Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Weather Discussion for Wednesday April 4, 2018

Normal high and low temperatures for April 2-April 9  (high/low) Redding 70/43, Chico 71/43, Quincy 61/31, Chester 56/27, Susanville 60/31, Grass Valley 61/38, Weaverville 66/34, Mt. Shasta 59/ 32, Yreka 62/33 Alturas 58/28

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 jetstream or storm track  is continuing to drop southward.   We will see several frontal systems move across the north state over the next week.  Today a very weak system is bringing a few light showers to the higher elevations north of Redding.  Thursday a stronger system will spread light rain or showers across all of the north state.   Snow levels will be 6000 feet or higher. 

Friday and early Saturday a strong (for this time of year) low pressure trough will move across Northern California (see map below).  Moderate to locally heavy rain is expected, with snow levels continuing 6000 feet or higher.  Strong gusty south winds will occur Friday evening and early Saturday with gusts 40 to 50 mph in the Redding area and 60 mph over the higher elevations.  The precipitation will turn to showers Saturday and end by evening.  Snow levels Saturday will drop to 4000 to 5000 feet. Sunday and most of Monday will be partly to mostly sunny.

Late Monday and Tuesday another low pressure trough will move through the area with more rain and wind.  Snow levels will be 5000 to 6000 feet.   it looks like another system will hit the area late Wednesday and Thursday.

The Old Forecaster

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