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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Forecast Discussion for Thursday November 27, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Nov 25-Dec 2 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 59/38, Chico 59/38, Quincy 50/26, Chester 46/23, Susanville 47/24, Grass Valley 56/34, Weaverville 52/31, Mt. Shasta 46/27, Yreka 48/28, Alturas 47/21. 
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Clouds from the off shore low pressure area are spreading over the state and today the north state will be partly cloudy to cloudy.

It still looks like wet weather coming....HOWEVER....things are probably not going to happen like we thought.   Yesterday it looked like a couple of weak storms would come through and then a stronger low pressure area Sunday and Monday.  Now it looks like weak low pressure and frontal systems Friday and Saturday.  These storms will bring light rain and showers to the area Friday and Saturday with snow levels near 6000 feet.  

It now looks like the low in the Pacific will move very slowly, because the jetstream will split and it will be riding along the weak southern branch.  The map below is our GFS model which has the low still  off the coast by Tuesday.  The European model is even slower than that.   So instead of a stronger system Sunday and Monday it looks like a series of weak to moderate low pressure areas and frontal systems will move across Northern California Sunday through Wednesday.   Sunday through Wednesday we will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with periods  of rain or showers.  Snow levels will dip to 4000 to  5000 feet Sunday and then rise back to 6000 feet or higher.   Gusty south winds will precede each system.
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Weather Outlook for Redding, Shasta Lake City, Anderson, Cottonwood, and Red Bluff 

Today:   Increasing clouds in the afternoon.  Max temps 56 to 60.  South wind 7 to 14 mph.

Tonight:  Cloudy.  Min temps 42 to 48.  South wind 10 to 20 mph. 

Friday:  Cloudy with rain.  Max temps 54 to 59.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Friday Night:  Cloudy with rain.  Min temps 44 to 49.  Light wind.

Saturday:  Cloudy with rain.  Max temps 50 to 55.  South 12 to 22 mph with higher gusts.

Saturday Night: Cloudy with showers.  Min temps 43 to 48.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Cloudy with rain.  Max temps 49 to 54.  South wind 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts.

Sunday Night:  Cloudy with rain.  Min temps 42 to 46.  South wind 8 to 14 mph.

Monday:  Cloudy with rain.  Max temps 50 to 55.  South winds 12 to 24 mph.

Monday Night:  Cloudy with rain.  Min temps 44 to 49.  Light wind. 

Tuesday:  Cloudy with rain.   Max temps 48 to 53.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Cloudy with rain.  Min temps 43 to 48.  Light wind. 

Wednesday:  Cloudy with showers.  Max temps 51 to 56.  Light wind.

Wednesday Night:  Partly cloudy to cloudy with showers.  Min temps 41 to 46.  Light wind. 
    
The Old Forecaster  

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Weather Discussion for Wednesday November 26, 2014

***WET WEATHER FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY***


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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Nov 25-Dec 2 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 59/38, Chico 59/38, Quincy 50/26, Chester 46/23, Susanville 47/24, Grass Valley 56/34, Weaverville 52/31, Mt. Shasta 46/27, Yreka 48/28, Alturas 47/21. 
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High pressure remains along the coast.  Today and Thursday will be a repeat of yesterday with partly to mostly sunny skies with a few mid and high clouds.  Temperatures will continue above normal.

This morning's satellite picture (below) shows a large low pressure area out in the Pacific.  This system is moving very slowly eastward.  Friday this system will send a weak frontal system across Northern California which bring light rain and showers to the area.  Another weak system will move across the area Saturday with more rain and showers.   Snow levels will be near 6000 feet and each of these systems will be preceded by gusty south winds.

Late Saturday and Sunday the low will be closer to the coast (see picture below).   The low will send stronger storm systems across the area with heavier rain Sunday and Monday.  Snow levels will drop to 4000 to 5000 feet on Sunday.  Strong and gusty south winds will occur at times Sunday and Monday.

Tuesday we will see partly cloudy skies with scattered showers as the low moves east of our area.

Precipitation amounts for the period Friday through Monday will be 2 to 4 inches in the mountains and 1 to 2 inches in the foothills and north end of the valley with near 1 inch in the valley from Chico southward.

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

Today:  Partly sunny with high cloudiness.  Max temps 62 to 67.  Light wind. 

Tonight:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 37 to 45.   Light wind. 

Thursday:  Increasing clouds in the afternoon.  Max temps 60 to 65.  South wind 7 to 14 mph.

Thursday Night:  Cloudy.  Min temps 42 to 48.  South wind 10 to 20 mph. 

Friday:  Cloudy with rain.  Max temps 54 to 59.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Friday Night:  Cloudy with rain.  Min temps 44 to 49.  Light wind.

Saturday:  Cloudy with rain.  Max temps 50 to 55.  South 12 to 22 mph with higher gusts.

Saturday Night: Cloudy with showers.  Min temps 43 to 48.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Cloudy with rain.  Max temps 49 to 54.  South wind 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts.

Sunday Night:  Cloudy with rain.  Min temps 42 to 46.  South wind 8 to 14 mph.

Monday:  Cloudy with rain.  Max temps 50 to 55.  South winds 12 to 24 mph.

Monday Night:  Cloudy with rain.  Min temps 44 to 49.  Light wind. 

Tuesday:  Partly cloudy with morning showers.  Max temps 56 to 60.  Southwest to northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 34 to 40.  Light wind. 
    
The Old Forecaster  

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Weather Discussion for Tuesday November 25, 2014

***WET WEATHER FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY***


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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Nov 25-Dec 2 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 59/38, Chico 59/38, Quincy 50/26, Chester 46/23, Susanville 47/24, Grass Valley 56/34, Weaverville 52/31, Mt. Shasta 46/27, Yreka 48/28, Alturas 47/21. 
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A strong high pressure ridge is over California and will hold there through  Thanksgiving.  Today through most of Thursday the north state will be mostly sunny with a few high clouds.  Temperatures will be above normal.  Winds will be light today and Wednesday with increasing south winds Thursday afternoon.

Late Thursday afternoon a low pressure area will be approaching the coast.  Clouds will be begin increasing Thursday afternoon and evening.  This system will weaken as it moves inland but should bring light rain and showers to all of the north state on Friday with snow levels near 6000 feet.  Gusty south winds will occur Friday afternoon.

The precipitation will continue Saturday with snow levels at 5000 to 6000 feet.  Late Saturday a stronger and colder low pressure area will be approaching the coast (see map below).  This system will bring rain and snow to all of Northern California through Monday afternoon.  Snow levels will be 4000 to 5000 feet.  Strong and gusty south winds are expected Saturday night and Sunday.

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

Today:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 69 to 73.  Light wind. 

Tonight:  Clear with patchy fog.  Min temps 35 to 42.  Light wind. 

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 66 to 71.  Light wind. 

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 37 to 45.   Light wind. 

Thursday:  Increasing clouds in the afternoon.  Max temps 62 to 66.  South wind 7 to 14 mph.

Thursday Night:  Cloudy.  Min temps 42 to 48.  South wind 10 to 20 mph. 

Friday:  Cloudy with rain.  Max temps 54 to 59.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Friday Night:  Cloudy with rain.  Min temps 44 to 49.  Light wind.

Saturday:  Cloudy with rain.  Max temps 50 to 55.  South 12 to 22 mph with higher gusts.

Saturday Night: Cloudy with showers.  Min temps 43 to 48.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Cloudy with rain.  Max temps 49 to 54.  South wind 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts.

Sunday Night:  Cloudy with rain.  Min temps 42 to 46.  South wind 8 to 14 mph.

Monday:  Cloudy with showers ending in the afternoon.  Max temps 50 to 55.  Southwest to northwest winds 12 to 20 mph.

Monday Night:  Clearing.  Min temps 34 to 39.  Light north wind. 
    
The Old Forecaster  

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Weather Discussion for Monday November 24, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Nov 25-Dec 2 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 59/38, Chico 59/38, Quincy 50/26, Chester 46/23, Susanville 47/24, Grass Valley 56/34, Weaverville 52/31, Mt. Shasta 46/27, Yreka 48/28, Alturas 47/21. 
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High pressure is building along the coast and over California.  This morning's satellite picture, below, shows storms moving over the high and into the Pacific Northwest.  Today through Wednesday the north state will have  partly to mostly sunny with a few mid and high clouds from the systems to the north.  There will be some patchy night and morning fog in the valleys.  Temperatures will be above normal and winds will be light.
Thursday the high pressure ridge begins to weaken as a low pressure trough approaches the coast.  Temperatures will be cooler with clouds increasing in the afternoon.

Friday the low will spread rain over the area  (see map below).  This system will be followed closely by another low pressure area which will move into the north state Saturday and Sunday.    Friday through Sunday the north state will see rain or showers with snow levels start out near 6000 feet but will drop to 4000 to 5000 feet by Sunday.  Gusty south to southwest will occur Friday and Saturday.

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

Today:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 62 to 67.  Light wind

Tonight:  Patchy fog after midnight.   Min temps 36 to 42.  Light wind. 

Tuesday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 69 to 73.  Light wind. 

Tuesday Night:  Clear with patchy fog.  Min temps 35 to 42.  Light wind. 

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 66 to 71.  Light wind. 

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 37 to 45.   Light wind. 

Thursday:  Increasing clouds.  Max temps 62 to 66.  South wind 7 to 14 mph.

Thursday Night:  Cloudy.  Min temps 42 to 48.  South wind 10 to 20 mph. 

Friday:  Cloudy with rain in the afternoon.  Max temps 54 to 59.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Friday Night:  Cloudy with rain.  Min temps 44 to 49.  Light wind.

Saturday:  Cloudy with rain.  Max temps 50 to 55.  South 12 to 22 mph with higher gusts.

Saturday Night: Cloudy with showers.  Min temps 43 to 48.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Cloudy with rain.  Max temps 49 to 54.  South wind 15 to 25 mph.

Sunday Night:  Cloudy with rain.  Min temps 42 to 46.  South wind 8 to 14 mph.
    
The Old Forecaster  

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Weather Discussion for Sunday November 23, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Nov 18-Nov 25 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 61/41, Chico 63/39, Quincy 52/28, Chester 48/25, Susanville 49/27, Grass Valley 57/35, Weaverville 55/31, Mt. Shasta 48/29, Yreka 51/29, Alturas 49/22. 
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High pressure is beginning to build along the west coast.  This is pushing the jetstream or storm track northward.  The clouds over the north state this morning are from a storm moving into the Pacific Northwest and they will thin out or breakup later this afternoon.  Temperatures today will be near normal for this time of year. Light to moderate north winds will occur today.

Monday through Wednesday a strong high pressure will be over California.  We will have mostly clear skies with a few mid and high clouds.  There will be night and morning fog in the valleys.  Temperatures will be above normal and winds will be light.

Thursday a low pressure through will begin to break through the high and approach the coast. (see map below).  This will be a slow moving system.  Thursday temperatures will cool and we will begin to see a few clouds from this system.  Friday will be partly cloudy to cloudy with showers on the coast and coastal  mountains.  This system will push through the area on the weekend with rain and showers Saturday and Sunday.  Snow levels will be around 5000 feet and possibly lower by Sunday.  Gusty south winds will occur Saturday and Sunday.

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

Today:  Cloudy with decreasing clouds in the afternoon.  Max temps 60 to 65.  North wind 8 to 18 mph.

Tonight:  Scattered clouds with fog forming.  Min temps 35 to 43.  Light wind. 

Monday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 64 to 68.  Light wind

Monday Night:  Foggy.  Min temps 36 to 42.  Light wind. 

Tuesday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 69 to 73.  Light wind. 

Tuesday Night:  Clear with patchy fog.  Min temps 35 to 42.  Light wind. 

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 66 to 71.  Light wind. 

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 37 to 45.   Light wind. 

Thursday:  Increasing clouds.  Max temps 62 to 66.  South wind 7 to 14 mph.

Thursday Night:  Cloudy.  Min temps 42 to 48.  South wind 10 to 20 mph. 

Friday:  Cloudy.  Max temps 54 to 59.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Friday Night:  Cloudy with a chance of showers.  Min temps 44 to 49.  Light wind.

Saturday:  Cloudy with rain.  Max temps 50 to 55.  South 12 to 22 mph with higher gusts.

Saturday Night: Cloudy with rain.  Min temps 45 to 50.  Light wind. 
    
The Old Forecaster  

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Weather Discussion for Saturday November 22, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Nov 18-Nov 25 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 61/41, Chico 63/39, Quincy 52/28, Chester 48/25, Susanville 49/27, Grass Valley 57/35, Weaverville 55/31, Mt. Shasta 48/29, Yreka 51/29, Alturas 49/22. 
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The low pressure trough is moving across Northern California and will be east of our area tonight.   Today the north state will be cloudy with showers.  Gusty south to west winds will continue across the area.  Snow levels will be 6000 feet.  The showers will end this evening and the clouds will begin to decrease.

Sunday high pressure will begin to build or push northward along the west coast.  This will push the jetstream or storm track to our north.  Sunday will be partly sunny to partly cloudy.  Monday through Wednesday the north state will be mostly sunny with a few clouds at times from storms moving by to our north.  Temperatures will be above normal and winds will be light.

Thursday the high pressure ridge will begin weaken as the jetstream splits and a low pressure trough begins to break through it (see map below).  This system should bring clouds and rain to our area Friday.

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

Today:  Cloudy with showers.  Max temps 54 to 58.  South west to west wind 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy.  Min temps 39 to 44.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Partly cloudy in the morning...sunny in the afternoon.  Max temps 62 to 67.  North wind 8 to 18 mph.

Sunday Night:  Clear with fog forming.  Min temps 35 to 43.  Light wind. 

Monday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 64 to 68.  Light wind

Monday Night:  Foggy.  Min temps 36 to 42.  Light wind. 

Tuesday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 69 to 73.  Light wind. 

Tuesday Night:  Clear with patchy fog.  Min temps 35 to 42.  Light wind. 

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 66 to 71.  Light wind. 

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 37 to 45.   Light wind. 

Thursday:  Increasing clouds.  Max temps 62 to 66.  South wind 7 to 14 mph.

Thursday Night:  Cloudy.  Min temps 42 to 48.  South wind 10 to 20 mph. 

Friday:  Cloudy with rain.  Max temps 50 to 55.  South wind 12 to 24 mph.

Friday Night:  Cloudy with rain turning to showers.  Min temps 44 to 49.  Light wind.
    
The Old Forecaster  

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Weather Discussion for Friday November 21, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week Nov 18-Nov 25 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 61/41, Chico 63/39, Quincy 52/28, Chester 48/25, Susanville 49/27, Grass Valley 57/35, Weaverville 55/31, Mt. Shasta 48/29, Yreka 51/29, Alturas 49/22. 
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A low pressure trough and frontal system is moving onto the coast and will spread rain across Northern California latter today and tonight.   South winds will increase over the area today and snow levels will be 6000 feet or higher.  The precipitation will turn to showers Saturday and will end by evening.

Sunday high pressure begins to push northward over California and will hold there through midweek (see map below).  Sunday we will have partly cloudy to partly sunny skies and Monday through Wednesday will be mostly sunny except for night and morning valley fog.  Temperatures will warm to above normal and winds will be light.

Thursday we will see a few clouds from a low pressure area off the coast and temperatures will cool a little.  This system will be moving northeastward so it probably won't bring any precipitation to the north state.

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

Today:  Cloudy with rain by afternoon.  Max temps 52 to 57.  South wind 14 to 26 mph. 

Tonight:  Cloudy with rain.   Min temps 47 to 55.  Light wind. '

Saturday:  Cloudy with showers.  Max temps 54 to 59.  South wind 10 to 20 mph.

Saturday Night:  Partly cloudy.  Min temps 39 to 44.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Partly cloudy in the morning...sunny in the afternoon.  Max temps 62 to 67.  Light north wind.

Sunday Night:  Clear with fog forming.  Min temps 35 to 43.  Light wind. 

Monday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 64 to 68.  Light wind

Monday Night:  Foggy.  Min temps 36 to 42.  Light wind. 

Tuesday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 69 to 73.  Light wind. 

Tuesday Night:  Clear with patchy fog.  Min temps 35 to 42.  Light wind. 

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 66 to 71.  Light wind. 

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 37 to 45.   Light wind. 

Thursday:  Partly cloudy.  Max temps 62 to 66.  South wind 7 to 14 mph.

Thursday Night:  Partly cloudy.  Min temps 42 to 48.  Light wind. 
    
The Old Forecaster  

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