Saturday, April 20, 2019

Weather Discussion for Saturday April 20, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Apr 15-Apr 22  (high/low) Redding 71/49, Chico 74/45, Quincy 65/32, Chester 58/29, Susanville 63/34, Grass Valley 63/40, Weaverville 68/34, Mt. Shasta 60/35, Yreka 65/34, Alturas 61/30

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 upper level low pressure area is over Northern California and has triggered a few light showers over the higher elevations.    Scattered showers and thunderstorms will occur today over the foothills and mountains with isolated activity possible in the valley.  

Sunday the low will be to our east.  Sunday afternoon through Friday high pressure will be over the western U..S. (see map below).  During this time the north state will be sunny with daytime temperatures 12 to 16 degrees above normal.  There will be periods of gusty north winds.  


Temperatures will cool on the weekend as the high pressure ridge weakens.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Weather Discussion for Wednesday April 17, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Apr 15-Apr 22  (high/low) Redding 71/49, Chico 74/45, Quincy 65/32, Chester 58/29, Susanville 63/34, Grass Valley 63/40, Weaverville 68/34, Mt. Shasta 60/35, Yreka 65/34, Alturas 61/30

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 just off the coast and as the map below will remain there for the next week.   Most of the time Northern California will be sunny with a few clouds at times from low pressure areas moving by to our north.  Friday and Saturday there will be a chance of afternoon and evening showers ands thunderstorms over the higher elevations north and east of Redding.  Daytime temperatures will be above normal and there will be gusty north winds at times..



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Monday, April 15, 2019

Weather Discussion for Monday April 15, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Apr 15-Apr 22  (high/low) Redding 71/49, Chico 74/45, Quincy 65/32, Chester 58/29, Susanville 63/34, Grass Valley 63/40, Weaverville 68/34, Mt. Shasta 60/35, Yreka 65/34, Alturas 61/30

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 and frontal system are just off the coast.  This system will bring light rain or showers to the north state later today and tonight.  Snow levels will be 6000 fee or higher.  

Tuesday skies will be clearing as high pressure builds along and over the west coast.  We will see mostly sunny skies with temperatures warming to 10 to 15 degrees above normal by Thursday.   Light to moderate north winds will occur in some areas.  

Friday and Saturday we will cooler temperatures and a few clouds as a low pressure trough moves by to our north (see map below).

High pressure will rebuild along the coast Sunday and early next week.  



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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Weather Discussion for Saturday April 13, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Apr 8-Apr 15  (high/low) Redding 70/46, Chico 72/45, Quincy 63/31, Chester 57/29, Susanville 62/32, Grass Valley 62/38, Weaverville 67/34, Mt. Shasta 59/33, Yreka 63/34, Alturas 60/28

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 weak frontal system off the coast.  This system will spread a few clouds over the north state later today with a scattered light showers possible on the north coast and over Siskiyou  and Modoc counties.  A slightly stronger low pressure trough will move through the area Monday.  This system will bring light rain or showers to the north state with snow levels 6000 feet or higher.  

Skies clear Tuesday as high pressure builds along and over the west coast.   Wednesday through the weekend the high will be in place.  We will see mostly  sunny skies with daytime temperatures 10 to 15 degrees above normal.  There will be periods of gusty north winds. 


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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Weather Discussion for Wednesday April 10, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Apr 8-Apr 15  (high/low) Redding 70/46, Chico 72/45, Quincy 63/31, Chester 57/29, Susanville 62/32, Grass Valley 62/38, Weaverville 67/34, Mt. Shasta 59/33, Yreka 63/34, Alturas 60/28

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 next 7 to 10 to days we will be under a weather pattern like the one shown on the map  below.  High pressure will be off the coast with the jetstream or storm track to our north.  Most of the north state will be partly to mostly sunny with a few clouds at times as frontal systems move by to our north.  The systems Thursday and Sunday could trigger a few sprinkles near the Oregon border.  

Temperatures will be a few degrees above normal and winds will be mostly light.


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Monday, April 8, 2019

Weather Discussion for Monday April 8, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Apr 8-Apr 15  (high/low) Redding 70/46, Chico 72/45, Quincy 63/31, Chester 57/29, Susanville 62/32, Grass Valley 62/38, Weaverville 67/34, Mt. Shasta 59/33, Yreka 63/34, Alturas 60/28

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 frontal system approaching the coast.  This system will spread rain over Northern California today and tonight with snow levels 6000 feet or higher.  The precipitation will turn to showers early Tuesday and then end by midday.

Wednesday through early Saturday a weak high pressure ridge will be just off the coast (see map below).  During this time the north state will see partly sunny skies with a few clouds...especially over the coastal and areas north of Redding...from storm systems moving by to our north.

The models show a low pressure trough moving across Northern California late Saturday and Sunday.  They differ on how far south precipitation from this system will occur.  


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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Weather Discussion for Saturday April 6, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Apr 1-Apr 8  (high/low) Redding 69/46, Chico 71/43, Quincy 62/31, Chester 56/28, Susanville 59/32, Grass Valley 61/37, Weaverville 65/33, Mt. Shasta 58/33, Yreka 62/33, Alturas 5827

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 jetstream is still running across the Pacific and is pushing moisture/clouds over Northern California.  Today Northern California will be partly cloudy to cloudy with scattered light showers.   Snow levels will be 5000 to 6000 feet.   Sunday we will see partly cloudy to cloudy skies with a few showers over the coastal and northern mountains.  

Monday afternoon and Tuesday a low pressure trough will move across the area.  This system will bring more light showers to all areas except the valley south of Chico.  Snow levels will be above 6000 feet.  Wednesday we will see a brief break the valley will be sunny with some clouds over the mountains. 

Thursday and Friday a low pressure area will drop southward over Northern California (see map below).   This system will be a little colder but will not have much moisture with it.   Scattered showers are expected over the foothills and mountains with snow levels near 4000 feet.  

A stronger low pressure trough will move through late Saturday and Sunday.

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