Monday, August 24, 2020

Weather Discussion for Monday Aug. 24, 2020

 Normal high/ low temperatures for Aug 24-Aug 31  (high/low) Redding 96/62, Chico 94/57, Quincy 87/41, Chester 82/41, Susanville 84/47, Grass Valley 85/54, Weaverville 91/46, Mt. Shasta 82/47, Yreka 88/49, Alturas 85/40

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The large high pressure area over the western U.S. is once again pulling subtropical moisture northward over Northern California.  This is resulting in scattered showers and a few thunderstorms over the north state this morning.  Surges of subtropical moisture will move across the state through Wednesday.  There will be continue isolated to scattered showers and possible thunderstorms.  However, most of the activity will be over the foothills and mountains  Temperatures through Wednesday will be near normal.  Winds will be south to southwest in the afternoons.

Thursday through at least early next week we will still be under a high pressure ridge (see map below). Skies will be mostly clear with some afternoon cumulus over the mountains.  There could be isolated mountains thunderstorms Friday.  Temperatures will be above normal.  Winds will be southwest to northwest increasing in the afternoons.

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  1. Welcome back!

  2. You’re back! Missed your maps.

  3. Missed you. You are a very important cog for information here and I thank you. I know it's work. What will it take to move this high east. This is an unprecedented heat and humidity wave. I have lived here for 40 years.

    I really do not remember the humidity at 42% this long into the summer if ever.

  4. The high will be around for a while but there are indications that it will not persist for long periods like it has. Hot 2 or 3 days and then back to normal and then hot again. We are better off with the high to the east of us an slowly weakening if it was to the west we would start to get periods of strong north winds.