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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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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Weather Discussion for Tuesday August 26, 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 comment on the Farmers Almanac...Jan Null of Golden Gate Weather does a yearly verification of the almanac.   Click here for the latest.

High pressure is moving over the west coast and will hold there through Thursday.  Skies will be sunny and temperatures will be warming with daytime temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday 5 to 10 degrees above normal.  Temperatures will cool slightly Thursday.   Winds will be light.

Marie is still moving northwestward.  However, it now looks like timing between it and the low pressure trough that will be moving into Canada will be wrong and all we will see is a few mid and high clouds from the system Friday and Saturday.  

The high pressure area over the west will begin to weaken Friday as the trough approaches Canada.  Saturday and Sunday the trough will be moving across western Canada. (see map below).  Temperatures start cooling Friday and on the weekend we should see daytime temperatures 5 to 12 degrees below normal.  Skies will be cloudy to partly cloudy over the coastal and northern mountains Friday and Saturday with the chance of a light shower or sprinkle.  The rest of the north state will be partly cloudy to partly sunny.  Skies will be clearing Sunday.   Strong and gusty southwest winds will occur Friday and Saturday afternoon over the higher elevations.

Monday the trough will be to our east and we will have mostly sunny skies with 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 101.  Light wind. 

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 65 to 73.  Light wind.

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

Wednesday Night:  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 cloudy.  Max temps 88 to 93.  South wind 8 to 18 mph.

Friday Night:  Partly cloudy.  Min temps 62 to 70. Light wind. 

Saturday:  Partly cloudy in the morning, then clearing in the afternoon.  Max temps 89 to 94.  Southwest wind 10 to  20 mph.

Saturday Night:  Clear. Min temps 60 to 66.  Light wind. 

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

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

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

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

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Weather Discussion for Monday August 25, 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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There is a low pressure area over Idaho this morning that has spread clouds back to the west and into Northeastern California.  These clouds will persist until late afternoon with light showers possible in eastern Modoc, and eastern Lassen counties.   The rest of Northern California will be sunny with scattered clouds and temperatures about like yesterday or slightly warmer.

The high pressure area in the Pacific is moving eastward and will be over the western U.S. Tuesday through Thursday.  During this time the inland areas of the north state will be sunny with temperatures 4 to 8 degrees above normal and light winds.

Marie is a strong hurricane and is moving northwestward.   It looks like by the end of week she will be dissipating out in the Pacific to our west (see map below).  Friday and Saturday a low pressure trough will move through Canada and this system will weaken the high pressure ridge over the western U.S.   It will also pull some of Marie's moisture northward.  This probably will be mid and high level moisture...without much precipitation.   So Friday and Saturday the north state will be partly cloudy and cooler with the chance of isolated light showers over the coastal and northern mountains.   Gusty southwest winds will occur in the afternoons.  Sunday will see clearing with warmer temperatures. 

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

Today:  Sunny.  Max temps 94 to 98.  Light south wind. 

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 63 to 70.  Light wind.

Tuesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 100 to 104.  Light wind. 

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 65 to 73.  Light wind.

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

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 64 to 71.  Light wind. 

Thursday:  Sunny.  Max temps 95 to 100.  Light wind.

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

Friday:  Partly cloudy.  Max temps 87 to 91.  South wind 8 to 18 mph.

Friday Night:  Partly cloudy.  Min temps 65 to 70. Light wind. 

Saturday:  Partly cloudy.  Max temps 88 to 93.  Southwest wind 10 to  20 mph.

Saturday Night:  Clear. Min temps 61 to 66.  Light wind. 

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

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

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Weather Discussion for Sunday August 24, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Aug 18-Aug 25 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 96/63, Chico 94/57, Quincy 87/41, Chester 83/42, Susanville 86/48, Grass Valley 85/54, Weaverville 92/47, Mt. Shasta 82/48, Yreka 89/50,  Alturas 86/41. 
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 Today will be mostly sunny with a few clouds over the northeast corner of the state from the system dropping out of Canada and into the central U.S.  Temperatures will be about like yesterday with light to moderate southerly winds in the afternoon.  Monday the high pressure ridge that has been to our west will begin to move east.   Skies will be mostly sunny over the inland areas of the north state with temperatures unchanged to slightly warmer.  Winds will be light.

Tuesday through Thursday the high pressure area will be over the western U.S.   The inland areas of the north state will continue sunny with temperatures 3 to 7 degrees above normal.  Winds will be light.

Now for the interesting part of the forecast.  Hurricane Marie shows up on the lower right corner of this morning's satellite picture.  Most Pacific hurricanes move northward and then westward and dissipate over the colder water.   However, once in a while in the late summer and early fall they will move north or northwestward and they also dissipate over the colder water.   The map below for Thursday shows what is left of Marie being pulled toward the low pressure trough in the Gulf of Alaska.  The trough is moving east and Marie is moving north so the issue is where do they met.   By this time all that will be left of Marie is an area of clouds and and a moist airmass.  However, when injected into the northern low it will enhance the precipitation.   Bottom line is that I think we will see partly cloudy to cloudy skies Friday and Saturday with scattered showers and possible thunderstorms mainly over the mountains.  Like I have said before the computer models have trouble  when these tropical systems merge into the mid latitudes.  

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

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

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 61 to 69.  Light wind. 

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

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

Tuesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 100 to 104.  Light wind. 

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 65 to 73.  Light wind.

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

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 64 to 71.  Light wind. 

Thursday:  Sunny.  Max temps 95 to 100.  Light wind.

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

Friday:  Becoming partly cloudy to cloudy with the chance of a light shower.  Max temps 87 to 91.  South wind 8 to 18 mph.

Friday Night:  Partly cloudy to cloudy with the chance of a light shower.  Min temps 65 to 70. Light wind. 

Saturday:  Partly cloudy.  Max temps 88 to 93.  Southwest wind 10 to  20 mph.

Saturday Night:  Clear. Min temps 61 to 66.  Light wind. 
    
The Old Forecaster

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