Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Weather Discussion for Wednesday Aug. 26, 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

This morning there is a very weak upper level low pressure area off the coast.  The satellite picture, below, shows very little cloudiness associated with it.  However, as it passes across Northern California this afternoon it will trigger isolated thunderstorms over the higher elevations from Mendocino county northward to the west and Plumas county northward to the east.  Temperatures today will be near normal with south to southwest winds increasing this afternoon.  

Thursday through early next week a high pressure ridge will be back over our area (see map below).  Skies will be mostly clear.  Temperatures will warm back to above normal.  Winds will light nights and mornings and southwest in the afternoon.  

One thing to note is the difference between the European model and the GFS model.  The GFS  keeps the ridge over us early next week.  The European has a different pattern which still have clear skies, but cooler temperatures, along with gusty north to northeast winds. 

The Old Forecaster

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