Monday, November 30, 2020

Weather Discussion for Monday Nov. 30, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for Nov 30-Dec 7  (high/low) Redding 58/38, Chico 58/37, Quincy 49/26, Chester 45/23, Susanville 46/25, Grass Valley 55/33, Weaverville 50/30, Mt. Shasta 46/26, Yreka 48/27, Alturas 46/20

  
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A fairly strong high pressure ridge is now over the west and looks like it might last for the next 2 weeks (see map below).  During this time the north state will be mostly clear with a few mid and high clouds.  Daytime temperatures will be above normal.   Gusty north winds will occur Tuesday and early Wednesday.

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Weather Discussion for Saturday Nov. 28, 2020

 Normal high/ low temperatures for Nov 23-Nov 30  (high/low) Redding 60/38, Chico 61/38, Quincy 51/26, Chester 46/23, Susanville 48/25, Grass Valley 57/33, Weaverville 53/30, Mt. Shasta 48/28, Yreka 49/28, Alturas 48/21

  
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Here we go again.  High pressure is over the western U.S. and will get stronger over the next week (see map below).  We will see mostly clear skies with a few mid and high clouds.  Daytime temperatures will warm and by midweek be 8 to 12 degrees above normal.  Winds will be light except for gusty north winds Tuesday and Wednesday.  

Extended models show the dry weather lasting at least through the first week of Dec.  

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Weather Discussion for Wednesday Nov. 26, 2020

 Normal high/ low temperatures for Nov 23-Nov 30  (high/low) Redding 60/38, Chico 61/38, Quincy 51/26, Chester 46/23, Susanville 48/25, Grass Valley 57/33, Weaverville 53/30, Mt. Shasta 48/28, Yreka 49/28, Alturas 48/21

  
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 A low pressure trough is moving through the Pacific Northwest.  The southern end of this system is bringing a few light showers to the mountains of Northern California.  Snow levels are around 6000 feet.  The showers will end by this evening.  

High pressure will be over our area Thursday through the weekend.  Skies will be clear and temperatures will be above normal.   Gusty north winds will occur Thursday and Friday with light winds on the weekend.  

Monday another low pressure trough moves through the Pacific Northwest (see map below).  This system will also bring a few light mountain showers to the north state.   After this system passes high pressure will rebuild over our area.  

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Weather Discussion for Monday Nov. 23, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for Nov 23-Nov 30  (high/low) Redding 60/38, Chico 61/38, Quincy 51/26, Chester 46/23, Susanville 48/25, Grass Valley 57/33, Weaverville 53/30, Mt. Shasta 48/28, Yreka 49/28, Alturas 48/21

  
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 Today will be sunny with slightly above normal temperatures and light winds.  Late Tuesday and Wednesday a low pressure trough and frontal system will move into the Pacific Northwest (see map below).  This system will bring a few clouds and cooler temperatures.  Light rain or showers will occur along the north coast, and Trinity, Siskiyou, northern Shasta and Modoc counties.  

Thursday through at least early next week high pressure will be along and over the west coast.  The north state will be mostly sunny with temperatures warming to 5 to 10 degrees above normal by the weekend.  Gusty north winds will occur in some areas Thursday and Friday.

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Weather Discussion for Saturday Nov. 21, 2020

  Normal high/ low temperatures for Nov 16-Nov 23  (high/low) Redding 61/40, Chico 63/39, Quincy 53/28, Chester 47/25, Susanville 49/26, Grass Valley 57/35, Weaverville 55/31, Mt. Shasta 50/30, Yreka 51/28, Alturas 50/22

  
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 Sunny today with above normal temperatures and light winds.  A weak high pressure ridge will keep the jetstream to our north for at least the next week.  Sunday and early Monday and late Tuesday and Wednesday frontal systems will pass by to the north.  These systems will bring a few clouds to the north state with the chance of a light shower north of Mt Shasta.  The rest of the time we can expect sunny skies with slightly above normal temperatures.  Gusty north winds will occur Thursday and Friday.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Weather Discussion for Wednesday Nov. 18, 2020

 Normal high/ low temperatures for Nov 16-Nov 23  (high/low) Redding 61/40, Chico 63/39, Quincy 53/28, Chester 47/25, Susanville 49/26, Grass Valley 57/35, Weaverville 55/31, Mt. Shasta 50/30, Yreka 51/28, Alturas 50/22

  
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This morning's satellite picture, below, shows the low pressure area is off the coast and is generating bands of clouds and rain.  The low is moving eastward and will move across Northern California later today and tonight.  Expect periods of rain today, locally heavy at times.  Snow levels will be 5000 to 6000 feet.  Gusty south to southwest will will occur at times.  The precipitation will turn to showers tonight.  Thursday there will be some lingering showers over the mountains that will end by late afternoon.

Friday through the midpart of next week the jetstream , storm track, will shift back north of our area.  Friday and Saturday will be sunny with above normal temperatures with light to moderate north winds.  There will some clouds Sunday as a low pressure trough passes by to our north (see map below).  This system cloud bring a few showers to the far north end of the state.  

Monday through Wednesday look sunny with above normal temperatures.  

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Monday, November 16, 2020

Weather Discussion for Monday Nov. 16, 2020

 Normal high/ low temperatures for Nov 16-Nov 23  (high/low) Redding 61/40, Chico 63/39, Quincy 53/28, Chester 47/25, Susanville 49/26, Grass Valley 57/35, Weaverville 55/31, Mt. Shasta 50/30, Yreka 51/28, Alturas 50/22

  
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.

Today will be the warmest day for the next week with temperatures 4 to 8 degrees above normal.  The high pressure area currently over the west is weakening and moving east.   A low pressure trough is developing in the Gulf of Alaska and moving southeastward.  This trough will be along the coast Tuesday and Wednesday (see map below) and then move eastward late Wednesday and Thursday.  Clouds begin to increase later today with rain expected across Northern California Tuesday and Wednesday.  Heaviest precipitation will be during the day Tuesday.  Snow levels will be start out high and drop to  4000 to 5000 feet Wednesday afternoon.  Strong and gusty south winds will occur Tuesday and early Wednesday.  The precipitation will turn to showers Wednesday night.  Thursday we will see partly cloudy skies with mountain showers.  

Friday and Saturday look mostly sunny with slightly above normal temperatures.  Another storm system could bring rain to the area late Sunday and Monday.

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