Monday, June 29, 2020

Weather Discussion for Monday June 29, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for June 29-July 6  (high/low) Redding 97/65, Chico 95/60, Quincy 87/43, Chester 82/43, Susanville 86/48, Grass Valley 84/54, Weaverville 81/48, Mt. Shasta 82/49, Yreka 87/50, Alturas 84/43
  
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The low pressure area that brought cooling and gusty north winds to Northern California yesterday is now moving eastward.  Today w8ll be sunny with temperatures below normal.  The gusty north winds will decrease during the day.

Tuesday through next weekend a low pressure trough will persist over western Canada and the Pacific Northwest (see map below).  This will keep the hot high pressure ridge to our east and south.  During this time we will continue to see sunny skies.  Temperatures will range from a couple of degrees below normal to a couple of degrees above.  Light to moderate south to southwest winds will occur in the afternoon.



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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Weather Discussion for Saturday June 27, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for June 22-June 29 (high/low) Redding 94/64, Chico 92/58, Quincy 85/43, Chester 80/42, Susanville 83/48, Grass Valley 83/53, Weaverville 88/46, Mt. Shasta 80/47, Yreka 85/47,  Alturas 81/42
  
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Cooler weather is on the way.  The high pressure ridge that has been over California is moving westward.  This morning there is a low pressure trough over western Canada that will drop southward today into the Pacific Northwest and then move eastward Sunday.  The main affect this system will have on our weather is cooling and wind.  Today will be sunny with cooler, but still above normal temperatures,  Gusty southwest to northwest winds will occur in some areas this afternoon and evening.  Sunday looks sunny with temperatures a few degrees below normal.  Strong and gusty north winds will occur Sunday.   Monday the temperatures will be below normal with the gusty north winds continuing until evening.

Tuesday the high pressure ridge tries to rebuild over the west.  However, another low pressure area will be over Western Canada and this will stop high from pushing northward (see map below)..  Tuesday through next week looks mostly clear with temperatures bouncing from a couple degrees below to a couple of degrees above normal.  Southwest winds will occur in the afternoon.


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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Weather Discussion for Wednesday June 24, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for June 22-June 29 (high/low) Redding 94/64, Chico 92/58, Quincy 85/43, Chester 80/42, Susanville 83/48, Grass Valley 83/53, Weaverville 88/46, Mt. Shasta 80/47, Yreka 85/47,  Alturas 81/42
  
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High pressure is still over the western U.S.  Today we will see some afternoon cumulus over the mountains with the chance of an isolated thunderstorm along and east of the Sierra Cascade Crest.  Temperatures will be couple of degrees cooler, which is still well above normal.  Northwest to north winds will increase this afternoon.  Thursday and Friday will be clear with temperatures a little hotter.  Locally gusty north winds will occur Thursday with light winds Friday.  

Saturday the high pressure area will begin to shift back to the west and this will allow temperatures to cool a few degrees.  Sunday a low pressure area will be over the Pacific  Northwest (see map below).  This  low will move southeastward into the Great Basin.  The system doesn't have much moisture with it, but it will drop our temperatures to below normal Sunday and Monday.  The big affect will be wind, with strong and gusty north winds Saturday night through Monday.  

Tuesday through the end of next week high pressure will be along the coast.  We will see more clear skies and normal or a few degrees above normal temperatures.

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Monday, June 22, 2020

Weather Discussion for Monday June 22, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for June 22-June 29 (high/low) Redding 94/64, Chico 92/58, Quincy 85/43, Chester 80/42, Susanville 83/48, Grass Valley 83/53, Weaverville 88/46, Mt. Shasta 80/47, Yreka 85/47,  Alturas 81/42
  
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A strong high pressure ridge is now over the western U.S. and will hold there through Saturday.  Skies will be mostly clear with some afternoon and evening cumulus clouds over the mountains.  Tuesday and Thursday there is a chance of an isolated afternoon and evening thunderstorm over the higher elevations north and east of the valley  Daytime temperatures will continue 10 to 12 degrees above normal.  Winds will be light until Thursday when gusty north winds will move into the area and continue through early Saturday.

Late Saturday the high pressure ridge will shift back to the west (see map below).  The high should stay in this position through at least the mid part of next week..  Skies will still be clear but this will allow temperatures to drop back to near normal.  Another round of gusty north winds will start Sunday and continue through early next week.

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

Weather Discussion for Saturday June 20, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for June 15-June 22 (high/low) Redding 92/62, Chico 92/57, Quincy 83/42, Chester 80/42, Susanville 81/46, Grass Valley 82/52, Weaverville 86/45, Mt. Shasta 78/46, Yreka 83/47,  Alturas 79/41
  
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The satellite picture and forecast weather map below show a normal late June weather pattern.  High pressure is over our area and will get stronger over the next week.  Skies will be mostly clear with daytime temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees above normal.  Winds will be light except gusty north winds are expected Thursday through Saturday.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Weather Discussion for Wednesday June 17, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for June 15-June 22 (high/low) Redding 92/62, Chico 92/57, Quincy 83/42, Chester 80/42, Susanville 81/46, Grass Valley 82/52, Weaverville 86/45, Mt. Shasta 78/46, Yreka 83/47,  Alturas 79/41
  
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Here we are over half way through June and Redding has had only one day of 100 degree weather.  If you have wondered when our normal "north valley" summer will start, the answer is tomorrow.   High pressure is beginning to develop over California and the west coast and will hold there for at least the next week (see map below).  Today we will have sunny skies with near normal temperatures and gusty north winds.  

Thursday through next week we will see mostly sunny skies with some high clouds this weekend from a front going by to our north.  High temperatures will be 6 to 12 degrees above normal.  The gusty north winds will end by midday Friday with mostly light winds after that. 
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Monday, June 15, 2020

Weather Discussion for Monday June 15, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for June 15-June 22 (high/low) Redding 92/62, Chico 92/57, Quincy 83/42, Chester 80/42, Susanville 81/46, Grass Valley 82/52, Weaverville 86/45, Mt. Shasta 78/46, Yreka 83/47,  Alturas 79/41
  
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This morning's satellite picture (below) show a low pressure trough and frontal system off the Canadian coast.  This system will move slowly southeastward and end up over Colorado by Wednesday.  The front will bring clouds to Northern California today with a few light showers on the north coast and across Siskiyou and Modoc counties.  Temperatures will be 8 to 14 degrees below normal with gusty southwest to northwest winds in some areas.  Skies clear out early Tuesday but temperatures still will be below normal. Gusty northwest winds will move into the area Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday a high pressure ridge begins to  build over the western U.S. and by the weekend a strong high pressure area is over the west (see map below).  Skies will be clear and temperatures will be rising to around 10 to 12 degrees above normal by the weekend.  The gusty north winds will end late Thursday.

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Saturday, June 13, 2020

Weather Discussion for Saturday June 13, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for June 8-June 15 (high/low) Redding 90/61, Chico 89/56, Quincy 80/42, Chester 76/40, Susanville 78/45, Grass Valley 79/51, Weaverville 83/44, Mt. Shasta 76/45, Yreka 80/45,  Alturas 76/40
  
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The low pressure trough that brought showers and thunderstorms to the area is moving slowly eastward.  This morning we will see partly cloudy to cloudy skies with a few showers over the higher elevations and chance of a sprinkle in the north end of the valley.  Clouds will be decreasing in the afternoon with any shower activity confined to the areas east of the valley.  Temperatures today will be quite a bit below normal.  light to moderate southwest to west winds are expected.  

Sunday looks partly sunny with temperatures warmer but still below normal. Winds will be light. Monday and early Tuesday a low pressure area will move across Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest (see map below).  This system will bring clouds to the north state and keep the temperatures a little below normal.

Tuesday afternoon high pressure begins rebuilding over the west coast and this high will dominate our weather through at least next weekend.  Skies will be clear.  Temperatures will be warming and will be above normal by Wednesday.  Gusty north winds will occur from late Tuesday through midday Thursday.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Weather Discussion for Wednesday June 10, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for June 8-June 15 (high/low) Redding 90/61, Chico 89/56, Quincy 80/42, Chester 76/40, Susanville 78/45, Grass Valley 79/51, Weaverville 83/44, Mt. Shasta 76/45, Yreka 80/45,  Alturas 76/40
  
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High pressure is over the western U.S.  Today should be sunny with temperatures a few degrees above normal and light winds.  A low pressure trough is developing in the Gulf of Alaska and will drop southeastward and move across Northern California on Friday (see map below).  Thursday temperatures will be cooler with increasing clouds and south winds in the afternoon.  Partly cloudy to cloudy skies and scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected Friday.  Saturday the trough will be moving eastward.  There could be a few showers early Saturday over the higher elevations east of the valley but overall skies will be clearing.  

Sunday through next week high pressure will be over our area.  Temperatures will back to near normal by Monday and remain normal to slightly above normal through the week.  

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Monday, June 8, 2020

Weather Discussion for Monday June 8, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for June 8-June 15 (high/low) Redding 90/61, Chico 89/56, Quincy 80/42, Chester 76/40, Susanville 78/45, Grass Valley 79/51, Weaverville 83/44, Mt. Shasta 76/45, Yreka 80/45,  Alturas 76/40
  
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High pressure is along and over the west coast and will.hold there through Thursday afternoon.  During this time skies will be mostly sunny.  Temperatures today will be a few degrees below normal with temperatures Tuesday through Thursday normal or a few degrees above.  Winds will be light.

Thursday afternoon a low pressure trough will be approaching the coast and will move across the north state on Friday (see map below). This system will bring scattered showers to our area Thursday night through Friday evening.  Most of the activity will be in the foothills and mountains but there should be a few light showers in the valley from Chico northward.

High pressure bounces back over the area on the weekend.  This will clear tnings out and bring temperatures back to near normal by Sunday and Monday.

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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Weather Discussion for Saturday June 6, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for June 1-June 8 (high/low) Redding 87/59, Chico 86/56, Quincy 78/42, Chester 72/39, Susanville 76/44, Grass Valley 77/50, Weaverville 81/44, Mt. Shasta 72/43, Yreka 78/45,  Alturas 73/40
  
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This morning's satellite picture (below) shows a low pressure area off the coast.  The low is moving eastward and will cross Northern California later today and Sunday.  This system has limited moisture but will bring a few showers and thunderstorms to the foothills and mountains later today and Sunday.  There is a chance of an isolated light shower in the north end of the valley.  Temperatures today and Sunday will be 10 to 15 degrees below normal.  Gusty northwest to north winds will occur this afternoon and Sunday.

Monday through Thursday a weak high pressure ridge will be over California.  Skies will be mostly clear.  Temperatures will be back above normal by Tuesday and winds will be light.

Friday and Saturday another weak low pressure trough will move through our area (see map below).  This system  will bring a chance of showers and thunderstorms to the higher elevations and will cool temperatures back below normal.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Weather Discussion for Wednesday June 3, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for June 1-June 8 (high/low) Redding 87/59, Chico 86/56, Quincy 78/42, Chester 72/39, Susanville 76/44, Grass Valley 77/50, Weaverville 81/44, Mt. Shasta 72/43, Yreka 78/45,  Alturas 73/40
  
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The off shore low pressure has continued to drop southward and is is off the Southern California coast while high pressure is over the western U.S.  Today and Thursday we will see mostly sunny skies with temperatures about 10 degrees above normal.  Winds will be light. 

Friday the high will weaken as a low pressure trough approaches the coast.  This trough will move across Northern California Saturday and early Sunday (see map below).  Friday will be cooler with a few afternoon clouds and increased south winds in the afternoon.  This system has limited moisture but will bring partly cloudy skies with scattered showers and thunderstorms over the foothills and mountains Saturday with isolated activity in the north end of the valley.  Temperatures will be below normal Saturday with gusty south winds in the afternoon.  Sunday there will be a few showers over the areas north and east of the valley with partly to mostly sunny skies elsewhere. 

Monday and Tuesday we will see sunny skies with warmer temperatrues.  Wednesday through the end of the week looks sunny with above normal temperatures. 

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Monday, June 1, 2020

Weather Discussion for Monday June 1, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for June 1-June 8 (high/low) Redding 87/59, Chico 86/56, Quincy 78/42, Chester 72/39, Susanville 76/44, Grass Valley 77/50, Weaverville 81/44, Mt. Shasta 72/43, Yreka 78/45,  Alturas 73/40
  
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An upper level low pressure area has formed off the Southern California coast (see satellite picture below).  The southerly flow in front of this low is pushing clouds over Northern California.  Today the north state will be partly cloudy with a few light showers over the higher elevations.  Temperatures will be a few degrees below normal and winds will be light. 

Tuesday through Thursday the low will still be off the Southern California coast but the moisture being pushed northward will be less.  We will see mostly sunny skies with some clouds over the mountains.  Temperatures will be 4 to 8 degrees above normal and winds will be light.

Friday temperatures will cool a little and clouds will increase as a low pressure trough approaches the coast.  This trough will pass across Northern California Saturday and Sunday (see map below).  Not a lot of moisture with this system.  Look for partly cloudy skies with a few showers and thunderstorms over the foothills and mountains with the chance of a light shower in the north end of the valley. 

Monday there could be a few lingering showers over the areas north and east of  the valley with sunny skies elsewhere.  Tuesday through the end of the week look sunny with slightly above normal temperatures.

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