Saturday, June 30, 2018

Weather Discussion for Saturday June 30, 2018

Normal high and low temperatures for June 25-July 2  (high/low) Redding 96/64, Chico 93/58, Quincy 86/43, Chester 81/43, Susanville 85/48, Grass Valley 84/54, Weaverville 90/47, Mt. Shasta 81/49, Yreka 86/49, Alturas 83/42

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.

A large high pressure area is currently over most of the U.S. with another high pressure area off the coast.  This pattern will hold through Monday.   During this time Northern California will see clear skies with daytime temperatures 8 to 12 degrees above normal.  Strong gusty north winds will occur through midday Sunday with light moderate north winds through Monday.  

Tuesday a weak closed low pressure area will form off the coast between the 2 highs (see map below).   This system will linger off the coast through Friday and then weaken and move northeastward.   At this time it looks like the main affect this system will have on our weather is to cool temperatures back to normal or a little below.  There could be some isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms over the mountains north and east of the valley Tuesday through Friday.   If the low was to move closer the thunderstorms will be more widespread.  

Next weekend the high pressure ridge that is over the U.S. will push back to the west and this will bring back the hot weather to the north state. 

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Weather Discussion for Wednesday June 27, 2018

Normal high and low temperatures for June 25-July 2  (high/low) Redding 96/64, Chico 93/58, Quincy 86/43, Chester 81/43, Susanville 85/48, Grass Valley 84/54, Weaverville 90/47, Mt. Shasta 81/49, Yreka 86/49, Alturas 83/42

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 will continue over of just off the west coast for the next week and the the inland areas of the north state will continue to see sunny skies.  Temperatures today and Thursday will be normal or slightly above.  Temperatures will start to warm Friday and Saturday and Sunday high temperatures will be 8 to 12 degrees above normal. Winds will be light today and early Thursday.  Thursday night through midday Sunday we will have strong and gusty north winds especially in the Northern Sacramento Valley.  

Early next week a low pressure trough will push into western Canada (see map below).  The north state will still have mostly clear skies, but temperatures will cool back to near normal. 

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Weather Discussion for Monday June 25, 2018

Normal high and low temperatures for June 25-July 2  (high/low) Redding 96/64, Chico 93/58, Quincy 86/43, Chester 81/43, Susanville 85/48, Grass Valley 84/54, Weaverville 90/47, Mt. Shasta 81/49, Yreka 86/49, Alturas 83/42

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 will continue to dominate our weather for at least the next 7 to 10 days.  However, the high will move from where it has been...over the western U.S....to further off the west coast....as shown on the map below.

The inland areas of Northern California will continue mostly sunny for the next week.  Temperatures will start to cool today, especially in the valley due to cool air moving inland through the Delta.  Temperatures Tuesday through the weekend will run 2 to 6 degrees above normal.  Winds will be light nights and mornings and then south to southwest in the afternoons today through Thursday.  Friday through the weekend we see another round of gusty north to northeast winds.  

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Weather Discussion for Saturday June 23, 2018

Normal high and low temperatures for June 18-June 25  (high/low) Redding 92/63, Chico 91/58, Quincy 83/42, Chester 80/42, Susanville 82/47, Grass Valley 82/53, Weaverville 87/45, Mt. Shasta 80/47, Yreka 84/48, Alturas 81/41

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.

A strong high pressure ridge is over the west coast.   Today and Sunday Northern California will be sunny and hot with some areas in the north valley reaching 105 to 110 degrees.  Gusty north winds will occur today and early Sunday. 

Monday through next weekend we will under a normal summer weather pattern like the one shown on the map below.   High pressure will be over the western U.S. and off the coast.   Temperatures will cool a few degrees Monday and temperatures through the rest of the week should be 3 to 6 degrees above normal.   Winds will be light with another round of gusty north winds possible next weekend. 

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Weather Discussion for Wednesday June 20, 2018

Normal high and low temperatures for June 18-June 25  (high/low) Redding 92/63, Chico 91/58, Quincy 83/42, Chester 80/42, Susanville 82/47, Grass Valley 82/53, Weaverville 87/45, Mt. Shasta 80/47, Yreka 84/48, Alturas 81/41

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.

High pressure is over the western U.S. and off the coast.   Today a weak frontal system is moving across the Pacific Northwest and western Canada.   The southern end of this system will bring few clouds to the far north end of the state and could trigger a few thunderstorms near the Oregon border.  The rest of the north state will be sunny with temperatures a little cooler.  South to southwest winds will increase this afternoon.

The high pressure ridge will strengthen over the next few days and dominate our weather for the next week (see map below).  Thursday through next week will be mostly clear and hot with temperatures 8 to 12 degrees above normal by the weekend. Looks like the first "hot spell" of the summer.  Winds will light except for gusty north winds Friday and early Saturday.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Weather Discussion for Monday June 18, 2018

Normal high and low temperatures for June 18-June 25  (high/low) Redding 92/63, Chico 91/58, Quincy 83/42, Chester 80/42, Susanville 82/47, Grass Valley 82/53, Weaverville 87/45, Mt. Shasta 80/47, Yreka 84/48, Alturas 81/41

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.

The low pressure area that moved across Northern California this weekend is now over Nevada and is moving eastward.  Today there will be a few clouds and isolated showers along and east of the Sierra Cascade Crest with mostly sunny skies elsewhere. 

Tuesday through at least the start of next week high pressure will be along and over the west coast (see map below).   During this time the inland areas of the north state will be mostly sunny with above normal temperatures and light winds.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Weather Discussion for Saturday June 16, 2018

Normal high and low temperatures for June 11-June 18  (high/low) Redding 90/62, Chico 90/57, Quincy 81/42, Chester 78/41, Susanville 80/45, Grass Valley 80/51, Weaverville 84/44, Mt. Shasta 77/46, Yreka 81/46, Alturas 77/41

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.

The closed or cutoff low pressure area is forming over Oregon.  This low will drop southward across Northern California today and the move slowly eastward and will be over the Great Basin by Tuesday (see map below).  The satellite picture (below) shows the low doesn't have much moisture with it.  However, it will destabilize the atmosphere enough to trigger thunderstorms and showers as it moves through.   This afternoon and tonight there will be scattered showers and thunderstorms over Trinity, Siskiyou, higher elevations of Shasta, Modoc, Lassen, and Plumas counties, with a chance of one moving over the valley north of Red Bluff.  Sunday showers and thunderstorms will be confined to the areas north and east of Redding and Monday they will be along and east of the Sierra Cascade Crest.  Temperatures will be a few degrees below normal through Monday.  Gusty northwest to north winds will occur later today and Sunday.  

Tuesday through next weekend high pressure will be back along and over the coast.   The inland areas of the north state will be sunny with above normal temperatures. 

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Weather Discussion for Wednesday June 13, 2018

Normal high and low temperatures for June 11-June 18  (high/low) Redding 90/62, Chico 90/57, Quincy 81/42, Chester 78/41, Susanville 80/45, Grass Valley 80/51, Weaverville 84/44, Mt. Shasta 77/46, Yreka 81/46, Alturas 77/41

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.

Ref comment yesterday about the WU showing some precip Friday.   Hope discussion below explains.

High pressure is along the west coast.  Today will be mostly sunny with temperatures slightly cooler than yesterday. The high pressure system is moving slowly westward as a "cutoff" or closed low pressure area forms over the Nevada.   The low will be in place by the weekend (see map below) and since it is cutoff from the jetstream will wobble around over Nevada through early next week. 

Thursday we will continue mostly sunny with cooler temperatures and light wind.  Friday there will be a some cumulus along and east of the Sierra Cascade Crest.   Saturday through Tuesday there will be afternoon and evening thunderstorms over Siskiyou, Modoc, Lassen, eastern Plumas, and eastern Nevada counties.  The rest of the north state will be partly to mostly sunny.  Temperatures will continue to cool and by the weekend they will be slightly below normal.  Gusty north winds will occur in some areas Saturday and Sunday.

As I noted before, forecasting the movement of these closed lows is hard since they are cutoff from the main flow.  It looks now like this low will wobble around Nevada Saturday through Tuesday.   After that it should begin to slowly moved northeastward....although one model run takes it westward over Northern California...stay tuned..

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Weather Discussion for Monday June 11, 2018

Normal high and low temperatures for June 11-June 18  (high/low) Redding 90/62, Chico 90/57, Quincy 81/42, Chester 78/41, Susanville 80/45, Grass Valley 80/51, Weaverville 84/44, Mt. Shasta 77/46, Yreka 81/46, Alturas 77/41

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.

High pressure is building over the west coast and will hold there through midweek.  The inland areas of Northern California will be mostly sunny and temperatures will be near normal today and about 10 degrees above normal by Tuesday.  Light to moderate southwest to northwest winds will occur in the afternoons. 

Midweek the high will move a little westward as a low pressure trough develops over the Great Basin (see map below).  Wednesday through the weekend most of the north state will continue clear but there will be some afternoon cumulus clouds along and east of the Sierra Cascade Crest.  Temperatures will continue above normal.  There will be gusty north winds at times as the low develops. 

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Weather Discussion for Saturday June 9, 2018

Normal high and low temperatures for June 4-June 11  (high/low) Redding 88/60, Chico 88/56, Quincy 79/41, Chester 75/40, Susanville 78/45, Grass Valley 77/50, Weaverville 82/44, Mt. Shasta 73/44, Yreka 79/45, Alturas 75/40

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.

A low pressure trough is currently passing through the Pacific Northwest and the north end of California.  This system will bring a few light showers to north coast, Siskiyou, Northern Shasta, Modoc, and Lassen counties through this evening.  The trough will bring cooler temperatures and gusty southwest to northwest winds to all of the north state today.   

Sunday high pressure begins to rebuild over the west coast.   Skies will be mostly clear.  Temperatures will warm through Tuesday when temperatures will be 8 to 12 degrees above normal.  Winds will be light.   Wednesday through Friday the high will move back to the west as a low pressure trough develops over the Great Basin and the Central U.S. (see map below).  We will still have mostly clear skies but temperatures will cool back to near normal by Friday.   Gusty north winds will begin Friday.  

The weekend looks sunny and warmer with the gusty north winds ending by Sunday morning.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Weather Discussion for Wednesday June 6, 2018

Normal high and low temperatures for June 4-June 11  (high/low) Redding 88/60, Chico 88/56, Quincy 79/41, Chester 75/40, Susanville 78/45, Grass Valley 77/50, Weaverville 82/44, Mt. Shasta 73/44, Yreka 79/45, Alturas 75/40

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 now over the Central and Western U.S.   Low pressure troughs and frontal systems approach the coast and then are diverted northeastward into the Pacific Northwest.  Today through Friday we will see partly to mostly sunny skies with some afternoon clouds.   There will be a chance of afternoon and evening thunderstorms over Siskiyou, Modoc, and northern Lassen counties.  Temperatures will be near normal with light to moderate south to southwest winds in the afternoon.

Saturday a stronger and colder low pressure trough will move through (see map below).  This system will bring clouds and a few showers and thunderstorms from Redding northward.  Temperatures will be 10 to 20 degrees below normal.  Strong and gusty southwest to northwest winds are expected Saturday.

Sunday the trough will be east of our area and high pressure will be building over the west coast.  The high should hold through next week and during time we will see clear skies  and warmer temperatures.  The north valley should be back to the 100 degree mark by mid week. 

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Weather Discussion for Monday June 4, 2018

Normal high and low temperatures for June 4-June 11  (high/low) Redding 88/60, Chico 88/56, Quincy 79/41, Chester 75/40, Susanville 78/45, Grass Valley 77/50, Weaverville 82/44, Mt. Shasta 73/44, Yreka 79/45, Alturas 75/40

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 western U.S. with the jetstream to our north.   Today through Friday we will see mostly sunny skies with temperatures a few degrees above normal.  Thursday afternoon there could be isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms near the Oregon border as a weak frontal system passes by to our north.  Gusty southwest to northwest winds will occur in the afternoons.

Saturday a stronger low pressure trough will push into the Pacific Northwest (see map below).   The main effect this system will have on the north state is cooler temperatures and gusty southwest to west winds.  The areas north of Redding will see a few clouds and there will be isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorms over Siskiyou and Modoc counties.   Sunday high pressure begins to build over our area and next week look sunny and hot.

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