Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Weather Discussion for Wednesday December 12, 2018

Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec 10-Dec 17  (high/low) Redding 56/36, Chico 55/35, Quincy 46/24, Chester 43/21, Susanville 41/22, Grass Valley 53/31, Weaverville 47/29, Mt. Shasta 44/25, Yreka 45/25, Alturas 43/18

This blog will be issued every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday morning and updated if the weather is changing or critical or interesting weather events are occurring.

Today and Thursday Northern California will be partly sunny with a few clouds from a storm system moving into Canada and the Pacific Northwest.  Temperatures will be slightly above normal and winds will be light.  Friday a weak frontal system will bring light rain or showers to our area.  Snow levels will be 4000 to 5000 feet.  Skies will be partly cloudy  Saturday.

Saturday night and Sunday a stronger frontal system will bring rain to the north state (see map below).  Snow levels will start our 5000 to 6000 feet then lower to 3000 to 4000 feet in the north by Sunday afternoon.  There will be a few showers Monday but they will end by noon.

Tuesday through the end of next week there will be a high pressure ridge over the west.   We will have mostly clear skies with night and morning valley fog.
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Monday, December 10, 2018

Weather Discussion for Monday December 10, 2018

Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec 10-Dec 17  (high/low) Redding 56/36, Chico 55/35, Quincy 46/24, Chester 43/21, Susanville 41/22, Grass Valley 53/31, Weaverville 47/29, Mt. Shasta 44/25, Yreka 45/25, Alturas 43/18

This blog will be issued every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday morning and updated if the weather is changing or critical or interesting weather events are occurring.

The weak frontal system that brought a few light showers to Northern California last night is now east of our area.  Today we will see partly to mostly sunny skies and light winds. Tuesday afternoon and early Wednesday a very weak front wil brush the north state with few clouds and scattered light showers north of Redding.  Snow levels will be 5000 to 6000 feet.

Wednesday and most of Thursday will be partly to mostly sunny with slightly above normal temperatures and light wind.  A weak frontal system will bring light rain to showers to the north state Friday with snow levels 4000 to 5000 feet.  There will be a brief break Saturday and then a stronger storm will move into the area Sunday and Monday (see map below).  Snow levels will be near 5000 feet.

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Weather Discussion for Saturday December 8, 2018

Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec 3-Dec 10  (high/low) Redding 57/38, Chico 57/37, Quincy 47/25, Chester 44/22, Susanville 44/23, Grass Valley 53/32, Weaverville 47/29, Mt. Shasta 45/27, Yreka 46/26, Alturas 44/18

This blog will be issued every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday morning and updated if the weather is changing or critical or interesting weather events are occurring.

We will be under a weather pattern like the one shown on the map below for the next week.  The jetstream will bring low pressure troughs and frontal systems rapidly across the Pacific and then as they reach the coast they will be pulled northeastward and weakened.  This means the systems passing across Northern California will be fast moving and relatively weak.  

Today we will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies.   The next storm will move through Sunday afternoon and early Monday with light rain or showers.  Snow levels will be 4000 to 5000 feet.  Monday will be a break and then a weak system will bring light rain to the coast range, the northern mountains, the valley north of Red Bluff, and the Sierra Cascade north of Plumas county.  Snow levels will be 5000 to 6000 feet.

Thursday afternoon and Friday a slightly stronger system will bring rain to all of the north state with snow levels near 4000 feet.   The next storm will move into the area late Saturday and Sunday. 

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Weather Discussion for Wednesday December 5, 2018

Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec 3-Dec 10  (high/low) Redding 57/38, Chico 57/37, Quincy 47/25, Chester 44/22, Susanville 44/23, Grass Valley 53/32, Weaverville 47/29, Mt. Shasta 45/27, Yreka 46/26, Alturas 44/18

This blog will be issued every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday morning and updated if the weather is changing or critical or interesting weather events are occurring.

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The low pressure area off the coast has spread clouds and light showers over Northern California.   The low will move inland later today over Central and Southern California.   The north state will have scattered showers through this evening with the snow level near 3000 feet.  

A weak high pressure ridge will keep things partly to mostly sunny Thursday and most of Friday.   Saturday we will see a few clouds from a weak frontal system and there could be isolated light showers north of Redding.  Sunday and Monday a stronger low pressure trough will move through (see map below).  Northern California will have light rain Sunday afternoon and Monday with snow levels 3000 to 4000 feet.  

Skies will clear Tuesday and Wednesday and then another low pressure trough will move through Thursday and Friday.
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Monday, December 3, 2018

Weather Discussion for Monday December 3, 2018

Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec 3-Dec 10  (high/low) Redding 57/38, Chico 57/37, Quincy 47/25, Chester 44/22, Susanville 44/23, Grass Valley 53/32, Weaverville 47/29, Mt. Shasta 45/27, Yreka 46/26, Alturas 44/18

This blog will be issued every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday morning and updated if the weather is changing or critical or interesting weather events are occurring.

Sunny today with near normal temperatures and light winds.  This morning's satellite picture (below) shows a low pressure area developing in the Pacific.  This low will move into Central California Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday.   Northern California will see scattered light precipitation from this low with snow levels 3000 to 4000 feet.

Thursday through midday Saturday a high pressure ridge will be along the west coast.  The north state will be mostly sunny with near normal temperatures. 

Clouds will increase Saturday afternoon as a low pressure trough deepens along the coast.  This trough will be along the coast Sunday and Monday (see map below).   Precipitation will start late Saturday and continue off and on through early Tuesday.   Snow levels will be near 5000 feet. 

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Weather Discussion for Saturday December 1, 2018

Normal high/ low temperatures for Nov 26-Dec 3  (high/low) Redding 58/39, Chico 59/38, Quincy 49/26, Chester 46/24, Susanville 47/25, Grass Valley 56/34, Weaverville 51/31, Mt. Shasta 47/27, Yreka 48/27, Alturas 47/21

This blog will be issued every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday morning and updated if the weather is changing or critical or interesting weather events are occurring.

A low pressure area is now moving across Northern California.  Northern California will be partly cloudy to  cloudy today with scattered showers mainly over the foothills and mountains.  Snow levels will be near 3000 feet north and 4000 feet south. The showers will end tonight.

Sunday and Monday we will see partly sunny skies with cool temperatures.  Winds will be light.

Tuesday and Wednesday another low pressure area will move through the north state (see map below).  This system will bring periods of rain or showers with snow levels 3500 to 4000 feet north and 5000 feet south.  Gusty south winds will precede this system. 

Skies clear on Thursday with sunny skies Friday.   The next series of storms will start on the weekend.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Weather Discussion for Wednesday November 28, 2018

Normal high/ low temperatures for Nov 26-Dec 3  (high/low) Redding 58/39, Chico 59/38, Quincy 49/26, Chester 46/24, Susanville 47/25, Grass Valley 56/34, Weaverville 51/31, Mt. Shasta 47/27, Yreka 48/27, Alturas 47/21

This blog will be issued every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday morning and updated if the weather is changing or critical or interesting weather events are occurring.

The storm that brought rain to the area yesterday is moving eastward, while off the coast another low pressure area has formed and is headed toward Northern and Central California.  Expected scattered showers this morning and then rain over the area this afternoon through midday Thursday.  Locally heavy precipitation is expected south of Redding.  The snow levels will be 5000 to 6000 feet.  

The precipitation will turn to showers late Thursday morning and then taper off during the afternoon.  A colder low pressure area will move into the area late Friday and Saturday (see map below).  This system  will bring rain to all of the north state with snow levels 3000 feet north and 4500 feet south. 

The rain will end by Saturday afternoon and evening and skies will be partly sunny to partly cloudy Sunday and Monday.  Another low pressure area will move into our area Tuesday and Wednesday for more rain.

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