Saturday, January 25, 2020

Weather Discussion for Saturday Jan. 25, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for Jan 203-Jan 27 (high/low) Redding 57/378, Chico 56/36, Quincy 46/24, Chester 44/20, Susanville 42/22, Grass Valley 55/33, Weaverville 49/29, Mt. Shasta 46/26, Yreka 46/25, Alturas 42/17
  
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Still a lot of clouds lingering over Northern California.   Today will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated light showers over the higher elevations.  There will be drizzle or light showers in the valley and elsewhere this morning.  

This morning's satellite picture (below) shows a low pressure area and frontal system off the coast.  This system is moving eastward and will bring rain to the north state tonight and Sunday.  Snow levels will be 6000 feet. 

Monday and Tuesday skies will be partly cloudy to cloudy.  There will be a few light showers Monday afternoon and Tuesday over the higher elevations and across the north end of the valley.  Snow levels will continue high.

Wednesday through Saturday a high pressure ridge will be along the coast (see map below).  The north state will see partly to mostly clear skies with a few clouds at times from storms moving by to our north.  There will be night and morning fog in the valleys.

It looks like another low pressure trough will move through late Saturday and Sunday.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Weather Discussion for Wednesday Jan 22, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for Jan 203-Jan 27 (high/low) Redding 57/378, Chico 56/36, Quincy 46/24, Chester 44/20, Susanville 42/22, Grass Valley 55/33, Weaverville 49/29, Mt. Shasta 46/26, Yreka 46/25, Alturas 42/17
  
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Lots of clouds and residual moisture over Northern California today.  This will cause a few light showers over the higher elevations with drizzle and sprinkles in the valley and lower elevations.  Late Thursday and Friday the next frontal system moves through with scattered light showers over most of the area.  Snow levels will be 4000 to 5000 feet north and higher south. 

There will be a brief break late Friday and early Saturday and then late Saturday and Sunday a stronger low pressure trough will move slowly across the north state (see map below).  This will bring light rain to the area with snow levels starting out 6000 feet or higher and then dropping to 4500 feet north and 6000 feet south by late Sunday.

Monday and most of Tuesday will be partly cloudy to cloudy with a few light showers.  Snow levels will 4000 feet north and 6000 feet south.

High pressure will rebuild along the west coast late Tuesday and this should bring partly to mostly clear skies to the north state for the rest of the week.  There will night and morning fog in the valleys.

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Weather Discussion for Monday Jan. 20, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for Jan 203-Jan 27 (high/low) Redding 57/378, Chico 56/36, Quincy 46/24, Chester 44/20, Susanville 42/22, Grass Valley 55/33, Weaverville 49/29, Mt. Shasta 46/26, Yreka 46/25, Alturas 42/17
  
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The clouds over Northern California today are streaming up from the south ahead of a low pressure area that is off the coast.  The low will bring rain to the north state late tonight and Tuesday.  Snow levels will be 4000 to 5000 feet north and 6000 feet south.  Gusty south winds will occur early Tuesday.  Wednesday we will see partly cloudy to cloudy skies with showers over the mountains.  Snow levels will be 4000 to 5000 feet. 

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies Thursday and Friday with temperatures near normal.  Winds will be light.  Another low pressure trough will move through Saturday (see map below) with more rain.  Snow levels will be 5000 to 6000 feet.  Skies will be clearing Sunday with Monday expected to be partly to mostly sunny. 

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Weather Discussion for Saturday Jan 18, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for Jan 13-Jan 20  (high/low) Redding 57/37, Chico 55/36, Quincy 46/24, Chester 43/20, Susanville 41/21, Grass Valley 55/33, Weaverville 48/28, Mt. Shasta 45/27, Yreka 44/25, Alturas 42/17
  
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A very weak frontal system will move across the area today with isolated showers over the north coast and areas north of Redding.  The rest of the north state will see few clouds.  Temperatures will continue below normal.  Sunday through midday Monday there will be clouds over the far north end of the state with partly sunny skies elsewhere.  Temperatures will continue a few degrees below normal with light winds.

Late Monday a low pressure trough will approach the coast and this system will move across Northern California Tuesday (see map below).  Rain will spread over the area Monday night and early Tuesday and will end Tuesday night.  Snow levels will be around 4000 feet north and 5000 to 5500 south.  Gusty south winds will occur early Tuesday. 

Wednesday through Saturday there will some clouds over the mountains with partly to mostly sunny skies elsewhere.

More rain is expected Sunday and Monday as another low pressure trough moves through.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Weather Discussion for Wednesday Jan 15, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for Jan 13-Jan 20  (high/low) Redding 57/37, Chico 55/36, Quincy 46/24, Chester 43/20, Susanville 41/21, Grass Valley 55/33, Weaverville 48/28, Mt. Shasta 45/27, Yreka 44/25, Alturas 42/17
  
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This morning's satellite picture (below) shows a fairly strong low pressure area just off the coast.  This low is moving slowly eastward and will bring locally heavy rain and snow to Northern California late tonight and Thursday.  Snow levels will 1500 to 2000 feet north and 2500 to 3000 feet south.   Strong gusty south winds are expected tonight and early Thursday.   The precipitation will turn to showers late Thursday.   Friday there will be a few light showers over the mountains with partly sunny skies in the valley.

Saturday a fast moving but weak frontal system will move through the area (see map below) with scattered light showers.  Snow levels will be 2000 to 3000 feet.  Sunday will be partly cloudy to partly sunny and cool.

Monday afternoon a stronger low pressure trough will approach the coast.  This system will bring rain to he area late Monday and Tuesday with showers on Wednesday.  Snow levels will rise to 4000 to 5000 feet.

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Monday, January 13, 2020

Weather Discussion for Monday Jan 13, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for Jan 13-Jan 20  (high/low) Redding 57/37, Chico 55/36, Quincy 46/24, Chester 43/20, Susanville 41/21, Grass Valley 55/33, Weaverville 48/28, Mt. Shasta 45/27, Yreka 44/25, Alturas 42/17
  
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The next weak frontal system is now approaching the coast (see satellite picture below).  This system will bring light rain and showers to the area later today and tonight with snow levels 2500 to 3500 feet north and 4000 feet south.  Tuesday will be partly cloudy to partly sunny with showers mainly over the higher elevations.

Wednesday a strong and colder low pressure area will be nearing the coast (see map below).  This system will bring rain to the area Wednesday with showers on Thursday.  Snow levels will be 2000 feet north and 3000 to 3500 feet south.  Strong gusty south winds will occur Wednesday. 

The showers end late Thursday and Friday will be partly sunny.   Saturday a weak low pressure trough will be move through the area with scattered light showers.  Snow levels will be 2000 feet north and higher south.

Sunday we will have partly sunny skies with clouds over the mountains and then Monday afternoon another weak frontal system will move into the area.

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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Weather Discussion for Saturday Jan. 11, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for Jan 6-Jan 13  (high/low) Redding 54/36, Chico 53/35, Quincy 45/23, Chester 41/20, Susanville 40/21, Grass Valley 53/32, Weaverville 47/28, Mt. Shasta 44/27, Yreka 43/24, Alturas 41/15
  
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A weak low pressure trough and frontal system are brushing the north end of California today with clouds and a few light showers.  Sunday afternoon and evening and Monday afternoon and evening two more weak systems will rapidly move across our area.  Once again we will clouds with scattered showers mainly over the foothills and mountains.  Snow levels will be 3000 to 3500 feet north and a little higher to the south.  Gusty south winds will precede each system.

Tuesday we will see partly cloudy skies with isolated mountain showers.   Wednesday a much stronger low pressure area will be off the coast (see map below).  The north state will see rain with snow levels 2000 to 3000 feet.  Locally heavy precipitation amounts will occur over some areas.  Strong and gusty south winds are expected Wednesday.  Thursday will be partly cloudy to cloudy with showers ending in the evening. 

Friday the low will be east of our area and Friday through midday Sunday skies will be partly cloudy to partly sunny with near normal temperatures. 

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Weather Discussion for Wednesday Jan. 8, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for Jan 6-Jan 13  (high/low) Redding 54/36, Chico 53/35, Quincy 45/23, Chester 41/20, Susanville 40/21, Grass Valley 53/32, Weaverville 47/28, Mt. Shasta 44/27, Yreka 43/24, Alturas 41/15
  
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Looks like we will gradually see a change in our large scale weather pattern.  Over the next week the high pressure ridge will shift further off the coast.   We will see a series of fast moving fronts brush the north state with light precipitation and by next week colder and stronger storms will hit the area (see map below).

A low pressure trough is along the coast and moving eastward.  The first band of clouds and light showers went through last night with a stronger band of rain expected today and early Thursday.  Snow levels will be 4000 to 5000 feet.   The showers will end by midday Thursday and skies will be clearing.

Late Friday another weak system will reach the coast and will bring light rain and showers to the area late Friday through midday Saturday.  Snow levels remain between 4000 and 5000 feet.  Sunday night and Monday another weak system will move through with showers and the snow level near 4000 feet. 

Late Monday through midweek a stronger colder low pressure trough will be along the coast and will be sending bands of clouds and rain across the north state.  Snow levels will drop to 2500 to 3000 feet by midweek. 

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Monday, January 6, 2020

Weather Discussion for Monday Jan. 6, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for Jan 6-Jan 13  (high/low) Redding 54/36, Chico 53/35, Quincy 45/23, Chester 41/20, Susanville 40/21, Grass Valley 53/32, Weaverville 47/28, Mt. Shasta 44/27, Yreka 43/24, Alturas 41/15
  
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Still in the weather pattern where low pressure troughs and frontal systems move over the Pacific high and the drop southward into the west coast with most of the storms energy going into the Pacific Northwest.  Sunny today with near normal temperatures and light winds.  Clouds begin to increase Tuesday and then Tuesday night and Wednesday another weak front moves through with light rain or showers and the snow levels 4000 to 5000 feet.   There will be lingering mountain showers mainly over the foothills and mountains Thursday.  These will end by afternoon. 

Friday starts off mostly clear with increasing clouds in the afternoon and then another weak front will move through late Friday and Saturday (see map below).  This system will bring light showers with snow levels near 4000 feet. 

There will be brief break and then another weak low pressure trough late Sunday and Monday.

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Saturday, January 4, 2020

Weather Discussion for Saturday Jan 4, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec-30-Jan 6  (high/low) Redding 54/35, Chico 53/34, Quincy 44/22, Chester 40/18, Susanville 39/19, Grass Valley 53/31, Weaverville 46/27, Mt. Shasta 44/26, Yreka 43/23, Alturas 40/15
  
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The low pressure trough is along the coast and moving eastward.   This system sent one band of light showers across Northern California last night and this morning's satellite picture (below) shows another weak band approaching the coast.  Today will be partly cloudy with showers over the foothills and  mountains.  Snow levels will be 4000 to 5000 feet. 

Sunday through early Tuesday we will see mostly sunny skies with near normal temperatures.  Winds will be light. 

Late Tuesday another weak low pressure trough will move through the area (see map below).  This system will bring clouds and light showers to the north state late Tuesday and Wednesday.  Snow levels will be 4000 to 5000 feet. 

Skies clear out again Thursday and Friday and then a slightly stronger low pressure trough will move into the area late Saturday and Sunday.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Weather Discussion for Wednesday Jan. 1, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec-30-Jan 6  (high/low) Redding 54/35, Chico 53/34, Quincy 44/22, Chester 40/18, Susanville 39/19, Grass Valley 53/31, Weaverville 46/27, Mt. Shasta 44/26, Yreka 43/23, Alturas 40/15
  
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We will be under a weather pattern like the one shown on this morning's satellite picture and the forecast map below for the next 7 to 10 days.  The high pressure area will be to our west but still close enough to force the main part of the low pressure troughs and frontal systems into western Canada and the Pacific Northwest with the southern end of the system brushing the north end of California.

The system moving through today will bring clouds to the north state with light rain or showers along the north coast and coastal mountains over the areas north of Redding.  Snow levels will be 5000 to 6000 feet. 

Thursday and most of Friday we will see partly to mostly clear skies with slightly above normal temperatures..  Light to moderate north winds will occur.  Late Friday and Saturday another weak front will move through with light rain and showers on the north coast, coastal mountains and areas from Redding northward.  Snow levels will be 5000 feet. 

Sunday through Monday we will be back to mostly clear skies with some clouds at times from the systems going by to the north.  Late Tuesday and Wednesday another weak front will brush the area with a precipitation pattern similar to today's and Saturday's.

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