Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Weather Discussion for Wednesday July 19, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for July 17-July 24 (high/low)...Redding 99/67, Chico 97/61, Quincy 90/44, Chester 86/46, Susanville 90/52, Grass Valley 88/57, Weaverville 94/50, Mt. Shasta 87/52, Yreka 93/54, Alturas 90/46

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The high pressure ridge has shifted a little eastward.  This has allowed temperatures to cool to near normal.   Today and Thursday the inland areas of Northern California will be sunny with near normal temperatures.  Winds will be light.

Friday through early next week the high pressure ridge will rebuild over the western U.S. (see map below).  Skies will continue mostly clear...but there will be increased afternoon cumulus clouds over the mountains Sunday and Monday with a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm.  Temperatures will warm back above normal.  

Longer range forecast models show the ridge weakening late next week which will bring a little cooling. 

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Weather Discussion for Monday July 17, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for July 17-July 24 (high/low)...Redding 99/67, Chico 97/61, Quincy 90/44, Chester 86/46, Susanville 90/52, Grass Valley 88/57, Weaverville 94/50, Mt. Shasta 87/52, Yreka 93/54, Alturas 90/46

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The high pressure ridge that has dominated our weather is beginning to weaken and move eastward as a low pressure trough moves into western Canada.  Today the inland areas of the north state will be sunny with temperatures a couple degrees cooler than yesterday.   Tuesday through Thursday temperatures will cool to normal or a couple of degrees below normal.  This means Redding should end its' run of 100 degree days.  Winds will be light in the morning and south to southwest in the afternoon.

Friday through the weekend the high pressure area will rebuild over the western U.S. (see map below).   This will warm temperatures back to above normal. 

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Weather Discussion for Saturday July 15, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for July 10-July 17 (high/low)...Redding 98/66, Chico 97/61, Quincy 90/44, Chester 86/46, Susanville 89/51, Grass Valley 88/57, Weaverville 94/50, Mt. Shasta 86/51, Yreka 92/53, Alturas 89/45

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Today will be the 17th consecutive day that Redding will at or above 100 degrees.  Redding has be at or above 100, 28 days this year...we average approximately 40 days a year.  

The high pressure ridge is still holding over the west.  Today and Sunday the inland areas of the north state will be 4 to 8 degrees above normal with light to moderate southerly winds in the afternoon.  

Monday the high pressure area will shift a little eastward and hold there through Thursday (see map below).   Temperatures will start to cool Monday and by Wednesday should be down to about normal.  Redding could drop to 97 to 99 and break the 100 string.  Winds will be light.

Friday the high backs up over the west again and we will see a return of above normal temperatures for the weekend.  

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Weather Discussion for Wednesday July 12, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for July 10-July 17 (high/low)...Redding 98/66, Chico 97/61, Quincy 90/44, Chester 86/46, Susanville 89/51, Grass Valley 88/57, Weaverville 94/50, Mt. Shasta 86/51, Yreka 92/53, Alturas 89/45

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Still looking for a change in the weather to write about.  High pressure is still over the western and central U.S.   It will weaken a little late Sunday as a low pressure area moves into western Canada (see map below).  

The next 7 to 10 days the inland areas of Northern California will be clear. Daytime temperatures today through Sunday will be 3 to 8 degrees above normal and then cool back to near normal early next week.  Winds will be light. 

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Weather Discussion for Monday July 10, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for July 10-July 17 (high/low)...Redding 98/66, Chico 97/61, Quincy 90/44, Chester 86/46, Susanville 89/51, Grass Valley 88/57, Weaverville 94/50, Mt. Shasta 86/51, Yreka 92/53, Alturas 89/45

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Not much change in the large scale weather pattern for the next week.   High pressure is over the western U.S. and will remain there (see map below).  The high will weaken a little and then strengthen and this will result in changes in our daytime temperatures.  Expect mostly clear skies inland for the next week.  Temperatures will slowly cool to near normal by midweek and then warm again with daytime high temperatures 8 to 12 degrees above normal by the weekend.  Winds will be light nights and mornings and southerly in the afternoon. 

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Weather Discussion for Saturday July 8, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for July 3-July 10 (high/low)...Redding 98/66, Chico 95/60, Quincy 88/43, Chester 84/44, Susanville 87/49, Grass Valley 86/55, Weaverville 92/48, Mt. Shasta 84/50, Yr.eka 89/50, Alturas 86/43

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A strong high pressure ridge is over the western U.S.  This high pressure system will weaken a little early next week and the rebuild or strengthen the latter part of the week (see map below).   The inland areas of Northern California will be mostly sunny for the next week.  Temperatures today will be about like yesterday's.  Temperatures will cool a little Sunday, and Monday and Tuesday will be near normal.  However Wednesday through next week looks like a return to very hot weather.  Winds will be light. 

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Weather Discussion for Wednesday July 5, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for July 3-July 10 (high/low)...Redding 98/66, Chico 95/60, Quincy 88/43, Chester 84/44, Susanville 87/49, Grass Valley 86/55, Weaverville 92/48, Mt. Shasta 84/50, Yr.eka 89/50, Alturas 86/43

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A strong high pressure ridge is just to our east.  There is a little sub tropical moisture moving northward around the west side of the high and this will bring isolated thunderstorms this afternoon and evening along and east of the Sierra Cascade Crest.  Temperatures today will be about like yesterday or a couple of degrees cooler.  Southerly winds will increase this afternoon. 

Tuesday the high pressure ridge will shift a little westward and will remain over the western U.S. through at least early next week (see map below).  Tuesday through the weekend the inland areas of the north state will be sunny with daytime temperatures 4 to 8 degrees above normal.  This means more 100 degree readings for the north valley.  

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Weather Discussion for Monday July 3, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for July 3-July 10 (high/low)...Redding 98/66, Chico 95/60, Quincy 88/43, Chester 84/44, Susanville 87/49, Grass Valley 86/55, Weaverville 92/48, Mt. Shasta 84/50, Yr.eka 89/50, Alturas 86/43

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High pressure continues over the western U.S.  Sunny today with temperatures about like yesterday or a couple of degrees cooler.   Tuesday through Friday the high pressure ridge will shift a little eastward and this will result in a strong high pressure ridge over the central U.S. (see map below)  Tuesday through Friday the north state be sunny with temperatures about normal.  There is a chance of isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms along the Sierra Cascade Crest on Wednesday.  Winds will be light night and mornings and then southerly in the afternoon.

The high will shift back to the west by the weekend and this will bring our temperatures back above normal.

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Weather Discussion for Saturday July 1, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for June 26-July 3 (high/low)...Redding 96/64, Chico 94/58, Quincy 86/43, Chester 81/42, Susanville 85/48, Grass Valley 84/54, Weaverville 89/47, Mt. Shasta 81/48, Yreka 86/49, Alturas 83/42

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High pressure is over the western U.S. and little change in the large scale weather pattern is expected for the next 3 or 4 days.   The inland areas of the north state will be mostly sunny with fog and low clouds at the coast.  Temperatures will a few degrees above normal and winds will be light.

Early next week the high pressure ridge will shift a little eastward and strengthen.  This will result in the weather pattern show below, which will hold into next weekend.  Northern California will see a couple degrees of cooling.  Some subtropical moisture will be pulled northward and this will result in a chance of thunderstorms along the Sierra Cascade Crest Wednesday.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Weather Discussion for Wednesday June 28, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for June 26-July 3 (high/low)...Redding 96/64, Chico 94/58, Quincy 86/43, Chester 81/42, Susanville 85/48, Grass Valley 84/54, Weaverville 89/47, Mt. Shasta 81/48, Yreka 86/49, Alturas 83/42

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It looks like we will see a normal summer weather pattern over the next week.   High pressure will be over the western U.S. and off the coast (see map below).  This high won't be as strong as the one last week and therefore we won't see really hot weather.   The next 7 to 10 days the inland areas of the north state will be sunny with night and morning fog and low clouds at the coast.  Temperatures today will be near normal and then above normal Thursday through Sunday...with some areas in the north valley near or just above the 100 degree mark.  Temperatures drop back to near normal early next week.  Winds will be light nights and mornings and south to southwest in the afternoon.   The exception will be Saturday and early Sunday when gusty north winds will occur in some areas. 

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Weather Discussion for Monday June 26, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for June 26-July 3 (high/low)...Redding 96/64, Chico 94/58, Quincy 86/43, Chester 81/42, Susanville 85/48, Grass Valley 84/54, Weaverville 89/47, Mt. Shasta 81/48, Yreka 86/49, Alturas 83/42

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Cooling continues across Northern California.   The high pressure ridge is weakening as a low pressure area moves into western Canada.  Temperatures today through Wednesday will be down to near normal.   There is enough residual moisture over the north end of the state for isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms across Siskiyou and Modoc counties.

Thursday through the weekend the high pressure ridge will slightly rebuild off the coast (see map below).   During this time the north state will have clear skies inland with night and morning fog and low clouds at the coast.   Temperatures will be a few degrees above normal.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Weather Discussion for Saturday June 24, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for June 19-June 26 (high/low)...Redding 93/63, Chico 93/58, Quincy 84/43, Chester 80/4W2, Susanville 83/47, Grass Valley 83/53, Weaverville 88/46, Mt. Shasta 80/47, Yreka 84/48, Alturas 81/41

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Cooler weather is on the way.   Today the foothills and higher elevations will see temperatures about like yesterday.   However, marine air is moving through the delta and up the valley.  Most of the cooling from the marine air will be south of Red Bluff but Redding should be a couple of degrees cooler.  Sunday we will see a few degrees more cooling.    This morning's satellite picture shows a weak upper level low pressure area off the coast.   This system will trigger afternoon and evening thunderstorms today over the Sierra from Tahoe southward.   Sunday the low will lift northeastward and all of the higher elevations of Northern California will have a chance of isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms.  

Monday through Wednesday there will be a low pressure area over western Canada, which will keep the high pressure ridge suppressed (see map below).   During this time the inland areas of the north state will be mostly sunny and temperatures will be near normal.  There is a chance of isolated afternoon thunderstorms over Siskiyou, Modoc, and Lassen counties Monday. 

Thursday through the weekend the high pressure ridge will push back northward.  This will warm temperatures back to a few degrees above normal.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Weather Discussion for Wednesday June 21, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for June 19-June 26 (high/low)...Redding 93/63, Chico 93/58, Quincy 84/43, Chester 80/42, Susanville 83/47, Grass Valley 83/53, Weaverville 88/46, Mt. Shasta 80/47, Yreka 84/48, Alturas 81/41

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Little change in the weather through Saturday, the strong high pressure ridge will continue over the western U.S. and off the west coast.   High temperatures will continue at record levels.  Gusty north winds will occur today and Thursday.  

Sunday we will see a few degrees of cooling.  More cooling will occur Monday and Tuesday as the high pressure weakens due to a low pressure area moving into western Canada (see map below).  Temperatures by Tuesday will be down to normal or a few degrees above.  Sunday afternoon and Monday afternoon there will be isolated thunderstorms over the northern and eastern mountains. 

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Weather Discussion for Monday June 19, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for June 19-June 26 (high/low)...Redding 93/63, Chico 93/58, Quincy 84/43, Chester 80/42, Susanville 83/47, Grass Valley 83/53, Weaverville 88/46, Mt. Shasta 80/47, Yreka 84/48, Alturas 81/41

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A strong high pressure ridge is over the western U.S. and will hold there for the next 7 days (see map below).  The flow around the high is puling a little subtropical moisture northward and this will result in isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms today and Tuesday.  There is a slight chance of the storms moving out across the north end of the valley late this afternoon.   Wednesday through the weekend the north state will be mostly clear inland with fog and low clouds at the coast.

Temperatures for the next 7 days will continue 10 to 18 degrees above normal.   The Redding and Red Bluff areas will continue a couple degrees below or above 110.  Strong and gusty north winds will occur Wednesday through Friday morning.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Weather Discussion for Saturday June 17, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for June 12-June 19 (high/low)...Redding 91/62, Chico 90/57, Quincy 81/42, Chester 78/41, Susanville 80/46, Grass Valley 71/52, Weaverville 84/45, Mt. Shasta 77/46, Yreka 81/46, Alturas 78/41

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 strong high pressure ridge is over the western U.S. and off the west coast.   The high will remain in place for the at least the next week, although it will weaken a little by Thursday and Friday. (see map below).   Temperatures will be hotter today, with more warming Sunday.   Sunday through Tuesday we will see high temperatures 10 to 18 degrees above normal and some north valley areas could reach or exceed the 110 degree mark.  Sub tropical moisture will begin to move northward.   Sunday there will be an increase in afternoon cumulus clouds over the Sierra Crest.  Monday and Tuesday there will be afternoon and evening thunderstorms over the areas north and east of the valley.  Gusty north winds will occur today and Sunday.  

Temperatures will start to slowly cool Wednesday and by Friday and weekend will down to 3 to 7 degrees above normal.  Wednesday through the weekend the north state will have sunny skies inland with fog and low clouds at the coast.   

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