Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Weather Discussion for Wednesday May 13, 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 low pressure area that was off our coast has now moved northward and is off the Pacific Northwest coast.  However if you look at the satellite picture, below, you can see the westerly flow across the Pacific and around the bottom of the low is bringing quite a bit of cloudiness toward Northern California.  The low will lift slowly northeastward over the next 48 hours.  Today through Thursday afternoon Northern California will continue to have showers, with possible thunderstorms.  Snow levels will be near 6000 feet.  Gusty southwest winds will occur at times.  The showers will begin to decrease Thursday afternoon and end Thursday night.

Friday looks partly to mostly sunny with temperatures near normal.  Winds will be light. 

Saturday another, stronger, low pressure area will form off the coast (see map below).  This system will be along the coast Sunday and over the north state Monday.  Showers and thunderstorms will spread over the area Saturday afternoon and continue through  Monday afternoon.  Gusty south to southwest winds will occur Saturday and Sunday afternoons.   
The Old Forecaster

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