Normal high/ low temperatures for Nov 11-Nov 18 (high/low) Redding 64/41, Chico 65/41, Quincy 55/29, Chester 50/27, Susanville 52/29, Grass Valley 59/37, Weaverville 56/32, Mt. Shasta 52/31, Yreka 53/29, Alturas 56/24
Ref. the questions in last blogs comments. The medium and longer range models show the ridge breaking down the last week of Nov. Still looking to see a wetter Dec through Feb.
High pressure is over the coast. We will continue to see mid and high cloudiness through Friday as low pressure troughs and frontal systems move over the ridge and into the Pacific Northwest. Temperatures will continue above normal and winds will be mostly light.
Saturday through Monday the high pressure ridge rebuilds just off the coast. The north state will be mostly sunny with above normal temperatures. Local gusty north winds are expected Saturday with light winds Sunday.
Tuesday and Wednesday a low pressure area will drop from Canada into Nevada (see map below). The models vary on whether it will end up over Nevada or a little further west. If it ends up over Nevada we will see another round of "PGE type" strong gusty north to northeast winds Tuesday through early Thursday. The areas east of the Sierra Cascade Crest will see a few clouds Tuesday and early Wednesday. Temperatures will drop back to near normal.
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