Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Weather Discussion for Wednesday November 21, 2018

Normal high/ low temperatures for Nov 19-Nov 26  (high/low) Redding 61/39, Chico 62/38, Quincy 52/26, Chester 47/25, Susanville 49/25, Grass Valley 57/34, Weaverville 53/31, Mt. Shasta 49/30, Yreka 50/27, Alturas 49/21

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 first storm or frontal system is now spreading  rain across the state.  Rain is expected over the area today with showers tonight.   Snow levels will start high but will drop to 4500 to 5500 feet north and 6000 feet south by late this afternoon.  Gusty south winds will occur in some areas.  Thursday we will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with showers mainly over the foothills and mountains.  Snow levels will remain around 5000 feet.

Thursday night and Friday the next system moves into the area.  This storm will bring moderate to locally heavy precipitation to the north state.  Snow levels will rise to above 6000 feet and gusty south to southwest winds are expected.  The storm will be east of our area Saturday.  Saturday skies will be partly cloudy with some lingering mountain showers in the morning.  

Sunday and Monday skies will be partly to mostly sunny with light winds.

Things could get interesting next week.  The map below is the current forecast.   The jetstream is running across the Pacific and right over Northern California.  If this pattern verifies we will see very wet weather Tuesday through Friday. 

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