Monday, January 8, 2018

Weather Discussion for Monday January 8, 2018

Normal high and low temperatures for Jan 8-Jan 15  (high/low) Redding 55/36, Chico 54/36, Quincy 46/23, Chester 42/21, Susanville 41/21, Grass Valley 53/33, Weaverville 46/27, Mt. Shasta 44/26, Yreka 44/25, Alturas 41/16

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 approaching the coast.  Ahead of this system quite a bit of sub tropical moisture is being draw northward.  Rain is expected today through midday Tuesday.  Snow levels will be 5500 to 6500 feet.  Gusty south winds will occur over the higher elevations.  Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday there will be a few clouds over the mountains with partly to mostly sunny skies in the valley.  Thursday we will see a few more clouds as storm system passes by to our north.  There could be a few light sprinkles near the Oregon border. 

Friday through Sunday high pressure will be back along the west coast (see map below).  The north state will see mostly sunny skies with above normal daytime temperatures and light winds.

Still looking for a change to a winter weather pattern staring next week.  The first storm move in Monday followed by stronger and colder storms over the next 7 to 10 days. 

The Old Forecaster

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