Normal high/ low temperatures for Feb 3-Feb 10 (high/low) Redding 60/37, Chico 59/38, Quincy 50/26, Chester 48/23, Susanville 45/22, Grass Valley 55/34, Weaverville 53/29, Mt. Shasta 48/27, Yreka 49/26, Alturas 46/19
Ref the question about high pressure ridges in yesterday's comment section. I will answer it later this morning in the comment section of today's blog.
This morning's satellite picture (below) shows a low pressure area over the Pacific Northwest with little or no moisture (clouds) with it. This low will drop southward over Nevada and end up over Southern California by late Sunday. The low will bring a few mid and high clouds to Northern California today. Temperatures will be a few degrees above normal. Gusty north winds will move into the area later today. Sunday will be sunny and cooler with the strong and gusty north to northeast winds continuing.
Monday through Saturday the high will still be off the coast. Low pressure troughs will ride over the high and through western Canada (see map below). The north state will be mostly sunny with a few high clouds from the systems moving by to our north. Temperatures will be 5 to 10 degrees above normal. Strong and gusty north winds will continue through midday Tuesday with light to moderate north winds the rest of the week.
The Old Forecaster
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