Normal high/ low temperatures for July 29-Aug 5 (high/low) Redding 99/65, Chico 97/59, Quincy 90/44, Chester 87/47, Susanville 89/51, Grass Valley 89/57, Weaverville 96/49, Mt. Shasta 87/50, Yreka 93/54, Alturas 90/44
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We are now through July and while we have had some hot weather...19 days 100 or higher...we have not had the really hot weather Redding is known for. The hottest day has been 107. The main reason is that the southwest high pressure area has not been able to backup to the west and push northward. It is being kept to our east by a series of weak low pressure areas and associated southwest flow that are moving across Canadian (see map below). The reason, I am not sure, but it could be the weak El Nino that is occurring. This pattern is not going to change for the next week.
The inland areas of Northern California will be sunny. Temperatures today and and Friday will be near normal and then warm up on the weekend and then drop back to normal early next week. Winds will be light. Click here for latest infrared satellite picture