Monday, December 30, 2019

Weather Discussion for Monday Dec. 30, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec-30-Jan 6  (high/low) Redding 54/35, Chico 53/34, Quincy 44/22, Chester 40/18, Susanville 39/19, Grass Valley 53/31, Weaverville 46/27, Mt. Shasta 44/26, Yreka 43/23, Alturas 40/15
  
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The low pressure area that brought light showers the area yesterday is now off the Southern California coast.   Today and Tuesday Northern California will be mostly sunny with slightly above normal temperatures.  Gusty north winds will occur in some areas.

Wednesday the southern end of a frontal system will brush the north end of the state.  We will see a few clouds from this system and there will a few light showers on the north coast and areas north of Redding.

Thursday and Friday look party to mostly sunny with temperatures a few degrees above normal and light winds.

Saturday a low pressure trough will be approaching the coast (see map below).  This system will bring clouds a light rain or showers to the north state late Saturday and Sunday.

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Saturday, December 28, 2019

Weather Discussion for Saturday Dec. 28th, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec-23-Dec 30  (high/low) Redding 53/34, Chico 52/34, Quincy 44/24, Chester 40/19, Susanville 40/21, Grass Valley 51/31, Weaverville 45/28, Mt. Shasta 42/23, Yreka 43/24, Alturas 42/17
  
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The low pressure area and frontal system showed in the Gulf of Alaska on this morning's satellite picture (below) will move to  the Canadian coast and them drop southward.  The low will be off the Northern California coast Sunday (see map below)  and will bring light rain or showers to Northern California on Sunday.  Snow levels will be 3000 to 4000 feet.  

Skies will clear late Sunday and early Monday as the low heads toward Southern California.  Monday and Tuesday skies will be sunny.  Temperatures will be near normal but there will be strong and gusty north to northeast winds.

Late Wednesday and Thursday a weak low pressure trough and frontal system will brush the north end of the state.  This system could bring some clouds and isolated light showers to the north coast and areas north of Redding.

Late Thursday through early Saturday look mostly clear with normal or slightly above temperatures.  Another weak frontal could brush the area Saturday night and Sunday.

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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Weather Discussion for Wednesday Dec. 25, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec-23-Dec 30  (high/low) Redding 53/34, Chico 52/34, Quincy 44/24, Chester 40/19, Susanville 40/21, Grass Valley 51/31, Weaverville 45/28, Mt. Shasta 42/23, Yreka 43/24, Alturas 42/17
  
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This morning's satellite picture (below) shows a low pressure area off the coast.  This low is moving southward and will be move inland over Southern California Thursday.  The low will bring scattered light showers to Northern California today.  Snow levels will be 3000 to 3500 feet.  

Thursday through Saturday high pressure will be along the coast.  The north state will be mostly clear with near normal temperatures.  Gusty north winds will occur Thursday and early Friday.

Sunday a low pressure trough will move across Northern California (see map below) and then form a low pressure area over Nevada and Utah.  Sunday we will see a few showers over the areas north and east of the valley with a few clouds elsewhere.  Monday through Wednesday the area will be mostly sunny with clouds along and east of the Sierra Cascade Crest.  Temperatures will be below normal and strong and gusty north to northeast winds will occur.

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Weather Discussion for Monday Dec. 23, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec-23-Dec 30  (high/low) Redding 53/34, Chico 52/34, Quincy 44/24, Chester 40/19, Susanville 40/21, Grass Valley 51/31, Weaverville 45/28, Mt. Shasta 42/23, Yreka 43/24, Alturas 42/17
  
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The low that brought rain to the area yesterday has moved east.  Today and most of Tuesday Northern California will be mostly clear.   Temperatures will be a little below normal with light north winds.

Late Tuesday and Wednesday a low pressure trough will move through with light precipitation.  Snow levels will be 3000 to 3500 feet north and a little higher south.  Gusty south winds will precede this system.

Thursday through Saturday high pressure will be along the coast (see map below).   The north state will have mostly clear skies with near normal temperatures.

Late Sunday another low pressure area will drop over the state.  This system will bring rain to the area with snow levels 3000 to 4000 feet.

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Saturday, December 21, 2019

Weather Discussion for Saturday Dec. 21, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec-16-Dec 23  (high/low) Redding 56/35, Chico 54/35, Quincy 45/24, Chester 41/20, Susanville 41/22, Grass Valley 52/31, Weaverville 46/28, Mt. Shasta 42/23, Yreka 44/25, Alturas 43/17
  
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The off shore low is moving a little slower than was earlier forecast.   Today Northern California will be cloudy. Rain will move into the area tonight and continue through Sunday.   Snow levels will be 4000 feet north and a little higher south.  Gusty south winds will occur in some areas. 

Monday and Tuesday the north state will see partly cloudy to partly sunny skies with near normal temperatures.

Late Tuesday the next low pressure area will be approaching the coast (see map below).  This system will bring rain to the area late Tuesday through early Thursday.  Snow levels will be 3000 feet north and 4000 feet south.

Thursday afternoon through Saturday we will see mostly sunny skies.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Weather Discussion for Wednesday Dec. 18th

Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec-16-Dec 23  (high/low) Redding 56/35, Chico 54/35, Quincy 45/24, Chester 41/20, Susanville 41/22, Grass Valley 52/31, Weaverville 46/28, Mt. Shasta 42/23, Yreka 44/25, Alturas 43/17
  
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The low pressure area is now over Northern California with clouds and light rain.  The showers will decrease late this afternoon.  Cold trapped air will affect snow levels.  Overall snow levels this morning will be 2500 to 3500 feet.  However, from Redding northward they will bee 500 to 1000 feet. Thursday clouds and light showers will continue over the north state.  Snow levels will rise to 4000 to 5000 feet.

Clouds begin to increase Friday as low pressure trough develop along the coast.  This trough will continue along the coast until Monday and the move eastward.  This system will send bands of clouds and across the the north state late Friday through Monday afternoon.  Snow levels will be 3500 to 4500 north and 5000 feet south.  Each band of rain will be preceded by gusty south winds.

Skies will mostly clear Monday and Tuesday and then storm should hit the area around midweek.

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Weather Discussion for Monday Dec, 16, 2918

Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec-16-Dec 23  (high/low) Redding 56/35, Chico 54/35, Quincy 45/24, Chester 41/20, Susanville 41/22, Grass Valley 52/31, Weaverville 46/28, Mt. Shasta 42/23, Yreka 44/25, Alturas 43/17
  
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Sunny today with a few clouds over the mountains.  Temperatures will be near normal with light to moderate north winds in some locations.  Clouds will begin increasing Tuesday afternoon.  Late Tuesday and early Wednesday a very weak low pressure area will bring a few clouds to Northern California with isolated showers over the mountains.

Thursday will be partly to mostly sunny and then Friday a stronger low pressure trough will form along the coast.  This trough will bring periods of rain to the north state late Friday through Monday.   Snow levels will be 3500 to 4500 feet north and 5000 to 6000 feet in the south

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Weather Discussion for Saturday Dec. 14, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec-9-Dec 16  (high/low) Redding 56/36, Chico 55/35, Quincy 46/25, Chester 43/21, Susanville 42/22, Grass Valley 53/32, Weaverville 46/28, Mt. Shasta 44/26, Yreka 44/25, Alturas 44/19
  
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Most of the clouds and rain from the low pressure trough moved through yesterday.  This morning's satellite picture (below) shows that part of the low is still off the coast.  This system will bring a few clouds to the area today with isolated showers.  

Sunday through early Tuesday the north state will be mostly sunny with near normal temperatures and light winds.

Late Tuesday and Wednesday a very weak low pressure trough will move through Northern California (see map below).  This system will bring clouds with isolated showers mainly over the mountains.  Snow levels will be 4000 to 5000 feet.  Thursday there will still be lingering light showers on the coastal and northern mountains, with the areas to the south partly to mostly clear.

Late Friday and Saturday a stronger storm system will move into the area.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Weather Discussion fo Wednesday Dec. 11, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec-9-Dec 16  (high/low) Redding 56/36, Chico 55/35, Quincy 46/25, Chester 43/21, Susanville 42/22, Grass Valley 53/32, Weaverville 46/28, Mt. Shasta 44/26, Yreka 44/25, Alturas 44/19
  
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The next frontal system is moving onshore,  This system will bring rain to our area today and early Thursday.  Snow levels will be 5000 to 6000 feet.   Friday and early Saturday more rain as the next storm moves through.  Snow levels will be a lttle lower...4000 feet north and 5000  feet south.
Sunday through Monday skies will be partly cloudy to partly sunny with near normal temperatures
It looks like the next front will reach Northern California the midpart of next week

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Monday, December 9, 2019

Weather Discussion for Monday Dec. 9, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec-9-Dec 16  (high/low) Redding 56/36, Chico 55/35, Quincy 46/25, Chester 43/21, Susanville 42/22, Grass Valley 53/32, Weaverville 46/28, Mt. Shasta 44/26, Yreka 44/25, Alturas 44/19
  
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Partly to mostly sunny today with near normal temperatures and light wind.  Tuesday through the weekend we will be under a weather pattern like the one shown on the map below.  The jetstream will run across the Pacific and enter the coast just north of our area.  Fast moving frontal systems will ride along the jetstream and as they move through will bring clouds and light rain or showers.  The first system will move through late Tuesday and early Wednesday.  Snow levels will be 4000 to 5000 feet.  There will be a brief break and then another frontal system Thursday and Friday.   Snow remain 4000 to 5000 feet. 

At this time it looks like the weekend will be partly cloudy with a isolated showers possible Saturday morning.

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Weather Discussion for Saturday Dec. 7, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec-2-Dec 9  (high/low) Redding 59/38, Chico 60/38, Quincy 51/26, Chester 46/24, Susanville 47/25, Grass Valley 56/34, Weaverville 51/31, Mt. Shasta 47/28, Yreka 49/27, Alturas 48/21
  
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The low off the coast is moving slowly eastward.  This low is similar to the last one but will take a more northeastward track as in moves inland late today and earlier Sunday.  Northern California will receive light to moderate rain today, with gusty south winds.  Snow levels will be 5000 feet north and 6000 feet south.  The precipitation turns to showers Sunday morning and then decreases during the day.  

Next week will be caught between a high pressure ridge to our south that will be trying to push northward and an active jetstream that will be running across the Pacific and into the coast.  The effect of the ridge will be to push storms a little northward as they hit the coast.  Monday and early Tuesday we will be partly to mostly sunny.   Tuesday night and Wednesday a weak frontal system will brush the north state (see map below). This system will bring showers to the north coast and northern mountains.   It will be followed by another weak frontal system moving through Thursday and Friday.
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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Weather Discussion for Wednesday Dec 4, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec-2-Dec 9  (high/low) Redding 59/38, Chico 60/38, Quincy 51/26, Chester 46/24, Susanville 47/25, Grass Valley 56/34, Weaverville 51/31, Mt. Shasta 47/28, Yreka 49/27, Alturas 48/21
  
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The low pressure area that had been off the coast is finally moving eastward.   The low is moving across Southern California and is pushing clouds northward over our area   Most of the precipitation from this system will be over the southern half of the state.  There will be a brief break Thursday.   However by late Thursday another slow moving low pressure area will be approaching the coast.   This low will move slowly across Northern California Friday and Saturday (see map below).  During this time all of the north state will get light to moderate precipitation.   Snow levels will be 4500 feet north to 6000 feet south.  Sunday we will see a few morning showers.   Monday through midweek look dry and mild.

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Monday, December 2, 2019

Weather Discussion for Monday Dec.2, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec-2-Dec 9  (high/low) Redding 59/38, Chico 60/38, Quincy 51/26, Chester 46/24, Susanville 47/25, Grass Valley 56/34, Weaverville 51/31, Mt. Shasta 47/28, Yreka 49/27, Alturas 48/21
  
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The low pressure area continues spinning off the coast.  The low will begin to move eastward late Tuesday and be east of our area by Wednesday.  Today there will be rain east and south of Shasta Co. with showers to the north.   Snow levels will be 4000 to 5000 feet north and 6000 feet south. Tuesday there will be scattered showers mainly over the foothills and mountains with most shower activity ending Wednesday.  Snow levels will remain about where they are.

The next low pressure area will slowly approach the coast late Thursday and will bring rain to the north state Friday and Saturday (see map below).  Snow levels will continue 4000 to 5000 feet. The low will be east of the area Sunday and the showers will be ending.  The first part of next week look partly to mostly sunny,

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