Saturday, December 26, 2020

Weather Discussion for Saturday Dec. 26, 2020

Normal high/ low temperatures for Dec 21-Dec 28  (high/low) Redding 53/35, Chico 53/35, Quincy 44/24, Chester 41/20, Susanville 40/21, Grass Valley 52/31, Weaverville 46/29, Mt. Shasta 41/24, Yreka 43/24, Alturas 41/17

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.

Mostly sunny today with afternoon temperatures 5 to 10 degrees above normal.  Gusty north winds will occur in some areas.  

The low pressure trough is now moving eastward.  Today we will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with scattered showers.  Snow levels will be 2500 feet north and 3500 feet south.  The showers will end by this evening.  

This morning's satellite picture (below) shows an impressive storm system in the Gulf of Alaska.  However, as was mentioned in the comments on Wednesday's blog, the jetstream will split and this low pressure area will move through central and southern California Sunday afternoon and Monday (see map below).  So Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon the further south you go the wetter it will be.   Light rain south of Redding and probably no precipitation in Siskiyou County.  Snow levels will be 2000 to 3000 feet.  

Tuesday will be partly sunny to partly cloudy with near normal temperatures.  The next frontal system will bring rain to the area Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon.  This will not be a strong system and snow levels will be 3000 to 4000 feet.  

There will be a break late Thursday through Friday afternoon and the late Friday through the weekend looks wet as a series of storms move through. 

The Old Forecaster

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CALTRANS traffic cameras  Try this link  Normal high/ low temperatures for Nov 30-Dec 7  (high/low) Redding 58/38, Chico 58/37, Quincy 49/26, Chester  you will have to move the page to see our area

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