Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Weather Discussion for Wednesday January 11, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for Jan 9-Jan 16 (high/low)...Redding 55/35, Chico 54/36, Quincy 46/23, Chester 42/21, Susanville 41/21, Grass Valley 55/33, Weaverville 46/28, Mt. Shasta 44/25, Yreka 44/24, Alturas 41/17

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 low pressure area that is currently along the Pacific Northwest coast (see satellite picture below) is dropping southward.  This system will bring showers to Northern California today and tonight.   Snow levels will be around 3000 feet.   There will still be a few lingering showers over the Sierras Thursday morning, but they will ending by midday and overall Thursday will be partly sunny to partly cloudy.   

Friday through Monday there will be a weak high pressure ridge along the coast with the jetstream to our north. (see map below).  Friday will be mostly sunny with a few clouds on the weekend from frontal systems moving by to our north.  

The high pressure ridge will breakdown next week and this will allow low pressure troughs and frontal systems to move through our area.   It looks like the wet weather will return Tuesday.

The Old Forecaster

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