Monday, April 29, 2019

Weather Discussion for Monday May 29, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Apr 29-May 6  (high/low) Redding 79/51, Chico 79/48, Quincy 70/36, Chester 64/32, Susanville 67/36, Grass Valley 68/44, Weaverville 73/36, Mt. Shasta 66/38, Yreka 69/38, Alturas 65/32

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

We will be a normal spring weather pattern for the next week to 10 days.   High pressure is off the coast and today a weak upper level low pressure area is moving into Southern California.  The map below for the weekend shows about the same pattern high pressure off the coast and a weak upper level low pressure area moving by to our south.

The next week should be mostly sunny with some afternoon cumulus clouds over the mountains   Temperatures will be a few degrees above normal and winds will be mostly light.

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Weather Discussion for Saturday April 27, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Apr 22-Apr 29  (high/low) Redding 75/49, Chico 75/47, Quincy 66/33, Chester 62/30, Susanville 63/34, Grass Valley 63/40, Weaverville 69/35, Mt. Shasta 63/36, Yreka 66/35, Alturas 63/31

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


High pressure is over the western U.S. and will hold there through the weekend.  Skies will be sunny with some afternoon mountain cumulus clouds.  Temperatures will be above normal with light wind.

Next week the high pressure ridge will move westward and be off the coast (see map below).   Monday through next weekend skies will be mostly clear with afternoon mountain cumulus.  Temperatures will drop to just above normal and winds will be light.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Weather Discussion for Wednesday April 24, 2919

Normal high/ low temperatures for Apr 22-Apr 29  (high/low) Redding 75/49, Chico 75/47, Quincy 66/33, Chester 62/30, Susanville 63/34, Grass Valley 63/40, Weaverville 69/35, Mt. Shasta 63/36, Yreka 66/35, Alturas 63/31

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

High pressure continues over the western U.S.   The above normal temperatures will continue into the weekend.  Skies will be mostly clear with some afternoon cumulus over the mountains with isolated mountain thunderstorms possible.  Winds will be light.  

Next week the high pressure ridge will move back off the coast (see map below).   This will allow temperatures to cool back to near normal.  Skies will be clear there will be periods of gusty north winds


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Monday, April 22, 2019

Weather Discussion for Monday April 22, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Apr 22-Apr 29  (high/low) Redding 75/49, Chico 75/47, Quincy 66/33, Chester 62/30, Susanville 63/34, Grass Valley 63/40, Weaverville 69/35, Mt. Shasta 63/36, Yreka 66/35, Alturas 63/31

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A high pressure ridge is over the western U.S. and will hold there through Friday (see map below) and then weaken slowly over the weekend.  Today through Friday we will see sunny skies with some afternoon cumulus clouds mainly over the mountains.  Tuesday through the weekend there is a chance of isolated thunderstorms over the mountains with a chance over the north valley Thursday and Friday.  


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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Weather Discussion for Saturday April 20, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Apr 15-Apr 22  (high/low) Redding 71/49, Chico 74/45, Quincy 65/32, Chester 58/29, Susanville 63/34, Grass Valley 63/40, Weaverville 68/34, Mt. Shasta 60/35, Yreka 65/34, Alturas 61/30

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 weak upper level low pressure area is over Northern California and has triggered a few light showers over the higher elevations.    Scattered showers and thunderstorms will occur today over the foothills and mountains with isolated activity possible in the valley.  

Sunday the low will be to our east.  Sunday afternoon through Friday high pressure will be over the western U..S. (see map below).  During this time the north state will be sunny with daytime temperatures 12 to 16 degrees above normal.  There will be periods of gusty north winds.  


Temperatures will cool on the weekend as the high pressure ridge weakens.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Weather Discussion for Wednesday April 17, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Apr 15-Apr 22  (high/low) Redding 71/49, Chico 74/45, Quincy 65/32, Chester 58/29, Susanville 63/34, Grass Valley 63/40, Weaverville 68/34, Mt. Shasta 60/35, Yreka 65/34, Alturas 61/30

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.

High pressure is just off the coast and as the map below will remain there for the next week.   Most of the time Northern California will be sunny with a few clouds at times from low pressure areas moving by to our north.  Friday and Saturday there will be a chance of afternoon and evening showers ands thunderstorms over the higher elevations north and east of Redding.  Daytime temperatures will be above normal and there will be gusty north winds at times..



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Monday, April 15, 2019

Weather Discussion for Monday April 15, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Apr 15-Apr 22  (high/low) Redding 71/49, Chico 74/45, Quincy 65/32, Chester 58/29, Susanville 63/34, Grass Valley 63/40, Weaverville 68/34, Mt. Shasta 60/35, Yreka 65/34, Alturas 61/30

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 low pressure area and frontal system are just off the coast.  This system will bring light rain or showers to the north state later today and tonight.  Snow levels will be 6000 fee or higher.  

Tuesday skies will be clearing as high pressure builds along and over the west coast.  We will see mostly sunny skies with temperatures warming to 10 to 15 degrees above normal by Thursday.   Light to moderate north winds will occur in some areas.  

Friday and Saturday we will cooler temperatures and a few clouds as a low pressure trough moves by to our north (see map below).

High pressure will rebuild along the coast Sunday and early next week.  



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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Weather Discussion for Saturday April 13, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Apr 8-Apr 15  (high/low) Redding 70/46, Chico 72/45, Quincy 63/31, Chester 57/29, Susanville 62/32, Grass Valley 62/38, Weaverville 67/34, Mt. Shasta 59/33, Yreka 63/34, Alturas 60/28

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.

This morning's satellite picture (below) shows a weak frontal system off the coast.  This system will spread a few clouds over the north state later today with a scattered light showers possible on the north coast and over Siskiyou  and Modoc counties.  A slightly stronger low pressure trough will move through the area Monday.  This system will bring light rain or showers to the north state with snow levels 6000 feet or higher.  

Skies clear Tuesday as high pressure builds along and over the west coast.   Wednesday through the weekend the high will be in place.  We will see mostly  sunny skies with daytime temperatures 10 to 15 degrees above normal.  There will be periods of gusty north winds. 


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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Weather Discussion for Wednesday April 10, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Apr 8-Apr 15  (high/low) Redding 70/46, Chico 72/45, Quincy 63/31, Chester 57/29, Susanville 62/32, Grass Valley 62/38, Weaverville 67/34, Mt. Shasta 59/33, Yreka 63/34, Alturas 60/28

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 next 7 to 10 to days we will be under a weather pattern like the one shown on the map  below.  High pressure will be off the coast with the jetstream or storm track to our north.  Most of the north state will be partly to mostly sunny with a few clouds at times as frontal systems move by to our north.  The systems Thursday and Sunday could trigger a few sprinkles near the Oregon border.  

Temperatures will be a few degrees above normal and winds will be mostly light.


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Monday, April 8, 2019

Weather Discussion for Monday April 8, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Apr 8-Apr 15  (high/low) Redding 70/46, Chico 72/45, Quincy 63/31, Chester 57/29, Susanville 62/32, Grass Valley 62/38, Weaverville 67/34, Mt. Shasta 59/33, Yreka 63/34, Alturas 60/28

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.

This morning's satellite picture (below) shows a frontal system approaching the coast.  This system will spread rain over Northern California today and tonight with snow levels 6000 feet or higher.  The precipitation will turn to showers early Tuesday and then end by midday.

Wednesday through early Saturday a weak high pressure ridge will be just off the coast (see map below).  During this time the north state will see partly sunny skies with a few clouds...especially over the coastal and areas north of Redding...from storm systems moving by to our north.

The models show a low pressure trough moving across Northern California late Saturday and Sunday.  They differ on how far south precipitation from this system will occur.  


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Saturday, April 6, 2019

Weather Discussion for Saturday April 6, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Apr 1-Apr 8  (high/low) Redding 69/46, Chico 71/43, Quincy 62/31, Chester 56/28, Susanville 59/32, Grass Valley 61/37, Weaverville 65/33, Mt. Shasta 58/33, Yreka 62/33, Alturas 5827

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 jetstream is still running across the Pacific and is pushing moisture/clouds over Northern California.  Today Northern California will be partly cloudy to cloudy with scattered light showers.   Snow levels will be 5000 to 6000 feet.   Sunday we will see partly cloudy to cloudy skies with a few showers over the coastal and northern mountains.  

Monday afternoon and Tuesday a low pressure trough will move across the area.  This system will bring more light showers to all areas except the valley south of Chico.  Snow levels will be above 6000 feet.  Wednesday we will see a brief break the valley will be sunny with some clouds over the mountains. 

Thursday and Friday a low pressure area will drop southward over Northern California (see map below).   This system will be a little colder but will not have much moisture with it.   Scattered showers are expected over the foothills and mountains with snow levels near 4000 feet.  

A stronger low pressure trough will move through late Saturday and Sunday.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Weather Discussion for Wednesday April 3, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Apr 1-Apr 8  (high/low) Redding 69/46, Chico 71/43, Quincy 62/31, Chester 56/28, Susanville 59/32, Grass Valley 61/37, Weaverville 65/33, Mt. Shasta 58/33, Yreka 62/33, Alturas 5827

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.

We will continue in an unsettled and wet pattern for the next week.   Today Northern California will be partly cloudy with isolated mountains showers.   Thursday and Friday a stronger low pressure trough will move through the area with light to moderate rain.  Snow levels will start out high but drop to 5000 feet north and 6000 feet south on Friday.   Gusty south winds will occur in some areas Thursday afternoon and Friday.  

Saturday and Sunday the north state will be partly cloudy to partly sunny with isolated showers over the mountains. Temperatures will be below normal.  

Monday and Tuesday a weak low pressure area will be move through the north state with scattered showers and high snow levels (see map below).  

The longer range models show a colder and stronger low pressure area dropping into Northern California next Thursday.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Weather Discussion for Monday April 1, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for Apr 1-Apr 8  (high/low) Redding 69/46, Chico 71/43, Quincy 62/31, Chester 56/28, Susanville 59/32, Grass Valley 61/37, Weaverville 65/33, Mt. Shasta 58/33, Yreka 62/33, Alturas 5827

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 series of weak frontal systems will move across Northern California during the next week.   Today a low pressure area is off the coast and will bring rain and showers to the area today and Tuesday.   Snow levels will be 6000 feet or higher. 

The next frontal systems will move through Thursday...Friday afternoon and Saturday...and another one Sunday afternoon (see map below).  Each of these fronts will bring light to moderate rain to the north state.  The Friday system looks like the strongest and will bring gusty south winds to the area.  Snow levels will remain high. 

Between the fronts...Wednesday and Saturday afternoon we will see partly cloudy skies with  mountain showers.

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