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Friday, September 4, 2015

Weather Discussion for Friday September 4, 2015

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Normal high and low temperatures for Aug 31- Sep 7  (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 95/60, Chico 93/56, Quincy 86/39, Chester 82/41, Susanville 84/46, Grass Valley 85/53,Weaverville 90/44, Mt. Shasta 82/46, Yreka 86/47, Alturas 84/39 
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Ref comment yesterday...After this low moves through we will go back under a summertime high pressure ridge, which is normal for this time of year.  All indications and latest data still point toward a very strong to record El Nino.   My experience is that Northern California usually sees the shift from our hot season to our cool and wet season during the last half of November.  I think we will begin to see the effects of the El Nino in late Oct and Nov and the long range forecast models continue to have run to run agreement that we will see a wet weather pattern develop in late Nov and Dec.
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The cold low pressure area will move across Northern California later today and early Saturday.   We will see partly sunny to partly cloudy skies with showers and thunderstorms over Siskiyou, northern Trinity,  Shasta, Modoc, Lassen and Plumas counties.   Temperatures today will be 10 to 20 degrees below normal.  Strong and gusty west to north winds will occur through this evening.   The showers will end by Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon will be sunny with temperatures 5 to 10 degrees warmer.  Gusty north winds are expected Saturday.   Sunday will be mostly sunny with a few clouds over the far north end of the state.  Temperatures will  warm to near normal with gusty north winds continuing.

Monday through all of next week high pressure will be back along and over the west coast.  The north state will see mostly clear skies with temperature back above normal.  Winds will be light. (see map below)

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

Today:  Partly sunny to partly cloudy with the chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Max temps 79 to 84.  Northwest wind 18 to 26 mph with higher gusts.

Tonight:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 58 to 65. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday:  Sunny with a few clouds in the morning.  Max temps 83 to 88.  Northwest wind 14 to 24 mph. 

Saturday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 61 to 68.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Sunny.  Max temps 89 to 94. North wind 10 to 18 mph.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 60 to 68.  Light wind.

The Old Forecaster  

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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Weather Discussion for Thursday September 3, 2015

Click here for latest infrared satellite animation 

Normal high and low temperatures for Aug 31- Sep 7  (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 95/60, Chico 93/56, Quincy 86/39, Chester 82/41, Susanville 84/46, Grass Valley 85/53,Weaverville 90/44, Mt. Shasta 82/46, Yreka 86/47, Alturas 84/39 
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The tail end of a frontal system is now moving across the north end of the state.   There could be a few light sprinkles over the northeast corner of the state this morning and early afternoon.   The rest of the north state will be partly to mostly sunny with cooler temperatures.  

This morning's satellite picture (below) shows 3 active hurricanes.  During El Ninos the Pacific hurricanes increase.  A portion of the low over western Canada will drop southward today and move across Northern California Friday and early Saturday.   This will bring partly cloudy skies to the north state with scattered showers and possible thunderstorms  along the north coast and over Siskiyou, Trinity, Shasta, Modoc, Lassen, and Plumas counties with a chance of shower or thunderstorm in the valley north of Red Bluff.  By Saturday morning the precipitation will be confined to the higher elevations north and east of the valley and will end by afternoon. Precipitation amounts will be light.  Strong and gusty southwest to northwest winds will occur Friday.

Sunday the low will be east of our area and high pressure.   The north state will be partly to mostly sunny with warmer temperatures and light to moderate north winds.    Monday high pressure will be pushing back over the area and will hold there for at least a week.   We will  see sunny skies with temperatures back to above normal by mid week.

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

Today:  Clouds this morning then sunny.  Max temps 83 to 88.  Southwest to northwest wind 10 to 18 mph.

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 60 to 65.  Light wind.

Friday:  Partly sunny to partly cloudy with the chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Max temps 79 to 84.  Northwest wind 18 to 26 mph with higher gusts.

Friday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 58 to 65.  Light wind.

Saturday:  Sunny with a few clouds in the morning.  Max temps 83 to 88.  Northwest wind 14 to 24 mph. 

Saturday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 61 to 68.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Sunny.  Max temps 85 to 90. North wind 10 to 18 mph.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Old Forecaster  

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Weather Discussion for Wednesday September 2, 2015

Click here for latest infrared satellite animation 

Normal high and low temperatures for Aug 31- Sep 7  (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 95/60, Chico 93/56, Quincy 86/39, Chester 82/41, Susanville 84/46, Grass Valley 85/53,Weaverville 90/44, Mt. Shasta 82/46, Yreka 86/47, Alturas 84/39 
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This morning's satellite picture, below, shows a low pressure area over Canada with a trough or frontal system extending southward.   The southern end of this system will move across the north end of the state later today and Thursday.   The areas north of Redding will be partly cloudy today and Thursday with a chance of showers over the north coast, Siskiyou, northern Trinity, and Modoc counties.  The rest of the north state will be partly sunny with a few clouds.  Temperatures today will be about 5 degrees cooler than yesterday and Thursday the cooler air moves in and temperatures will drop another 5 to 10 degrees.  Gusty south to southwest winds will occur this afternoon with gusty southwest to northwest winds Thursday.  

A colder and stronger low pressure area will move across Northern California Friday and early Saturday (see map below).   This system will bring partly cloudy skies to much of the north state with showers and possible thunderstorms along the north coast and across Siskiyou, Trinity, Shasta, Modoc, Lassen, and Plumas counties with showers and thunderstorms possible in the valley north of Red Bluff.  The low will be moving eastward Saturday and by midday Saturday the showers will be confined to the higher elevations north and east of the north valley.  The showers will end by late afternoon. Temperatures Friday and Saturday will be well below normal. Gusty southwest to northwest winds are expected Friday and Saturday.  Sunday will be mostly sunny with warmer temperatures and gusty north winds.

Monday high pressure begins to rebuild over the area.   Monday through all of next week we will see sunny skies with temperatures back above normal.

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

Today:   Partly sunny with increasing clouds in the afternoon.  Max temps 88 to 92.  South wind 10 to 18 mph.

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 57 to 65.  Light wind. 

Thursday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 83 to 88.  Southwest to northwest wind 10 to 18 mph.

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

Friday:  Partly sunny to partly cloudy with the chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Max temps 79 to 84.  Southwest wind 15 to 25 mph.

Friday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 58 to 65.  Light wind.

Saturday:  Sunny with a few clouds in the morning.  Max temps 83 to 88.  Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph. 

Saturday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 61 to 68.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Sunny.  Max temps 85 to 90. North wind 10 to 18 mph with higher gusts.

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

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

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

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

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

The Old Forecaster  

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Weather Discussion for Tuesday September 1, 2015

Click here for latest infrared satellite animation 

Normal high and low temperatures for Aug 31- Sep 7  (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 95/60, Chico 93/56, Quincy 86/39, Chester 82/41, Susanville 84/46, Grass Valley 85/53,Weaverville 90/44, Mt. Shasta 82/46, Yreka 86/47, Alturas 84/39 
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Northern California will see a few high clouds today from a frontal system passing by to our north.  Temperatures will cool a couple of degrees and southerly winds will increase in the afternoon.  Late Wednesday and Thursday a slightly stronger system will pass across the north end of the state with the chance of showers over the north coast and across Siskiyou and Modoc counties.  Temperatures will be cooling and by Thursday will be 5 to 10 degrees below normal.  Gusty south to southwest winds are expected in the afternoons.

Friday and early Saturday a stronger system will drop across northern and northeastern California.  (see map below).   This system will bring showers to the north coast, Siskiyou, Northern Trinity, Shasta, Modoc, Lassen and Plumas counties with the slight chance of a shower in the north end of the valley.  By midday Saturday the showers will be decreasing and confined to the higher elevations north and east of Redding.  Temperatures Friday and Saturday will be 10 to 20 degrees below normal.   Gusty southwest to northwest winds are expected Friday and Saturday. 

The front will be east of our area by Sunday and high pressure will be moving back over our area.   We will see a return of sunny skies with temperatures warming to near normal by early next week.

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

Today:  Sunny with a few high clouds.  Max temps 90 to 95.  Light south wind. 

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 62 to 67.  Light wind. 

Wednesday:  Partly cloudy.  Max temps 85 to 90.  South wind 10 to 18 mph.

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

Thursday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 83 to 88.  Southwest to northwest wind 10 to 18 mph.

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

Friday:  Partly sunny to partly cloudy with the slight chance of a shower.  Max temps 79 to 84.  Southwest wind 15 to 25 mph.

Friday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 58 to 65.  Light wind.

Saturday:  Sunny with a few clouds in the morning.  Max temps 83 to 88.  Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph. 

Saturday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 61 to 68.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Sunny.  Max temps 85 to 90.  Light wind.

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

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

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

The Old Forecaster  

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Weather Discussion for Monday August 31, 2015

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Normal high and low temperatures for Aug 31- Sep 7  (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 95/60, Chico 93/56, Quincy 86/39, Chester 82/41, Susanville 84/46, Grass Valley 85/53,Weaverville 90/44, Mt. Shasta 82/46, Yreka 86/47, Alturas 84/39 
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The large scale weather pattern for the next week will have a series of low pressure areas and frontal systems passing through Canada and the Pacific Northwest.  The southern end of some of these systems will bring clouds to the north end of the state.  Today and Tuesday the inland areas of the north state will be mostly sunny with temperatures near normal.  Wednesday afternoon and Thursday and Friday afternoon and Saturday the southern end of frontal systems will brush the north with a few clouds and a chance of isolated showers near the Oregon border.  Temperatures will cool and Wednesday through Saturday will be below normal...warming back to normal by Sunday and Monday.

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

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

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 61 to 67.  Light wind. 

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

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 62 to 67.  Light wind. 

Wednesday:  Partly cloudy.  Max temps 85 to 90.  South wind 10 to 18 mph.

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

Thursday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 86 to 91.  Southwest to northwest wind 10 to 18 mph.

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

Friday:  Partly sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 85 to 90.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Friday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 61 to 68.  Light wind.

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

Saturday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 61 to 68.  Light wind. 

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

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

The Old Forecaster  

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Weather Discussion for Sunday August 30, 2015

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Normal high and low temperatures for Aug 24-Aug 31  (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 96/61, Chico 93/57, Quincy 86/40, Chester 83/42, Susanville 84/47, Grass Valley 85/54, Weaverville 91/45, Mt. Shasta 83/47, Yreka 87/49, Alturas 84/40. 
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This morning's satellite picture (below) shows the low has moved northeastward and continued to weaken.  High pressure is to our west and to our east with frontal systems moving by to the north.   The map below shows this is the weather pattern we will be under for the next week.  There will be a large scale low pressure area over Canada with the jet stream or storm track just to our north.  The north state will be partly to mostly sunny with a few clouds at times from systems moving by to our north.    The system late Wednesday and Thursday will bring a chance of showers to the areas along the Oregon border.   Temperatures will slowly warm and Monday and Tuesday will be near or just above normal levels.    Temperatures will cool back to below normal Wednesday and the last part of the week.  

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

Today:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 88 to 93.  Southwest wind 12 to 18 mph

Tonight:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 59 to 65.  Light wind.

Monday:  Sunny.  Max temps 92 to 97.  Southwest to northwest wind 12 to 18 mph.

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

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

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 62 to 67.  Light wind. 

Wednesday:  Partly cloudy.  Max temps 84 to 89.  South wind 10 to 18 mph.

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

Thursday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 86 to 91.  Southwest to northwest wind 10 to 18 mph.

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

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

Friday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 61 to 68.  Light wind.

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

Saturday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 61 to 68.  Light wind. 

The Old Forecaster  

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Weather Discussion for Saturday August 29, 2015

Click here for latest infrared satellite animation 

Normal high and low temperatures for Aug 24-Aug 31  (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 96/61, Chico 93/57, Quincy 86/40, Chester 83/42, Susanville 84/47, Grass Valley 85/54, Weaverville 91/45, Mt. Shasta 83/47, Yreka 87/49, Alturas 84/40. 
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Ref questions yesterday....In the summer high pressure is usually over land just to our east or farther east as it is now.   In the winter the high is just off the coast or backs up to the west which lets the jetstream drop from
Alaska into the west coast.  The pasts 2 winters the high has stayed just off the coast.  I believe this will not happen this year.   Under a strong El Nino the high pulls northward over Canada and send the jetstream right over California.  The map at the bottom of the blog is an experimental long range forecast model.  The map shown is for mid Dec 2015.   This would be a El Nino type pattern.  Question about the low moving north...see discussion below
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Well the low moved very slowly northeastward yesterday and that allowed us to heat up a little more than forecast and also allowed it weaken more before it hit the coast.   The front did bring over 1 inch of rain to some areas of the north coast and isolated showers were reported over the inland areas of the north state.  Today we will be partly cloudy with a chance of isolated showers over the higher elevations. Temperatures will be cooler with gusty south winds in some areas.

Sunday through next week a large scale low pressure area will be over Canada.  The jetstream will drop southward across the Pacific Northwest (see map below).  This means fronts will move by to our north.   Northern California will be partly to mostly sunny with a few clouds at times in the far north.  There will be a chance of a few showers late Wednesday near the Oregon border.   The warmest days of the week will be Monday and Tuesday when temperatures will be near normal.  The rest of time we will see daytime temperatures 4 to 8 degrees below normal. 

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

Today:  Partly cloudy.  Max temps 86 to 91.  Southwest wind 12 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 59 to 65.  Light wind.

Sunday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 85 to 90.  Southwest wind 12 to 20 mph

Sunday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 59 to 65.  Light wind.

Monday:  Sunny.  Max temps 92 to 97.  Southwest to northwest wind 12 to 18 mph.

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

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

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 62 to 67.  Light wind. 

Wednesday:  Partly cloudy.  Max temps 84 to 89.  South wind 10 to 18 mph.

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

Thursday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 86 to 91.  Southwest to northwest wind 10 to 18 mph.

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

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

Friday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 61 to 68.  Light wind. 

The Old Forecaster  

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