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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Weather Discussion for Sunday May 24, 2015


Normal high and low temperatures for this week May 18-May 24 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 82/55, Chico 83/52, Quincy 73/38, Chester 69/36, Susanville 72/41, Grass Valley 73/47, Weaverville 78/41, Mt. Shasta 69/41, Yreka 74/41., Alturas 70/36. 
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 High pressure is along the coast and will continue to strengthen through Friday.   Today will be mostly sunny with some afternoon cumulus clouds over the mountains.  Temperatures will be above normal and winds will be light.

Monday through Wednesday the north state will be mostly sunny with above normal temperatures.  There will be a couple of weak low pressure areas dropping southward into Nevada and the Great Basin and these will bring a chance of afternoon thunderstorms to the areas near the Nevada border.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will be the hottest days with the inland areas of Northern California seeing daytime temperatures 8 to 12 degrees above normal which will put some areas in the north valley in the mid to upper 90's.  Winds will be light. 

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

Today:  Sunny with a few afternoon clouds.  Max temps 85 to 90.  Light wind. 

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 56 to 64.  Light wind.

Monday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 87 to 92.  Southwest 10 to 18 mph

Monday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 55 to 64.  Light wind.

Tuesday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 86 to 91. southwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 57 to 65.  Light wind. 

Wednesday:  Sunny. Max temps 87 to 92.  Light wind. 

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 60 to 66.  Light wind. 

Thursday: Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 90 to 95.  Light wind. 

Thursday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 59 to 64.  Light wind.

Friday:  Sunny.  Max temps 93 to 98.  Light wind.

Friday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 61 to 66. Light wind. 

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

Saturday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 60 to 67. Light wind. 

The Old Forecaster  

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Weather Discussion for Saturday May 23, 2015


Normal high and low temperatures for this week May 18-May 24 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 82/55, Chico 83/52, Quincy 73/38, Chester 69/36, Susanville 72/41, Grass Valley 73/47, Weaverville 78/41, Mt. Shasta 69/41, Yreka 74/41., Alturas 70/36. 
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High pressure is starting to build off the coast.   There will still be enough residual moisture today for afternoon and evening thunderstorms over the higher elevations but the valley and other areas will be partly to mostly sunny with above normal temperatures and light winds.  Sunday will be mostly sunny and warmer...except along and east of the Sierra Crest where isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be possible.  

Monday through Wednesday a couple of weak low pressure areas will drop southward into Nevada and the Great Basin. (see map below)  These systems will bring a chance of showers and thunderstorms to Modoc, eastern Lassen, eastern Plumas, and eastern Nevada counties.   The rest of the north state will be mostly sunny skies with above normal temperatures and light winds.

Thursday and Friday the high pressure area will be closer to the coast.   The north state will have normal early summer weather with fog and low clouds at the coast and sunny inland.

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

Today:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 80 to 85.  Light wind. 

Tonight:  Clear.  Min temps 58 to 63.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Sunny with a few afternoon clouds.  Max temps 85 to 90.  Light wind. 

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 56 to 64.  Light wind.

Monday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 85 to 90.  Southwest to northwest wind 10 to 18 mph

Monday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 55 to 61.  Light wind.

Tuesday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 84 to 88. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 57 to 63.  Light wind. 

Wednesday:  Sunny. Max temps 86 to 91.  Light wind. 

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 60 to 66.  Light wind. 

Thursday: Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 86 to 91.  Light wind. 

Thursday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 59 to 64.  Light wind.

Friday:  Sunny.  Max temps 85 to 90.  Light wind.

Friday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 61 to 66. Light wind. 

The Old Forecaster  

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Weather Discussion for Friday May 22, 2015


Normal high and low temperatures for this week May 18-May 24 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 82/55, Chico 83/52, Quincy 73/38, Chester 69/36, Susanville 72/41, Grass Valley 73/47, Weaverville 78/41, Mt. Shasta 69/41, Yreka 74/41., Alturas 70/36. 
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The low pressure area is moving into Nevada (see satellite picture below).  There is still a lot of clouds and moisture wrapping around the low and back into Northern California.  More showers and thunderstorms today over the foothills and mountains with chance of one moving over the valley this afternoon.   Temperatures will continue near or a little below normal.

Saturday through most of next week the weather pattern across the Pacific will be weak and disorganized as shown on the map below.  High pressure will be off the coast but weak low pressure areas will drop southward into Nevada and Great Basin.   Saturday there will be a few showers and thunderstorms over the higher elevation mainly north and east of the valley.  Elsewhere skies will partly to mostly sunny.  Temperatures will rise above normal.

Sunday through Thursday most of the state will be sunny and warmer.   The exception will be Modoc county and the areas along and east of the Sierra Cascade Crest where there will continue to a chance of afternoon and evening thunderstorms.  Temperatures will be above normal and winds will be light.

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

Today:  Partly cloudy to partly sunny with a chance of afternoon showers or thunderstorms.  Max temps 77 to 82.  South wind 8 to 18 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy with a chance of evening showers and thunderstorms.  Min temps 56 to 62.  Light wind. 

Saturday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 80 to 85.  Light wind. 

Saturday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 58 to 63.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Sunny with a few afternoon clouds.  Max temps 85 to 90.  Light wind. 

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 56 to 64.  Light wind.

Monday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 85 to 90.  Southwest to northwest wind 10 to 18 mph

Monday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 55 to 61.  Light wind.

Tuesday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 84 to 88. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 57 to 63.  Light wind. 

Wednesday:  Sunny. Max temps 84 to 88.  Light wind. 

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 60 to 66.  Light wind. 

Thursday: Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 82 to 87.  Light wind. 

Thursday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 59 to 64.  Light wind.

The Old Forecaster  

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Weather Discussion for Thursday May 21, 2015


Normal high and low temperatures for this week May 18-May 24 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 82/55, Chico 83/52, Quincy 73/38, Chester 69/36, Susanville 72/41, Grass Valley 73/47, Weaverville 78/41, Mt. Shasta 69/41, Yreka 74/41., Alturas 70/36. 
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The low pressure area is now along the coast and will move across central California later today and early Friday.  Today we will see another round of showers and thunderstorms mainly over the foothills and mountains with isolated activity possible in the valley.  Temperatures will be slightly below normal.  Light to moderate southerly winds will occur in the afternoon. Friday afternoon the low will be moving east of our area.  There will still be showers and thunderstorms over the foothills and mountains but the valley should be partly sunny to partly cloudy.  Temperatures will be near normal.  

Saturday and Sunday high pressure will begin to build just off the coast.  This will bring mostly sunny skies and above normal temperatures to much of the north state.  The exception will be the areas along and east of the Sierra Cascade Crest where afternoon and evening thunderstorms will continue.  Winds will be light.

Monday and Tuesday a low pressure area will drop southward into Nevada (see map below).   This will bring a chance of showers and thunderstorms to the areas north and east of the valley with partly to mostly sunny skies elsewhere.   Temperatures will be normal to slightly above.  Light to moderate southwest to northwest winds will occur in the afternoons.  

Thursday and Friday look partly to mostly sunny with slightly above normal temperatures and light wind.

The mid range forecast maps are not in good agreement with the European model continuing weak low pressure areas moving across the north state.   The GFS (U.S. model) shows high pressure getting stronger and this would bring hotter and drier weather to California.

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

Today:  Partly cloudy with a chance of showers or thunderstorms.  Max temps 76 to 817.  Southwest to northwest wind 12 to 22 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy with the chance of evening showers or thunderstorms.  Min temps 55 to 63. Light wind. 

Friday:  Partly cloudy to partly sunny.  Max temps 77 to 82.  South wind 8 to 18 mph.

Friday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 53 to 59.  Light wind. 

Saturday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 78 to 83.  Light wind. 

Saturday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 58 to 63.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Sunny with a few afternoon clouds.  Max temps 83 to 88.  Light wind. 

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 56 to 62.  Light wind.

Monday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 80 to 85.  Southwest to northwest wind 10 to 18 mph

Monday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 55 to 61.  Light wind.

Tuesday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 80 to 85. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 57 to 63.  Light wind. 

Wednesday:  Sunny. Max temps 81 to 86.  Light wind. 

Wednesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 60 to 66.  Light wind. 

The Old Forecaster  

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Weather Discussion for Wednesday May 20, 2015


Normal high and low temperatures for this week May 18-May 24 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 82/55, Chico 83/52, Quincy 73/38, Chester 69/36, Susanville 72/41, Grass Valley 73/47, Weaverville 78/41, Mt. Shasta 69/41, Yreka 74/41., Alturas 70/36. 
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The next low in the series is now along the coast.   This system will bring showers and thunderstorms to the foothills and mountains today through Friday.   There is a chance of showers in the valley this afternoon and Thursday.    Temperatures will be near normal of a little below with afternoon southerly winds.

Saturday we will see partly sunny skies with temperatures back above normal.   Sunday and Monday high pressure will be along the coast.   However, there will be a low pressure area dropping southward into Nevada.   This low will bring a chance of thunderstorms to Modoc county and the areas along and east of the Sierra Cascade Crest.   The rest of the north state will be partly to mostly sunny with temperatures a few degrees above normal.

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

Today:  Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.   Max temps 74 to 79.  South wind 12 to 22 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.   Min temps 56 to 62.  Light wind. 

Thursday:  Partly cloudy with a chance of showers or thunderstorms.  Max temps 72 to 77.  Southwest to northwest wind 12 to 22 mph.

Thursday Night:  Partly cloudy with the chance of evening showers or thunderstorms.  Min temps 55 to 63. Light wind. 

Friday:  Partly cloudy to partly sunny.  Max temps 77 to 82.  South wind 8 to 18 mph.

Friday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 53 to 59.  Light wind. 

Saturday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 78 to 83.  Light wind. 

Saturday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 58 to 63.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Sunny with a few afternoon clouds.  Max temps 81 to 86.  Light wind. 

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 56 to 62.  Light wind.

Monday:  Sunny.  Max temps 80 to 85.  Light wind. 

Monday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 55 to 61.  Light wind.

Tuesday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 80 to 85. Light wind. 

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 57 to 63.  Light wind. 

The Old Forecaster  

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Weather Discussion for Tuesday May 19, 2015


Normal high and low temperatures for this week May 18-May 24 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 82/55, Chico 83/52, Quincy 73/38, Chester 69/36, Susanville 72/41, Grass Valley 73/47, Weaverville 78/41, Mt. Shasta 69/41, Yreka 74/41., Alturas 70/36. 
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Ref the question yesterday....I wish I could explain it.   It does resemble an El Nino pattern that you would see in the winter.  I have not seen much about El Nino spring patterns.
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The low is now over Nevada and moving eastward.  Today there will be more showers and possible thunderstorms over the foothills and mountains with the valley partly cloudy to partly sunny.  Temperatures will be slightly below normal with light to moderate southerly winds in the afternoon.

Wednesday another low pressure area will be approaching the coast.  This system will move slowly across Central California Thursday and early Friday.   Scattered showers and thunderstorms will occur over the foothills and mountains.  There is a chance of isolated showers or thunderstorms moving over the north valley Wednesday and Thursday.  Temperatures will be near normal with afternoon southerly winds.

Friday the showers will be over the higher elevations and will be ending after dark.   Saturday through Monday there will be a high pressure ridge off the coast and most of the north state will be sunny.(see map below).   The exception will be the areas east of the Sierra Cascade crest, where isolated showers are possible Sunday and Monday from a low pressure area dropping into Nevada

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

Today:  Partly cloudy to partly sunny.  Max temps 75 to 79.  Light wind.

Tonight:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 52 to 60.  Light wind.

Wednesday:  Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.   Max temps 73 to 78.  South wind 12 to 22 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.   Min temps 53 to 60.  Light wind. 

Thursday:  Partly cloudy with a chance of showers or thunderstorms.  Max temps 72 to 77.  Southwest to northwest wind 12 to 22 mph.

Thursday Night:  Partly cloudy with the chance of evening showers or thunderstorms.  Min temps 55 to 60. Light wind. 

Friday:  Partly cloudy to partly sunny.  Max temps 75 to 80.  South wind 8 to 18 mph.

Friday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 53 to 59.  Light wind. 

Saturday:  Sunny with a few clouds.  Max temps 78 to 83.  Light wind. 

Saturday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 55 to 61.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Sunny with a few afternoon clouds.  Max temps 81 to 86.  Light wind. 

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 56 to 62.  Light wind.

Monday:  Sunny.  Max temps 80 to 85.  Light wind. 

Monday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 55 to 61.  Light wind.

The Old Forecaster  

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Weather Discussion for Monday May 18, 2015


Normal high and low temperatures for this week May 18-May 24 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 82/55, Chico 83/52, Quincy 73/38, Chester 69/36, Susanville 72/41, Grass Valley 73/47, Weaverville 78/41, Mt. Shasta 69/41, Yreka 74/41., Alturas 70/36. 
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Ref the question a couple of days ago....Yes, if we had this pattern earlier in the year the southern branch of the jetstream would have been much stronger and it therefore would have been a wetter pattern with more widespread precipitation
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The low pressure area is now over Central California and is moving slowly eastward.   This morning's satellite picture (below) shows a lot of clouds wrapping around the top of the low and over Northern California.  Today we will continue to see scattered showers and possible thunderstorms over the foothills and mountains with a chance of isolated activity in the valley.   Tuesday the low will be to our east.   There will still be some shower activity but it should be confined to the higher elevations.  Temperatures will continue slightly below normal with light to moderate southerly winds in the afternoon.

Wednesday another low pressure area will be approaching the coast and will move through the area Thursday and early Friday (see map below). This will bring more shower and thunderstorm activity to the foothills and mountains with a chance of showers in the valley Wednesday and Thursday.

The low will be east of our area late Friday and the showers will end.   Saturday and Sunday look mostly sunny with temperatures a few degrees above normal. 

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

Today:  Partly cloudy with a chance with showers and thunderstorms.  Max temps 70 to 75. Southwest to northwest wind 15 to 20 mph.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy with a chance of evening showers.   Min temps 50 to 57.   Light wind.

Tuesday:   Partly cloudy to partly sunny.  Max temps 75 to 79.  Light wind.

Tuesday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 52 to 60.  Light wind.

Wednesday:  Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.   Max temps 70 to 75.  South wind 12 to 22 mph.

Wednesday Night:  Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms.   Min temps 53 to 60.  Light wind. 

Thursday:  Partly cloudy with a chance of showers or thunderstorms.  Max temps 72 to 77.  Southwest to northwest wind 12 to 22 mph.

Thursday Night:  Partly cloudy.  Min temps 55 to 60. Light wind. 

Friday:  Partly cloudy to partly sunny.  Max temps 75 to 80.  South wind 8 to 18 mph.

Friday Night:  Scattered clouds.  Min temps 53 to 59.  Light wind. 

Saturday:  Sunny.  Max temps 78 to 83.  Light wind. 

Saturday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 55 to 61.  Light wind. 

Sunday:  Sunny.  Max temps 81 to 86.  Light wind. 

Sunday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 56 to 62.  Light wind.

The Old Forecaster  

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