Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Weather Discussion fo Wednesday Dec. 11, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec-9-Dec 16  (high/low) Redding 56/36, Chico 55/35, Quincy 46/25, Chester 43/21, Susanville 42/22, Grass Valley 53/32, Weaverville 46/28, Mt. Shasta 44/26, Yreka 44/25, Alturas 44/19
  
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The next frontal system is moving onshore,  This system will bring rain to our area today and early Thursday.  Snow levels will be 5000 to 6000 feet.   Friday and early Saturday more rain as the next storm moves through.  Snow levels will be a lttle lower...4000 feet north and 5000  feet south.
Sunday through Monday skies will be partly cloudy to partly sunny with near normal temperatures
It looks like the next front will reach Northern California the midpart of next week

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Weather Discussion for Monday Dec. 9, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec-9-Dec 16  (high/low) Redding 56/36, Chico 55/35, Quincy 46/25, Chester 43/21, Susanville 42/22, Grass Valley 53/32, Weaverville 46/28, Mt. Shasta 44/26, Yreka 44/25, Alturas 44/19
  
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Partly to mostly sunny today with near normal temperatures and light wind.  Tuesday through the weekend we will be under a weather pattern like the one shown on the map below.  The jetstream will run across the Pacific and enter the coast just north of our area.  Fast moving frontal systems will ride along the jetstream and as they move through will bring clouds and light rain or showers.  The first system will move through late Tuesday and early Wednesday.  Snow levels will be 4000 to 5000 feet.  There will be a brief break and then another frontal system Thursday and Friday.   Snow remain 4000 to 5000 feet. 

At this time it looks like the weekend will be partly cloudy with a isolated showers possible Saturday morning.

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Weather Discussion for Saturday Dec. 7, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec-2-Dec 9  (high/low) Redding 59/38, Chico 60/38, Quincy 51/26, Chester 46/24, Susanville 47/25, Grass Valley 56/34, Weaverville 51/31, Mt. Shasta 47/28, Yreka 49/27, Alturas 48/21
  
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The low off the coast is moving slowly eastward.  This low is similar to the last one but will take a more northeastward track as in moves inland late today and earlier Sunday.  Northern California will receive light to moderate rain today, with gusty south winds.  Snow levels will be 5000 feet north and 6000 feet south.  The precipitation turns to showers Sunday morning and then decreases during the day.  

Next week will be caught between a high pressure ridge to our south that will be trying to push northward and an active jetstream that will be running across the Pacific and into the coast.  The effect of the ridge will be to push storms a little northward as they hit the coast.  Monday and early Tuesday we will be partly to mostly sunny.   Tuesday night and Wednesday a weak frontal system will brush the north state (see map below). This system will bring showers to the north coast and northern mountains.   It will be followed by another weak frontal system moving through Thursday and Friday.
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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Weather Discussion for Wednesday Dec 4, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec-2-Dec 9  (high/low) Redding 59/38, Chico 60/38, Quincy 51/26, Chester 46/24, Susanville 47/25, Grass Valley 56/34, Weaverville 51/31, Mt. Shasta 47/28, Yreka 49/27, Alturas 48/21
  
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The low pressure area that had been off the coast is finally moving eastward.   The low is moving across Southern California and is pushing clouds northward over our area   Most of the precipitation from this system will be over the southern half of the state.  There will be a brief break Thursday.   However by late Thursday another slow moving low pressure area will be approaching the coast.   This low will move slowly across Northern California Friday and Saturday (see map below).  During this time all of the north state will get light to moderate precipitation.   Snow levels will be 4500 feet north to 6000 feet south.  Sunday we will see a few morning showers.   Monday through midweek look dry and mild.

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Weather Discussion for Monday Dec.2, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec-2-Dec 9  (high/low) Redding 59/38, Chico 60/38, Quincy 51/26, Chester 46/24, Susanville 47/25, Grass Valley 56/34, Weaverville 51/31, Mt. Shasta 47/28, Yreka 49/27, Alturas 48/21
  
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The low pressure area continues spinning off the coast.  The low will begin to move eastward late Tuesday and be east of our area by Wednesday.  Today there will be rain east and south of Shasta Co. with showers to the north.   Snow levels will be 4000 to 5000 feet north and 6000 feet south. Tuesday there will be scattered showers mainly over the foothills and mountains with most shower activity ending Wednesday.  Snow levels will remain about where they are.

The next low pressure area will slowly approach the coast late Thursday and will bring rain to the north state Friday and Saturday (see map below).  Snow levels will continue 4000 to 5000 feet. The low will be east of the area Sunday and the showers will be ending.  The first part of next week look partly to mostly sunny,

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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Weather Discussion for Saturday November 30, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Nov 25-Dec 2  (high/low) Redding 59/38, Chico 60/38, Quincy 51/26, Chester 46/24, Susanville 47/25, Grass Valley 56/34, Weaverville 51/31, Mt. Shasta 47/28, Yreka 49/27, Alturas 48/21
  
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A low pressure area is off the coast will remain there through Tuesday.  Today through Monday we will have rain with snow levels 1500 feet north and 3000 feet south..rising to 4000 to 5000 north and 6000 feet south by Sunday morning.  The precipitation will turn to showers Tuesday and decrease Wednesday. 

Thursday another low pressure trough will be approaching the coast (see map below)..  This trough will bring rain to the north state Thursday night through early Saturday.  Snow levels will be 4000 to 5000 feet.


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Friday, November 29, 2019

Weather Discussion for Friday Nov. 29, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Nov 25-Dec 2  (high/low) Redding 59/38, Chico 60/38, Quincy 51/26, Chester 46/24, Susanville 47/25, Grass Valley 56/34, Weaverville 51/31, Mt. Shasta 47/28, Yreka 49/27, Alturas 48/21
  
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The low pressure area is moving eastward and is now over Nevada.  There are a few showers east of the valley this morning but they will dissipate during the day.  The next low pressure area will spread precipitation of the area Saturday and the rain will continue through Monday afternoon.   Because of trapped cold air the snow levels will start out 500 to 1500 feet from Redding northward and 2000 to 3000 feet to the south.  Snow levels will rise Sunday to 4000 feet north and 6000 feet south.  The rain will turn to showers Monday.

Tuesday and Wednesday we will have partly cloudy skies with a few showers mainly over the foothills and mountains.

Thursday another low pressure trough will reach the coast (see map below).   This will bring more rain and snow to the area Thursday and Friday.  Snow levels will be 5000 to  6000 feet.   

The Old Forecaster

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