Saturday, August 29, 2020

Weather Discussion for Saturday Aug. 29, 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

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 summertime high pressure area that has been over the Southwestern U.S. will get stronger over the week (see map below).  This means continued clear (smoky) with temperatures above normal.  Winds will be light nights and mornings and south to southwest in the afternoon most  days.  However there will be locally gusty north winds late Sunday and Monday. 

Longer range models show some weakening of the high after the first week of September.  The thing to watch is if the orientation of the high allows southeast flow aloft we could see more sub tropical moisture pulled northward.

The Old Forecaster

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