Saturday, March 31, 2018

Weather Discussion for Saturday March 31, 2018

Normal high and low temperatures for March 26-April 2  (high/low) Redding 69/44, Chico 69/43, Quincy 60/30, Chester 55/27, Susanville 57/30, Grass Valley 61/38, Weaverville 63/33, Mt. Shasta 57/ 31, Yreka 60/31 Alturas 56/26

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 Northern California will be partly sunny with high cloudiness.  Temperatures will continue above normal with light winds.   Easter Sunday will be sunny with continued above normal temperatures.  

Spring and fall are the times when the computer models seem to have the most trouble.  We are transitioning between our wet and dry weather patterns.  Starting Monday we will have one thosetimes.   The high pressure ridge that has been along the coast will weaken and the jetstream will begin to drop southward.   Where the models disagree is where the jetstream or storm track ends up.  One run it is over San Francisco by midweek.   The next run like the one shown below it stays to our north.   The one thing they do agree on is starting next week we will have a series of frontal systems move across the north state.  Probably weak systems.  

So after all the excuses here is what I think next week will bring.  One front goes through late Monday and Tuesday with clouds and isolated showers north of Redding.   The next system will be late Wednesday and Thursday and will be just a little stronger with clouds and showers over the mountains with maybe a sprinkle in the north valley.  The best chance of widespread rain and showers will be the system late Friday and Saturday. 

The Old Forecaster

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