Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Weather Discussion for Wednesday January 2, 2019


Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec 31-Jan 7  (high/low) Redding 54/34, Chico 52/34, Quincy 44/22, Chester 40/18, Susanville 38/19, Grass Valley 52/30, Weaverville 45/27, Mt. Shasta 42/25, Yreka 43/24, Alturas 40/14

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 high pressure ridge continues off the coast with northerly flow over the west coast.   Today and Thursday will be mostly clear.   Night time temperatures will continue cold in the wild sheltered valleys.  

Friday the ridge will begin to breakdown.   It now looks like the low pressure area will move through the area Saturday.   This system will bring precipitation to all of Northern California.   Snow levels will be be 2000 to 3000 feet.   However, cold trapped air will drop the snow levels to near 1000 feet from Redding northward.  

Sunday there will be scattered showers mainly over the foothills and mountains.    Snow  levels will be 2500 to 3500 feet.   Monday and Tuesday another low pressure trough and frontal system will move through with more rain.  Snow levels will be 3000 feet north and 4500 feet south. 

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