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.
Note the satellite links will be not quite right until the new satellite is fully operational.
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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