Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Weather Discussion for Wednesday July 18, 2018


Normal high and low temperatures for July 16-July 23  (high/low) Redding 99/67, Chico 975/61, Quincy 91/45, Chester 87/46, Susanville 90/52, Grass Valley 89/57, Weaverville 96/51, Mt. Shasta 86/52, Yreka 93/54, Alturas 90/46

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 hot weather will continue.   Strong high pressure is over the western U.S, and will stay there for at least the next 7 to 10 days (see map below).  Today and Thursday we will see daytime temperatures 8 to 12 degrees above normal with some areas in the north end of the valley at just above the 110 degree mark.  Temperatures will cool down Friday through Sunday to above 3 to 6 degrees above normal and then warm up next week. 

The other weather feature to watch is the monsoonal moisture that is being pulled northward from the Southwestern U.S.  Friday through Sunday this moisture will trigger afternoon and evening thunderstorms over the higher elevations of the north state.

The Old Forecaster

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