Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Weather Discussion for Wednesday October 17, 2018

Normal high/ low temperatures for Oct 15-Oct 22  (high/low) Redding 79/49, Chico 79/46, Quincy 71/31, Chester 66/30, Susanville 66/34, Grass Valley 72/42, Weaverville 74/34, Mt. Shasta 65/35, Yreka 69/35, Alturas 66/27

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 that has been off the coast has now moved eastward and is over the west coast.  As noted in the last blog the main affect this will have on our weather is to stop the gusty north winds.   The ridge will continue to move very slowly eastward.  Today through the weekend we will have clear skies, above normal temperatures, and light winds.  

Early next week the high will be east of our area and a low pressure trough will off the coast (see map below).  Notice the jetstream is still to our north so this will prevent any really wet storms from moving through the north state.   However, the southern end of a frontal system will brush the north end of the state Tuesday and Wednesday with clouds and a few showers along the north coast and near the Oregon border.  Temperatures will be back to near normal by Tuesday. 

The Old Forecaster

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