Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Weather Discussion for Wednesday March 20, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Mar 18-Mar 25  (high/low) Redding 66/43, Chico 67/41, Quincy 59/29, Chester 53/25, Susanville 56/29, Grass Valley 59/38, Weaverville 61/32, Mt. Shasta 55/33, Yreka 58/31, Alturas 54/24

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.

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The low pressure area is moving through Central California this morning.  There will periods of rain or showers across Northern California today and early Thursday.  The snow levels will be 5500 to 6500 feet.   

Thursday we will have partly cloudy to partly sunny skies.   Friday and early Saturday the next low pressure trough will move through the north state.   This system will bring light rain to the area Friday and early Saturday.  Snow levels will be 5000 to 6000 feet.  

We will have a break between systems Saturday afternoon and Sunday and then another low pressure trough will move through Monday afternoon through early Wednesday (see map below).  

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Weather Discussion for Monday March 18, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Mar 18-Mar 25  (high/low) Redding 66/43, Chico 67/41, Quincy 59/29, Chester 53/25, Susanville 56/29, Grass Valley 59/38, Weaverville 61/32, Mt. Shasta 55/33, Yreka 58/31, Alturas 54/24

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A high pressure ridge continues over western Canada and the Northwestern U.S.   This if forcing the frontal system that is approaching the coast to split.   The south half of the system will move across Central California late Tuesday and Wednesday..  Today will be sunny with slightly above )normal temperatures.   Clouds increase Tuesday with scattered light showers late Tuesday and Wednesday.  Snow levels will be 5500 to 6500 feet.

Thursday looks partly to mostly sunny and then Friday and early Saturday another low pressure trough will move through (see map below).  This system will take a more northern track and should bring light rain to Northern California  Friday and early Saturday.  Snow levels will remain 5000 to 6000 feet.

There will be a break Saturday afternoon through early Monday and then another low pressure trough will bring rain to the northstate. 

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Weather Discussion for Saturday March 16, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Mar 11-Mar 18  (high/low) Redding 66/43, Chico 64/41, Quincy 57/29, Chester 51/25, Susanville 53/29, Grass Valley 58/36, Weaverville 60/31, Mt. Shasta 55/31, Yreka 57/30, Alturas 52/24

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.

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This morning's satellite picture (below) shows a frontal system off the coast weakening as it hits the high pressure ridge that is over western Canada and the western U.S.  This ridge will continue to block systems through early next week.  Today through Monday we will partly sunny to partly cloudy skies with daytime temperatures a few degrees above normal.  Winds will be light. 

Late Tuesday and Wednesday a low pressure trough move under the ridge and into Central California (see map below)  This low  will bring a few clouds and scattered light showers to the north state.  Snow levels will be 4500 to 5500 feet.  

Thursday and Friday we are back to partly sunny with a few clouds and then late Saturday and Sunday another low pressure area will push through Central and Northern California. 

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Weather Discussion for Wednesday March 13, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Mar 11-Mar 18  (high/low) Redding 66/43, Chico 64/41, Quincy 57/29, Chester 51/25, Susanville 53/29, Grass Valley 58/36, Weaverville 60/31, Mt. Shasta 55/31, Yreka 57/30, Alturas 52/24

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High pressure is now along and over the west coast and as the map below shows will hold there through early next week.  This means through the weekend the north state will see partly to mostly sunny skies with daytime temperatures a few degrees above normal.  There will be locally gusty north winds today and Thursday.  

The next chance of rain looks like the mid part of next week as a weak low pressure moves under the ridge and into California.
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Monday, March 11, 2019

Weather Discussion for Monday March 11, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Mar 11-Mar 18  (high/low) Redding 66/43, Chico 64/41, Quincy 57/29, Chester 51/25, Susanville 53/29, Grass Valley 58/36, Weaverville 60/31, Mt. Shasta 55/31, Yreka 57/30, Alturas 52/24

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Partly to mostly sunny today as a weak high pressure ridge is over the area.   Tuesday a weak frontal system will brush the north end of the state.  This front will bring a few showers to the foothills and mountains.  Snow levels will be around 5000 feet.

Wednesday through the weekend we will finally see some drying.   High pressure will be along and over the west coast (see map below).   The northstate will see sunny skies with above normal.

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Weather Discussion for Saturday March 9, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Mar 4-Mar 11  (high/low) Redding 63/41, Chico 64/41, Quincy 55/28, Chester 48/25, Susanville 51/29, Grass Valley 56/35, Weaverville 58/30, Mt. Shasta 53/41, Yreka 54/29, Alturas 50/24

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 The low pressure area is now just off the coast and will move across Northern and Central California today and early Sunday.  Expect rain over the area today with snow levels 1500 to 2500 feet north and 2000 to 3000 feet in the south.  The precipitation will turn to showers early Sunday and decrease during the day.  Sunday afternoon and Monday the north state should see partly mostly sunny skies with light to moderate north winds.

Tuesday a weak low pressure trough wil brush the area with light rain or showers.  Snow levels will be 5000 feet.  

We finally will see some dry weather Wednesday through the weekend as a high pressure ridge will be along the west coast (see map below).   Look for sunny skies and slightly above normal temperatures. 

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Weather Discussion for Wednesday March 6, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Mar 4-Mar 11  (high/low) Redding 63/41, Chico 64/41, Quincy 55/28, Chester 48/25, Susanville 51/29, Grass Valley 56/35, Weaverville 58/30, Mt. Shasta 53/41, Yreka 54/29, Alturas 50/24

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.

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 The low pressure area is now over Northern and Central California and is moving eastward.  Showers today with the snow level 5000 to 6000 feet.  The low will be east of our area tomorrow and the showers will be decreasing and mainly over the foothills and mountains.  Snow levels will lower to 3000 to 4000 feet. 

Friday we will see partly sunny skies and near normal temperatures.   Saturday a low pressure area will move across Northern and Central California (see map below).  This system will bring scattered showers to the area Saturday and early Sunday.  Snow levels will stay 3000 to 4000 feet. 

Sunday afternoon and Monday we will see some sunshine and near normal temperatures and then another low pressure trough will bring rain to the area Tuesday and Wednesday.  

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Weather Discussion for Monday March 4, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Mar 4-Mar 11  (high/low) Redding 63/41, Chico 64/41, Quincy 55/28, Chester 48/25, Susanville 51/29, Grass Valley 56/35, Weaverville 58/30, Mt. Shasta 53/41, Yreka 54/29, Alturas 50/24

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.

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Quite a bit of residual moisture is over Northern California.   Today we will see partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light showers.  This morning's satellite picture (below) shows a well developed low pressure area out to ur west.  This low is moving slowly eastward and will be off the coast late Tuesday and Wednesday.  During this time we will have rain, heavy at times, with snow levels 5000 to 6000 feet.  Gusty south winds  will occur late Tuesday and early Wednesday.

Thursday and Friday the low will be over Northern California and Nevada (see map below).   The precipitation will turn to showers and slowly decrease Friday.   Snow levels will drop to around 3000 feet.

There will be a break Friday and part of Saturday and then another low pressure area will move through late Saturday and Sunday.  

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Weather Discussion for Saturday March 2, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Feb 25-Mar 4  (high/low) Redding 61/41, Chico 63/40, Quincy 54/28, Chester 47/25, Susanville 49/27, Grass Valley 56/35, Weaverville 57/30, Mt. Shasta 49/29, Yreka 54/29, Alturas 47/22

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.

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Well it looks like another week of  off and on wet weather.   Today an early Sunday a low pressure area will move across Central California.  This system will bring rain to Northern California with snow levels 4000 to 5000 feet. The precipitation will taper off Sunday morning and by Sunday afternoon will be just showers  over the higher elevations.

Partly cloudy Monday and early Tuesday with a few showers over the foothills and mountains.  Then Tuesday night and Wednesday the next low pressure trough moves through the north state (see map below).   This will bring rain to all the area with snow levels continuing 4000 to 5000 feet.  Gusty south winds are expected late Tuesday and early Wednesday.

Thursday and Friday we have a few showers over the mountains with snow levels 3000 to 4000 feet.   The next low pressure trough will move inland Saturday afternoon and Sunday. 

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Weather Discussion for Wednesday February 27, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Feb 25-Mar 4  (high/low) Redding 61/41, Chico 63/40, Quincy 54/28, Chester 47/25, Susanville 49/27, Grass Valley 56/35, Weaverville 57/30, Mt. Shasta 49/29, Yreka 54/29, Alturas 47/22

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.

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The low pressure area continues off the coast.  This system has brought a lot of rain to the north state with very heavy snows in the mountains.  The low will remain off the coast today and then move northeastward late tonight and Thursday.  Expect more rain heavy a times today with snow levels 4500 to 5500 feet north and 5000 to 6000 feet south.  Gusty south winds will continue today.  Thursday there will be showers over the areas north and east of the valley with partly cloudy skies elsewhere.   Snow levels will be around 4000 feet.  

Friday looks partly to mostly sunny.   However, another low  pressures trough will move through Saturday and Sunday.   Look for more rain with snow levels 4000 to 5000 feet.   

We get another brief break Monday and then Tuesday and Wednesday another low pressure trough will bring rain to Northern California with snow levels near 5000 feet (see map below).  

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Weather Discussion for Monday February 25, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Feb 25-Mar 4  (high/low) Redding 61/41, Chico 63/40, Quincy 54/28, Chester 47/25, Susanville 49/27, Grass Valley 56/35, Weaverville 57/30, Mt. Shasta 49/29, Yreka 54/29, Alturas 47/22

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.

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A low pressure trough is off the coast.  A band of clouds...moisture...is being pulled over Northern California.  This pattern will continue through Wednesday.  Today through Wednesday Northern California will have periods of rain heavy at times.  Snow levels today are 3000 feet north and 4500 feet south but will rise to 4500 to 5500 feet north and 6000 feet south by Tuesday.  Gusty south to southwest winds will continue through Tuesday.

Thursday there will be some showers in the morning with decreasing clouds during the day.   Partly to mostly sunny Friday and early Saturday and then another low pressure trough will move through late Saturday and Sunday (see map below).  

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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Weather Discussion for Saturday February 23, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Feb 18-Feb 25  (high/low) Redding 61/40, Chico 62/40, Quincy 53/27, Chester 47/24, Susanville 48/25, Grass Valley 56/35, Weaverville 55/30, Mt. Shasta 48/28, Yreka 53/28, Alturas 47/21

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.

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Interesting and wet weather pattern to develop over the next few days.   This morning there is a low pressure area off the Pacific Northwest coast.   This low will move slowly southward and then move inland late Wednesday and Thursday.  

Light precipitation is expected later today and Sunday.  Snow levels will be 2000 feet north and 3000 to 3500 feet south.   However, in the north....Redding northward....cold trapped air will bring the snow level down to 500 to 1000 feet.  

 Monday through Thursday the low off the coast will be begin to merge with moisture streaming across the Pacific.  Rain will increase over the area with locally heavy rain Tuesday and Wednesday.   Snow levels will rise to around 4000 feet north and 5000 to 6000 feet south.   Thursday the precipitation will turn to showers as the low pressure trough moves eastward.  

Three will be a short break Friday and then another low pressure trough will bring rain to the area for the weekend.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Weather Discussion for Wednesday February 20, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Feb 18-Feb 25  (high/low) Redding 61/40, Chico 62/40, Quincy 53/27, Chester 47/24, Susanville 48/25, Grass Valley 56/35, Weaverville 55/30, Mt. Shasta 48/28, Yreka 53/28, Alturas 47/21

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.

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A cold low pressure area is dropping southward into Northern California.  This system has limited moisture but will bring snow flurries to the foothills and mountains today and early Thursday with a chance of isolated showers in the valley.  

Skies will be clearing Thursday afternoon with clear skies and gusty north winds continuing through Friday.   Saturday the next low pressure area will be dropping southward.   However, this system will have a more offshore track (see map below).   This will allow this low to pickup more moisture.  Clouds increase Saturday with rain Saturday night and Sunday.   Snow levels will be 2000 feet north and 3000 feet south.   However, cold trapped air will drop the snow level to 500 to 1000 feet from Redding northward.  

A warmer storm system will move into the area Monday afternoon through Wednesday morning.   Rain will be heavier with snow levels rising to 4000 to 5000 feet north and 6000 feet south. 

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