Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Weather Discussion for Wednesday June 28, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for June 26-July 3 (high/low)...Redding 96/64, Chico 94/58, Quincy 86/43, Chester 81/42, Susanville 85/48, Grass Valley 84/54, Weaverville 89/47, Mt. Shasta 81/48, Yreka 86/49, Alturas 83/42

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It looks like we will see a normal summer weather pattern over the next week.   High pressure will be over the western U.S. and off the coast (see map below).  This high won't be as strong as the one last week and therefore we won't see really hot weather.   The next 7 to 10 days the inland areas of the north state will be sunny with night and morning fog and low clouds at the coast.  Temperatures today will be near normal and then above normal Thursday through Sunday...with some areas in the north valley near or just above the 100 degree mark.  Temperatures drop back to near normal early next week.  Winds will be light nights and mornings and south to southwest in the afternoon.   The exception will be Saturday and early Sunday when gusty north winds will occur in some areas. 

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Weather Discussion for Monday June 26, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for June 26-July 3 (high/low)...Redding 96/64, Chico 94/58, Quincy 86/43, Chester 81/42, Susanville 85/48, Grass Valley 84/54, Weaverville 89/47, Mt. Shasta 81/48, Yreka 86/49, Alturas 83/42

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Cooling continues across Northern California.   The high pressure ridge is weakening as a low pressure area moves into western Canada.  Temperatures today through Wednesday will be down to near normal.   There is enough residual moisture over the north end of the state for isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms across Siskiyou and Modoc counties.

Thursday through the weekend the high pressure ridge will slightly rebuild off the coast (see map below).   During this time the north state will have clear skies inland with night and morning fog and low clouds at the coast.   Temperatures will be a few degrees above normal.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Weather Discussion for Saturday June 24, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for June 19-June 26 (high/low)...Redding 93/63, Chico 93/58, Quincy 84/43, Chester 80/4W2, Susanville 83/47, Grass Valley 83/53, Weaverville 88/46, Mt. Shasta 80/47, Yreka 84/48, Alturas 81/41

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Cooler weather is on the way.   Today the foothills and higher elevations will see temperatures about like yesterday.   However, marine air is moving through the delta and up the valley.  Most of the cooling from the marine air will be south of Red Bluff but Redding should be a couple of degrees cooler.  Sunday we will see a few degrees more cooling.    This morning's satellite picture shows a weak upper level low pressure area off the coast.   This system will trigger afternoon and evening thunderstorms today over the Sierra from Tahoe southward.   Sunday the low will lift northeastward and all of the higher elevations of Northern California will have a chance of isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms.  

Monday through Wednesday there will be a low pressure area over western Canada, which will keep the high pressure ridge suppressed (see map below).   During this time the inland areas of the north state will be mostly sunny and temperatures will be near normal.  There is a chance of isolated afternoon thunderstorms over Siskiyou, Modoc, and Lassen counties Monday. 

Thursday through the weekend the high pressure ridge will push back northward.  This will warm temperatures back to a few degrees above normal.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Weather Discussion for Wednesday June 21, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for June 19-June 26 (high/low)...Redding 93/63, Chico 93/58, Quincy 84/43, Chester 80/42, Susanville 83/47, Grass Valley 83/53, Weaverville 88/46, Mt. Shasta 80/47, Yreka 84/48, Alturas 81/41

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Little change in the weather through Saturday, the strong high pressure ridge will continue over the western U.S. and off the west coast.   High temperatures will continue at record levels.  Gusty north winds will occur today and Thursday.  

Sunday we will see a few degrees of cooling.  More cooling will occur Monday and Tuesday as the high pressure weakens due to a low pressure area moving into western Canada (see map below).  Temperatures by Tuesday will be down to normal or a few degrees above.  Sunday afternoon and Monday afternoon there will be isolated thunderstorms over the northern and eastern mountains. 

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Weather Discussion for Monday June 19, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for June 19-June 26 (high/low)...Redding 93/63, Chico 93/58, Quincy 84/43, Chester 80/42, Susanville 83/47, Grass Valley 83/53, Weaverville 88/46, Mt. Shasta 80/47, Yreka 84/48, Alturas 81/41

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A strong high pressure ridge is over the western U.S. and will hold there for the next 7 days (see map below).  The flow around the high is puling a little subtropical moisture northward and this will result in isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms today and Tuesday.  There is a slight chance of the storms moving out across the north end of the valley late this afternoon.   Wednesday through the weekend the north state will be mostly clear inland with fog and low clouds at the coast.

Temperatures for the next 7 days will continue 10 to 18 degrees above normal.   The Redding and Red Bluff areas will continue a couple degrees below or above 110.  Strong and gusty north winds will occur Wednesday through Friday morning.

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Weather Discussion for Saturday June 17, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for June 12-June 19 (high/low)...Redding 91/62, Chico 90/57, Quincy 81/42, Chester 78/41, Susanville 80/46, Grass Valley 71/52, Weaverville 84/45, Mt. Shasta 77/46, Yreka 81/46, Alturas 78/41

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A strong high pressure ridge is over the western U.S. and off the west coast.   The high will remain in place for the at least the next week, although it will weaken a little by Thursday and Friday. (see map below).   Temperatures will be hotter today, with more warming Sunday.   Sunday through Tuesday we will see high temperatures 10 to 18 degrees above normal and some north valley areas could reach or exceed the 110 degree mark.  Sub tropical moisture will begin to move northward.   Sunday there will be an increase in afternoon cumulus clouds over the Sierra Crest.  Monday and Tuesday there will be afternoon and evening thunderstorms over the areas north and east of the valley.  Gusty north winds will occur today and Sunday.  

Temperatures will start to slowly cool Wednesday and by Friday and weekend will down to 3 to 7 degrees above normal.  Wednesday through the weekend the north state will have sunny skies inland with fog and low clouds at the coast.   

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Weather Discussion for Wednesday June 14, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for June 12-June 19 (high/low)...Redding 91/62, Chico 90/57, Quincy 81/42, Chester 78/41, Susanville 80/46, Grass Valley 71/52, Weaverville 84/45, Mt. Shasta 77/46, Yreka 81/46, Alturas 78/41

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Here comes summer.... High pressure is beginning to build over the western U.S, and off the west coast.  This will slowly force the jetstream northward and by this weekend it will be well north of our area.  (see map below). Temperatures will be warming.  Skies will be sunny today and with a few mid and high clouds Thursday and Friday from storms moving into the Pacific Northwest.  Saturday through most of next week...sunny inland with fog and low clouds at the coast.  Temperatures will be back above normal by Thursday.  This weekend through at least the mid part of next week many inland valleys will be be above 100 degrees.   Winds will be light except for gusty north winds in some areas this weekend. 

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Weather Discussion for Monday June 12, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for June 12-June 19 (high/low)...Redding 91/62, Chico 90/57, Quincy 81/42, Chester 78/41, Susanville 80/46, Grass Valley 71/52, Weaverville 84/45, Mt. Shasta 77/46, Yreka 81/46, Alturas 78/41

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Get ready for hot weather....

This past weekend saw temperatures 10 to 20 degrees below normal...next weekend we will have temperatures 10 to 15 degrees above normal.

The low pressure area is now over Nevada and moving eastward.   However, the flow around the low will push clouds over the eastern portions of Northern California through this evening with a few showers along and east of the Sierra Cascade Crest.  The rest of the north state will be sunny and a little warmer.

Tuesday high pressure begins to build over the western U.S. and along the west coast.  The high will continue to strengthen through the weekend with a strong high pressure ridge continuing over our area through the mid part of next week (see map below)   The inland areas of the north state will be mostly sunny with temperatures back up to normal by midweek.  The warmup will continue and by Friday and the weekend some areas of the north valley will be at or just over the 100 degree mark. Winds will be light.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Weather Discussion for Saturday June 10, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for June 5-June 12 (high/low)...Redding 87/59, Chico 87/55, Quincy 79/42, Chester 74/39, Susanville 76/44, Grass Valley 77/50, Weaverville 82/45, Mt. Shasta 73/45, Yreka 80/45, Alturas 75/40

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This morning's satellite picture (below) shows a cold, for this time of year, low pressure area just off the Oregon and Northern California coast.  The low will move slowly across our area tonight and Sunday and will be over Nevada by Monday.  Today and Sunday the low will generate bands of showers and possible thunderstorms as it moves eastward.  Most of the showers will be over the foothills and mountains but there is a chance of showers in the valley north of Chico.  Snow levels will be 5000 to 6000 feet.  Daytime temperatures will continue 10 to 18 degrees below normal.  Most of the north state will be sunny Monday but there will still be clouds and a few showers along and east of the Sierra Cascade Crest.

Tuesday through next weekend high pressure will rebuild over the western U.S. and along the west coast (see map below).   The north state will be sunny and warmer with temperatures warming.  Daytime high temperatures will be back to normal by Friday and by the weekend some north valley locations could break the 100 degree mark.  Winds will be light. 

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Weather Discussion for Wednesday June 7, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for June 5-June 12 (high/low)...Redding 87/59, Chico 87/55, Quincy 79/42, Chester 74/39, Susanville 76/44, Grass Valley 77/50, Weaverville 82/45, Mt. Shasta 73/45, Yreka 80/45, Alturas 75/40

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Big changes in the weather are starting.   The high pressure ridge that has be over our area is moving eastward as a low pressure trough develops along the west coast.   This morning's satellite picture shows a frontal system out in the Pacific that is moving eastward.   Clouds will increase this afternoon as this system approaches with rain and showers expected over Northern California tonight through Thursday afternoon.   Even through the frontal system will be east of our area by tomorrow afternoon...the low pressure area will linger along the coast through midday Sunday (see map below).   Friday and Saturday the north state will be partly cloudy to cloudy with showers and possible thunderstorms mainly over the the foothills and mountains with a chance in the valley north of Chico.  Friday and Saturday daytime temperatures will be 12 to 20 degrees below normal.  

Sunday afternoon the low will over Northern California and moving slowly eastward.   We will continue to have partly cloudy skies and cool temperatures with showers over the higher elevations north and east of the valley.  

Monday through Wednesday a weak high pressure ridge will be along the coast.  The north state will have partly sunny to sunny skies with temperatures near or just below normal.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Weather Discussion for Monday June 5, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for June 5-June 12 (high/low)...Redding 87/59, Chico 87/55, Quincy 79/42, Chester 74/39, Susanville 76/44, Grass Valley 77/50, Weaverville 82/45, Mt. Shasta 73/45, Yreka 80/45, Alturas 75/40

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Partly to mostly sunny and warmer today and Tuesday as high pressure remains along and over the west coast.  Winds will be light.

Wednesday the high pressure ridge shifts eastward as a low pressure trough begins to deepen along the coast.  Temperatures will be a few degrees cooler and clouds will increase in the afternoon.  Wednesday night and Thursday the low pressure trough will be along the west coast (see map below).  During this time the north state will be partly cloudy to cloudy with rain or showers.  The trough will move slowly across Northern California Friday and Saturday.  Friday through Saturday afternoon there will be showers and thunderstorms.  Most of the activity will be over the foothills and mountains but there will be isolated showers and thunderstorms in the valley north of Chico.  Temperatures Thursday through Saturday will be 10 to 20 degrees below normal.

Sunday and Monday the north state will be partly to mostly sunny with temperatures still a few degrees below normal. 

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

Weather Discussion for Saturday June 3, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for May 29-June 5 (high/low)...Redding 86/59, Chico 87/55, Quincy 78/41, Chester 73/39, Susanville 75/42, Grass Valley 77/50, Weaverville 82/44, Mt. Shasta 72/44, Yreka 77/44, Alturas 73/39

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Well...big changes in the next week and weather we don't usually expect in early June.

High pressure is still over the west but is weakening as a weak frontal system approaches the coast.  Today we will have partly sunny skies with temperatures a little warmer than yesterday.  Late tonight and Sunday a weak frontal system will move across the state with a few clouds.  There will be isolated light showers over the areas north of Redding.

Monday and Tuesday the high pressure ridge bounces back over the west coast.   We will see clear skies with temperatures a few degrees above normal.  Winds will be light. 

Wednesday the big change starts as low pressure trough deepens off the coast with increasing clouds and cooler temperatures.  Wednesday night through midday Saturday a deep...for this time of year...a low pressure trough will be along the west coast (see map below).  During this time the north state will see partly cloudy to cloudy skies with periods of rain or showers.  Temperatures will be 10 to 20 degrees below normal by Thursday and Friday.  

The trough will be east of our area by Saturday night.   However, a weaker trough will move across the area Monday with showers over the coastal and northern mountains.

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