Saturday, August 25, 2018

Weather Discussion for Saturday August 25, 2018

Normal high and low temperatures for Aug 20-Aug 27  (high/low) Redding 96/61, Chico 93/58, Quincy 87/41, Chester 82/41, Susanville 85/47, Grass Valley 85/54, Weaverville 91/46, Mt. Shasta 83/46, Yreka 88/50, Alturas 85/40

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.

The weather pattern has slightly changed.  High pressure was directly over the western U.S. and California for much of July and August.  However, now high pressure is over the Pacific to our west and over Central and Southern U.S. ( see map below).   Low pressure troughs are moving through Western Canada.  This morning's satellite picture shows one system approaching Canada and the map below shows another system moving through on Thursday.  These system could bring a few clouds to the far north end of the state.  The nice feature is that for the next week our temperatures will be near or slightly below normal.   South to southwest winds are expected in the afternoons.

The longer range forecast models keep hinting at a stronger trough along the coast but they keep pushing back its' arrival time.   

The Old Forecaster

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