Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Weather Discussion for Wednesday May 5, 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. 

Ref question yesterday about why so many high pressure ridges.  Several theories but no conclusions.  

Sunny today with temperatures a little warmer than yesterday.  North winds will be ending this morning.

Thursday and early Friday a low pressure trough will pass through Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest.  This system "dry" and will bring just a few high clouds to the north state.  Temperatures Thursday and Friday will cool back to near normal.  Gusty southwest to northwest winds will occur Thursday and gusty north winds Friday.  

Saturday through at least the mid part of next week we will return to a weak high pressure ridge along and off the coast (see map below).  Sunny skies with above normal temperatures.   Unfortunately....gusty north to northeast winds Sunday through Tuesday.   

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  1. Look up Mike Morales. He has a better informative view on this and shows interesting water vapor views and satellite imagery of why this is occurring beyond static maps. This is a long term pattern we have been in and no sign of it changing.

  2. Be careful what you post lest you get shadowbanned.

  3. Wow I think this is the way it's going to be for us. A wet winter will become the anomaly