Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Weather Discussion for Wednesday Jan. 27, 2021

 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

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The low pressure area is still off the coast and is moving slowly southeastward.  This system will continue to send bands of rain and showers across Northern California through Thursday.  Snow levels will rise today to 2000 to 3000 feet and rise a little more on Thursday.  Gusty south winds will continue in many areas today.  Friday should be partly cloudy to cloudy with scattered showers from weak frontal system moving across the area.  Snow levels will be 3000 to 4000 feet and a little higher south.

Saturday look partly cloudy to cloudy with a few showers over the mountains.  Sunday another low pressure area will be approaching the coast (see map below).  This system will bring more rain to the north state Sunday afternoon through Monday.  Snow levels will be 4000 to 5000 feet.  Scattered showers will occur Tuesday as the system moves east of our area.
Wednesday through at least the end of next week high pressure will be off the coast.  We will see clear skies with above normal temperatures. 

The Old Forecaster

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  1. WU is calling for around 4" of moisture in Big Bend from this upcoming system. If that verifies it would dwarf last Tuesday's good snowfall here. Is that a reasonable expectation for this system? Thank you for the good stuff that you share so generously.

  2. The system is slow moving so that would lead to more precipitation. However, it not quite as strong so it might be closer to 2 to 3 inches.