the northeast corner of the state.  

The low will be to our east Monday and high pressure will be rebuilding off the coast.  Next week looks sunny with temperatures normal to a couple of degrees above.  

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

Today:  Sunny.  Max temps 98 to 103.  Light wind.

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 64 to 71.  Light wind. 

Thursday:  Sunny.  Max temps 98 to 103.  Light wind.

Thursday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 65 to 72.  Light wind. 

Friday:  Partly sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 92 to 96.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Friday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 61 to 68. Light wind. 

Saturday:  Sunny with scattered clouds.  Max temps 90 to 95.  Southwest wind 10 to  20 mph.

Saturday Night:  Clear. Min temps 57 to 66.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Sunny.  Max temps 90 to 95.  Light wind 

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 60 to 67.  Light wind. 

Monday:  Sunny.  Max temps 93 to 97.  Light wind. 

Monday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 62 to 69.  Light wind. 

Tuesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 94 to 98.  Light wind. 

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 63 to 70.  Light wind. 
    
The Old Forecaster

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