Saturday, September 5, 2020

Weather Discussion for Saturday Sept. 5, 2020

 Normal high/ low temperatures for Aug 31-Sept 7  (high/low) Redding 95/60, Chico 93/56, Quincy 86/40, Chester 82/40, Susanville 82/46, Grass Valley 85/53, Weaverville 90/44, Mt. Shasta 81/46, Yreka 86/47, Alturas 83/39

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Very strong high pressure area over the western U.S. and not much change expected for the next week (see map below) Today through Monday inland areas of Northern California, that aren't smoky (if there are any) will see near or just above record temperatures.  Even some areas in the smoke will probably break records.  Tuesday through the weekend the high will weak slightly.  This will allow slow cooling but temperatures will still be 4 to 8 degrees above normal by next weekend.  Today winds will be south to southwest in the afternoon.  Sunday wind speeds will increase a little in the afternoon and the direction will southwest to west.  Monday winds will increase from the west to northwest in the afternoon and then gusty northeast to east winds Monday night through Wednesday morning.  Strongest winds Monday night through Wednesday morning will be over the areas east of the valley, exposed areas north and west of the valley with light moderate north winds in the north end of the valley. This means for those of us in Redding smoky today and Sunday and then some clearing Monday and Tuesday.  Winds after Tuesday will be light south to southwest. 

The Old Forecaster

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