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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Weather Discussion for Wednesday March 5, 2014

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Normal high and low temperatures for this week March 3-March 9 (high/low)...Redding/Red Bluff 63/41, Chico 63/40, Quincy 55/28, Chester 49/25, Susanville 51/28, Grass Valley 56/35, Weaverville 59/30, Mt. Shasta 50/29, Yreka 55/30 and Alturas 49/24.
Drought info...if you dig through these sites you will find all available data and information on the drought.   Here is the link to the Western Region Climate Center in Reno  You can get the historical data for all California stations and under the monitoring section you will find drought info.  Here is another link for data from Dept of Water Resources 

The high pressure ridge is weaker and is now just off the Southern California Coast.   The jetstream is running across the Pacific and pushing weak low pressure troughs and frontal systems into the Pacific Northwest and Northern California.  One system is moving through the area this morning and will be followed by another tonight and early Thursday.  These systems will bring light to moderate precipitation to all of the north state with the precipitation amounts lighter and the showers more scattered the further south you go.  These are mild storms and the snow levels will be above 6000 feet.  Each system will be precede by south winds with gusts to 30 to 35 mph.   The precipitation will end Thursday afternoon and evening.

Friday and Saturday the high pressure ridge will strengthen or push northward.  This will push the clouds and storms north of our area.  The north state will be partly to mostly sunny both days with temperatures a few degrees above normal.

Late Saturday the high pressure ridge will weaken and sink southward and we end up with a weather pattern like our current one.   A weak and mild low pressure area will move across the area Sunday and early Monday with clouds and light precipitation.  Snow levels will continue above 6000 feet. Gusty south winds will precede this system.

Tuesday the high pressure ridge pushes back to the north and drys things back out.  Tuesday and Wednesday will be sunny with above normal temperatures. 


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

Today:  Cloudy with rain.  Max temps 54 to 58.  South wind 18 to 25 mph gusts 30  mph.

Tonight:  Cloudy with rain or showers.  Min temps 48 to 52.  South wind 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts.

Thursday:  Partly cloudy in the morning with showers....decreasing clouds in the afternoon.  Max temps 58 to 63.  Southwest to northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Thursday Night:  Scattered clouds and fog.  Min temps 39 to 46. Light wind. 

Friday:  Sunny.  Max temps 66 to 71.  North wind 8 to 16 mph.

Friday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 43 to 49.  Light north wind.

Saturday:  Sunny.  Max temps 69 to 74.  North wind 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday Night:  Increasing clouds.  Min temps 42 to 47.  Light wind.

Sunday:  Cloudy with rain.  Max temps 53 to 57.  South wind 12 to 22 mph.

Sunday Night:  Cloudy with showers.  Min temps 44 to 50.  Light wind.

Monday:  Showers in the morning then sunny in the afternoon.  Max temps 62 to 67.  Light wind.

Monday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 43 to 49.  Light wind.

Tuesday:  Sunny.  Max temps 70 to 75.  North wind 10 to 18 mph.

Tuesday Night:  Clear.  Min temps 45 to 52.  Light wind.

The Old Forecaster

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  1. Would you say that the pattern we are in now is a typical winter pattern or just an anomoly? Anymore on El Nino for the winter of 14-15?

  2. Here comes El Nino. http://news.yahoo.com/comes-el-nino-good-news-us-weather-woes-142354512.html