Monday, May 3, 2021

Weather Discussion for Monday May 2, 2021

Normal high/ low temperatures for May 3-May 10 (high/low) Redding 79/53, Chico 79/49, Quincy 70/37, Chester 65/33, Susanville 68/38, Grass Valley 68/44, Weaverville 74/39, Mt. Shasta 66/38, Yreka 70/39, Alturas 65/33

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. 

High pressure continues blocking any weather systems from reaching our area.   Today through Wednesday will be sunny with temperatures above normal.  Gusty north winds will occur today and Tuesday.  

Thursday and early Friday a low pressure trough will pass through Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest (see map below).  This system will be relatively dry but could trigger some mountains showers over the areas north of Redding.  Temperatures will cool to near normal Thursday and Friday.  Gusty southwest to northwest winds are expected.

Saturday through early next week high pressure will be back over the west.  Look for a return of clear skies and above normal temperatures.  Gusty north winds will occur Saturday and Sunday.

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  1. Well I know I come here and worry and complain sometimes and I very appreciate this forum thank you for keeping a great thing going.
    I was never one to cry the sky is falling but in this instance for the first time ever these north winds are doing more damage than anyone of can imagine. This is just so damaging to the water supply forests. What if this goes on for another full rainy season? I can't imagine. I find this just maddening.

  2. Unfortunately we will be entering another pattern of north winds starting Friday night. The Predictive Service Unit in Redding has graphs showing the live and dead fuel moistures.

  3. Does anyone really know why these persistent high pressure ridges are so prevalent in recent years?