Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Weather Discussion for Wednesdsay Sept. 9, 2020

  Normal high/ low temperatures for Sept 7-Sept 14  (high/low) Redding 92/59, Chico 91/56, Quincy 84/38, Chester 80/39, Susanville 80/44, Grass Valley 83/51, Weaverville 88/42, Mt. Shasta 79/44, Yreka 84/45, Alturas 80/36

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 good news is the high pressure area is weakening and the winds are decreasing. A massive layer of smoke covers much of California this morning.  The picture below shows the northern section of the state.  Northeast California is clear and the rest is covered by smoke.  

Today and Tuesday if you are in the clear areas temperatures will be above normal if you are under the smoke near normal. Northeast to east winds will be decreasing today and tonight most of the northstate will see light winds with east winds down the canyons east of the valley.  

Wednesday through Saturday we will see clear or smoky skies.  Temperatures will be normal to a few degrees above by the end of the week. Winds will be light.  

Sunday the high pressure area weakens further and shifts eastward as a low pressure trough approaches the coast.  This trough will move through the Pacific Northwest Monday and Tuesday (see map below).  The trough will bring clouds to the north state with a few light showers possible over the north coast and across Siskiyou county.  Southwest winds will begin to increase Sunday with gusty southwest expected Monday afternoon.

Wednesday we return to  clear skies and slightly above normal temperature. 

The Old Forecaster

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