Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Weather Discussion for Wednesday July 8, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for July 6-July 13  (high/low) Redding 99/66, Chico 96/61, Quincy 89/44, Chester 85/44, Susanville 88/51, Grass Valley 87/55, Weaverville 93/49, Mt. Shasta 85/50, Yreka 90/51, Alturas 87/44
  
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Hotter weather is on the way.  The high pressure ridge is expected to get stronger and shift back closer to the west coast (see map below).  The next 7 to 10 days look clear.  Daytime temperatures will be near or slightly above normal today and Thursday and then rise to 4 to 7 degrees above normal Friday through next week.  There will be locally gusty north winds during the late night and morning hours.

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Monday, July 6, 2020

Weather Discussion for Monday July 6, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for July 6-July 13  (high/low) Redding 99/66, Chico 96/61, Quincy 89/44, Chester 85/44, Susanville 88/51, Grass Valley 87/55, Weaverville 93/49, Mt. Shasta 85/50, Yreka 90/51, Alturas 87/44
  
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High pressure is still just to our east, over the Central U.S.  Not much change through Friday.  The inland areas of Northern California will be clear with temperatures near normal.  Winds will be light. 

It looks like we may see things start to heat up by the weekend as the high pressure area gets stronger and pulls back a little to the west.



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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Weather Discussion for Saturday July 4, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for June 29-July 6  (high/low) Redding 97/65, Chico 95/60, Quincy 87/43, Chester 82/43, Susanville 86/48, Grass Valley 84/54, Weaverville 81/48, Mt. Shasta 82/49, Yreka 87/50, Alturas 84/43
  
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Looks like we are going to keep the "mild" (by north valley standards) July weather going.  The satellite picture and map below show little change for the next 5 to 7 days.  The summertime hot high pressure area will be held to our south and east by low pressure troughs moving out of the Gulf of Alaska and across western Canada.  Look for mostly clear skies with a few high clouds.  Daytime temperatures will stay a few degrees below normal.  Winds will be light. 

Normally in mid and late July the southwest high pressure area pushes northward over the western U.S. and this is when we heat up.  So far this year it has been suppressed.  However, longer range models show a hot summer weather pattern developing in late next weekend or early the next week. 

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Weather Discussion for Wednesday July 1, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for June 29-July 6  (high/low) Redding 97/65, Chico 95/60, Quincy 87/43, Chester 82/43, Susanville 86/48, Grass Valley 84/54, Weaverville 81/48, Mt. Shasta 82/49, Yreka 87/50, Alturas 84/43
  
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The satellite picture and forecast weather map below show a normal late June/early July weather pattern.  A strong high pressure ridge is to our south and east.  However, a series of low pressure areas moving across Canada are keeping it from pushing northward.  During the next week the north state will be mostly sunny.  Temperatures will be near normal.  Winds will be light increasing from the south and southwest during the afternoon.

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Weather Discussion for Monday June 29, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for June 29-July 6  (high/low) Redding 97/65, Chico 95/60, Quincy 87/43, Chester 82/43, Susanville 86/48, Grass Valley 84/54, Weaverville 81/48, Mt. Shasta 82/49, Yreka 87/50, Alturas 84/43
  
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The low pressure area that brought cooling and gusty north winds to Northern California yesterday is now moving eastward.  Today w8ll be sunny with temperatures below normal.  The gusty north winds will decrease during the day.

Tuesday through next weekend a low pressure trough will persist over western Canada and the Pacific Northwest (see map below).  This will keep the hot high pressure ridge to our east and south.  During this time we will continue to see sunny skies.  Temperatures will range from a couple of degrees below normal to a couple of degrees above.  Light to moderate south to southwest winds will occur in the afternoon.



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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Weather Discussion for Saturday June 27, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for June 22-June 29 (high/low) Redding 94/64, Chico 92/58, Quincy 85/43, Chester 80/42, Susanville 83/48, Grass Valley 83/53, Weaverville 88/46, Mt. Shasta 80/47, Yreka 85/47,  Alturas 81/42
  
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Cooler weather is on the way.  The high pressure ridge that has been over California is moving westward.  This morning there is a low pressure trough over western Canada that will drop southward today into the Pacific Northwest and then move eastward Sunday.  The main affect this system will have on our weather is cooling and wind.  Today will be sunny with cooler, but still above normal temperatures,  Gusty southwest to northwest winds will occur in some areas this afternoon and evening.  Sunday looks sunny with temperatures a few degrees below normal.  Strong and gusty north winds will occur Sunday.   Monday the temperatures will be below normal with the gusty north winds continuing until evening.

Tuesday the high pressure ridge tries to rebuild over the west.  However, another low pressure area will be over Western Canada and this will stop high from pushing northward (see map below)..  Tuesday through next week looks mostly clear with temperatures bouncing from a couple degrees below to a couple of degrees above normal.  Southwest winds will occur in the afternoon.


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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Weather Discussion for Wednesday June 24, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for June 22-June 29 (high/low) Redding 94/64, Chico 92/58, Quincy 85/43, Chester 80/42, Susanville 83/48, Grass Valley 83/53, Weaverville 88/46, Mt. Shasta 80/47, Yreka 85/47,  Alturas 81/42
  
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High pressure is still over the western U.S.  Today we will see some afternoon cumulus over the mountains with the chance of an isolated thunderstorm along and east of the Sierra Cascade Crest.  Temperatures will be couple of degrees cooler, which is still well above normal.  Northwest to north winds will increase this afternoon.  Thursday and Friday will be clear with temperatures a little hotter.  Locally gusty north winds will occur Thursday with light winds Friday.  

Saturday the high pressure area will begin to shift back to the west and this will allow temperatures to cool a few degrees.  Sunday a low pressure area will be over the Pacific  Northwest (see map below).  This  low will move southeastward into the Great Basin.  The system doesn't have much moisture with it, but it will drop our temperatures to below normal Sunday and Monday.  The big affect will be wind, with strong and gusty north winds Saturday night through Monday.  

Tuesday through the end of next week high pressure will be along the coast.  We will see more clear skies and normal or a few degrees above normal temperatures.

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