Monday, February 6, 2017

Weather Discussion for Monday February 6, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for Feb 6-Feb 13 (high/low)...Redding 61/40, Chico 59/38, Quincy 51/26, Chester 46/23, Susanville 46/24, Grass Valley 56/34, Weaverville 54/30, Mt. Shasta 48/27, Yreka 50/27, Alturas 46/21

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 first is a series of storms is now moving east of our area.   This mornings satellite picture below shows lots of clouds and a series of frontal systems to our west.  The next system moves through tonight and Tuesday with another system Wednesday night and Thursday. (see map below).  Each frontal system will bring moderate to heavy precipitation to the north state.  The periods between the frontal systems we will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies and scattered showers.  Snow levels today are 5500 to 6500 feet.   Snow levels tonight through Thursday will be 6000 to 7000 feet north and 7000 to 8000 feet south.  Strong and gusty south winds will precede each frontal system with gusts...tonight and early Tuesday and Wednesday night and early Thursday... 50 to 55 mph in the valley and 65 mph over the higher elevations.

The precipitation turns to showers on Friday with snow levels dropping to 4000 to 5000 feet.   Skies will be clearing for the weekend as high pressure rebuilds along the coast. 

The Old Forecaster

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