Saturday, February 9, 2019

Weather Discussion for Saturday February 9, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Feb 4-Feb 11  (high/low) Redding 60/38, Chico 59/38, Quincy 50/26, Chester 46/23, Susanville 45/24, Grass Valley 56/33, Weaverville 54/29, Mt. Shasta 49/27, Yreka 50/26, Alturas 46/19

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.

A cold low pressure area is off the Oregon coast and will move across Northern California today.  Cold air didn't stay trapped in the valleys in the north so snow levels up here are a little higher than earlier forecast.  The low will bring periods of rain and showers to Northern California today with snow levels 1500 in the north and 2500 feet in the south.   Sunday the valley wil see some sun but there will be lingering snow showers over the areas north and east of the valley.  Gusty southwest to west winds will occur this afternoon. 

Cold low pressure areas will continue to drop southward across the north state for the next week (see map below).  This means more precipitation and low snow levels.   The next system will be along the coast Monday afternoon through midday Wednesday and will bring rain and showers to the area.  Snow levels will be 1000 to 1500 feet north and 2500 to 3000 feet to the south.   

There will be a brief break Thursday and then another cold low for Friday and weekend. 

There is still a chance of snow in the Redding area Monday and Tuesday but it will depend on how much residual cold air is trapped in the valleys. 

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