Saturday, February 16, 2019

Weather Discussion for Saturday February 16, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Feb 11-Feb 18  (high/low) Redding 59/40, Chico 61/38, Quincy 52/26, Chester 46/24, Susanville 47/24, Grass Valley 56/35, Weaverville 55/30, Mt. Shasta 48/26, Yreka 51/28, Alturas 46/21

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.

Sorry about the missed blog.  Had intermittent power outages but no cable, phone, or internet for 4 days. 

We are now in a weather pattern where the high pressure ridge is just off the coast and extends northward into Northern Alaska (see map below).  The jetstream comes over the top of the ridge and runs southward along the coast and then turns eastward over California.  This pattern brings cold air into Northern California but the storms are close to the coast as they drop southward and therefore can't pickup much moisture.  We will be in this pattern through Friday.

Today and Sunday a low pressure area will move through with snow over the foothills and mountains and scattered showers in the valley.  Snow levels will be around 1000 feet north and 2000 feet south.   Monday and Tuesday look partly sunny and cool with gusty north winds.  Another cold storm will move through Wednesday afternoon and Thursday.  Once again most of the precipitation will be in the foothills and mountains with scattered showers in the valley.  Snow levels will be 1000 to 150o feet north and 2000 feet south.

Next weekend looks dry with slightly warmer temperatures.

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  1. Was this actually the largest snowfall since 1968? It seems like there was one in the late 70s or early 80s that was bigger.

  2. I think you are right. I know about 15 years ago we had more snow where we live.

  3. I believe it was winter of 03/04. I know in Oak Run there was 21 inches of snow. I do not remember how much ended up in Redding that winter, but I believe more than this past snowfall.

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