Monday, May 11, 2020

Weather Discussion for Monday May 11, 2020


Normal high/ low temperatures for May 11-May 18 (high/low) Redding 81/54, Chico 81/50, Quincy 72/38, Chester 67/36, Susanville 70/39, Grass Valley 70/46, Weaverville 77/40, Mt. Shasta 68/40, Yreka 73/41,  Alturas 68/34
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 the next 7 to 10 days won't be like you normally see in May.  This morning's satellite picture (below) shows a low pressure area approaching the coast. The low will reach the coast this evening.  Instead of continuing eastward the low will will move northward and be off the Pacific Northwest coast by Wednesday (see map below).  Showers and possible thunderstorms will spread over Northern California later today and periods of showers and thunderstorms will continue through Wednesday.  Locally heavy rain will occur in the stronger or larger showers.  Temperatures will be much below normal with snow possible above 6500 feet.  Gusty south to southwest winds will occur later today and Tuesday.  The showers will decrease Thursday and be mainly over foothills and mountains.  

Friday will be partly to mostly sunny with temperatures warmer but still a few degrees below normal.

Models are currently in good agreement that another...stronger...low pressure trough will reach coast Saturday afternoon and bring more rain and showers to the north state through early next week. 

The Old Forecaster

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  1. I hope I'm speaking to the right person I've taken a picture of a part of the sky in California Anaheim if I'm not mistaken I'm sorry it was Cerritos of a teal color patch which I've never seen only in Alaska is there any possibility you could tell me what that is
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    I'd really appreciate it thank you so very much I need to send you the picture but I'm not sure how

  2. sent you an email ...would like to see the picture