Normal high/ low temperatures for Jan 25-Feb 1 (high/low) Redding 56/36, Chico 57/37, Quincy 47/23, Chester 43/20, Susanville 42/21, Grass Valley 54/31, Weaverville 50/28, Mt. Shasta 45/26, Yreka 46/24, Alturas 43/16
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.
A very strong and cold low pressure area is headed toward Northern California. Moderate to heavy precipitation will start late this afternoon and evening and continue through Wednesday. Periods or rain or showers will occur Thursday as the low moves east of our area. The two main features of this storm are the low snow levels and strong winds. It looks like the snow level starts our at 500 to 1000 feet in the north and 1500 to 2000 feet south and will rise to 2500 to 3000 feet north and 3000 to 3500 feet south by Wednesday afternoon. Southeast to southwest winds will increase later today and strong winds are expected tonight and early Wednesday. Gust in the north valley will be 50 to 55 mph with higher gusts over the ridges.
A weaker frontal system will move across Northern California Friday afternoon and Saturday with light to moderate rain. Snow levels will be 1500 to 2500 feet north and 3500 feet south.
Another low pressure area will be off the coast by midday Sunday (see map below). This system will bring more rain to the north state Sunday afternoon through early Tuesday. Snow levels will be 3000 to 4000 feet.