Saturday, November 17, 2018

Weather Discussion for Saturday November 17, 2018


Normal high/ low temperatures for Nov 12-Nov 19  (high/low) Redding 64/41, Chico 64/39, Quincy 54/29, Chester 50/26, Susanville 51/28, Grass Valley 58/38, Weaverville 55/32, Mt. Shasta 52/31, Yreka 52/29, Alturas 51/23

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 continues over the west coast but will start to rapidly weaken Monday.  Today and Sunday we will have partly sunny (smoky) skies with above normal temperatures and light winds.   Monday we will see more clouds and cooler temperatures. 

Tuesday through next weekend there will be a low pressure trough along the coast (see map below).  During this time several frontal systems will move across the north state.  The first will bring rain to the area Tuesday night and Wednesday.  Thursday we see showers with another storm system Thursday night and Friday.  The weekend looks like periods of rain or showers.  Snow levels will start off at 5500 to 6500 feet but will drop to 4000 to 5000 feet by late Wednesday and will remain around that level  through the weekend.  Gusty south to southwest winds will precede each storm system.

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