Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Weather Discussion for Wednesday March 15, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for March 13-March 20 (high/low)...Redding 67/44, Chico 67/41, Quincy 59/29, Chester 53/25, Susanville 55/29, Grass Valley 59/37, Weaverville 61/31, Mt. Shasta 57/32, Yreka 58/30, Alturas 54/25

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.

This morning's satellite picture (below) shows a low pressure trough and frontal system moving onto the coast.  This system is weakening as it moves eastward.  Today there will be light rain over the coastal and northern mountains with light showers elsewhere.  Snow levels will be 6000 feet or higher.  

Thursday and most of Friday the north state will be partly sunny to partly cloudy with near normal temperatures.  Saturday another weak frontal system will bring periods of rain or showers to the area. (see map below).  Snow levels will drop to 5000 feet north by evening.   Sunday there will be showers mainly over the higher elevations.

Late Monday and Tuesday a stronger storm system will move into the area.  This system will bring light to moderate precipitation to all areas.  Snow levels will be 5000 to 6000 feet.   This will be the first of several storms and ilt looks like we return to a wet pattern next week.

The Old Forecaster

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