Monday, March 6, 2017

Weather Discussion for Monday March 6, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for March 6-March 13 (high/low)...Redding 64/42, Chico 64/41, Quincy 56/28, Chester 51/25, Susanville 53/29, Grass Valley 58/36, Weaverville 60/31, Mt. Shasta 54/30, Yreka 55/30, Alturas 52/24

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.

Want to see how this year compares with other years.  This table was done by Jan Null at Golden Gate Weather Services. 

 If you look at the satellite picture and two maps below you see that the weather pattern will change very little over the next week.  A low pressure area will remain off the Canadian Coast with the jetstream splitting as it moves across the Pacific.  The jetstream will be just to our north but will shift a little north and south during the week.  This type of weather pattern isn't extremely wet for Northern California but will keep things cloudy especially over the coastal and northern mountains. 

Today and Tuesday most of the north state will have periods of rain or showers.  Precipitation amounts will be light in the valley and lower elevations   Snow levels will be 1000 to 1500 feet north and 2000 to 2500 feet south.  

Wednesday and Thursday the showers will be confined to the areas from Redding northward, with partly cloudy skies elsewhere.  Snow levels will rise to around 4000 feet.

Friday through the weekend it looks like the jetstream will sink back a little to the south and this will bring a chance of light showers or rain to all of the north state.   Snow levels will be 5500 to 6500 feet.  

The Old Forecaster

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