Monday, March 27, 2017

Weather Discussion for Monday March 27, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for March 27-April 3 (high/low)...Redding 69/45, Chico 69/42, Quincy 60/30, Chester 55/27, Susanville 57/30, Grass Valley 60/37, Weaverville 63/33, Mt. Shasta 57/32, Yreka 60/32, Alturas 56/26

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.

Weak high pressure is off the coast.  However, there will still be a few isolated showers over the northern mountains and Sierra Cascades until early afternoon.   The rest of the north state will be sunny and warmer today.  Tuesday we will have mostly sunny skies with normal temperatures and light winds.

Most of Wednesday we will continue to see clear skies.   Late in the afternoon a low pressure trough will be approaching the coast (see map below).   This system will bring clouds to the area late Wednesday and Thursday Scattered showers are expected over the higher elevations, with isolated showers possible Thursday morning in the north valley.  Precipitation will be light...snow levels will be 4000 to 5000 feet lowering to 3000 feet by Thursday afternoon.

Friday the low will be over southern Nevada and the Southwestern U.S.   Friday and Saturday the north state will be sunny with gusty north winds.   Another weak front will bring mountains showers to our area late Sunday and Monday.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Weather Discussion for Saturday March 25, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for March 20-March 27 (high/low)...Redding 67/44, Chico 67/42, Quincy 59/30, Chester 53/27, Susanville 55/30, Grass Valley 59/37, Weaverville 61/32, Mt. Shasta 57/32, Yreka 58/31, Alturas 54/25

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.

Note the map site I usually use continues to be down.

A weak high pressure area is along coast and this will give us a brief break between storms.   Today we will have partly sunny to  partly cloudy skies with a few isolated showers over the higher elevations.  Today and Sunday another frontal system will move through the area with light to moderate rain and gusty south winds.  Snow levels will be 3500 to 4500 feet in the and 5000 to 5500 feet in south.   The precipitation will turn to showers late Sunday and end on Monday.  

Tuesday and most of Wednesday the north state will be partly to mostly sunny as high pressure tries to rebuild along the coast.   Late Wednesday and Thursday a low pressure trough and frontal system will move into the Pacific Northwest  with the southern end brushing Northern California.  Wednesday night and Thursday we will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with a few showers mainly over the higher elevations.  

Friday through the weekend high pressure rebuilds along the coast.   Northern California will be sunny with above normal temperatures and gusty north winds. 

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Weather Discussion for Wednesday March 22, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for March 20-March 27 (high/low)...Redding 67/44, Chico 67/42, Quincy 59/30, Chester 53/27, Susanville 55/30, Grass Valley 59/37, Weaverville 61/32, Mt. Shasta 57/32, Yreka 58/31, Alturas 54/25

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.

Note the map site I usually use continues to be down.

Another frontal system is currently moving across Northern California triggering showers and a few thunderstorms.   Snow levels are 4500 feet north and 5500 feet south.  The showers will end later today as the frontal system continues east.    Thursday we will have a short break with partly to mostly sunny skies.   The next low pressure trough and frontal system will reach the coast Thursday night.   Thursday night and Friday the north state will have moderate with locally heavy precipitation and gusty south winds.   Snow levels will be 4000 feet north and 5000 feet south.  The precipitation will turn to showers by Friday evening and Saturday we should see partly to mostly sunny skies,   

Sunday the last storm of series will bring rain and wind to the area.  Snow levels will be 4000 to 5000 feet.  The precipitation will turn to showers Monday morning and end by Monday afternoon.  Tuesday skies will be mostly clear as high pressure begins to build along the coast.   This high pressure ridge should hold for the rest of the week and we will see a return to springlike weather. 

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Weather Discussion for Monday March 20, 2017

***WET THIS WEEK***

Normal high and low temperatures for March 20-March 27 (high/low)...Redding 67/44, Chico 67/42, Quincy 59/30, Chester 53/27, Susanville 55/30, Grass Valley 59/37, Weaverville 61/32, Mt. Shasta 57/32, Yreka 58/31, Alturas 54/25

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.

Spring will start off wet.  A series of low pressure troughs and frontal systems will move across Northern California over the next week.  The first will move through the area today and tonight with light to moderate rain and gusty south winds.   Snow levels with this system will be 6000 feet.  The next system will move through the area Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday with showers and possible thunderstorms.  Snow levels will drop to 4000 feet north and 6000 feet south by Tuesday afternoon.

There will be a short break between systems Thursday.  Skies will be sunny in the valley with isolated showers over the mountains.  Thursday night and Friday the next system moves inland. (see map below).   We will see more rain with  snow levels 4500 to 5500 feet.  The precipitation turns to showers Saturday afternoon and then another frontal system will bring rain the area Sunday.

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Weather Discussion for Saturday March 18, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for March 13-March 20 (high/low)...Redding 67/44, Chico 67/41, Quincy 59/29, Chester 53/25, Susanville 55/29, Grass Valley 59/37, Weaverville 61/31, Mt. Shasta 57/32, Yreka 58/30, Alturas 54/25

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 weak low pressure trough and frontal system is now moving across Northern California.  This system will bring periods of rain or showers to our area today.  Snow levels will be 6000 feet or higher.  Sunday we will have partly cloudy skies with afternoon showers and possible thunderstorms. 

A series of frontal system will move through the area Monday through Wednesday.  These systems will bring light to moderate precipitation to the north state.  Snow levels will lower to 4500 to 5500 feet by Tuesday evening.

Thursday we will have break with partly cloudy to partly sunny skies with a few isolated mountain showers.  Friday a stronger low pressure trough will be along the coast. (see map below).  This system will move slowly eastward.  We will have moderate to heavy rain.  Snow levels will be 4000 to 5000 feet.  Gusty south winds will occur late Friday and Saturday.   Sunday the trough will be moving east and the precipitation will turn to showers. 

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Weather Discussion for Wednesday March 15, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for March 13-March 20 (high/low)...Redding 67/44, Chico 67/41, Quincy 59/29, Chester 53/25, Susanville 55/29, Grass Valley 59/37, Weaverville 61/31, Mt. Shasta 57/32, Yreka 58/30, Alturas 54/25

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.

This morning's satellite picture (below) shows a low pressure trough and frontal system moving onto the coast.  This system is weakening as it moves eastward.  Today there will be light rain over the coastal and northern mountains with light showers elsewhere.  Snow levels will be 6000 feet or higher.  

Thursday and most of Friday the north state will be partly sunny to partly cloudy with near normal temperatures.  Saturday another weak frontal system will bring periods of rain or showers to the area. (see map below).  Snow levels will drop to 5000 feet north by evening.   Sunday there will be showers mainly over the higher elevations.

Late Monday and Tuesday a stronger storm system will move into the area.  This system will bring light to moderate precipitation to all areas.  Snow levels will be 5000 to 6000 feet.   This will be the first of several storms and ilt looks like we return to a wet pattern next week.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Weather Discussion for Monday March 13, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for March 13-March 20 (high/low)...Redding 67/44, Chico 67/41, Quincy 59/29, Chester 53/25, Susanville 55/29, Grass Valley 59/37, Weaverville 61/31, Mt. Shasta 57/32, Yreka 58/30, Alturas 54/25

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.

High pressure is still over Northern California and today should be a repeat of yesterday with above normal temperatures and light winds.   Tuesday the high begins to weaken.  Temperatures will begin to cool and clouds will increase.   Wednesday a weak low pressure trough will move across the area (see map below).  This system will bring clouds to the north state and cooler temperatures.   Light rain will occur over the coastal and northern mountains with showers elsewhere.  Snow levels will be 6000 feet or higher.  

There will be a brief break between systems Thursday and part of Friday.   Another weak storm will bring light precipitation to the area Friday night and Saturday.  Snow levels will be 5000 to 6000 feet.

Another system will move through the area Sunday night and Monday.  The longer range forecast models are indicating a return to wetter weather next week. 

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