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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