Saturday, May 18, 2019

Weather Discussion for Saturday May 18, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for May 13-May 20  (high/low) Redding 81/54, Chico 81/54, Quincy 73/38, Chester 69/35, Susanville 71/39, Grass Valley 72/46, Weaverville 77/40, Mt. Shasta 68/41 Yreka 73/41, Alturas 69/35

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The next low pressure area is approaching the coast and will spread rain over Northern California today and tonight with periods of rain or showers and a few thunderstorms Sunday.   Gusty south winds will precede this storm.  Snow level will drop to near 4500 feet by Sunday.

Monday we will have partly cloudy skies and then Monday night and Tuesday a low pressure area will drop southeastward along the coast and then inland over Northern California (see map below).  The north state will get scattered showers from this system with snow levels 5000 to 6000 feet.

Wednesday through next weekend high pressure will be along the coast with a low pressure area over the Great Basin.   The north state will see partly sunny skies with slightly below normal temperatures and periods of gusty north winds.

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3 comments:

  1. Thanks again always appreciate your forecasts.

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  2. About how often we have this weather in May ...3 times in 25 year is about 12% ... do u have the years when we had similar weather ...and what is the source of the information? Thanks

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  3. Info is from the Western Regional Climate Center https://wrcc.dri.edu/summary/Climsmnca.html I was using the Redding data since 1986 when the site was moved to the airport. https://wrcc.dri.edu/summary/Climsmnca.html
    Here is the precipitation data https://wrcc.dri.edu/summary/Climsmnca.html

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