Saturday, December 22, 2018

Weather Discussion for Saturday December 22, 2018

Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec 17-Dec 24  (high/low) Redding 55/36, Chico 53/35, Quincy 45/24, Chester 41/20, Susanville 40/22, Grass Valley 52/31, Weaverville 46/29, Mt. Shasta 434/24, Yreka 43/25, Alturas 41/17

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.

Clouds will slowly increase today as a weak frontal system approaches the coast.   This system will spread light rain or showers over the area tonight.  Most of the precipitation will be over the foothills and mountains. Snow levels will be 4000 to 5000 feet.  

A strong low pressure area will move into the north state Monday with rain expected for the entire area.  Snow levels will be 3000 to 4000 feet.  The precipitation will turn to showers Monday night and end by Tuesday morning.  

Late Tuesday through next weekend we will be under a weather pattern like the one shown on the map below.  High pressure will be off the coast with a low pressure area over the Great Basin.   Northern California will be mostly sunny with a few clouds at times over the areas north and east of the valley.   Periods of gusty north winds are expected. 

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