Saturday, March 4, 2017

Weather Discussion for Saturday March 4, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for Feb 27-March 6 (high/low)...Redding 61/42, Chico 63/40, Quincy 53/28, Chester 48/25, Susanville 49/27, Grass Valley 55/35, Weaverville 57/30, Mt. Shasta 49/29, Yreka 53/29, Alturas 48/22

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.

Want to see how this year compares with other years.  This table was done by Jan Null at Golden Gate Weather Services.  http://ggweather.posthaven.com/ranked 

A low pressure trough is developing off the coast. (see satellite picture below).  This trough will continue slowly moving southward and then will move eastward across Northern California Sunday afternoon.  Rain will spread over the area today and continue through early Sunday.  The precipitation will turn to showers Sunday afternoon and end by evening.  Snow levels are 4000 feet north and higher south...but will be dropping.  Snow tonight and Sunday will be 1500 to 2500 feet north and 2500 to 3500 feet in the south.  

There will be brief break late Sunday and then a weaker storm system will move across the area Monday and Tuesday.  Light rain or showers is expected Monday and Tuesday with snow levels 2500 feet north and 3500 feet south.   

Wednesday and Thursday we will be under a weather pattern like the one shown on the map below.   A weak high pressure ridge will be over the western U.S. with the jetstream just to our north.  The areas north of Redding will be partly cloudy with a few showers over the higher elevations and the areas south of Redding will be partly sunny to partly cloudy.  

It looks like another weak storm system will bring light precipitation to the area next weekend. 

The Old Forecaster

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