Monday, August 14, 2017

Weather Discussion for Monday August 14, 2017

Normal high and low temperatures for Aug 14-Aug 21 (high/low)...Redding 97/63, Chico 95/58, Quincy 88/41, Chester 83/43, Susanville 87/49, Grass Valley 86/55, Weaverville 92/47, Mt. Shasta 84/48, Yreka 89/50, Alturas 87/41

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 into western Canada with the southern end bring some clouds to Northern California.  Further out to the west another frontal system is moving toward the Canadian coast and the southern end of this system will bring a few clouds to the north state tonight and early Tuesday.  These systems could trigger a few light showers over the higher elevations north of Redding.  Temperatures today will cool to 3 to 8 degrees below normal and will remain there Tuesday.  Gusty south to southwest winds are expected this afternoon and gusty southwest to northwest winds Tuesday afternoon.

Late Tuesday a high pressure ridge will be build off the west coast.  This will bring clear skies to our area and warm temperatures back up.  Temperatures Thursday will be 8 to 12 degrees above normal.  Winds will be light.  Friday the high pressure ridge begins to weaken as another low pressure trough moves into Canada (see map below).  Skies will remain mostly clear through the weekend but temperatures will start to cool Friday and should be back to normal by the weekend. 

The Old Forecaster.

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