Monday, February 13, 2017

Weather Discussion for Monday February 13, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for Feb 13-Feb 20 (high/low)...Redding 60/40, Chico 61/40, Quincy 52/27, Chester 46/23, Susanville 47/25, Grass Valley 56/35, Weaverville 55/30, Mt. Shasta 47/30, Yreka 51/27, Alturas 46/22

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.

High pressure is still along and over the west coast.   However, it is beginning to weaken.  Today and Tuesday the north state will be partly sunny with high cloudiness. Temperatures will be near normal and winds will be light.

The high will breakdown Wednesday and the jetstream will run across the Pacific and over Northern California. (see map below).  This will start another "wet period" for Northern California.  The first frontal system will spread rain over the area Wednesday.  The precipitation will continue through midday Thursday.  Snow levels will be 5000 to 6000 feet in the north and 6000 feet in the south.  Heaviest precipitation will be Wednesday night and early Thursday.  Gusty south winds will precede this system.

There will be brief break late Thursday and then Friday and Saturday a stronger storm system will move through the north state with moderate to heavy precipitation.  Snow levels will drop to 3500 to 4500 feet by Saturday.  The precipitation turns to showers late Saturday.  

It looks like another frontal system will move through the area late Sunday and Monday.

The Old Forecaster

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