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To help people find out what the current weather is around the northstate, I would like to encourage you to use the comments section of this blog to post what's happening in you area. How deep is the snow, how much rain, strong winds, lightning, and any other significant weather features.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Weather Discussion for Friday February 5, 2016

Normal high and low temperatures for Feb 1-Feb 8 (high/low)...Redding 60/39, Chico 59/39, Quincy 49/26, Chester 45/22, Susanville 44/23, Grass Valley 55/33, Weaverville 53/28, Mt. Shasta 47/27, Yreka 49/26, Alturas 46/19 

High pressure is over California.   This morning's satellite picture (below) shows a frontal system approaching the coast.   However, this system is weakening as it runs into the the high pressure ridge.   Clouds will increase over the area today with a few light showers along the coast, north of Cape Mendocino, and over Trinity and Siskiyou counties.  Saturday the high pressure area begins to build or push northward over California.  Sunday through Tuesday a strong high pressure ridge will be over California. (see map below).   Saturday the north state will be sunny and warmer with a few clouds.   Sunday through Tuesday we will see sunny skies with temperatures 12 to 18 degrees above normal.  Light to moderate north winds will occur Sunday and Monday.  

Wednesday the high pressure ridge will begin to weaken and temperatures will start to cool.  The high will weaken further Thursday and Thursday night and Friday a weak frontal system will bring clouds and a chance of rain to the north state.

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

Today:  Partly cloudy.  Max temps 57 to 61.  Light wind. 

Tonight:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 34 to 41.  Light wind. 

Saturday:  Sunny.  Max temps 65 to 70.  Light wind.
  
Saturday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 36 to 42.  Light wind. 

Sunday Sunny.  Max temps 71 to 76.  North wind 10 to 20 mph.  

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 38 to 45.  Light north wind. 

Monday:  Sunny.  Max temps 72 to 77.  North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Monday Night:   Clear.  Min temps 39 to 45.  Light wind. 

Tuesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 69 to 74.  Light wind.

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 37 to 42.  Light wind.

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 65 to 70.  Light wind.

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 39 to 45.  Light wind.

Thursday:  Sunny with some afternoon clouds.  Max temps 61 to 65.  Light wind. 

Thursday Night:  Partly cloudy.  Min temps 41 to 46.  Light wind. 

The Old Forecaster  


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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Weather Discussion for Thursday January 4, 2016

Normal high and low temperatures for Feb 1-Feb 8 (high/low)...Redding 60/39, Chico 59/39, Quincy 49/26, Chester 45/22, Susanville 44/23, Grass Valley 55/33, Weaverville 53/28, Mt. Shasta 47/27, Yreka 49/26, Alturas 46/19 

High pressure is along the coast.  Today the north state will be party cloudy to partly sunny with warmer temperatures.  Friday a weak frontal system will brush the north end of the state with clouds and a chance of showers along the north coast and across the areas near the Oregon border.  Saturday the high pressure ridge will push or build northward over California.  A strong high pressure ridge will be over the west through next Thursday (see map below).  During this time the north state will be mostly sunny with daytime temperatures 12 to 18 degrees above normal.  

It looks like the ridge will break down late next week as frontal system push toward the coast. 

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

Today:  Partly cloudy.  Max temps 53 to 57.  Light wind.

Tonight:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 41 to 47.  Light wind. 

Friday:  Partly cloudy.  Max temps 55 to 60.  Light wind. 

Friday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 34 to 41.  Light wind. 

Saturday:  Sunny.  Max temps 65 to 70.  Light wind.
  
Saturday Night:  Clear with patchy fog forming.  Min temps 36 to 42.  Light wind. 

Sunday Sunny.  Max temps 71 to 76.  North wind 10 to 20 mph.  

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 38 to 45.  Light north wind. 

Monday:  Sunny.  Max temps 72 to 77.  North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Monday Night:   Clear.  Min temps 39 to 45.  Light wind. 

Tuesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 68 to 72.  Light wind.

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 37 to 42.  Light wind.

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 65 to 70.  Light wind.

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 39 to 45.  Light wind.

The Old Forecaster  


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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Weather Discussion for Wednesday February 3, 2016

Normal high and low temperatures for Feb 1-Feb 8 (high/low)...Redding 60/39, Chico 59/39, Quincy 49/26, Chester 45/22, Susanville 44/23, Grass Valley 55/33, Weaverville 53/28, Mt. Shasta 47/27, Yreka 49/26, Alturas 46/19 

This morning's satellite picture (below) shows a frontal system approaching the coast.  This system is weakening but will bring light precipitation to Northern California later today and this evening.  Snow levels will be 1000 to 1500 feet north of Redding rising up to 2500 to 3500 feet to the south in Plumas county.  Partly sunny skies are expected Thursday as a weak high pressure area will be along the coast.   Another weak front will brush the north end of the state Friday afternoon and early Saturday.  We will see more clouds with a few light showers on the north coast and over the areas near the Oregon border.

The high pressure ridge will pump up over California on the weekend and should hold there through next Wednesday or Thursday. (see map below).   During this time the north state will be mostly sunny with temperatures 10 to 18 degrees above normal.

At this time it looks like the high pressure ridge will breakdown late next week and we will return to a wet pattern.

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

Today:   Cloudy with showers.  Max temps 42 to 46. Light wind. 

Tonight:  Partly cloudy with a chance of evening showers. Min temps 35 to 44.  Light wind. 

Thursday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 52 to 57.  Light wind.

Thursday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 41 to 47.  Light wind. 

Friday:  Partly cloudy.  Max temps 55 to 60.  Light wind. 

Friday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 34 to 41.  Light wind.

Saturday:  Sunny.  Max temps 65 to 70.  Light wind.
  
Saturday Night:  Clear with patchy fog forming.  Min temps 36 to 42.  Light wind. 

Sunday Sunny.  Max temps 71 to 76.  North wind 10 to 20 mph.  

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 38 to 45.  Light north wind. 

Monday:  Sunny.  Max temps 72 to 77.  North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Monday Night:   Clear.  Min temps 39 to 45.  Light wind. 

Tuesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 68 to 72.  Light wind.

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 37 to 42.  Light wind.

The Old Forecaster  


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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Weather Discussion for Tuesday February 2, 2016

Normal high and low temperatures for Feb 1-Feb 8 (high/low)...Redding 60/39, Chico 59/39, Quincy 49/26, Chester 45/22, Susanville 44/23, Grass Valley 55/33, Weaverville 53/28, Mt. Shasta 47/27, Yreka 49/26, Alturas 46/19 

A weak frontal system is now moving across Northern California with clouds and scattered showers.  The showers will be decreasing during the day.  Snow levels will be 1000 to 1500 feet north and 2000 to 2500 feet south.  A slightly stronger frontal system will move through the north state on Wednesday and will bring light precipitation to all areas.  Snow levels will be about like today's.

The high pressure ridge will remain just off the coast through Friday.   Thursday we will have partly cloudy to partly sunny skies with warmer temperatures.   Friday a weak frontal system will brush the north end of the state with clouds and a few showers on the north coast and over the areas near the Oregon border.

Saturday through at least the middle of next week the high pressure ridge will move over the west coast. (see map below). This will bring mostly sunny skies to our area with above normal temperatures.   The exception will be some of the valleys where night and morning fog will form. 

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

Today:  Partly cloudy with a slight chance of a morning shower.  Max temps 48 to 53.  Light wind.

Tonight:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 34 to 40.  Light north wind.

Wednesday:  Cloudy with showers.  Max temps 40 to 45. Light wind. 

Wednesday Night:  Partly cloudy. Min temps 35 to 44.  Light wind. 

Thursday:  Sunny with some afternoon cloudiness.  Max temps 57 to 62.  Light wind.

Thursday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 41 to 47.  Light wind. 

Friday:  Partly cloudy.  Max temps 58 to 63.  Light wind. 

Friday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 34 to 41.  Light wind.

Saturday:  Sunny.  Max temps 62 to 67.  Light wind.
  
Saturday Night:  Clear with patchy fog forming.  Min temps 36 to 42.  Light wind. 

Sunday Sunny.  Max temps 68 to 72.  Light wind.  

Sunday Night:  Fog after midnight.  Min temps 38 to 45.  Light wind. 

Monday:  Sunny after morning fog.  Max temps 62 to 66.  Light wind.

Monday Night:   Clear with patchy fog.  Min temps 39 to 45.  Light wind. 

The Old Forecaster  


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Monday, February 1, 2016

Weather Discussion for Monday February 1, 2016

Normal high and low temperatures for Feb 1-Feb 8 (high/low)...Redding 60/39, Chico 59/39, Quincy 49/26, Chester 45/22, Susanville 44/23, Grass Valley 55/33, Weaverville 53/28, Mt. Shasta 47/27, Yreka 49/26, Alturas 46/19 

High pressure is just off the coast this morning with a frontal system riding over the top of it. (see satellite picture below).  Clouds from this system will reach our area later today and tonight as it drops southeastward toward the coast.   This is a weak system and will bring a few showers to the north coast and over the foothills and mountains.   Precipitation amounts will be light.  Due cold trapped air snow levels will be 1000 to 1500 feet north of Redding and 2500 to 3500 elsewhere.  Wednesday another weak system will move through.  Showers with this system will be a little more widespread but still mainly over the foothills and mountains.  Snow levels will be slightly higher.  Wednesday through the weekend the high pressure ridge will slowly push northward. Skies will be partly to mostly sunny with temperatures this weekend 8 to 12 degrees above normal.

It looks like the high will breakdown and precipitation will return around the 10th or 12th.

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

Today:  Sunny with  a few clouds this afternoon.  Max temps 52 to 57.  North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy.  Min temps 31 to 33 low lying areas and 35 to 40 elsewhere.  Light north wind.

Tuesday:   Partly cloudy.  Max temps 50 to 55.  Light wind.

Tuesday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 34 to 40.  Light north wind.

Wednesday:  Cloudy.  Max temps 44 to 48. Light wind. 

Wednesday Night:  Partly cloudy. Min temps 35 to 44.  Light wind. 

Thursday:  Sunny with some afternoon cloudiness.  Max temps 60 to 65.  Light wind.

Thursday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 41 to 47.  Light wind. 

Friday:  Sunny.  Max temps 58 to 63.  Light wind. 

Friday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 34 to 41.  Light wind.

Saturday:  Sunny.  Max temps 62 to 67.  Light wind.

Saturday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 36 to 42.  Light wind. 

Sunday Sunny.  Max temps 68 to 72.  Light wind.  

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 38 to 45.  Light wind. 

The Old Forecaster  


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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Weather Discussion for Sunday January 31, 2016

Normal high and low temperatures for Jan 25-Feb 1(high/low)...Redding 58/37, Chico 57/37, Quincy 46/23, Chester 43/20, Susanville 42/21, Grass Valley 53/31, Weaverville 49/28, Mt. Shasta 46/27, Yreka 47/25, Alturas 43/17 

The low pressure area is moving into Central and Southern California.  This system has pushed clouds and showers northward along the Sierras and into Northeastern California.  Today Lassen, Plumas, and Nevada counties will have clouds with a few showers.  Snow levels will be 2500 feet.  The rest of the north state will have a clouds over the higher elevations with isolated snow flurries.  The valley will be sunny with some afternoon clouds.  

Monday high pressure begins to build off the coast...this pattern will continue for the next week.  Monday will be sunny with a few afternoon clouds over the mountains.  Tuesday a weak frontal system will bring clouds to our area with showers on the north coast and snow flurries over the higher elevations.  Another weak system will move through Wednesday the mountains showers will be a little more widespread with this system.   The valley will stay mostly sunny with both of these systems.  Thursday through the weekend the north state will see partly to mostly sunny skies and above normal temperatures.

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

Today:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 50 to 55.  North wind 10 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 33 to 39.  North wind 10 to 18 mph.

Monday:  Sunny with  a few clouds.  Max temps 52 to 57.  North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Monday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 29 to 32 low lying areas and 34 to 37 elsewhere.  Light north wind.

Tuesday:   Partly cloudy.  Max temps 50 to 55.  Light wind.

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 34 to 40.  Light north wind.

Wednesday:  Increasing clouds.  Max temps 56 to 60. Light wind. 

Wednesday Night:  Partly cloudy. Min temps 35 to 44.  Light wind. 

Thursday:  Sunny with some afternoon cloudiness.  Max temps 60 to 65.  Light wind.

Thursday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 41 to 47.  Light wind. 

Friday:  Sunny.  Max temps 58 to 63.  Light wind. 

Friday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 34 to 41.  Light wind.

Saturday:  Sunny.  Max temps 59 to 64.  Light wind.

Saturday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 36 to 42.  Light wind. 

The Old Forecaster  


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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Weather Discussion for Saturday January 30, 2016

Normal high and low temperatures for Jan 25-Feb 1(high/low)...Redding 58/37, Chico 57/37, Quincy 46/23, Chester 43/20, Susanville 42/21, Grass Valley 53/31, Weaverville 49/28, Mt. Shasta 46/27, Yreka 47/25, Alturas 43/17 

This morning's satellite picture (below) shows that the frontal system has sagged southward.   A colder but drier airmass is over Northern California.  Today Northern California will be partly cloudy with scattered showers over the foothills and mountains with a chance of a shower in the valley.   Snow levels will be 2000 to 2500 feet.  Sunday the off shore low pressure area will move into Central and Southern California.  This will bring rain and snow to Lassen, Plumas and Nevada counties with snow levels 2500 to 3000 feet.  The rest of the north state will be partly cloudy over the higher elevations with snow flurries....and the valley will be partly to mostly sunny.  Monday we will see mostly sunny skies with a few clouds.  

The map below shows the weather pattern we will be under starting Tuesday and continuing for the next week.   High pressure will be off the coast.  The big change is that while the jetstream will still be split the northern branch will now be the strongest.  Tuesday a weak frontal system will move through the area with clouds and a few light showers over the foothills and mountains. Snow levels will be 3000 to 3500 feet.  Mostly sunny skies on Wednesday and then another weak frontal system moves through the area late Thursday and Friday. 

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

Today:  Partly cloudy with with a chance of showers in the afternoon.  Max temps 49 to 54.  Southwest to northwest  wind 7 to 15 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy with a chance of evening showers.  Min temp 35 to 43.  Light wind.

Sunday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 50 to 55.  North wind 10 to 20 mph.

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 33 to 39.  North wind 10 to 18 mph.

Monday:  Sunny with  a few clouds.  Max temps 51 to 56.  North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Monday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 30 to 37.  Light north wind.

Tuesday:   Partly cloudy.  Max temps 50 to 55.  Light wind.

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 34 to 40.  Light north wind.

Wednesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 59 to 64. Light wind. 

Wednesday Night:  Clear. Min temps 35 to 44.  Light wind. 

Thursday:  Sunny with some afternoon cloudiness.  Max temps 60 to 65.  Light wind.

Thursday Night:  Partly cloudy.  Min temps 41 to 47.  Light wind. 

Friday:  Partly cloudy in the morning.  Max temps 52 to 57.  Light wind. 

Friday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 34 to 41.  Light wind.

The Old Forecaster  


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