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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Weather Discussion for Saturday September 20, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Sept 16-Sept 22 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 90/58, Chico 89/53, Quincy 81/37, Chester 76/36, Susanville 77/43, Grass Valley 80/49, Weaverville 85/40, Mt. Shasta 75/42, Yreka 81/44, Alturas 78/34. 
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The low pressure area that has been off the coast is moving eastward, and will be over central Nevada by Sunday afternoon.   This system doesn't seem to have much moisture with it (see satellite picture below).   However, as it moves over the warm land it will generate showers and thunderstorms.  The low will be to our south so the eastern flow, to the north of the low, will pull the clouds and showers eastward across our area.   The areas east of the valley (Modoc, Lassen, Plumas, and Nevada counties) will be partly cloudy this afternoon with isolated showers and thunderstorms.  The valley will see a few clouds this afternoon.  Temperatures today will be slightly cooler with moderate northeast to southeast winds in the afternoon.  Sunday there will still be some clouds and isolated showers along and east of the Sierra Cascade Crest until late afternoon.   The rest of the north state will be sunny with temperatures a few degrees above normal.

Monday and Tuesday will be sunny with a few clouds at times.   Temperatures will cool to near normal by Tuesday and there will be light to moderate south winds in the afternoon.

Wednesday a low pressure trough will approach the coast. (see map below)  This system will move over the north state Thursday and won't move east of our area until late Friday.   Clouds will increase Wednesday with rain on the coast by afternoon.   All of the north state will see light rain or showers Thursday and Friday.   Moderate precipitation amounts will occur along the coast and over northern Mendocino, Trinity and Siskiyou counties with light amounts elsewhere.  Gusty south to southwest winds are expected Wednesday and early Thursday.

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

Today:  Sunny with a few afternoon clouds.  Max temps 93 to 98.  Light north wind this morning then southeast wind 12 to 18 mph this afternoon.

Tonight:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 58 to 66.  Light wind. 

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

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

Monday:  Sunny.  Max temps 89 to 94.  Light south wind.

Monday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 61 to 67.  Light wind. 

Tuesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 87 to 92.  South wind 10 to 18 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Increasing clouds.  Min temps 59 to 67.  Light wind. 

Wednesday:  Cloudy with light rain or showers in the late afternoon.  Max temps 77 to 82.  South wind 12 to 24 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Cloudy with light rain or showers.  Min temps 54 to 59.  South wind 5 to 12 mph.

Thursday:  Cloudy with showers.  Max temps 70 to 75,  Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday Night:  Partly cloudy with evening showers.  Min temps 52 to 58.  Light wind. 

Friday:  Partly cloudy with a chance of showers.  Max temps 77 to 82.  Southwest to northwest wind 8 to 16 mph.

Friday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 54 to 60.  Light wind. 
    
The Old Forecaster

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Weather Discussion for Friday September 19, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Sept 16-Sept 22 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 90/58, Chico 89/53, Quincy 81/37, Chester 76/36, Susanville 77/43, Grass Valley 80/49, Weaverville 85/40, Mt. Shasta 75/42, Yreka 81/44, Alturas 78/34. 
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The low pressure area has dropped southward and is now off the central and southern California coast.  The system will remain there until late Saturday and Sunday when it will lift northeastward and into central Nevada.    Today the north state will be sunny with a few clouds over Plumas and Nevada counties and morning fog and low clouds at the coast.  Temperatures will return to above normal and gusty north to east winds will  occur in some areas this morning and tonight.

Saturday will start off sunny but Saturday afternoon and Sunday some areas will see some clouds from the low pressure area moving into central Nevada.  Lassen, Plumas and Nevada counties will be partly cloudy Saturday afternoon and early Sunday with the chance of showers near the Nevada border.  The rest of the north state will be partly to mostly sunny Saturday and Sunday with continued above normal temperatures.

Monday and Tuesday the high pressure area that has been over the western U.S. will begin to weaken as a low pressure trough develops in the Gulf of Alaska and begins to move eastward (see map below).  The north state will continue partly to mostly sunny with a few clouds at times.   Temperatures will cool to normal or slightly below by Tuesday.  Gusty south to southwest winds will occur Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday and Thursday the low pressure trough will move across Northern California.  Clouds spread over teh area with light rain and showers by Wednesday afternoon and evening.  Thursday all of the north state will see light rain or showers.   Moderate precipitation amounts will occur on the north coast and over Trinity and Siskiyou counties with light amounts elsewhere.  Gusty south to southwest will occur. 

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

Today:  Sunny.  Max temps 90 to 95. Northeast wind 10 to 20 mph.

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

Saturday:  Sunny with a few afternoon clouds.  Max temps 93 to 98.  North wind 8 to 16 mph in the morning.

Saturday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 58 to 66.  Light wind. 

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

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

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

Monday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 61 to 67.  Light wind. 

Tuesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 87 to 92.  South wind 10 to 18 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Increasing clouds.  Min temps 59 to 67.  Light wind. 

Wednesday:  Cloudy with light rain or showers in the afternoon.  Max temps 72 to 77.  South wind 12 to 24 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Cloudy with light rain or showers.  Min temps 54 to 59.  South wind 5 to 12 mph.

Thursday:  Cloudy with showers.  Max temps 70 to 75,  Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Thursday Night:  Partly cloudy with evening showers.  Min temps 52 to 58.  Light wind. 
    
The Old Forecaster

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Weather Discussion for Thursday September 18, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Sept 16-Sept 22 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 90/58, Chico 89/53, Quincy 81/37, Chester 76/36, Susanville 77/43, Grass Valley 80/49, Weaverville 85/40, Mt. Shasta 75/42, Yreka 81/44, Alturas 78/34. 
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The low pressure area is now along the coast and will move inland slightly today and then drop southward tonight and Friday.   The low will remain over southern California and then move eastward on Sunday.  Today Northern California will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated showers and possible thunderstorms mainly over the foothills and mountains.  Precipitation amounts will be light...temperatures will drop below normal...light to moderate southwest to northwest winds will occur this afternoon.

Friday and Saturday the low will be our south.  Most of the north state will be sunny but there will still be some cloudiness along the Sierra Cascade Crest from Mt. Lassen southward due to the circulation around the low.   Temperatures will warm back to above normal.  Strong and gusty northeast to east winds will occur in many areas due to the low to our south.

Sunday and Monday high pressure will be over the western U.S.   We will once again be sunny with above normal temperatures and light winds.

I have been wanting to write the following forecast for a long time... Late Monday the high will shift eastward as low pressure area develops in the Gulf of Alaska. (see map below)   Frontal systems will generate in the low and move along the jetstream toward the coast.   It now looks like we will see a low pressure trough and frontal system move through the north state late Tuesday and Wednesday.  This system looks like it should bring moderate precipitation to the north coast and Trinity and Siskiyou counties with light precipitation elsewhere.  Temperatures will drop  to 10 to 15 degrees below normal.  The system will be preceded by gusty south to southwest winds.


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

Today:  Partly cloudy with the chance of a shower.  Max temps 79 to 84.  Southwest to northwest wind 10 to 20 mph..

Tonight:  Clearing.  Min temps 57 to 64.  Light wind. 

Friday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 90 to 95. Northeast wind 12 to 24 mph.

Friday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 60 to 67.  Light  north wind. 

Saturday:  Sunny.  Max temps 93 to 98.  North wind 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 58 to 66.  Light wind. 

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

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

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

Monday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 61 to 67.  Light wind. 

Tuesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 90 to 95.  South wind 10 to 18 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Increasing clouds.  Min temps 59 to 67.  Light wind. 

Wednesday:  Cloudy with light rain or showers.  Max temps 70 to 75.  South wind 12 to 24 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Cloudy with light rain or showers.  Min temps 54 to 59.  South wind 5 to 12 mph.
    
The Old Forecaster

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Weather Discussion for Wednesday September 17, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Sept 16-Sept 22 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 90/58, Chico 89/53, Quincy 81/37, Chester 76/36, Susanville 77/43, Grass Valley 80/49, Weaverville 85/40, Mt. Shasta 75/42, Yreka 81/44, Alturas 78/34. 
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This morning's satellite picture (below) shows a weak low pressure area approaching the coast.  This system will spread clouds over the area today with showers on the coast by late afternoon.   The low will be over Northern California Thursday.   Tonight and Thursday the north state will be partly cloudy to cloudy with showers and possible thunderstorms mainly over the foothills and mountains with isolated light showers or thunderstorms in the valley  Precipitation amounts will be light.  Gusty south to southwest winds will occur this afternoon.   Note...if you look on the satellite picture you will see what's left of Odile has moved into the southwestern U.S. 

Thursday the low will stop moving eastward as it hits the large high pressure ridge that is to our east.   The low will weaken and will be over southern California Friday through the weekend.  Most of the north state will be sunny Friday through the weekend but there will be a few clouds along the Sierra Cascade Crest from Mt. Lassen southward.  Temperatures will start warming Friday and will be above normal on the weekend.  Gusty north to northeast winds will occur in some areas Friday.

Monday through Wednesday high pressure will be over the western U.S.  (see map below).   We will see mostly sunny skies ...above normal temperatures and light winds.   There is some indication in the longer range forecast models that the ridge will break down after Wednesday.

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

Today:  Becoming partly cloudy.  Max temps 88 to 93.  South to southwest winds 12 to 22 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy with the chance of a shower.  Min temps 56 to 63.  Light wind. 

Thursday:  Partly cloudy with the chance of a shower.  Max temps 79 to 84.  Southwest to northwest wind 10 to 20 mph..

Thursday Night:  Clearing.  Min temps 55 to 62.  Light wind. 

Friday:  Sunny.  Max temps 88 to 93. North wind 10 to 18 mph.

Friday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 57 to 65.  Light wind. 

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

Saturday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 58 to 66.  Light wind. 

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

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

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

Monday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 61 to 67.  Light wind. 

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

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 59 to 67.  Light wind. 
    
The Old Forecaster

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Weather Discussion for Tuesday September 16, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Sept 16-Sept 22 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 90/58, Chico 89/53, Quincy 81/37, Chester 76/36, Susanville 77/43, Grass Valley 80/49, Weaverville 85/40, Mt. Shasta 75/42, Yreka 81/44, Alturas 78/34. 
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Sunny today with slightly cooler temperatures and light to moderate south to southwest winds in the afternoon.  Things will begin to change Wednesday as the low pressure area currently to our west moves toward the coast.   This system will reach the coast Wednesday afternoon and the be over Northern California Thursday.   Wednesday afternoon and Thursday the north state will be partly cloudy to cloudy with scattered showers over the foothills and mountains and a chance of showers in the valley.  Temperatures will be a little cooler Wednesday and then 6 to 12 degrees below normal on Thursday.   Gusty south to southwest winds will occur Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.

The low will be not be able to move eastward due to the large strong high pressure ridge to our east (see map below).   Therefore it will sink slowly southward  over southern California, Friday and Saturday.  Skies will clear over most of our area late Thursday and early Friday with temperatures back to near normal Friday.   Saturday and Sunday look mostly sunny with  a few clouds over the Sierra from Mt. Lassen southward.  Temperatures will be back above normal.  Next week the high pressure area will move westward over the north state and the low pressure area will move back off the coast. 

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

Today:  Sunny.  Max temps 93 to 97.  South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 56 to 63.  Light wind. 

Wednesday:  Becoming partly cloudy.  Max temps 88 to 93.  South to southwest winds 12 to 22 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Partly cloudy with the chance of a shower.  Min temps 56 to 63.  Light wind. 

Thursday:  Partly cloudy with the chance of a shower.  Max temps 79 to 84.  Southwest to northwest wind 10 to 20 mph..

Thursday Night:  Clearing.  Min temps 55 to 62.  Light wind. 

Friday:  Sunny.  Max temps 88 to 93.  Light wind. 

Friday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 57 to 65.  Light wind. 

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

Saturday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 58 to 66.  Light wind. 

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

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

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

Monday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 61 to 67.  Light wind. 
    
The Old Forecaster

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Weather Discussion for Monday September 15, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Sept 16-Sept 22 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 90/58, Chico 89/53, Quincy 81/37, Chester 76/36, Susanville 77/43, Grass Valley 80/49, Weaverville 85/40, Mt. Shasta 75/42, Yreka 81/44, Alturas 78/34. 
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The weak low pressure area is off the coast and moving northeastward.  This system will brush the north end of the state today.  Siskiyou, Modoc, and northern Lassen counties will be partly cloudy with a chance of showers this afternoon.  Temperatures will be cooler.  The rest of the north state will be party sunny with a few clouds and slightly cooler temperatures.  All areas will see gusty south to southwest winds this afternoon.  Tuesday will be mostly sunny with a few high clouds and above normal temperatures.

Wednesday a slightly stronger low pressure area will be approaching the coast and will move across the area Thursday (see map below).  Clouds will increase Wednesday and late Wednesday and Thursday will be  partly cloudy to cloudy.   It now looks like most of Odile's moisture will go into the southwestern U.S.    However, this system will still bring showers and possible thunderstorms to the coast, northern Mendocino, Trinity, Siskiyou, and Modoc counties with a chance of showers and thunderstorms elsewhere.  Temperatures will be cooling and will be below normal by Thursday.  Gusty southwest winds will accompany this system.

Friday high pressure begins to rebuild along the coast and will hold there at least through the weekend.  Skies will be mostly clear with temperatures back above normal by the weekend.

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

Today:  Sunny with some clouds.  Max temps 94 to 98.  South wind 10 to 18 mph.

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 58 to 66.  Light wind. 

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

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 56 to 63.  Light wind. 

Wednesday:  Becoming partly cloudy.  Max temps 88 to 93.  South to southwest winds 12 to 22 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Partly cloudy with the chance of a shower.  Min temps 56 to 63.  Light wind. 

Thursday:  Partly cloudy with the chance of a shower.  Max temps 84 to 89.  Southwest to northwest wind 10 to 20 mph..

Thursday Night:  Clearing.  Min temps 55 to 62.  Light wind. 

Friday:  Sunny.  Max temps 88 to 93.  Light wind. 

Friday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 57 to 65.  Light wind. 

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

Saturday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 58 to 66.  Light wind. 

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

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 59 to 67.  Light wind. 
    
The Old Forecaster

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Weather Discussion for Sunday September 14, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Sept 9-Sept 15 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 92/59, Chico 90/54, Quincy 83/38, Chester 79/39, Susanville 79/43, Grass Valley 83/50, Weaverville 88/42, Mt. Shasta 77/44, Yreka 83/45, Alturas 80/36. 
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Today will be a repeat of yesterday with mostly sunny skies with a few high clouds.   Light to moderate south to southwest winds will occur this afternoon.

This morning's satellite picture (below) shows a low pressure area out in the Pacific.  This system is moving northeastward and will brush Northern California on Monday afternoon.  The north state will have partly cloudy to partly sunny skies Monday with a chance of showers over northern Trinity, Siskiyou, Modoc, and northern Lassen counties.  Temperatures will cool to normal or slightly above.  Gusty southwest winds will occur Monday afternoon with gust to 30 mph over the higher elevations in the north.  Tuesday we will be back to sunny skies above normal temperatures and light winds.

Wednesday another low pressure trough will approach the coast and will move across our area Thursday.  At the same time moisture from what's left of Hurricane Odile will be moving into Southern California and the southwest U.S.   Some of this moisture will get drawn northward over our area.   Clouds will increase Wednesday with partly cloudy to cloudy skies Wednesday night and Thursday.  There will be light rain or showers over the higher elevations with a chance of showers in the valley.   Temperatures will drop to a few degrees below normal.

Friday the low will be east of our area and high pressure will be building along the coast.  Friday through the weekend look sunny with temperatures back above normal by the weekend. 

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

Today:  Sunny  Max temps 96 to 99.  South wind 10 to 20 mph in the afternoon.

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

Monday:  Sunny with some afternoon clouds.  Max temps 90 to 95.  South wind 10 to 18 mph.

Monday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 55 to 62.  Light wind. 

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

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 56 to 63.  Light wind. 

Wednesday:  Becoming partly cloudy.  Max temps 87 to 92.  South to southwest winds 12 to 22 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Partly cloudy with the chance of a shower.  Min temps 56 to 63.  Light wind. 

Thursday:  Partly cloudy with the chance of a shower.  Max temps 84 to 89.  Southwest to northwest wind 10 to 20 mph..

Thursday Night:  Clearing.  Min temps 55 to 62.  Light wind. 

Friday:  Sunny.  Max temps 88 to 93.  Light wind. 

Friday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 57 to 65.  Light wind. 

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

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

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