Saturday, January 13, 2018

Weather Discussion for Saturday January 13, 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.

High pressure is over the west coast.  Today will be mostly sunny with some high clouds.  Daytime temperatures will be above normal and winds will be light.  Clouds will begin to increase Sunday afternoon as a major change in the weather pattern begins. 

The high will weaken and move east and next week we will be under a weather pattern like the one shown on the map below.   A low pressure trough will be along the coast with the jetstream running across Northern California.  Frontal systems will form off the coast move through the north state.   The first system will bring rain to the area Monday and Tuesday.  The snow levels will start out at 5000 to 6000 feet but will lower to 4000 feet by Tuesday.  Gusty south winds are expected Monday afternoon and early Tuesday.

There will be a break between systems Wednesday and then the next storm will bring precipitation to Northern California Wednesday night through early Friday.  Snow levels with this system will be 3500 feet north and 4500 feet south.  Gusty south winds will occur over exposed areas. 

There will be another break Friday afternoon and Saturday and then another storm will hit the area Saturday night and Sunday.

The Old Forecaster

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