So far February has offered up dry and very warm weather across Northern California. Temperatures were again peaking around the 80° in parts of the Valley, and that was good enough for a RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE in Redding and Red Bluff. It looks like we could set a few more records during this entire first week of February as this warm, dry pattern doesn't look like it will break down.
Breezy North winds are also helping to boost temperatures as they provide a bit of a warming effect for the Valley. Early February average temperatures for the Valley should be right around 55-58° but instead we've been closer to 15-20° warmer than that. Overnight temperatures have definitely not been as cold as we've only dropped into the 40s and 50s the past few nights.
We could see the HIGH FIRE DANGER return to the forecast. Dry, warm and windy weather are the perfect combination for quick spreading flames.
This STRONG High Pressure system will continue to push all of the wet weather to our North, and keep things very WARM. Look for a lot more of the sunshine and Spring-like weather throughout the week.