Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Weather Discussion for Wednesday May 15, 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 first in a series of storms is now just off the coast and moving slowly eastward.  This system will bring rain, locally heavy, to Northern California today and Thursday.   Snow levels will be above 6000 feet and gusty south winds will occur in some areas.

Friday and the first half of Saturday we will see partly cloudy skies with scattered showers mainly over the mountains. The next low pressure area will move through Saturday afternoon through early Monday (see map below) with more light to moderate rain and isolated thunderstorms.  Snow levels will be around 5000 feet. 

There will be a brief break late Monday and then another storm system Tuesday and Wednesday.

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2 comments:

  1. Any record when we had something similar in May?and what is causing the jet stream to move so far south this time of the year? As always thank u for ur input.

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  2. When I checked the records I found it was not as unusually as you would think. 3 years in the past 25 we have had over 6 inches of rain. Just enough energy left in the westerly flow to push the jetstream south one more time.

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