Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Weather Discussion for Wednesday August 22, 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 high pressure ridge continues to slowly weaken and shift eastward.   We will transition into a weather pattern like the one shown on the map below by the weekend.   The ridge will have moved eastward as a low pressure trough develops over Western Canada.  We may see a few clouds from this system in the far north end of the state on Sunday.  Otherwise the next week looks sunny and smoky.   Temperatures will be near normal and then cool to below normal by the weekend and early next week.  We will have light to moderate south to southwest winds in the afternoons. 

Longer range forecast models continue show a closed low pressure area off the coast late next week.  This could increase our chances of showers or thunderstorms. 

The Old Forecaster

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