Saturday, July 6, 2019

Weather Discussion for Saturday July 6, 2019

Normal high/ low temperatures for July 1-July 8  (high/low) Redding 97/66 Chico 95/60, Quincy 88/43, Chester 84/44, Susanville 86/49, Grass Valley 85/55, Weaverville 92/48, Mt. Shasta 83/49, Yreka 88/50, Alturas 86/42
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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 weather pattern we have been under and will be under for the next week is shown on the maps below.   High pressure is over the southwestern U.S. and is trying to push northward and link up with the high pressure area over Alaska.  This would form a fairly strong high pressure ridge along the west coast.  However, weak southwest to west flow across the Pacific is tending to split the ridge and suppress the southwestern high pressure area.  

This slightly increased southwest to west flow is common when we are in an El Nino pattern and we are currently in a weak El Nino.  

Bottom line the next week to 10 days we will have mostly clear skies with some afternoon cumulus over the mountains.  Temperatures today and Sunday will little above normal and then drop to a little below normal early next week and then warm up again by the end of the week.  

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