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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Weather Discussion for Saturday August 1, 2015

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Normal high and low temperatures for July 27-Aug 3  (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 99/66, Chico 97/60, Quincy 90/44, Chester 87/46, Susanville 89/51, Grass Valley 90/57,. Weaverville 95/50, Mt. Shasta 86/49, Yreka 93/54, Alturas 90/44. 
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A strong high pressure area continues to our east with a weak low pressure area off the coast.  Sub tropical moisture continues to be pulled northward into Northern California.  Today and Sunday the north state will be partly cloudy to partly sunny with showers and and thunderstorms over the foothills and mountains with a chance of one moving over the valley.  Temperatures will cool 2 to 4 degrees each day.  Light to moderate south to southwest winds will occur in the afternoons.

Monday a low pressure area will develop of the Canadian coast.  This will weaken the high pressure area and begin to push the sub tropical moisture eastward.  Monday there will still be isolated thunderstorms over the higher elevations and Tuesday there will be very isolated activity over the northern and east mountains.  Temperatures will cool to a slightly below normal by Tuesday.

Yesterday it looked like the weak low pressure area, currently off the coast, would be pulled northward into the Canadian low.   However, now it looks like it will remain off the coast and then move across the north end of the state late Wednesday and Thursday. (see map below).  This will bring another chance of showers and thunderstorms over the northern mountains Wednesday afternoon and Thursday.   Temperatures Wednesday and Thursday will be normal or a a few degrees below normal.  Light to moderate southwest winds will occur in the afternoons.

Friday through the weekend we will be back to sunny skies and normal temperatures.

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

Today:  Partly sunny to partly cloudy with a chance of a showers or thunderstorms.   Max temps 100 to 104.  South wind 10 to 18 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:  Chance of an evening thunderstorm.  Min temps 70 to 76. Light wind.

Sunday:  Partly sunny to partly cloudy with a chance of showers or thunderstorms.  Max temps 95 to 100.  South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday Night:  Chance of an evening thunderstorm.  Min temps 69 to 77.  Light wind.

Monday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 94 to 99.  Light wind.

Monday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 68 to 76.  Light wind.

Tuesday:  Sunny becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon.  Max temps 94 to 99.   Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 67 to 74. Light wind. 

Wednesday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 93 to 97.  Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph. 

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 66 to 74.  Light wind.

Thursday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 92 to 97.  Light wind.

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

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

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

The Old Forecaster  

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Friday, July 31, 2015

Weather Discussion for Friday July 31, 2015

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Normal high and low temperatures for July 27-Aug 3  (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 99/66, Chico 97/60, Quincy 90/44, Chester 87/46, Susanville 89/51, Grass Valley 90/57,. Weaverville 95/50, Mt. Shasta 86/49, Yreka 93/54, Alturas 90/44. 
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High pressure still in place to our east.   The first surge of sub tropical moisture moved across the north state yesterday and triggered thunderstorms especially over the coastal mountains.   Moisture will continue to move northward and this afternoon and evening  showers and thunderstorms are expected over the foothills and mountains of the north state with a chance of one moving over the valley.   Temperatures today will be 2 to 6 degrees cooler than yesterday.  Light to moderate afternoon south and southwest winds are expected.

The main portion of the monsoonal or sub tropical moisture will be over Northern California Saturday and Sunday.   We will have partly cloudy to partly sunny skies with showers and thunderstorms over the foothills and mountains with a slight chance of one moving over the valley.   Temperatures will cool back to just above normal by Sunday.

Monday the high begins to weaken as a low pressure area develops off the Canadian coast. (see map below).   This low will remain off the coast through the week with a low pressure trough extending from it along the west coast.   Monday there will continue to be afternoon and evening thunderstorms over the higher elevations.   Temperatures will cool to just below normal.  Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday the southern end of a frontal system will brush the north end of the state with a few clouds and isolated showers over the northern mountains.  Thursday and Friday the north state will be mostly sunny with temperatures 2 to 6 degrees below normal.
  
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Weather Outlook for Redding, Shasta Lake City, Anderson, Cottonwood, and Red Bluff 

Today:  Partly cloudy in the afternoon with a chance of thunderstorms.   Max temps 106 to 110.  South wind 10 to 18 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:  Chance of evening thunderstorms.  Min temps 71 to 79.  Light wind. 

Saturday:  Partly sunny to partly cloudy with a chance of a showers or thunderstorms.   Max temps 101 to 106.  South wind 10 to 18 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night:  Chance of an evening thunderstorm.  Min temps 73 to 80. Light wind.

Sunday:  Partly sunny to partly cloudy with a chance of showers or thunderstorms.  Max temps 97 to 101.  South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday Night:  Chance of an evening thunderstorm.  Min temps 69 to 77.  Light wind.

Monday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 96 to 101.  Light wind.

Monday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 68 to 76.  Light wind.

Tuesday:  Sunny becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon.  Max temps 94 to 99.   Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 67 to 74. Light wind. 

Wednesday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 93 to 97.  Light wind. 

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 66 to 74.  Light wind.

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

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

The Old Forecaster  

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Weather Discussion for Thursday July 30, 2015

***HOT***


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Normal high and low temperatures for July 27-Aug 3  (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 99/66, Chico 97/60, Quincy 90/44, Chester 87/46, Susanville 89/51, Grass Valley 90/57,. Weaverville 95/50, Mt. Shasta 86/49, Yreka 93/54, Alturas 90/44. 
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***updated at 11:00...add on the coast range from southern Trinity county southward***

Temperatures today will be pretty close to yesterday's.   The exception will be the valley south of Marysville where marine air will move through the Delta and provide some relief.   The airmass over Northern California is very dry but as the satellite picture (below) shows sub tropical moisture is moving northward.  We will see some cumulus clouds over the mountains this afternoon and there could be an isolated thunderstorm over the Sierras south of Plumas county and on the coast range from southern Trinity county southward.  Friday will see temperatures a couple of degrees cooler.  Cumulus clouds will form in the afternoon with a chance of isolated thunderstorms over the higher elevations of the north state.   Light to moderate south to southwest winds will  occur in the afternoons.

Saturday and Sunday the north state will be partly cloudy to partly sunny with showers and thunderstorms over the foothills and mountains.  Temperatures will cool 3 to 7 degrees due to the clouds.   Afternoon southerly winds will continue.

Monday the high pressure area begins to weaken as a low pressure area moves into western Canada. (see map below)   There will still be afternoon and evening thunderstorms over the higher elevations.   Temperatures will cool another 3 to 5 degrees.   Tuesday and Wednesday we will see mostly sunny skies with temperatures about normal for this time of year.   
  
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Weather Outlook for Redding, Shasta Lake City, Anderson, Cottonwood, and Red Bluff 

Today:   Sunny and smoky.  Max temps 108 to 112.  South wind 10 to 16 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 72 to 80.  Light wind.

Friday:  Sunny with some afternoon cloudiness.   Max temps 107 to 110.  South wind 10 to 18 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 71 to 79.  Light wind. 

Saturday:  Partly sunny to partly cloudy.   Max temps 103 to 107.  South wind 10 to 18 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 73 to 80. Light wind.

Sunday:  Partly sunny to partly cloudy.  Max temps 102 to 106.  South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 72 to 80.  Light wind.

Monday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 99 to 104.  Light wind.

Monday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 68 to 76.  Light wind.

Tuesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 98 to 103.   Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 67 to 74. Light wind. 

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 96 to 100.  Light wind. 

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 66 to 74.  Light wind.

The Old Forecaster  

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Weather Discussion for Wednesday July 29, 2015

***HOT***


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Normal high and low temperatures for July 27-Aug 3  (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 99/66, Chico 97/60, Quincy 90/44, Chester 87/46, Susanville 89/51, Grass Valley 90/57,. Weaverville 95/50, Mt. Shasta 86/49, Yreka 93/54, Alturas 90/44. 
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Strong high pressure is now in place over the western U.S. and will hold there through the weekend. (see map below).   Today and Thursday will be the hottest days with some areas of the north end of the valley over 110 with the rest of the valley 104 to 110.  The foothills and higher elevations will be near record levels.  Temperatures will cool 3 to 6 degrees on the weekend.

This morning's satellite picture (below) shows subtropical moisture is beginning to move northward into Southern California.   This moisture will continue northward over the next several days.   Thursday there could isolated thunderstorms over the Sierras from Plumas county southward and over the coast range from southern Trinity county southward.   Friday there will be isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms over the higher elevations of the north state.   Saturday and Sunday the north state will be partly sunny to partly cloudy with afternoon and evening thunderstorms over the higher elevations.

Monday the high will weaken slightly and the flow aloft will turn southwest.   This will begin to push the moisture eastward and temperatures will start to cool.   Tuesday the area will be sunny with temperatures 2 to 5 degrees above normal.  
  
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Weather Outlook for Redding, Shasta Lake City, Anderson, Cottonwood, and Red Bluff 

Today:   Sunny.  Max temps 106 to 111.  Light wind.

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 74 to 83.  Light wind.
  
Thursday:  Sunny with some afternoon clouds.  Max temps 107 to 112.  Light wind.

Thursday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 72 to 80.  Light wind.

Friday:  Partly sunny with some afternoon cloudiness.   Max temps 105 to 110.  Light wind.

Friday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 71 to 79.  Light wind. 

Saturday:  Partly sunny to partly cloudy.   Max temps 103 to 107.  Light wind.

Saturday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 73 to 80. Light wind.

Sunday:  Partly sunny to partly cloudy.  Max temps 102 to 106.  Light wind.

Sunday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 72 to 80.  Light wind.

Monday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 99 to 104.  Light wind.

Monday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 68 to 76.  Light wind.

Tuesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 98 to 103.   South wind `10 to 20 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 67 to 74. Light wind. 

The Old Forecaster  

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Weather Discussion for Tuesday July 28. 2015

***HOT***


Click here for latest infrared satellite animation 

Normal high and low temperatures for July 27-Aug 3  (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 99/66, Chico 97/60, Quincy 90/44, Chester 87/46, Susanville 89/51, Grass Valley 90/57,. Weaverville 95/50, Mt. Shasta 86/49, Yreka 93/54, Alturas 90/44. 
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Ref question yesterday....700 to 500 mb flow...10,000 to 18,000 feet.  South to southeast flow brings the moisture northward.     The map you cited was probably computer drawn, there is no front in that location.  

A strong high pressure area is over the western U.S. and will hold for at least the next week (see map below).   Temperatures will be warming and Wednesday through Friday daytime temperatures will be 8 to 12 degrees above normal.   Some areas in the north end of the valley could break the 110 degree mark and the foothills and higher elevations will be near record levels.

The southerly flow around the west side of the high pressure area will begin to  pull sub tropical moisture northward.  Thursday Isolated mountain thunderstorms could reach as far north as Plumas county on the east side and southern Trinity county on west side.  Isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms will continue over the higher elevations through Monday.
  
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Weather Outlook for Redding, Shasta Lake City, Anderson, Cottonwood, and Red Bluff 

Today:  Sunny.  Max temps 100 to 105.  North wind 10 to 20 mph decreasing in the afternoon. 

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 72 to 78.   Light wind. 

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 102 to 107.  Light wind.

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 72 to 80.  Light wind.
  
Thursday:  Sunny with some afternoon clouds.  Max temps 105 to 110.  Light wind.

Thursday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 72 to 80.  Light wind.

Friday:  Partly sunny with some afternoon cloudiness.   Max temps 107 to 112.  Light wind.

Friday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 71 to 79.  Light wind. 

Saturday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 102 to 106.  Light wind.

Saturday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 73 to 80. Light wind.

Sunday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 102 to 106.  Light wind.

Sunday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 72 to 80.  Light wind.

Monday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 100 to 105.  Light wind.

Monday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 68 to 76.  Light wind.

The Old Forecaster  

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Weather Discussion for Monday July 27, 2015

***HOT WITH THUNDERSTORMS LATER IN THE WEEK***


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Normal high and low temperatures for July 27-Aug 3  (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 99/66, Chico 97/60, Quincy 90/44, Chester 87/46, Susanville 89/51, Grass Valley 90/57,. Weaverville 95/50, Mt. Shasta 86/49, Yreka 93/54, Alturas 90/44. 
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Sunny today with temperatures a little warmer than yesterday.   Gusty north to northeast winds will occur in many areas.   These winds will subside Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday a large high pressure area develops over the western U.S. and it will hold there for at least the next week. (see map below).   Daytime temperatures will be running 8 to 12 degrees above normal.  This puts the valley 105 to 110, the foothills and mid elevations (1500 to 4000 feet) 95 to 105 and the higher elevations upper 80s and 90s.  Skies will be mostly clear until Thursday then another surge of sub tropical moisture will begin to move northward into our area.   Thursday isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms are possible as far north as Mt Lassen on the Sierra side and as far north and Trinity county on the coastal mountains.    Friday through the weekend the thunderstorms will become more widespread but still over the higher elevations.

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

Today:  Sunny.  Max temps 95 to 100.  North wind 12 to 22 mph with higher gusts in the morning.

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 69 to 78.  Light north wind.

Tuesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 100 to 105.  North wind 10 to 20 mph decreasing in the afternoon. 

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 72 to 78.   Light wind. 

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 102 to 107.  Light wind.

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 72 to 80.  Light wind.
  
Thursday:  Sunny with some afternoon clouds.  Max temps 105 to 110.  Light wind.

Thursday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 72 to 80.  Light wind.

Friday:  Partly sunny with some afternoon cloudiness.   Max temps 107 to 112.  Light wind.

Friday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 71 to 79.  Light wind. 

Saturday:  Partly sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 102 to 106.  Light wind.

Saturday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 73 to 80. Light wind.

Sunday:  Partly sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 102 to 106.  Light wind.

Sunday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 72 to 80.  Light wind.

The Old Forecaster  

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Weather Discussion for Sunday July 26, 2015

***HOT WEATHER STARTS TUESDAY....MOUNTAIN THUNDERSTORMS START THURSDAY***


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Normal high and low temperatures for July 20-July 27  (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 100/67, Chico 97/61, Quincy 91/46, Chester 88/47, Susanville 90/52, Grass Valley 90/58 Weaverville 96/51, Mt. Shasta 88/51, Yreka 94/54, Alturas 90/46. 
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A frontal system will pass by to our north today.   This system will bring a few clouds to the north state with a chance of isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms over Siskiyou, Modoc, and the north portions of Shasta and Lassen counties.  Temperatures will be a little cooler today with gusty southwest to northwest winds this afternoon.    Monday the north state will be sunny.  Temperatures will warm 2 to 5 degrees and gusty north to northeast winds are expected.  

Tuesday a large high pressure area will be back over the western U.S and will be there for 7 to 10 days (see map below).   Temperatures will 8 to 14 degrees above normal...valley 105 to 110...foothills and mid elevations (1500 to 4000 feet) 95 to 105...and the higher elevations upper 80s and 90s.   Another surge of sub tropical moisture will reach the north state by Thursday and Thursday through next weekend there will be afternoon and evening thunderstorms over the higher elevations.

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

Today:   Sunny with some mid and high clouds.  Max temps 89 to 92.  Southwest to northwest wind 14 to 22 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 68 to 76.  North wind 6 to 12 mph 

Monday:  Sunny.  Max temps 95 to 100.  North wind 12 to 22 mph with higher gusts in the morning.

Monday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 69 to 78.  Light north wind.

Tuesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 100 to 105.  North wind 10 to 20 mph decreasing in the afternoon. 

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 72 to 78. Light wind. 

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 102 to 107.  Light wind.

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 72 to 80.  Light wind.
  
Thursday:  Sunny with some afternoon clouds.  Max temps 105 to 110.  Light wind.

Thursday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 72 to 80.  Light wind.

Friday:  Partly sunny with some afternoon cloudiness.   Max temps 104 to 109.  Light wind.

Friday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 71 to 79.  Light wind. 

Saturday:  Partly sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 102 to 106.  Light wind.

Saturday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 73 to 80. Light wind.

The Old Forecaster  

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